Dell Precision T7920 Workstation SPECworkstation 3.0.2
SPECworkstation 3 has been updated to 3.0.2 which measures the 3D graphics performance of systems running under the OpenGL and Direct X application programming interfaces. As a result of the new update, we cannot compare between past version 3 results so we will show the screenshot of the results here and graph them in later reviews.
In SPECworkstation 3.0.2 the Intel Xeon Platinum 8260, NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 plus storage options of the Dell Precision T7920 workstation all combine to give great benchmark results for SPECworkstation 3.0.2.
Dell Precision T7920 Workstation PassMark 9
PassMark Performance Test allows you to benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests; it tests the entire PC and all its components.
Passmark 9 was a benchmark that prefers Intel-based processors and NVIDIA graphics cards so it does very well with the Dell Precision T7920. As with many of these benchmarks, you can compare them to our Intel Core i9-10980XE review to see how a lower-end desktop fares in comparison.
Dell Precision T7920 Workstation PCMark 10
PCMark 10 is another system benchmark that we have not run to date but will start doing so in future reviews.
This is good, however, again PCMark10 is not the ideal use case benchmark for a higher-end workstation like this. SPECworkstation 3.0.2 is a much better gauge of performance.
Dell Precision T7920 Workstation Blender Benchmark
The benchmark consists of two parts: a downloadable package which runs Blender and renders on several production files, and the Open Data portal on blender.org, where the results will be (optionally) uploaded.
With Blender Benchmark the dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 processors effectivity half the completion time when compared to single socket systems. Rendering is generally a task that scales across multiple cores and to multiple sockets well. Having high-end CPUs can mean tangible hours of additional productivity.
Python Linux 4.4.2 Kernel Compile Benchmark
This is one of the most requested benchmarks for STH over the past few years and we wanted to pull in some dual Intel Xeon comparison results to this review using Ubuntu Linux. The task was simple, we have a standard configuration file, the Linux 4.4.2 kernel from kernel.org, and make the standard auto-generated configuration utilizing every thread in the system. We are expressing results in terms of compiles per hour to make the results easier to read.
For software developers, the dual Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 configuration performs almost to the level of the top-end Platinum 8280 results, yet at lower initial cost as well as power consumption.
Next, we are going to look at some deep learning inference and training performance.