Precision T5500 Tower Workstation with Intel® Xeon® processor

intel® xeon™
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Compact Powerhouse: Dell Precision T5500

Space-constrained multi-threaded/multitasking workstation environments, including financial analysis, professional engineering, digital video and content design.

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Dell Precision T5500 Workstation







Big Performance, Small Footprint

Big performance, small footprint

Operating System: Windows® 7 Professional

Built for environments where space is at a premium, the Dell Precision™ T5500 delivers dual-socket workstation performance in a compact, quiet package.

Incredibly fast and efficient despite its size, the Dell Precision T5500 features dual-socket Intel® Xeon® processor with Intel® QuickPath technology (in which each processor core features an integrated memory controller and high-speed interconnects), as well as support for MS OS option
up to 72GB* of DDR3 Registered ECC Memory.

For even more stunning levels of performance the optional NVIDIA® Tesla™ C1060 GPU card can be added, creating your own “personal supercomputer" for CUDA-enabled applications.
Incredible Graphics Support

Incredible Graphics Support

Offering two PCIe x16 slots as well as ample power for its range of supported graphics cards, the Dell Precision T5500 works quickly to bring your complex design, animation, imaging or engineering projects to life.

Enjoy peak performance from the latest in workstation-class graphics cards: The Dell Precision T5500 can be equipped with your choice of professional graphics options from ATI® and NVIDIA® .

The Dell Precision T5500 helps ensure superb performance with excellent reliability, by providing tested or certified graphics drivers for a wide selection of workstation applications.
Tuned, Tested and Turbo-Charged

Tuned, Tested and Turbo-Charged

Dell partners with leading independent software vendors (ISVs) to certify system compatibility, ensuring that the certified workstation applications you load onto the Dell Precision T5500 will run gracefully right out of the box.

Dell's advanced thermal engineering and efficient processor heat sinks help to sustain Turbo boost even under extended periods of activity.
Efficient Design

Efficient Design

The Dell Precision T5500 offers a high level of energy efficiency and conforms to major worldwide energy standards, including ENERGY STAR® 5.0*, EPEAT® Gold and Blue Angel (Der Blauer Engel) 2009.

Due to advanced motherboard and fan design from Dell, the Dell Precision T5500 provides a highly effective and energy efficient chassis capable of operating quietly even when configured for incredibly demanding tasks.

All new Dell Precision Tower Workstations feature 85% efficient, wide-ranging power supplies for environmentally conscientious computing that doesn't sacrifice on performance.


  • Intel® 5520 chipset

Video Card

  • Support for 2 PCI Express x16 Gen 2 graphics cards up to 150 watts

    High End 3D:
    NVIDIA Quadro® 6000
    NVIDIA Quadro® 5000
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5800
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4800

    Mid-range 3D:
    ATI FirePro™ V7800
    ATI FirePro™ V5800
    NVIDIA Quadro® 4000
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3800
    NVIDIA Quadro® 2000
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 1800

    Entry 3D:
    ATI FirePro™ V4800
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 580

    Professional 2D:
    NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 420 quad monitor card
    NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 295
    ATI FireMV™ V2260
    All graphics cards support dual monitor configurations.

    GPU (Graphics Processing Unit used for High Performance Computing, no graphics output)

    NVIDIA Tesla™ C1060 GPU card with 240 cores and 4GB of memory

Optical Drive

  • Tray load:

Drive Controllers

  • The T5500 uses an integrated SATA 3.0Gb/s host controller (part of the Intel chipset) and the optional PCI-e SAS 6/ir controller supports SAS drives with host based RAID 0 or 1.

    The optional PERC 6/i PCI-e SAS/SATA hardware RAID card supports RAID 0, 1, 5 (RAID 5 in mini-tower orientation only). Single RAID 0 GPT DATA volumes greater than 2TB are available as factory installed option with the integrated controller and optional PERC 6/i RAID adapter under Windows XP64, Windows Vista 32Bit/ 64Bit operating systems.

Network Controller

  • Integrated Broadcom® 5754 Gigabit Ethernet controller
    2nd Gigabit port is available with the optional PCI-e Broadcom Gigabit controller card


  • Integrated dual Broadcom® BCM5761 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet controllers
    Optional PCoIP remote access host card to connect to Dell FX100 remote access device or VMware View client
    Optional Broadcom 10 Gigabit Ethernet NIC
    Optional Mellanox ConnectX-2 adapter with Virtual Protocol Interconnect (VPI) supporting InfiniBand™ & Ethernet

Sound Card

  • Integrated High Definition Audio (Rev 1.0 Specification) implemented with a two-chip audio solution comprised of the ADI 1984a High Definition Audio CODEC and the ICH10's integrated AC97/High Definition digital controller.


  • Dimensions:

    (HxWxD) 44.7cm x 17.2cm x 46.8cm
    (HxWxD) 17.6 x 6.8 x 18.4
    Weight: 17.7 kg (39 lb)


    Two internal 8.8cm (3.5) HDD bays
    Two external 13.3cm (5.25) optical bays, one of which can accommodate a third HDD in desktop orientation
    One external 8.8cm (3.5) flex bay for floppy drive or media card reader or third (SATA) HDD, in mini-tower orientation.


    All full length except as noted.
    Two PCI-e x16 slots wired as x8 (half length)
    Two PCI-e x16 Gen 2 graphics slots up to 150 watts each
    One PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slot with support for 3.3v or universal cards (half length)
    One PCI 32bit/33Mhz 5V slot (half length in desktop orientation)

    Standard I/O Ports:

    (11) USB 2.0 (two on front panel, six on back panel, three internal on motherboard)
    (1) serial
    (1) parallel
    (2) PS/2
    (1) RJ-45
    (1) ESATA port on back panel
    Stereo line-in and headphone line-out on back panel
    Microphone and headphone connector on front panel
    Front and rear IEEE 1394a ports are provided with optional 1394 PCI-e card

    Flash BIOS:

    BIOS 8MB flash memory for system BIOS
    SMBIOS 2.5 support

Storage Devices

  • Optional Removable Storage

    CD-RW/DVD Combo, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-RW, Blu-Ray Disc™, USB media card reader

    Optional Modem

    Dell 56K v.92 Data/Fax PCI modem


  • Software

    Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services (up to 3 year subscription)
    Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (TPM 1.2)
    Chassis intrusion switch
    Setup/BIOS Password
    I/O Interface Security


    Kensington Lock slot
    Padlock ring
    Internal front panel chassis lock


  • 875 watt 88% (80 Plus® Silver Certified) efficient Power Factor Correcting (PFC) power supply.


  • Environmental standards (eco-labels) include: Energy Star® 5.0, EPEAT® registered (www.epeat.net for specific registration rating/status by country), China - CECP, Sweden - TCO’05, Germany – Blue Angel, GS Mark. For a complete listing of declarations and certifications see Dell’s regulatory and compliance homepage at www.dell.com/regulatory_compliance

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