Dell 5820 Tower workstation Dual 8 to 28 Core CPU System
Aug 22, 2018

Dell 5820 AVID Qualified System Specification:

5820 Hardware Configuration – Quadro Workstation Solution

Supported Intel Xeon Scalable family (Skylake) CPU Choices

  • Xeon W-2133 3.6 Ghz, turbo up to 3.9Ghz 6-core
  • Xeon W-2135 3.7 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 6-core
  • Xeon W-2145 3.7 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 8-core
  • Xeon W-2155 3.3 Ghz, turbo up to 4.5Ghz 10-core


Supported Video Cards

  1. NVIDIA P1000 4GB PCI-e video board
  2. NVIDIA P2000 5GB PCI-e video board
  3. NVIDIA P4000 8GB PCI-e video board
  4. AMD Radeon Pro WX5100 8GB PCI-e video board
  5. AMD Radeon Pro WX7100 8GB PCI-e video board

System Disk Drive
– 500 GB (recommended) SATA SSD. Dell offers higher performing solid-state, NVMe, and SAS boot drive options which are acceptable. Recommend a Dell qualified drive be selected.


Standard AVID memory configuration:

  • Systems using the new Xeon W series Skylake CPU’s will use DDR4-2666MHz memory (up to 8 DIMMs per system)
  • Each CPU has 4 memory lanes – optimal bandwidth when all 4 memory lanes filled
  • 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz ECC memory – (Requires four 8GB DIMMs) Memory modules must be installed according to manufacturer’s requirements


Optional AVID memory configuration:

  • 64GB (8 x 8GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory – (Requires eight 8GB DIMMs)
  • 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory – (Requires four 16GB DIMMs)
  • 128GB (8 x 16GB) DDR4 2666 ECC memory – (Requires eight 16GB DIMMs)


Memory configuration constraints

  • No other memory configurations are formally supported in AVID environments.
  • Un-balanced memory configurations which mix and match memory module sizes and locations will result in a poor performing, non-optimal operating environment.
  • NUMA should be disabled in BIOS


Storage support for the Dell 5820:


Dell Supports:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition with SP1 (SP1 required)
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Pro / Enterprise 64-bit Edition Version 1703 or 1709 – (MC 8.5 or above)
  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Pro for workstations 64-bit Version 1709 – (MC 8.5 or above)


Not Supported:

  • Microsoft® Windows 7 – and 32-bit version, or Home or Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 8 or 8.1 – any version


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