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Dell Precision T5610 Tower Workstation - System Overview


The T5610 is one of Dell's mid-range workstations. Even though it’s a few years old at this point, it still delivers outstanding dual-socket performance. Users can install up to 128GB of memory and up to six hot swap hard drives. There’s also plenty of USB ports and expansion slots to support a range of external devices. The case is also very well-designed with handles on the top front and back to help move the unit around the office.

ISV Certification

The Dell 5610 is ISV certified to perform effortlessly running intensive software applications used by design engineers, financial analysts, and geologists. ISV is an acronym for Independent Software Vendor and means these independent software vendors have tested the software, hardware, and components to ensure stable and reliable performance.


The T5610 workstation features Intel’s C602 chipset to support dual Xeon E5-2600 v2 processors with up to 10 cores each. It also comes with turbo boost in some processors and optional vPro Technology, which is Intel’s umbrella marketing term for a bunch of other things that are included with the processor.


Choose from either three 3.5-inch drives or six 2.5-inch SAS, SATA HDD or SSD drives. Two 3.5-inch or four 2.5-inch drives can be mounted internally. An additional 3.5-inch drive or two 2.5-inch drives can be mounted in the 5.25-inch media bay using an optional drive cage. SAS drives will require an add-in controller. A PCIe SSD can also be installed providing up to 350GB of additional super-fast storage. An integrated storage controller supports up to 6GB/s transfer speeds and RAID of 0, 1, and 10. The optional LSI9271-8i SATA.SAS PCIe controller supports RAID 0, 1, 10, and 5.


Quad-channel memory supports up to 128GB with two CPUs. There are 8 memory slots total, with 4 slots allocated to each CPU. Only ECC RDIMMs are supported with memory speeds of up to 1866MHz. To achieve top memory speeds, the memory modules must be paired with a compatible processor that also supports this memory speed. Speed of processing defaults to the slowest performer between the memory modules and CPUs.


The system features up to six expansion slots, five full-length and one half-length, for adding NICs, additional graphics cards, and optional audio and storage cards. There’s also several USB ports located on the front and back of the system for hooking up a bunch of external devices. You can choose from both Nvidia and AMD graphic cards, including the Nvidia Quadro cards and AMDs FirePro professional-grade cards. A maximum of two graphics cards are supported. All of this is powered by a 90% efficient 825W or 685W PSU with 300W total allocated to graphics card support. If you will be installing two GPUs we recommend installing the 825W power supply.


The system supports Windows operating systems, in addition to, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Ubuntu. The system also supports several security features including lockable hard drives and power supply, an intrusion sensor and data protection, advanced authentication, and malware protection. The system can also be accessed remotely using an optional Tera2 dual display PCoIP PCIe remote access host card.


As with all Dell workstations, the T5610 is very well designed and features tool-less access and replacement for many of the components. It offers a reasonable amount of expansion with support for up to six hard drives and enough memory to meet the needs of most professional applications. For greater expandability and performance check out Dell’s T7610 or T7910 workstations.

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Dell Precision T5610 Tower Workstation - Specifications

Processor - 2 Sockets
    Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family
    Maximum number of cores: 10
Operating System
  • Windows® 8 Pro (64 bit)
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate (32-Bit)
  • Windows® 7 Ultimate (64-Bit)
  • Windows® 7 Professional (32-Bit)
  • Windows® 7 Professional (64-Bit)
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.4
    Intel® C602
    Quad channel
    Up to 128GB 1866MHz ECC RDIMM memory
    8 DIMM slots (4 per processor)
Graphics Options
    Support for two PCI Express® x16 Gen 2 or Gen 3 graphics cards up to 300W (total for graphics)

    High end 3D cards:

  • NVIDIA® Quadro® K5000
  • Mid-range 3D cards:

  • AMD FirePro™ W7000
  • AMD FirePro™ W5000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K4000
  • NVIDIA Quadro K2000
  • Entry 3D cards:

  • AMD FirePro V4900
  • AMD FirePro V3900
  • NVIDIA Quadro K600
  • Professional 2D cards (not ISV certified):

  • AMD FirePro 2270
  • NVIDIA Quadro NVS™ 510
  • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 310
  • GPU:

  • NVIDIA Tesla® K20C GPGPU - Supports Nvidia Maximus™ technology
  • Up to 3 3.5” internal SATA, SAS or SSD hard drives
  • Up to 4 2.5” internal SATA, SAS or SSD hard drives
  • Note: additional add-in controller required for SAS hard drives Note: Intel CAS-W – Caching Acceleration Software for Workstations requires 128GB SSD + standard storage hard drive

  • Up to 3.0TB SATA 7200 RPM
  • Up to 500GB SATA 10K RPM
  • Up to 900GB SAS 10K RPM
  • Up to 300GB SAS 15K RPM
  • Up to 512GB SSD
  • Up to 350GB PCIe SSD
    Storage Controller (integrated):

  • Intel AHCI 6Gb/s SATA controller with six ports (two 6Gb/s, two 3Gb/s, two reserved for optical drives) supports software RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
  • Storage Controller (optional):

  • LSI 9217-8i 6Gb/s SAS PCIe controller supports software RAID 0, 1, 10 configurations
  • LSI 9271-8i 6Gb/s SATA/SAS PCIe controller (1GB cache) supports hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 configurations
  • Network Controller (integrated):

  • Intel 82579 Gigabit Ethernet controller with Remote Wake UP, PXE and Jumbo frames support
  • Network Controller (optional):

  • Broadcom NetXtreme 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCIe card)
  • Intel Ethernet Server Adapter X520-T2 10GbE (PCIe card)
  • Network Controller (remote access):

  • Optional Tera2 dual display PCoIP™ PCIe remote access host card for optional Wyse P25 zero client/li>
Sound Card

  • Realtek ALC269Q High Definition Audio
  • Optional:

  • Creative™ Sound Blaster™ Recon3D PCIe x1 card
Storage Devices
    Slimline options:

  • DVD+/-RW
  • Optional 5.25” device:

  • DVD+/-RW
  • Blu-ray Disc™ rewritable
  • 19-in-1 media reader
    Mid-Tower Chassis
    H: 16.30” (41.4cm)
    W: 6.79” (17.26cm)
    D: 18.54” (47.1cm)

  • 3 USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • Internal:

  • 3 USB 2.0
  • 2 SATA 6.0Gb/s
  • 2 SATA 3.0Gb/s
  • 2 SATA 3.0Gb/s (for optical drive(s))
  • Rear:

  • 3 USB 2.0
  • 3 USB 3.0
  • 2 PS2
  • Serial
  • RJ45
  • 1394a (Optional via add-in Card)
  • 2 PCIe x16 Gen 3
  • PCIe x16 Gen 3 wired x8 (Half length)
  • PCIe x16 Gen 2 wired x4
  • PCIe x1 Gen 2
  • PCI 32bit/33MHz (five Full length, One Half length)
  • One external slimline optical bay
  • Two internal 3.5” hard drive bays
  • One external 5.25” bay
    Externally accessible, toolless, 80 Plus® Gold Certified, 90% efficient: 825W or 685W
Security Options
  • Trusted Platform Module 1.2 (TPM 1.2)
  • Intrusion switch
  • Setup/ BIOS Password
  • I/O Interface Security
  • Kensington® lockslot
  • Padlock ring
  • Lockable power supply
  • Dell Data Protection (DDP):
    • Encryption
    • Security Tools
    • Protected Workspace

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