Dell Precision T7920 Workstation Power Consumption
Power consumption can vary a significant amount depending on the exact system configuration. For our tests, we use the AIDA64 Stress test which allows us to stress all aspects of the system.
Our Dell Precision T7920 workstation pulled 778 watts at the wall when under full load and idled at 195 watts. The 1.4kW power supply is an 80Plus Gold rated unit. In this class of system, we would aim Dell to aim for 80Plus Titanium in the next generation to further the company’s environmentally friendly goals.
The cooling system of the Dell Precision T7920 workstation performed well. Fan noise was low at idle and even during moderate workloads, it was hardly noticeable, during peak workloads the fans could be heard but not at the extreme levels we have heard with other high-end workstations. We had no issues sitting next to the system while testing. That is especially impressive given the high-end dual Xeon CPU and Quadro RTX 8000 GPU configuration we used.
Our Dell Precision T7920 Workstation is certainly equipped with high-end components and performed as such. Dell did an excellent job at complete system integration with ease of use and component access. It would not be a difficult task to start off with an entry-level Precision T7920 and upgrade at a later point. The system is designed for easy field service and maintenance.
The Precision T7920 Workstation does not have iDRAC remote management capabilities which we know many users will want. As a single user, this would not be an issue but in corporate environments, with many machines, IT admins might require iDRAC/ IPMI features for remote management. Intel AMT is a viable alternative, but we wanted to ensure that our readers understand this difference.
Overall, the Precision T7920 has just about every other feature available for configuration. It has a great mechanical design which means the system is easy to service but can also handle a wide variety of high-end use cases. This is well beyond what many other vendors offer for workstations.
As one might expect, a Dell Precision T7920 Workstation configured as our review unit is pricey, ours came in at $23,288 and can still fit in additional options. It is an amazing machine to work with and more than able to handle demanding applications and workloads.