Dell Precision Tower 3000 Series (3420)

Dell Precision Tower 3000 Series (3420)
Dell Precision Tower
3000 Series (3420)
Workstation performance and reliability in a
space saving small form factor
The Dell Precision Tower 3000 Series is a
fully customizable, entry workstation
certified to run professional applications
ideal for people who need the performance
and reliability, but felt a workstation was
out of their budget.
Every Dell Precision is designed around
innovation, performance and reliability. We
understand the importance of time and
workflow for all professional creators. With
this in mind we design technology with the
most innovative performance technologies,
and work with our software partners to test
and certify all Dell Precisions, so that we
maximize performance and minimize
Innovative design
The Dell Precision 3000 Tower SFF is the
smallest workstation we have ever created.
At 6%* smaller than it’s predecessor, it
delivers a smaller footprint with even more
performance than ever.
Powerful performance
Professional software applications and the
time it takes you to render, model, and
process are all key factors to your creativity.
Every Dell Precision comes with the
exclusive Dell Precision Optimizer installed.
This unique software, which can be
centrally managed using your existing
System Center Configuration Manager
(SCCM) console, enables users to
experience increased application
performance and productivity from their
Dell Precision workstation by automatically
adjusting system settings based on the
*Based on internal Dell analysis, 5/13/15
needs of specific professional software
applications. The Dell Precision Tower 3000
Series includes the latest 6th Generation
Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon™
processors, NVIDIA Quadro® or AMD
FirePro™ professional graphics card, new
NECC and ECC DDR4 memory, and models
available with Thunderbolt® 3 to provide
you with the performance to make the
most of your time. A new addition to the
entry workstation is optional PCIe SSD
storage. This storage is the fastest storage
Outstanding reliability
The software applications that many
industries use to create demand computers
that are stable and reliable. Dell invests
thousands of hours with Independent
Software Vendors (ISV) rigorously testing
our Dell Precision workstations so we can
deliver a tested, and fully optimized
workstation to you. We partner with
companies like Autodesk, Adobe, and
Solidworks and many others to ensure your
Dell Precision workstations work
harmoniously with your software, as well as
improve the quality of technical support
you will receive in the event that you need
it. If you do need technical support, Dell
ProSupport Plus is the most complete
service and support offering in the industry.
Recommended accessories
Dell offers a complete portfolio of
recommended accessories for your Dell
Precision workstations. These accessories
include the world’s #1 Dell monitor brand,
industry-specific peripherals, keyboards
and mice.
Precision Tower 3000 Series (3420) Technical Specification
Processor Options1
Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1200 v5 Family; 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 and i5. Intel core i3 (coming soon); Intel Turbo Boost
technology(5) and Intel Integrated HD Graphics on select Processors; optional vPro™ Technology
System Options2
Intel® C236 Chipset
Memory Options3
4 Dimm Slots; Up to 64GB 2133Mhz Non-ECC DDR4 Memory; Up to 64GB 2133Mhz ECC DDR4 Memory
Graphics Options3
One PCI Express® x16 Gen 3 Graphics card up to 50W
10 Professional (64 bit)
10 Home (64 bit)
8.1 Professional (64-Bit)
8.1 Home (64 bit)
7 Professional (32-bit)
Windows® 7 Professional (64-Bit)
Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 7.2 (coming soon)
Ubuntu Linux 14.04
NeoKylin 6.0 (China only)
Entry 3D cards:
AMD FirePro W4100
AMD FirePro W2100
NVIDIA Quadro K1200
NVIDIA Quadro K620
NVIDIA Quadro K420
Storage Options4
Support for up to (1) M.2 PCIe SSD and Up to (1) 3.5” SATA or (2) 2.5” SATA. Support for Intel Ready Mode technology
Up to (1) 1TB
Storage Controller
Professional 2D cards:
Intel HD Graphics 530/P530
Up to (2) 512GB
2.5” SATA 7200 RPM
Up to (2) 1TB 7200 RPM
3.5” SATA
Up to (1) 4TB 5400 RPM
Up to (1) 2TB 7200 RPM
Self Encrypting Drives
500 GB 7200 RPM or
512GB 2.5” SSD
Integrated: Intel Rapid storage Controller 12.0 supporting SATA 6Gb/s and host based RAID 0/1
Integrated: Intel Ethernet Connection I219-LM 10/100/1000
Optional: Intel 10/100/1000 PCIe Gigabit Networking card
Optional: Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 card
Audio Controller
Integrated Realtek ALC3234 High Definition Audio Codec (2 Channel)
Internal Speaker; Optional Dell 2.0 stereo speaker systems available and Dell sound bar for select flat-panel displays
Add-in cards
Optional Thunderbolt 2 PCIe Card (coming soon)
Optional 1394 a/b PCIe Card (3 Ports – 2x 1394b + 1x 1394a)
I/O Ports
2 – USB 2.0
2 – USB 3.0
1 – Universal Audio Jack
1 – Internal SD Card reader (Optional)
Optional Serial Port PCIe Card
Optional Parallel Port PCIe Card
2 – USB 2.0
3 – SATA 6Gb/s
2 – USB 2.0
4 – USB 3.0
2 – PS2
2 – DisplayPort
1 – HDMI
1 – RJ45 Network Connector
1 – Serial
1 – Audio Line out
1 – VGA Connector (Optional)
HxWxD: 11.42” x 3.65” x 11.5” (29cm x 9.26cm x 29.2cm)
Bays: (1) internal 3.5” bay - supports (1) 3.5” or (2) 2.5” drives ; (1) external slimline optical bay
Slots: (1) half height PCIe x16 Gen3; (1) half height PCIe x4 Gen 3; (1) M.2 (22x80mm)
Power Supply: 240W 92% efficient PSU (80PLUS Platinum Certified) Energy Star Compliant;
180W 85% efficient PSU (80PLUS Bronze Certified) Energy Star Compliant
Storage devices
Optional: 1 optical drive: DVD-ROM; DVD+/-RW; Internal SD Card reader Option
Security Options5
Trusted Platform Module6 TPM 1.2 (TPM 2.0 - firmware upgradable) Dell Data Protection| Security Tools, Dell Data Protection|
Encryption, Dell HW Crypto Accelerator, Microsoft Windows Bitlocker, Local HDD data wipe via BIOS ("Secure Erase"), Encryption SED HDD (Opal FIPS), Chassis lock slot support, Lockable Port Cover, Chassis Intrusion Switch, D-Pedigree (Secure Supply Chain
Functionality), Setup/BIOS Password, Optional Smart Card keyboards, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology, Intel® Identity
Protection Technology, Dell Secure Works, BIOS support optional Computrace7 , Intel Software Guard extensions
Systems Management6
Dell Client Command Suite; Out of Band management support via vPro
Regulatory &
ENERGY STAR® configurations available including 80 PLUS® Platinum power supplies; EPEAT® registered (see for
specific registration rating/status by country); China CECP; GS Mark. For a complete listing of declarations & certifications, see Dell’s
regulatory & compliance homepage at
Warranty & Support
Services 7
3-Year Limited Hardware Warranty and 3-year NBD On-Site Service after Remote Diagnosis
Optional: Dell ProSupport is designed to rapidly respond to your business’s needs, help protect your investment and sensitive data,
and provide enhanced proactive support services to help reduce risk and complexity within your IT environment
TAA Configurations Available
Some options available only in select regions; ISV certification applies to select configurations; 1Intel Turbo Boost mode only available on Xeon, Core i7 and Core i5 processors. Intel Integrated HD graphics only available with
select processors; 2A 64-bit operating system is required to support 4GB or more of system memory; . 3GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating
environment and will be less; 4GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; significant system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors; 5Computrace is not a
Dell offer. Certain conditions apply. For full details, see terms and conditions at 6Systems Management Options:Intel® vPro Technology - Fully vPro-capable at point of
purchase; the vPro systems management option requires vPro processors. Includes support for Intel Advanced Management Technology (AMT) 9.x. Intel® Standard Manageability - Fully enabled at point of purchase, the
Intel Standard Management option is a subset of the AMT features. ISM is not upgradeable to vPro technology post-purchase. No Out-of-Band Systems Management - This option entirely removes Intel out of band systems
(OOB) management features. The system can still support in band management. OOB management support through AMT cannot be upgraded post-purchase. 7Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more
information, visit; Limited Hardware Warranty available by writing Dell USA LP, Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, TX 78682 or see; Onsite Service after
Remote Diagnosis: Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware
Warranty ( and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually within 1 business day following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Availability varies. Other conditions apply.
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