Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT vs. Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT

Comparison and Differences

ModelDell OptiPlex 7060 MTDell OptiPlex 9020 MT
Form factorMini TowerMini Tower
CPU optionsIntel Gen8 i3/i5/i7;Intel Gen4 i3/i5/i7;
ChipsetIntel Q370Intel Q87
RAM typeDIMM DDR4-2400/2666DIMM DDR3-1600
RAM slots44
RAM speed26661600
RAM max6432
USB PortsUSB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0; (4x) USB-A 3.0; (6x) USB-A 2.0;
Video Ports(2x) Display Port 1.2;(2x) DisplayPort 1.2; VGA;
Other PortsRJ45; Headset; Line-Out; Serial; (2x) PS2; RJ45; Hdph; Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial; (2x) PS2;
Optional PortsHDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna; N.A.
SATA ports44
PCIePCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4); PCIe 3.0 x1; PCI; PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe x1; PCIe x16(wired x4); PCI;
M.2 slotsM.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT) N.A.
Drive bays3.5-inch/5.25-inch; (2x) 2.5-inch; 5.25-inch slim;(2x) 2.5/3.5-inch; (2x) 5.25 inch
Hard DriveSATA/M.2 max 2TB;SATA max 2TB; RAID 0 & 1;
PSU260 W ATX 290 W
Weight7.93 kg (17.49 lb)9.40 kg (20.72 lb)
Released20182013
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The difference between Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT and Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT

Welcome to our page comparing the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT vs. the Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT. Are you trying to choose between the two desktop computers unsure which one is more suitable for you? This page will try to highlight the differences between the two models: the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT vs. Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT. Don't forget to also check the comparison table where you will find detailed specification.

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT which was released in 2018. The Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT is a bit older and entered production in 2013.

Form wise there is no difference. Both desktops are of similar size and form. We like this Mini Tower form factor as it is equally good for office and home setups.

The processor

Usually the newer the generation of the CPU, the better the performance and efficiency is. If your budget allows it, you should go with the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models have 4 RAM slots which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM it\'s going to be used. The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT is using the faster 2666 RAM. On the otherhand, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 1600. If you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT as it has the ability to run 64 GB of RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT can do a bit less at 32 GB, but this should be enough for most users.

Ports

What is nice about the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT, is that it has USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds a bit.

The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. It is good to see that both of the models come with a DisplayPort.

None of the models has an HDMI port. If your monitor supports only the HDMI interface, you will need to buy an adapter.

SATA slot is where you connect SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives. Each of the two models being compared have 4 SATA slots. For most use cases this should be enough but you should decide for yourself.

If you want the fastest transfer speeds for your SSD, M.2 interface is crucial. In case M.2 SSD slot is a mandatory requirement for you, go with the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT. Sadly, the Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT has no such slot, and you will be forced to use the SATA interface.
Remark: If you want the fastest M.2 SSD interface, make sure that the slot supports the PCIe interface. Compared to the SATA III, the PCIe 3.0 x4 is more than 5 times faster (6Gb/s vs. 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 OptiPlex 7060 MT comes with a decent 260 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 9020 MT has a more powerful one rated at 290 Watts. Choosing either one depends on your specific requirements and use case.

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