NAB 2013: New Dell software optimizes Precision workstation line
April 10, 2013

NAB 2013: New Dell software optimizes Precision workstation line

LAS VEGAS — Dell has introduced a new feature for its line of Precision workstation products that makes sure users are getting optimum performance out of their systems and the media & entertainment applications they are running. Dubbed the Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO), the software can improve application performance by up to 57 percent, says the company.

The company is already working with ISV partners such as Autodesk, creating profiles for applications that include Maya. DPPO comes preloaded with predefined performance profiles and once activated, the software automatically adjusts system configurations such as CPU, memory, storage, graphics and operating system settings whenever a supported application is launched. This allows workers to quickly improve workstation performance when switching between applications and project.

Automated updates introduce support for new drivers, BIOS, application software, firmware and other vital components, helping to ensure systems are running optimally.

Tracking and analysis tools keep track of how much free memory is available, processor utilization, thermal sensor data and battery state. Detailed reports can be scheduled to run and analyze system use at any time, even during intensive tasks.

Dell Precision Performance Optimizer ( is free and comes pre-installed on Precision T1650, T3600, T5600, T7600, M4700 and M6700 workstations with Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit) and Windows 8 (64 bit) operating systems. Application profiles are currently available in English for Autodesk Maya, PTC Creo, Dassault SolidWorks with Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects. Other profiles will be available soon.