Detailed Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop vs. Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 8950 Desktop and Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop specs including price, processors, memory, graphics, storage, ports, and more.

Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop image
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop
Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop image
Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop

Key Features

What's new
  • The first XPS Desktop with a liquid cooling option.
  • 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake K-Series Processors.
  • Up to 125W Intel Core i9-12900K (16 Cores, 30MB Cache, Up to 5.2 GHz)
  • Up to 64GB of 4400 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory
  • Up to 128GB of 3600 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 Memory
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3090 (24GB GDDR6x)
  • Up to AMD® Radeon™ RX 6900 XT (16GB GDDR6)
  • Up to 750W Platinum PSU
  • Available in both
    Night Sky Platinum Silver
  • New 27L chassis with 42% larger than before.
  • Better cooling solutions for better airflow and acoustics.
  • Intel B560 Chipset
  • Supports 10th and 11th Gen Intel Processors
  • Up to 65W Intel® Core™ i7-11700 (8C/16T, Up to 4.90 GHz)
  • Up to 64GB 3200MHz dual-channel DDR4 memory
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with 6GB of GDDR6
  • Up to 460W 80+ Bronze PSU
  • Up to Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0

Availability

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Released20212021
Release InfoAnnounced on October 27, 2021Available in October 2021
PricingStarting at $919.00Starting from $609.00
i5-10400 iGPU ODD 8GB 512GB M.2 SDD Wi-Fi 5 260W PSU
Generations
Dell XPS 8950 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop - 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Intel UHD 770 Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6, Air Cooling, Windows 11 Pro - Black
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop - 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Intel UHD 770 Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6, Air Cooling, Windows 11 Pro - Black
By Dell
$1,075.00
Was: $1,128.99
Dell XPS 8950 Tower Computer, i9-12900K, 64GB RAM, 4TB NVMe SSD, Radeon RX 6700XT 16GB, 4-Monitor Capable, HDMI, Display Port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro, Black Desktop
Dell XPS 8950 Tower Computer, i9-12900K, 64GB RAM, 4TB NVMe SSD, Radeon RX 6700XT 16GB, 4-Monitor Capable, HDMI, Display Port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro, Black Desktop
By Dell
$2,118.00
Dell XPS 8960 Tower Desktop Computer - 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K 24-Core up to 5.80 GHz CPU, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro
Dell XPS 8960 Tower Desktop Computer - 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K 24-Core up to 5.80 GHz CPU, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro
By Dell
$2,058.00
2021 Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop Price
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-2TB SSD - 64GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz - 10th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-2TB SSD - 64GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz - 10th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$954.99
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$813.99
Dell Vostro 5000 Series 5890 Business Desktop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700(8 Cores), Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 630, DVD, WiFi, HDMI, DisplayPort
Dell Vostro 5000 Series 5890 Business Desktop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700(8 Cores), Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 630, DVD, WiFi, HDMI, DisplayPort
By Dell
$999.00

Exterior

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • 16.8 x 14.8 x 6.81” (426.7 x 372.9 x 173 mm)
    Without feed
  • 16.8 x 15.39 x 6.81” (426.7 x 391 x 173 mm)
    With feed
11.83 x 14.44 x 6.65” (367 x 300.5 x 169 mm)
Weight
  • Starting weight: 16.36lbs (7.42kg)
    Night Sky
  • Starting weight: 16.79lbs (7.62kg)
    Platinum Silver
12.19 - 19.14 lbs. (5.53 - 8.68 kg)
Colors
Night Sky Platinum Silver
Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Dell KB216 Multimedia Keyboard
    Black or White
  • Dell MS116Optical Mouse
    Black or White
  • Dell Wired Non-Backlit Keyboard with 10 Key Numeric Keypad, Black
  • Dell Wired Mouse, Black
PortsFront
  • 3 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x SD Card Slot
    Optional
Rear
  • 4 x USB-A
    2 x USB 2.0 (480Mbps)
    2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
    Works on processors with integrated graphics.
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 6 x Audio port
    7.1 channel audio 6-connector stack of restackable audio ports.
  • 1 x AC Power Connector
  • Front
    • 3 x USB-A
      2 x USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
      1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
    • 1 x USB-C
      USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
    • 1 x SD 3.0 media card reader (Optional)
    • 1 x Universal Audio Jack
  • Rear
    • 4 x USB-A
      2 x USB 2.0 (480 Mbps)
      2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
    • 1 x RJ-45 
      Gigabit Ethernet.
    • 1 x HDMI 1.4b
    • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
    • 1 x Line-out re-tasking Line-in audio port
    • 1 x Serial RS232 port
    • 1 x Power supply unit

Chasis

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Form FactorMini Tower (27.1L)Mini Tower
Power Supply
  • 460W
    80+ Bronze 85% Efficiency
  • 750W
    80+ Platinum 92% Efficiency
  • 260W
    80+ Bronze 85% Efficiency
  • 460W
    80+ Bronze 85% Efficiency
Optical Drives
  • No Optical Drive
  • Tray load DVD Drive
    Reads and Writes to DVD/CD
  • Tray-load Blu-Ray Drive
    Reads and Writes to BD/DVD/CD
Optional Tray load DVD Drive
Reads and Writes to DVD/CD

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
ChipsetIntel® Z690 ChipsetIntel B560 Chipset
Processor
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600K
    10C/16T, 3.70 → 4.90 GHz, 20MB SmartCache, 125W
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700K
    12C/20T, 3.60 → 5.00 GHz, 25MB SmartCache, 125W
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K
    16C/24T, 3.20 → 5.20 GHz, 30MB SmartCache, 125W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10105
    4C/8T, 3.70 → 4.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400
    6C/12T, 2.90 → 4.30 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400F
    6C/12T, 2.90 → 4.30 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700
    8C/16T, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700F
    8C/16T, 2.90 → 4.80 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400
    6C/12T, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400F
    6C/12T, 2.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700
    8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700F
    8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 65W
Integrated Graphics
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12600K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 770
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1450 MHz
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 770
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1500 MHz
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K
    Intel® UHD Graphics 770
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1550 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10105
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    23 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400F
    Not Available
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10700F
    Not Available
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400
    Intel® UHD Graphics 730
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400F
    Not Available
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700
    Intel® UHD Graphics 750
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11700F
    Not Available
Discrete GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce®
  • GTX 1650 SUPER™ - 4GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1660 SUPER™ - 6GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1660 Ti - 6GB GDDR6
  • RTX™ 3060 - 12GB GDDR6
  • RTX™ 3060 Ti - 8GB GDDR6 LHR
  • RTX™ 3070 - 8GB GDDR6 LHR
  • RTX™ 3080 - 10GB GDDR6x LHR
  • RTX™ 3080 Ti - 12GB GDDR6x
  • RTX™ 3090 - 24GB GDDR6x
AMD® Radeon™
  • RX 6700 XT - 12GB GDDR6
  • RX 6900 XT - 16GB GDDR6
NVIDIA® GeForce®
  • GT 730 - 2GB GDDR5
  • GTX 1660 Ti - 6GB GDDR6
AMD® Radeon™
  • RX 640 - 4GB GDDR5
Memory
  • Memory Slots: 4 DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Single or Dual Channel DDR5 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    3600 MHz 4400 MHz
  • Memory Per Slot:
    8GB 16GB 32GB
Memory Configurations
  • 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
    4400 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 memory.
  • 128GB
    3600 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 memory.
4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB 64GB
  • Memory Slots: 2 DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Single or Dual Channel DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    • 2666 MHz for 10th Gen Intel Core i3/i5 CPU
    • 2933 MHz for 10th Gen Intel Core i7/i9 CPU
    • 3200 MHz for 11th Gen Intel Core CPU
  • Memory Per Slot: 
    4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB
Storage
  • 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
    M.2 PCIe NVME SSD
  • 1TB 2TB
    7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
    M.2 PCIe NVME SSD
  • 1TB 2TB
    7200 rpm 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
SlotsExpansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slot 
    PCIe Gen 5, Full-height
  • 2 x PCIe x4 slot
    Full-height
SATA
  • 4 x SATA slots
    ForHDD/SSD, and slim Optical Drive.
M.2
  • 1 x M.2 2230 slot
    For WiFi and Bluetooth combo card
  • 2 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    For SSD/Intel Optane
Expansion Slots
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slot 
    PCIe Gen 3, Full-height
  • 2 x PCIe x1 slot
    1 x PCIe Gen 2, Full-height
    1 x PCIe Gen 3, Full-height
  • 1 x PCI-32 slot
    Full-height
SATA
  • 4 x SATA slots 
    For 3.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch HDD/SSD/ODD.
M.2
  • 1 x M.2 2230 slot
    For WiFi and Bluetooth combo card
  • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    For SSD/Intel Optane

Connectivity

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Wi-FiIntel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1675
Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-6 (802.11ax) Bluetooth 5.2
  • Qualcomm QCA9377
    Up to 433 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-5 (802.11ac) Bluetooth 5.0
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A
    Up to 867 Mbps Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi-5 (802.11ac) Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.0
EthernetKiller E3100G Ethernet controller
10/100/1000 Mbps.
Realtek RTL8111KD Gigabit Ethernet controller
10/100/1000 Mbps.

Software

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
OS
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Windows 11 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Free Upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-day trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-day trial
  • McAfee® Small Business Security 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Audio
  • Audio controller
    • Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
  • External Ports
    • One Headset Port
      Front
    • Six Audio port
      Rear, 7.1 channel audio 6-connector stack of restackable audio ports.
  • Audio controller
    • Realtek ALC3246
  • External Ports
    • One headset port
    • One Line-out port

Misc

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell Vostro 5890 Desktop
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop vs. Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop

The Dell XPS 8950 Desktop and the Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop were released in the same year, 2021. Both systems share the same mini tower form factor that can fit a micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboard, a few hard disk drives, and a single full-height graphics card.

Processor

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 XPS 8950 Desktop, you have options to configure it with a 125W 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake 10-core Intel Core i5-12600K up to a 125W 16-core Intel Core i9-12900K with a boost speed up to 5.20 GHz.

While Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop has configurations with a 65W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i3-10105 up to a 65W 8-core Intel Core i7-11700F with a boost speed up to 4.90 GHz.

Memory

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.

Fortunately, both PC allows you to upgrade later if you are unsatisfied with the amount of memory on your PC. The Dell XPS 8950 Desktop has four RAM slots that support up to 64GB of 4400MHz or 128GB of 3600MHz dual-channel DDR5 memory. On the other hand, the Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop has two RAM slots that you can upgrade up to 64GB of 3200MHz dual-channel DDR4 memory.

Ports

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 9 USB ports available on the Dell XPS 8950 Desktop, one more than the Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop that has only 8 USB ports. 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 XPS 8950 Desktop has seven USB Type-A ports and two USB Type-C ports. It has two ports that support USB 2.0 (480 Mbps), five ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), one port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), and one port that supports USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps).

For Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop, it has seven USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port. The PC has four ports that support USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) and four ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps).

Pricing

Dell XPS 8950 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop - 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Intel UHD 770 Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6, Air Cooling, Windows 11 Pro - Black
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop - 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, Intel UHD 770 Graphics, Killer Wi-Fi 6, Air Cooling, Windows 11 Pro - Black
By Dell
$1,075.00
Was: $1,128.99
Dell XPS 8950 Tower Computer, i9-12900K, 64GB RAM, 4TB NVMe SSD, Radeon RX 6700XT 16GB, 4-Monitor Capable, HDMI, Display Port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro, Black Desktop
Dell XPS 8950 Tower Computer, i9-12900K, 64GB RAM, 4TB NVMe SSD, Radeon RX 6700XT 16GB, 4-Monitor Capable, HDMI, Display Port, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Pro, Black Desktop
By Dell
$2,118.00
Dell XPS 8960 Tower Desktop Computer - 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K 24-Core up to 5.80 GHz CPU, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro
Dell XPS 8960 Tower Desktop Computer - 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900K 24-Core up to 5.80 GHz CPU, 64GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD, GeForce RTX 3050 8GB GDDR6, Killer Wi-Fi 6E, Windows 11 Pro
By Dell
$2,058.00
2021 Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop Price
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-2TB SSD - 64GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz - 10th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-2TB SSD - 64GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz - 10th Gen CPU Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$954.99
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Vostro 5000 5890 Desktop (2021) | Core i5-1TB SSD - 16GB RAM | 6 Cores @ 4.3 GHz Win 10 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$813.99
Dell Vostro 5000 Series 5890 Business Desktop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700(8 Cores), Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 630, DVD, WiFi, HDMI, DisplayPort
Dell Vostro 5000 Series 5890 Business Desktop Computer, 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700(8 Cores), Windows 11 Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, Intel UHD Graphics 630, DVD, WiFi, HDMI, DisplayPort
By Dell
$999.00

Motherboard

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop System Board.

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop Motherboard
Source: Dell

Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop System Board.

Dell Vostro 5890 Desktop Motherboard
Source: Dell

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