Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro vs. Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro
The Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro is a newer system that was released in 2021, while the Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro was released years earlier in 2018. Both systems share the same micro form factor that can only fit a custom-designed motherboard with none or one expansion slot and supports only a specific OEM graphics card.
The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is like the brains of your desktop computer. Its performance determines how fast and responsive your PC is. Generally, a processor with newer architecture, more CPU cores, higher TDP (measured in W), and faster clock speed (measured in GHz) tends to be more expensive and run faster than others with older architecture, fewer CPU cores, lower TDP, and lower clock speed.
For Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro, you have options to configure it with a 35W 8th Generation Intel Coffee Lake dual-core Intel Celeron G4900T up to a 65W 6-core Intel Core i7-8700 with a boost speed up to 4.60 GHz.
While Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro has configurations with a 35W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i3-10105T up to a 35W 8-core Intel Core i7-11700T with a boost speed up to 4.60 GHz.
The Random Access Memory or RAM is the super-fast and temporary storage used to handle all active tasks, apps, and games that will go away when your PC turns off. The more memory your PC has, the better multitasking your PC can handle without having to reload data from slower permanent storage that includes the hard disk drive or solid-state drive.
Both PCs have the same amount of two RAM slots meaning that you upgrade later if you are unsatisfied with the amount of memory on your PC. You can upgrade memory on Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro up to 32GB of 2666MHz dual-channel DDR4 memory. For Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro, it supports up to 64GB of 3200MHz dual-channel DDR4 memory.
Computer ports are the interface for connecting your PC to its peripheral devices or other PCs. The most common peripherals are keyboard, mouse, monitor, flash drive, speaker, and printer. Most of them use Universal Serial Bus (USB) as their connection to your computer. So the PC with more USB ports can connect to more peripherals at the same time.
There is a total number of 6 USB ports available on both PCs. On top of the number of USB ports, the type and version of each USB port are also necessary for determining how fast it is.
The Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro has five USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port. It has five ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) and one port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps).
For Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro, it has five USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port. The PC has five ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) and one port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps).
Dell Optiplex 7060 Micro System Board.
Dell Optiplex 5090 Micro System Board.
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