Dell's new upgradeable G5 Gaming Desktop will get you in the game from just US$629

The Dell G5 is its new affordable gaming desktop. (Source: Dell)
The Dell G5 is its new affordable gaming desktop. (Source: Dell)
Headlining Dell’s announcements at Gamescom is an all-new G series gaming desktop. The new Dell G5 Desktop is designed to be an attractive but affordable and upgradeable gaming machine with up to Intel Core i9 CPUs and either Nvidia (GTX/RTX) or AMD Radeon RX GPUs.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Dell launched its first G Series gaming desktop designed to complement its G Series gaming laptops. The all-new Dell G5 Desktop is pitched as an entry-level gaming machine that can be 'specced' right up at the factory or easily upgraded by end users. It features tool-less entry and additional storage slots inside while it has the option of four different air-cooled modes to help keep silicon clock frequencies optimal. It will also ship with optional blue LED lighting and an optional clear window that some gamers like to help give their machine a more hard-core gaming look and feel.

The G5 Desktop comes with a wide range of customization options from the factory. It can be fitted with a slew of Intel 9th gen chips from a quad-core i3 9100 model right through to an octa-core Core i9 9900K with 16MB of L3 cache and Turbo Boost up to 5.0 GHz. Graphics options are plentiful and start with either Nvidia’s Turing-based GTX 1660 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM through to Nvidia’s ray-tracing RTX 2080 with 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Alternatively, you can configure it with AMD Radeon graphics starting with the RX 560X through to the new Radeon RX 5700-series GPUs.

RAM support goes all the way up to 64 GB of dual-channel DDR4 2666 MHz, but starts with a mere 8 GB as standard. Storage options include a mixture of spinning platter SATA HDDs up to 2 TB or M.2 PCIe SSDs up to 1 TB with 2 x 2.5-inch slots and 1 x M.2 slot. Power supply options include a 360 W supply or a 460 W supply, which Dell seems to think is sufficient as the machine is based on an Intel H370 Express chipset that does not support overclocking. The G5 also comes with a Killer Wi-Fi AX1650 card with support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard.

The Dell G5 Desktop is now shipping from US$629.

(Source: Dell)
(Source: Dell)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-08-20 (Update: 2019-08-20)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.