Detailed Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop vs. Dell XPS 8940 Desktop

Here is a side by side comparison between Dell XPS 8950 Desktop and Dell XPS 8940 Desktop specs including price, processors, memory, graphics, storage, ports, and more.

Specs Comparison

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop image
Dell XPS 8950 Desktop
Dell XPS 8940 Desktop image
Dell XPS 8940 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 SkyPlatinum Silver
  • New 27L chassis with 42% larger than before.
  • Better cooling solutions for better airflow and acoustics.

Availability

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 Desktop
Released20212020
Release InfoAnnounced on October 27, 2021
  • Announced on July 9, 2020
  • Available from July 9, 2020
PricingStarting at $919.00Starting from $649.99
i3-10100iGPUNo ODD360W PSU8GB1TB 3.5” HDDWi-Fi 5
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
By Dell
$1,449.99
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
By Dell
$979.00
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
By Dell
$998.98
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
By Dell
$1,449.99
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
By Dell
$949.00
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
By Dell
$998.98

Exterior

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 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
  • 12.1 x 14.4 x 6.7” (308 x 367 x 169 mm)
    Without feed
  • 12.1 x 15.5 x 6.7” (308 x 393 x 169 mm)
    With feed
Weight
  • Starting weight: 16.36lbs (7.42kg)
    Night Sky
  • Starting weight: 16.79lbs (7.62kg)
    Platinum Silver
Starting Weight: 13.89 lb (6.3 kg)
Colors
Night SkyPlatinum Silver
Night Sky
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Dell KB216 Multimedia Keyboard
    Black or White
  • Dell MS116Optical Mouse
    Black or White
  • Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 Black (English)
  • 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
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1,
  • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports,
  • 1 x Headset jack
Rear
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4 (UMA graphics only)
  • 1 x Display Port 1.2 (UMA only)
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x Audio port (5.1 channel 3 Jack)

Chasis

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 Desktop
Form FactorMini Tower (27.1L)Mini Tower
Power Supply
  • 460W
    80+ Bronze85% Efficiency
  • 750W
    80+ Platinum92% Efficiency
360W500W
Bays
  • 2 x SATA slots for 2.5-inch HDD
  • 1 x SATA slot for 3.5 inch HDD
  • 1 x Optional Optical Disk Drive
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
  • 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

Internal Specs

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 Desktop
ChipsetIntel® Z690 ChipsetIntel® H470 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™ i3-10100
    4C/8T, 3.60 → 4.30 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-10400
    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™ i9-10900
    10C/20T, 2.80 → 5.20 GHz, 20MB 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™ i3-10100
    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™ i7-10700
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10900
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
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®
  • GTX 1030 - 2GB GDDR5
  • GTX 1650 SUPER™ - 4GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1660 SUPER™ - 6GB GDDR6
  • GTX 1660 Ti - 6GB GDDR6
  • RTX 2060 - 6GB GDDR6
  • RTX 2060 SUPER™ - 8GB GDDR6
  • RTX 2070 SUPER™ - 8GB GDDR6
AMD® Radeon™
  • RX 5300 - 3GB GDDR6
  • RX 5600 - 6GB GDDR6
  • RX 5700 - 8GB GDDR6
  • RX 5700 XT - 8GB GDDR6
Memory
  • Memory Slots: 4 DIMM slots
  • Memory Type: Single or Dual Channel DDR5 Memory
  • Memory Speed:
    3600 MHz4400 MHz
  • Memory Per Slot:
    8GB16GB32GB
Memory Configurations
  • 8GB16GB32GB64GB
    4400 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 memory.
  • 128GB
    3600 MHz Dual-Channel DDR5 memory.
8GB16GB32GB64GB128GB
Dual-channel DDR4 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz.
4 x UDIMM slots
Storage
  • 256GB512GB1TB2TB
    M.2 PCIe NVME SSD
  • 1TB2TB
    7200 RPM SATA HDD
  • 256GB512GB1TB2TB
    M.2 PCIe NVME SSD
  • 1TB2TB
    7200 rpm 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
  • 4TB
    5400 rpm 2.5" 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
  • 1 x PCIe x16 slot
  • 1 x PCIe x1 slot
  • 1 x PCIe x4 slot
  • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 slot
    For solid-state drive/Intel Optane memory
  • 1 x M.2 2230 slot
    For WiFi and Bluetooth combo card

Connectivity

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 Desktop
Wi-FiIntel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1675
Dual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi-6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth 5.2
  • Qualcomm QCA9377 (DW1810)
    Up to 433 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi-5 (802.11ac)Bluetooth 5.0
  • Killer AX1650i
    Up to 2400 MbpsDual band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzWiFi-6 (802.11ax)Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.1
EthernetKiller E3100G Ethernet controller
10/100/1000 Mbps.
Rivet Networks E2600 PCIe Gigabit Ethernet controller
10/100/1000 Mbps.

Software

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 Desktop
OS
  • Windows 11 Home
  • Windows 11 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Microsoft Office 30-day trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
  • Microsoft Office 30-day trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription

Camera & Audio

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 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 ALC3861
  • External Ports
    • One headset port
    • One audio line-out port
    • One rear L/R-surround audio-out port
    • One center/subwoofer LFE surround audio-out port

Misc

Dell XPS 8950 DesktopDell XPS 8940 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 XPS 8940 Desktop

The Dell XPS 8950 Desktop is a newer system that was released in 2021, while the Dell XPS 8940 Desktop was released a year earlier in 2020. 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 XPS 8940 Desktop has configurations with a 65W 10th Generation Intel Comet Lake quad-core Intel Core i3-10100 up to a 65W 10-core Intel Core i9-10900 with a boost speed up to 5.20 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.

Both PCs have the same amount of four 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 XPS 8950 Desktop up to 64GB of 4400MHz or 128GB of 3600MHz dual-channel DDR5 memory. For Dell XPS 8940 Desktop, it supports up to 128GB of 2933MHz 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 less than the Dell XPS 8940 Desktop that has 10 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 XPS 8940 Desktop, it has nine USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port. The PC has two ports that support USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) and eight ports that support USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps).

Pricing

Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
By Dell
$1,449.99
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
By Dell
$979.00
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
By Dell
$998.98
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop Price
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 11th Gen Octa-core Intel I7-11700 up to 4.9GHz Processor, 64GB DDR4 Memory, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD +2TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 + HDMI
By Dell
$1,449.99
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, 10th Gen Octa-core Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 16GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, DVD-RW Drive, Windows 10 w/ Accessories
By Dell
$949.00
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
Dell XPS 8940 Tower Desktop PC, Octa-core 10th Gen Intel i7-10700 2.9GHz Processor, 32GB DDR4 Memory, 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD +1TB SATA 7200 RPM HDD, Windows 10 w/Mazepoly Accessories
By Dell
$998.98

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