When you run around the office projecting your arm flabs in a wave-like motion toward people’s computers, you may believe you are bestowing unknown performance gains upon the PC’s of your coworkers. You are in fact, simply burning calories and injecting a small amount of fear into their workday. When you do return to your desk, you’ll see that Dell has just announced a free software to help optimize Precision workstations specifically for CAD apps, be it mobile or desktop. Perfect timing, as now, you can email the Dell Precision Performance Optimizer (DPPO) to your office mates and put their fears at rest.
DPPO. It has those performance dial thingies.
The Performance Optimizer from Dell is a free software for all users of Dell Precision workstations. It’s developed to be a simple, visual approach to automatically tuning your system so you get the best performance out of your applications. This is how it works. You set up any number of profiles for your software. Through the DPPO interface you can switch them on and off at any given time. Performance is optimized, tracked and further optimized. What’s even better is that it switches between profiles automatically when you switch between the software. So, when using a CPU intensive software, DPPO will optimize for that, then switching to a GPU intensive software, DPPO will adjust for that. Profiles for software like Maya, SolidWorks, PTC Creo and a few Adobe products come pre-installed and there are additional options for System optimization and keeping your hardware up to date. This video explains…
The Precision workstations are fast, capable machines for running the majority of 3D applications, aaaand a little extra power never hurt. If you’re like me though, there isn’t much OEM software (if any) you want installed on your workstation, but this is a handy little tool to gain control over optimization settings that I’d definitely keep. You can expect Dell Precisions to come with DDPO pre-installed. For those running Precision laptops or workstations already, you can download the free software here.