Dell today introduced a new workstation for 3D artists and other creative professionals, the Precision T3400.

The Precision T3400 is based around a single processor socket supports new Intel Core 2 Duo and Extreme processors. These processors feature the new Intel Core microarchitecture with the Intel X38 Express chipset. This provides a shorter pipeline, lower clock speeds and higher (1,333MHz) front-side bus speeds to help deliver performance gains over comparable Intel Pentium D and Extreme Edition processors, according to Dell

The T3400 supports 800MHz ECC memory from 1GB to 8GB. Customers can order the system with up to four hard drives and choose from a range of SATA and SAS options and RAID configurations.

For demanding 3D applications, Dell recommends outfitting the Precision T3400 with nVidia's Quadro FX 4600. The Dell Precision T3400 also supports dual graphics configurations and supports up to four external displays.

The compact chassis allows for both mini-tower and desktop orientations and features rotating optical drives that can be installed horizontally or vertically for optimal loading and functionality.

The Dell Precision T3400 is currently available for from £579 plus VAT.