Dell Precision T5400 Tower Workstation

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The Dell Precision T5400 is a full-featured, high performance workstation in a compact, fully scalable space-saving design.

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Dell Precision T5400 Workstation


Uncompromised Performance, Small Footprint

The Dell Precision™ T5400 is a full-featured, high-performance workstation in a compact, fully scalable space-saving design. The Dell Precision T5400 features the latest generation of multi-core Intel® Xeon® processors, advanced memory and graphics options, and supports performance enhancing RAID configurations. Independent Software Vendor (ISV) certification delivers optimized compatibility with your critical software, and Dell's use of industry standard architecture ensures that performance comes with reduced complexity.
Uncompromised Performance, Small Footprint
High Performance for Increased Productivity

High Performance for Increased Productivity

Choose from the latest Intel 64-bit multi-core Xeon processors to power the Dell Precision T5400. And because your application demands often change over time, Dell Precision workstations are designed to evolve with you. With up to 8 potential cores, and a 12MB cache per processor, the T5400 can address some of the most demanding multi-threaded or multi-tasking application environments. The 1333MHz dual independent front side buses provide an up to 10.6GB per second bandwidth path for data between processors, memory and chipset.

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Outstanding Graphics Performance

Outstanding Graphics Performance

The graphics offerings on the Dell Precision T5400 can handle the demands of 2D and Open GL 3D operations for engineering, architecture or design applications with ease. The Dell Precision T5400 offers a wide range of high-performance options, including dual Native PCIe Gen 2 x 16 slot support. Use the Dell Precision T5400 for CAD, GIS, and digital content creation, configured with up to 4 monitors for ultimate efficiency.

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ISV Application Certifications

ISV Application Certifications

Dell partners with leading ISVs to certify system and application compatibility so that your applications can run seamlessly on Dell Precision workstations, featuring over 25 active certified ISV’s and over 60 application certifications through rigorous testing, Dell targets flawless compatibility and optimized performance in demanding work environments such as computer-aided design and engineering, digital content creation, and financial trading. ISV compatibility helps ensure maximized, out-of-the-box reliability with ongoing compliance and support.

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Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency

Helping to reduce total cost of ownership, the Dell Precision T5400 is available configured to meet Energy Star 4.0 and Energy Smart certifications, and features maximum flexibility power hardware for global use. A high level of power management, combined with 80+ efficient Power Factor Correcting power supplies, flat panel displays, Intel multi-core processors and Dell's thermally efficient chassis design, can help conserve your resources and the earth's resources at the same time.
Optimized Solutions

Optimized Solutions

Dell offers customization of all Dell Precision workstations. Customize your workstation with Dell's Advanced Configuration Services which allows selection of various settings during the purchase process; including partitioning, boot order, BIOS settings, and more. A web-based image management system, ImageDirect, enables the creation, management and factory installation of custom images for loading on your system remotely.


  • Intel® 5400 Chipset
    At the core of Dell Precision™ 64-bit dual-socket workstations is the Intel 5400 chipset, designed to support the technologies that can open up performance-impacting bottlenecks in primary subsystems. Power users and the application providers who support them - have access to more bandwidth, more compute power than the previous generation, and to impressive memory expansion up to 32GB*.

Graphics Card

  • NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5800*
    Memory: 4 GB GDDR3
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 512-bit/ 102 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 189W
    Display Connectors: Dual DVI-I, Display Port, Stereo
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (2)

    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4800*
    Memory: 1.5 GB GDDR3
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 384-bit/ 76.8 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 146W
    Display Connectors: Single DVI-I, Dual Display Port, stereo
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (1)

    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 1700*
    Memory: 512MB GDDR3
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 128-bit / 12.8 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 42W
    Display Connectors: DVI-I, DVI-I, Stereo
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (2)

    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 570*
    Memory: 256MB GDDR3
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 128-bit / 12.8 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 38W
    Display Connectors: DVI-I, DVI-I
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (2)

    NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 290*
    Memory: 256MB DDR2
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 64-bit / 6.4 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 21W
    Display Connectors: DMS-59
    Dual Link DVI: Not Supported

    ATI FireGL V3600
    Memory: 256MB DDR2
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 128-bit / 16 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 44W
    Display Connectors: DVI-I, DVI-I
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (2)

    ATI FireGL V7600
    Memory: 512MB GDDR3
    Memory Interface/Bandwidth: 256-bit / 51.2 GB/sec
    Max Power Consumption: 94W
    Display Connectors: DVI-I, DVI-I, Stereo
    Dual Link DVI: Yes (2)


  • Desktop Orientation
    (W x H x D):
    17.64" x 6.73" x 18.54"
    44.8cm x 17.1cm x 47.1cm
    (maximum including badge and feet)

    Mini-Tower Orientation
    (W x H x D):
    6.73" x 17.64" x 18.54"
    17.1cm x 44.8cm x 47.1cm
    (maximum including badge and feet)

    39 lb (17.7 kg)


    1 PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4
    2 PCI-e x16 Gen2 graphics slot w/ Dual 150W; (300W total)
    2 PCI-X 64bit/100MHz slots with support for 3.3v or universal cards
    1 PCI 32bit/33Mhz slot


    2 internal 3.5" hard disk drive bays
    2 external 5.25" optical bays, one of which can accommodate a third SATA or SAS HDD in mini-tower orientation
    1 external 3.5" flex bay for floppy drive, media card reader or third SATA HDD in desktop orientation

    Standard I/O Ports

    8 USB 2.0: two on front panel, five on back panel, one internal on motherboard
    2 serial, 1 parallel, 2 PS/2, 1 RJ-45, Stereo line-in and headphone line-out on back panel
    Microphone and headphone connector on front panel, IEEE 1394a connector available on front panel with add-in card

Storage Devices

  • Integrated SATA 3.0Gb/s controller (Intel Chipset) supports host based RAID 0, 1,5
    Optional SAS 6/ir PCI-e SAS card supports host based RAID 0, 1
    Optional PERC 6/i PCI-e SAS/SATA hardware RAID card supports RAID 0, 1, 5


  • Wattage :875 W 80% plus efficiency
    Voltage : auto-sensing power supply—90 V to 264 V at 50/60 Hz
    Backup battery : 3-V CR2032 lithium coin cell


  • Temperature range  -
    Operating : 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F)
    Storage : –40° to 65°C (–40° to 149°F)
    Relative humidity (maximum) -
    Operating : 20% to 80% (noncondensing)
    Storage : 5% to 95% (noncondensing)
    Maximum vibration (using a random-vibration spectrum that simulates user environment) -
    Operating : 5 to 350 Hz at 0.0002 G/Hz
    Storage : 5 to 500 Hz at 0.001 to 0.01 G/Hz
    Maximum shock -
    Operating : 40 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 20 in/sec [51 cm/sec])
    Storage : 105 G +/- 5% with pulse duration of 2 msec +/- 10% (equivalent to 50 in/sec [127 cm/sec])
    Altitude (maximum) -
    Operating : –15.2 to 3048 m (–50 to 10,000 ft)
    Storage : –15.2 to 10,668 m (–50 to 35,000 ft)

Dell ProSupport

Professional, proactive and proven support services designed to address the technology challenges you face today, Dell ProSupport* starts with a service model designed for IT professionals like you.

Dell ProSupport for IT provides:
  • 7x24 direct access to Dell Expert Centers
  • Fast-track dispatch for Dell-certified technicians
  • Escalation management through Dell’s Global Command Centers

Additional Dell ProSupport options align to the way you use technology — rapidly responding to your needs, protecting your investment, your productivity and your sensitive data, and providing enhanced proactive support services to reduce the risk and complexity of managing your infrastructure.

Specialized Onsite Options allow you to augment your daily IT management or tap into specific technical expertise for critical projects when needed.

Recommended options for desktops include:
  • Onsite parts management to help minimize downtime by having parts at your fingertips.
  • Onsite personnel to augment your IT staff.
  • Onsite diagnosis for accelerated troubleshooting.
Keep Your Hard Drive* enables you to control your sensitive data by retaining your hard drive and helps you comply with current data privacy regulations to help mitigate risks associated with regulatory or civil liabilities. Enterprise-Wide Contract provides enhanced proactive capabilities through:
  • Designated Service Delivery Manager
  • Performance benchmarking and custom reporting
  • Planning and assessments

Customization and Set-Up

Deployment Services
Our end-to-end deployment services are designed to simplify and accelerate the customization and utilization of your new systems. Dell Deployment Services include everything from order consolidation to coordination of deployment resources.
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Client Migration and Deployment
Dell Managed Deployment Services are for customers who need a complete, end-to-end deployment solution. Managed deployments are useful within complex logistical environments which require a single point of contact.
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Custom Factory Integration
Dell offers custom factory integration services to help accelerate your system deployments. We can perform a range of services such as custom configuration, consolidation and integration in our factory so that you can deploy your systems right out of the box.
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ImageDirect is a web-based, hosted image management service that enables customers to easily create, manage and load custom images for Dell commercial client systems.
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Installation Services
Dell provides streamlined standard installation services so you can easily choose the specific package that quickly gets new systems into the workspace and old systems out.
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Additional Services

Asset Recovery Services
Asset Recovery Services offers safe and environmentally-appropriate disposal solutions for outdated or end-of-life IT assets. This service includes transportation, flexible logistics, equipment processing, detailed data security and environmental reports at an affordable price.
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Dell offers comprehensive training services that include hardware and software training, as well as PC skills and professional development classes. Our flexible approach allows you to tailor classes to the needs and busy schedules of your employees, with instructor-led classrooms or virtual courses, and even self-directed online options. Dell training can help improve system reliability, maximize productivity and reduce end-user requests and downtime.
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