Dell G5 5090 vs. Dell Inspiron 3471

Comparison and Differences

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Model
Form factorMini TowerSmall
CPU optionsIntel Gen9 i3/i5/i7/i9;Intel Gen9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetH370B365
Dedicated GPU *GeForce RTX 2080GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile
RAMDIMM DDR4-2666DIMM DDR4-2133/2400
RAM slots42
RAM speed2666 MT/s2400 MT/s
RAM max64 GB32 GB
USB ports(5x) USB 3.0 Type A; (4x) USB-A 2.0; USB 3.0 Type C;(2x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;
Video portsN/AHDMI 1.4b; VGA;
Other portsRJ45; Headset; Mic; Line-Out; Front, side, center, rare outputs;RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Card Reader;
Optional portsN.A.N.A.
SATA ports34
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x4; PCIe 3.0 x1;PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x1;
M.2 slotsM.2 2230 (WiFi/BT); M.2 2230/2280 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, NVMe);M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT); M.2 2280 B-Key (SATA only);
Drive bays(2x) 2.5in; 3.25in;(2x) 2.5in; 3.25in;
PSU360/460 W200 W
Weight8.20 kg (18.07 lbs)4.80 kg (10.58 lb)
Released20192019
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* Dedicated GPU warning: Check if your particular power supply model has enough power. Additionally some PSUs don't come with an auxiliary PCIe power connector and you may need to buy a SATA to PCIe power adapter.

Differences between Dell G5 5090 and Dell Inspiron 3471

Both computers, the Dell G5 5090 and the Dell Inspiron 3471, were released during the same year - 2019.

If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Dell Inspiron 3471 is the right one for you. It is smaller than the Dell G5 5090 and will fit more easily under your desk.

Processor

The two models have the same generation of Intel processors. We think that the 9 generation of Intel Processors have enough power to execute all of the home and office tasks that most people will care to do.

Memory

The Dell G5 5090 has 4 RAM slots while the Dell Inspiron 3471 has only 2 slot(s). This is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM you are going to use.

The Dell G5 5090 is using the faster 2666 MT/s RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3471 is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 2400 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the Dell G5 5090 as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Dell Inspiron 3471 can do a bit less at max 32 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for the majority of users.

Ports

In total the Dell G5 5090 has 9 USB ports. The Dell Inspiron 3471 is inferior in this regard and packs 6 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. What is nice about the Dell G5 5090, is that it has 2 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Dell Inspiron 3471 has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds significantly. For people who want to use external drives on regular basis, this might be an issue.

Nowadays, almost every new computer comes equipped with a DisplayPort. However, none of the devices being compared here has one. Don't worry though, DisplayPort adapters are very cheap and you can get virtually any combination of conversion types.

The Dell Inspiron 3471 comes with an HDMI port, while the Dell G5 5090 does not support the interface. Of course missing HDMI port is something that can be easily fixed with a good adapter (e.g. DisplayPort to HDMI).

SATA ports are placed on the system board and it is where you connect your HDD, SSD and Optical Disk Drives. More SATA slots will allow you to have more drives running at the same time. In this regard the Dell Inspiron 3471 is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s), while the Dell G5 5090 has 3 slot(s).

When your goal is to have the fastest SSD transfer speeds, an M.2 interface is crucial. Thus, it is good that both models have M.2 SSD slots. Today M.2 SSDs are not much more expensive than the average SATA drives, so it really does not make sense to invest in SATA drives anymore.

Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called NVMe) interface. This is important as there are M.2 slots which support only the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III interface has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!

Power Supply

Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The Dell Inspiron 3471 comes with a decent 200 Watt PSU, but the Dell G5 5090 has a more powerful one rated at 460 Watts. Choosing either one depends on your specific requirements and use case. Also don't forget that some models might have more than one PSU option - try to always get the most powerful one, especially if you plan to upgrade to a powerful GPU.

Motherboard

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