Dell Precision T5600: Two Eight-Core CPUs In A Workstation

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We have ran 5600s at work for quite a while now, but they are now "End Of Life" according to Dell today. Might want to review something that will actually be supported by Dell.
 

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Dell will *support* them, and sell them as long as they have stock... if they are gone, they are gone... but they will still support them, that's what the big pricey warranty is for. When I had my older Dell Precision 460 they had replacement parts two years after I got it (when the front panel audio failed)- which was a year after they stopped selling that model.
 

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I'm looking to purchase a 20 core Dell Precision T5610 for scientific computing, but am also giving the workstations from Thinkmate consideration (20 core VSX R4 710). Can I expect all these monsters to be equally noisy or might either one have less noise than the other?
 

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Honestly it depends on how they handle cooling. From this machine and the dual-CPU iBuypower machine I reviewed previously, it might just be that these machiens are loud, but my 2 x 2.26 Ghz Xeon z600 seems comparatively quiet.
 

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There is something wrong with this article. I believe the article is talking about Dell T7600 not 5600. I have been waiting for somone to correct it for weeks, but no one has done so. I have T7500 and it is several years old but a good machine.
 


freecat,

I'm not certain I understand the idea behind your assertion three months after the fact, but anyway, I think there are good reasons to say that the review was indeed for the T5600. If you have a look at the images related to the article >

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/precision-t5600-xeon-e5-2687w-workstation,3610.html

> you can see that the pictured system is labeled as> "T5600". We might also assume that the methodical and precise review/tests by an experienced and professional reviewer would be equally precise about the model.

The Precision T7500 > The 7600 Dell Precisions did take a fairly good leap in the mod cons and performance but I would rate a T7500 as of better build quality and if there's a pair of Xeon X5680's (6-core 3.33/3.47) and a Quadro 5000, a system that can be still in the races, a fantastic value used, and ultra-reliable fro years and years. My second system is a 2008 T5400 (dual X5460 4-core 3.16) and is the best workstation I've ever owned.

Cheers,

BambiBoom



 

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Being said reviewer, I think Dell would have said something when they read the article (rest assured, they did read it) if I was saying the wrong model over and over and over and over. What exactly made you think it was a 7600?
 
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