Dell Precision 7540 Review Ups the Game for Mobile Workstations


Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation Rendering Related Benchmarks

Rendering applications are a key use case for high-end GPU enabled workstations. We are putting the notebook through our rendering test suite to see how it performs.

Arion v2.5

Arion Benchmark is a standalone render benchmark based on the commercially available Arion render software from RandomControl. The benchmark is GPU-accelerated using NVIDIA CUDA. However, it’s unique in that it can run on both NVIDIA GPUs and CPUs.

Download the Arion Benchmark from here. First-time users will have to register to download the benchmark.

Dell Precision 7540 Arion
Dell Precision 7540 Arion

As the description for Arion benchmark says, it uses GPU-accelerated NVIDIA CUDA, here we see the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 gives excellent results in Arion.

MAXON Cinema4D 3D

ProRender is an OpenCL based GPU renderer which is available in MAXON’s Cinema4D 3D animation software. A fully functional 42-day trial version is available for downloaded from the MAXON website here. Note: Even after expiration, the trial can still be used to measure render times.

Dell Precision 7540 Cinema4D
Dell Precision 7540 Cinema4D

With Cinema4D R20 a strong graphics processing unit is preferred, the NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 close to the highest score.

Redshift v2.6.32

Redshift is GPU-accelerated renderer with production-quality output. A demo version of this benchmark can be found here.

Dell Precision 7540 Redshift
Dell Precision 7540 Redshift

Again, the Dell Precision 7540 is showing top results. This is a theme we have seen a lot in benchmarking. We also want to see what this means for booting the machine and starting to be productive as well as for battery life.

Next, we will finish up with boot times, and our final thoughts.


  1. Nice! I like to hear about these newer gen mobile Precision workstations.

    My 7710 with m5000m and Intel E3-1535M v5 (purchased Feb 2016) is still going strong however. Replaced the palm rest and keyboard under warranty and looks brand new again (a key cap broke off as I was swapping memory and the touchpad surface coating pealed – the touchpad coating on replacment parts is much better).


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