Dell refreshes G5 Desktop 5000 with Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-S and an assortment of AMD and NVIDIA options; redesigned XPS Desktop coming next month
Dell has upgraded its G5 desktop to offer new Intel 10th gen Comet Lake-S CPUs. With the G5 Desktop 5000, Dell is offering multiple configuration options to choose from for gamers of all requirements and budgets.
The new G5 Desktop 5000 hasn't changed in terms of looks from the current G5 offering. Users can configure the G5 Desktop with CPU options ranging from the Core i3-10100 all the way to the Core i9-10900K. Previously, Dell offered only the GTX 1660 Ti as default with the highest GPU offering being the RTX 2060. Now, Dell is offering a range of GPU configurations to choose from, which includes both NVIDIA and AMD offerings. NVIDIA options range from the GTX 1650 to the RTX 2070 Super while the sole available AMD option is the Radeon RX 5600.
Depending on the CPU, Dell offers a 45 W or 95 W air cooler and a system fan with a maximum speed of 4,500 RPM. Like the previous generation, there does not seem to be a way to mount intake fans. This may can cause issues with overall thermals, especially with the top-tier configurations.
The G5 Desktop 5000 can be configured with up to 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) of DDR4-2666 RAM that can be pushed to 2933 MHz when used in combination with Core i7 and higher CPUs. Single and dual-drive storage options are available that include PCIe M.2 SSDs from 256 GB to 1 TB and HDDs up to 2 TB 7,200 RPM drives. Storage can be further expanded via two 2.5-inch bays and one 3.5-inch bay along with an additional M.2 slot.
Port selection is standard and includes a front-panel USB 3.1 Type-C port. Available display-out combinations depend on the selected GPU. Killer Gigabit Ethernet and 2x2 Killer Wi-Fi AX1650 with Bluetooth 5.0 enable fast networking. Alienware Command Center allows for controlling all aspects of the G5 Desktop including chassis lighting, fan speeds, customized game profiles, and more.
The Dell G5 Desktop 5000 will go on sale on July 9 for a starting price of US$749. In July, Dell will also launch a redesigned XPS Desktop as part of the NVIDIA RTX Studio Program designed for content creators and gamers. More information on the XPS Desktop will be made available next month.
Dell Press Release