Dell Precision 7540 with Intel Xeon and ECC Memory Review


Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation Specifications

Here are the key specs of our Xeon-based Precision 7540 mobile workstation.

Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM Specifications
Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM Specifications

A quick note on the configuration is that this is a very high-end configuration. There are a lot of options on the Dell configurator which you can choose to tailor a system for your needs.

Here is an obligatory CPU-Z shot. One item you will notice is that that Intel Xeon E-2286M is an 8-core CPU. Using the desktop/ server naming convention, the last numeric digit in the Xeon E-2200 series (X in E-22yXn) denotes the core counts. You can see all of the Xeon E-2200 desktop/ server series SKUs here: Intel Xeon E-2200 Series SKU List and Value Analysis. In this case that X is a 6 yet it is an 8-core 45W TDP SKU.

Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM CPUz
Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM CPUz

The Intel Xeon E-2286M with 8 cores and 16 threads running with a base speed of 2.4GHz and can Turbo up to 5GHz. This Xeon class processor also allows the use of ECC memory, which our Dell Precision 7540 has 64GB installed.

Here is the GPU_Z shot:

Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM GPUz
Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM GPUz

GPU-Z shows the primary stats of our Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000. The Quadro RTX 5000 GPU clocks in at 600 MHz (boost to 1,350 MHz) and has GDDR6 Memory at 1500 MHz. Pixel Fillrates run at 86.4 GPixels/s, and Texture Fillrate comes in at 259.2 GTexel/s. The Quadro RTX 5000 used is the Max-Q version which has a lower TDP of 80 watts, hence the lower clock speed of 600 MHz. Max-Q versions come in several different TDP ranges from 80, 85, 90 and even mobile versions of TDP 110 and 150. Core speeds correspond as follows in MHz range, 600, 765, 930, and mobile versions of 1035 and 1350.

Dell Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation Performance Related Benchmarks

Over time benchmark versions have changed a great deal and we have added additional benchmarks to our reviews. We have scripted our benchmarks and will add them all here. At this time we only have a few benchmarks that translate to previous reviews, and we will show those, newly updated benchmarks might just show one result at this time, we will add in results for newer reviews as we go.


CrystalDiskMark is a well-known benchmark to test your local storage.

Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM CrystalDiskMark
Dell Precision 7540 Xeon ECC RAM CrystalDiskMark

The SK Hynix PC400 M.2 NVMe SSD is a great choice for the Dell Precision 7540. It has excellent performance, and in this case, 512GB capacity. We would like to see storage capacity at 1TB or more given the spec of the system. Still, this is a very similar performance to what we saw on the Intel Core version so the Xeon is not making an impact on storage. That is what we would expect.

Let us move on and start our testing with computing-related benchmarks.


  1. Hi William! Nice review. Has dell implemented a fan control utility for precision laptops yet? As a former precision laptop owner, I have been waiting for some form of fan control for close to a decade now. I have been buying gaming laptops instead because oddly, fan control utilities are available for a lot of gaming laptops but not for professional machines. I am not thrilled about throttling when I need to get work done, especially rendering. Thanks.


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