Not every virtual reality (VR) developer has bucket loads of cash to spend on high-high end rigs and plenty of space to house these behemoths. In fact most are actually small indie teams working on tight budgets located anywhere they can. So computer manufacturers do offer entry level, professional workstations that can handle a studios requirement without breaking the bank. Today, Dell has announced two of its latest in this particular field, the Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower and Precision 3630 Tower.
The new Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower offering many of the same benefits as the Precision 3630 but in an smaller form factor and up to 55W of graphics support. Customers are able to select graphics cards options including the AMD Radeon Pro WX 4100 or the Nvidia Quadro P1000. It’s also expandable with up to 6TB of storage with RAID support.
“Customers across Engineering & Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment and beyond have come to rely on Dell workstations to deliver the highest performing systems for their critical workload. But as we enter the next era of workstations, power is becoming table stakes and the conversation is accelerating to immersive workflows utilizing even smaller footprints. Dell is leading the way in this evolution with these new entry-level workstations designed to deliver the ultimate in performance with a substantially smaller footprint,” said Rahul Tikoo, Vice President and General Manager of Dell Precision in a statement. “When access to leading technology improves, innovation flourishes. Sometimes something as simple as a smaller form factor can unleash new ideas and capabilities that have the power to reshape an industry.”
While the larger Dell Precision 3630 Tower is 23 percent smaller than the previous generation claims Dell with more expandability for customers to tailor their solution. The 3630 Tower features a range of easy-to-reach ports that make it possible to connect to external data sources, storage devices and much more. Plus, Dell will also offer an optional Smart Card (CAC/PIV) reader to make secure data management easier.
Internally it features 8th Generation Intel Core i and new professional-grade Xeon E processors with faster memory speeds up to 2666MHz 64GB and offers up to 225W of NVIDIA Quadro and AMD Radeon Pro graphics support.
“The new Dell Precision entry-level workstations pack a lot of punch into a small footprint,” said Bob Pette, Vice President of Professional Visualization at NVIDIA. “Powerful NVIDIA Quadro GPUs deliver best-in-class performance and are a great fit for pro users who may have constraints due to their space or location.”
Both towers will be available from today, with the Dell Precision 3430 Small Form Factor Tower starting from $649 USD, and the Dell Precision 3630 Tower starting from $749. For any further updates from Dell, keep reading VRFocus.