Dell PowerEdge 1950 / 2950 / 1900 / 2900 Comparison

Bold items indicate improvements and/or additions to previous model.

        

Gen I

 

Gen II

 

Gen III

 

Processor Support

 

Dempsey / Woodcrest

Dual-Core Xeon 5000 & 5100

 

Dempsey, Woodcrest/Clovertown

Dual-Core Xeon 5000/5100, Quad-Core Xeon 5300

 

Woodcrest / Clovertown, Wolfdale / Harpertown

Quad-Core Xeon 5300/5400, Dual-Core Xeon 5200

 

Front Side Bus

 

667/1066/1333 MHz

 

667/1066/1333 MHz

 

1066/1333 MHz

 

DIMM Slots

 

8 / 12 (PE 2900)

 

8 / 12 (PE 2900)

 

8 / 12 (PE 2900)

 

DIMM Sizes

 

256 MB to 8 GB (with latest BIOS)

 

256 MB to 8 GB (with latest BIOS)

 

512 MB to 8 GB (with latest BIOS)

 

RAM Min/Max

 

512 MB / 64 GB

 

512 MB / 64 GB

 

1 GB / 64 GB

 

Encryption

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

TPM Chip

 

Power Efficiency

 

Low

 

Medium

 

High

 

Power Monitoring

 

N/A

 

N/A

 

PM Bus

 

NIC

 

1 Gb/s Ethernet

 

1 Gb/s Ethernet

 

1 Gb/s Ethernet
10 Gb/s Ethernet (PCI-e)
Quad-port 1 Gb/s Ethernet (PCI-e)

 

Server Management

 

OpenManage 5.1

 

OpenManage 5.1

 

OpenManage 5.3

 

HDD Storage Controllers

 

PERC 4e/DC, SAS 5/I, SAS 5/E. PERC 5/E, PERC 5/I SAS 6/IR, PERC 6/I, PERC 6/E

 

PERC 4e/DC, SAS 5/I, SAS 5/E. PERC 5/E, PERC 5/I SAS 6/IR, PERC 6/I, PERC 6/E

 

PERC 4e/DC, SAS 5/I, SAS 5/E. PERC 5/E, PERC 5/I SAS 6/IR, PERC 6/I, PERC 6/E

 

USB Ports

 

External

 

External

 

Internal & External

 

Deployment

 

DTK & PXE

 

DTK & PXE

 

DTK, PXE, & Internal USB

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