Desktops and Notebooks: First Look: Dell's New Intel 'Nehalem'-Based Workstations
Dell announced on March 25 that its three new workstations would feature Intel Xeon 5500 processors based on 45-nm microarchitecture code-named Nehalem. The Dell Precision T7500, T5500 and T3500 workstations offer new features such as DDR3 memory instead of DDR2. Dell becomes the second PC maker, after Lenovo, to offer workstations with the Intel Xeon processor. The Nehalem microarchitecture backing the processors scales from two up to eight processing cores and includes features such as virtualization capacities and an integrated memory controller. Dell intends the systems for use by professionals in processing-power-heavy professions such as engineering, biosciences, risk analysis and media. The three workstations will be available through all Dell sales channels starting on March 26.