Performance. Scalability. Productivity.
The Dell Precision 690 is an ultra-high-performance workstation that is designed to maximize performance and scalability in an innovative, customer-driven chassis design. The 690 offers up to two 64-bit Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5100 or 5300 series processors, up to 64GB1 of memory in four fully-buffered DIMM channels (with an optional memory riser card on the 1KW version) and a wide range of high-performance OpenGL graphics cards. The Dell Precision 690 is designed for the most business-critical, compute-intensive and graphically demanding workstation environments.
New Heights of Scalability
The Dell Precision 690 climbs to new heights of scalability by supporting dual-graphics, up to 64GB*
of quad-channel memory, up to two Dual-Core Intel Xeon processors and up to five hard drives for 2TB**
of storage. The incredible performance that these expansions make possible are designed to take the 690 into a class of its own among workstations. And because business needs differ, the 690 can also deliver great flexibility when you're configuring your system and for growth in the future.
Multi-Core Intel® Xeon® Processors
The Dell Precision 690 is equipped with up to two 64-bit Dual or Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® 5100 or 5300 series processors for a total of up to eight execution cores in two sockets. Intel® Xeon multi-core processors can deliver a substantial performance increase over single-core Intel® processors for multi-threaded applications and in multi-tasking environments. Intel Xeon 5100 and 5300 series processors are based upon a revolutionary architecture - Intel® Core™ micro-architecture - with a shorter pipeline, lower clock speeds and faster front side bus are designed to deliver higher performance levels than previous generation Xeon processors. Multi-core processors allow your system to split tasks between separate processor cores so that they can share the load and get more done in less time. The processors can do more work per second, allowing you to run multiple or multi-threaded applications (DCC rendering and Analysis applications) with noticeably quicker results.
"Run multiple applications with noticeably quicker results."
The Dell Precision 690 offers a wide range of many of the very latest high-end graphics cards that give you superb graphics performance for the most demanding visual applications for industries like oil and gas, plus high-end CAD, animation and 3D modeling. Choose the special 1KW chassis to take advantage of optional dual-graphics, which support a quad-monitor display or a truly top-level visual performance with NVIDIA® SLITM technology. SLI (Scalable Link Interface) technology weaves two video cards together so that they produce a single, high-performance output.
"...take advantage of optional dual-graphics, which support a quad-monitor display..." "
The Dell Precision 690 supports up to five hard drives. With a potential capacity of 2TB**
, you've got space to spare when storing important data and files. And with integrated and optional SATA or SAS controllers with support for a variety of RAID options, you can configure your storage to meet your needs, whether it's for storing large files, backing up data or helping to improve performance with data-striping.
The Reassurance of ISV Certifications
Dell partners with leading Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to certify system and application compatibility so that your applications can run seamlessly on Dell Precision workstations. Through rigorous testing, Dell also targets flawless compatibility and optimized performance in demanding work environments such as computer-aided design and engineering, digital content creation, oil and gas and medical imaging.
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Save Energy, Save Costs
The Energy Star-compliant Dell Precision Workstation is extremely energy efficient by pre-setting the BIOS to go into low power state after 30 minutes of inactivity. This high level of power management, combined with Power Factor Correcting power supplies, flat panel displays, Intel Core™2 Duo Processors and Dell's thermally efficient BTX chassis design, can help conserve your resources and the earth's resources at the same time.