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Dell’s new XPS desktop adds brawn to match its beauty

By Ken Wong - on 1 Dec 2021, 3:19pm

Dell’s new XPS desktop adds brawn to match its beauty

Dell also has a number of accessories to go along with the XPS desktop. Image source: Dell.

Dell’s latest XPS desktop is the company’s most powerful yet.

Game, create, and conceptualise whatever you like with the new 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors (up to i9), graphics options like either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs (up to a 3090) or AMD Radeon RX GPUs (up to a 6900 XT). It also supports DDR5 memory as well as being PCIe Gen5 graphics ready.

Bigger than its predecessor by nearly 42% (27L vs 19L), it can support current and future graphics with its physically larger chassis.

The larger chassis also brings with it, improvements to cooling.

The front bezel of the chassis is designed to help improve air flow. Image source: Dell.

The XPS desktop has a redesigned thermal architecture that maximises performance and softens the acoustics through improved airflow. The front bezel of the chassis is designed to intake cool air and move it from the front and out the back. It also features new high RPM fans (up to 5,000 RPM) that operate more efficiently at slower speeds, which helps makes the system quieter. It is also Dell’s first XPS desktop to come with an option for liquid cooling.

 

Pricing and availability

Your desktop looks like this internally if you choose liquid cooling. Image source: Dell.

Unfortunately, while available in two colours in some countries, Singapore only has the XPS Desktop (Night Sky colour) available for purchase. It will ship with Windows 11. 

It will go on sale from 2 December 2021 at Dell’s online site with prices starting from S$2,399. In mid-January 2022 it will go on sale at the same price in Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX, Plaza Singapura, and VivoCity. 

Specs/Model XPS Desktop 8950

OS

Microsoft Windows 11 Home, 64-bit Microsoft

Windows 11 Pro, 64-bit

Chipset

8950

CPU thermal

125W k-series with high-capacity thermal heat sink or liquid cooling option

Processor 

12th Generation Intel Core i5-12600K (10 Core, 20 MB Cache, 3.7 GHz to 4.9 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology)

12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700K (12 Core, 25 MB Cache, 3.6 GHz to 5 GHz with Turbo Boost Max 3.0)

12th Generation Intel Core i9-12900K (16 Core, 30 MB Cache, 3.2 GHz to 5.2 GHz with Turbo Boost Max 3.0)

Memory 

8 GB, 1 x 8 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

16 GB, 1 x 16 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

32 GB, 1 x 32 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

64 GB, 2 x 32 GB, DDR5, 4400 MHz

128 GB, 4 x 32 GB, DDR5, 3600 MHz

*Up to 128 GB, additional memory sold separately

Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB GDDR6

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6 LHR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 LHR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 10GB GDDR6x LHR

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 12GB GDDR6x

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6x

AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT 12GB GDDR6

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT 16GB GDDR6

Storage

1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive 256GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD

256GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

256GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

512GB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

1TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 1TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB 7200 RPM SATA HDD

Price Starting from S$2,399

 

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