Dell Precision 390 Workstation Details

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The Dell Precision 390 workstation delivers incredible performance and scalability at a great price, all in a flexible, customer-driven chassis design

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Excellent Performance, Excellent Value

The Dell Precision™ 390 workstation delivers incredible performance and scalability at a great price, all in a flexible, customer-driven chassis design. The 390 offers a smart blend of workstation technologies, including dual-core and quad-core processors , Genuine Windows® XP Professional, up to 8GB* of memory, a range of 2D to 3D OpenGL graphics cards and performance hard drives. With its exceptional balance of price and performance, the Dell Precision 390 is designed to meet the needs of budget-conscious workstation professionals.
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ISV certifications

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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Dell Precision Workstations 690-390

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.
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Storage Flexibility

Choose from high performance SATA or SAS at speeds of up to 10,000RPM (SATA) or 15,000RPM (SAS). With a potential capacity of up to four hard drives for 2TB** of local storage, you've got space to spare for your important data and files. And with integrated Serial ATA and optional SAS controllers supporting popular RAID configurations, you can design your storage to meet your needs, whether it's for storing large files, backing up data or helping to improve compute performance with RAID 0 data-striping.
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High-Performance OpenGL Graphics

The Dell Precision 390 offers a range of high performance OpenGL graphics cards that can give you superb graphics performance for demanding visual applications for industries like publishing, design, architecture and engineering.

Dell Precision Workstations Memory

Optimized for Scalability

The Dell Precision™ 390 delivers scalability for today and the future by supporting up to 8GB*of memory, Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, a selection of some of the fastest Intel® multi-core processors available today and up to 2TB**of local storage. Because workstation users’ needs differ, these expansion possibilities help ensure that you get the performance you need at a price that suits your budget.


  • Intel® 975X Express chipset
    At the core of Dell Precision 390 workstations is the Intel 975X Express 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 compute power than the previous generation of single socket workstations, enabling them to create, analyze and design better than ever.

Graphics Card

  • The Dell Precision Workstation graphics program is designed to provide customers with lifecycle and image stability from entry Professional 2D thru the Mid-Range 3D graphics cards. In addition, Dell provides the latest and best performing graphics technologies from the price/performance mid range 3D thru high-end 3D graphics card segments. Dell continually evaluates the newest graphics technologies to ensure the most relevant graphics cards are selected for qualification, certification and factory installation in Dell Precision Workstations.

    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4600 (supports 1 or 2 dual link connections); High-End
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4500 (supports 1 or 2 dual link connections); High-End
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3500 (supports 1 or 2 dual link connections); Mid-End
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3450 (supports 1 dual link connection); Mid-End
    NVIDIA Quadro® FX 550; Entry 3D
    NVIDIA Quadro® NVS 285 (128MB); Entry 2D

    ATITM FireGL™ V7200 (supports 1 or 2 dual link connections); Mid-End
    ATITM FireGL™ V3400 (supports 1 dual link connection); Entry

Drive Controllers

  • Integrated SATA 3.0Gb/s controller with support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
    Optional SAS 5i/R PCI Express controller card with support for SAS RAID 0 or 1


  • Chassis
    (H x W x D): 17.6" x 6.8" x 18.4"
    (H x W x D): 44.7cm x 17.1cm x 46.8cm
    Weight: 39 lb (17.7 kg)

    1 PCI-e x16 graphics slot
    1 PCI-e x8 slot wired as x4
    1 PCI-e x1 slot
    3 PCI 32bit/33MHz slot with support for 5v cards

    2 internal 3.5" hard disk drive bays
    2 external 5.25" optical bays
    1 external 3.5" drive bay (Flex Bay) in desktop orientation, or 2 external 3.5" drive bays (Flex Bays) in tower orientation

    Standard I/O Ports
    8 USB 2.0 (2 front, 5 back, 1 internal on motherboard)
    1 serial (optional 2nd connector), 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


  • 375 watt power supply