Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF vs. HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell OptiPlex 5060 SFFHP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF
Form factorSmallSmall
CPU optionsIntel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;Intel Gen8&9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ370B360
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 Low ProfileGeForce GT 1030 Low Profile
RAMDIMM DDR4-2400/2666DIMM DDR4-2666
RAM slots42
RAM speed2666 MT/s2666 MT/s
RAM max64 GB64 GB
USB portsUSB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;(4x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) Display Port 1.2;DisplayPort; VGA;
Other portsRJ45; Headset; Line-Out; RJ45; Headset; Line-In; Line-Out;
Optional portsHDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Serial+PS2; Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna; SD card reader; Serial; Serial and (2x) PS2; DP/HDMI/VGA/USB-C;
SATA ports32
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x4 (open ended);PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x1 ;
M.2 slotsM.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)
Drive bays3.5-inch/(2x)2.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim); (2x) 2.5/3.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);
PSU200 W180 W
Weight5.81 kg (12.82 lb)4.6 kg (10.14 lb)
Released20182019
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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 OptiPlex 5060 SFF and HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF which was released in 2019. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF is older and entered production in 2018.

Form factor wise the models are the same - both desktops are of similar size and form.

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 HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.

Memory

The Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF has 4 RAM slots while the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF has only 2 slot(s). Of course this is not something to worry about. Just make sure you take it into consideration when planning how much RAM will your system be using.

None of the desktops has an advantage when it comes to the speed of the RAM being used. Both models support RAM speeds of up to 2666. In addition, you will be able to install the same amount of RAM in both models, and most probably 64 GB of RAM will be enough for most people. However, if you will be needing more RAM, make sure to check other desktop models too.

Ports

In total the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF has 10 USB ports. The HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF is inferior in this regard and packs 8 USB ports. What is nice about the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF, is that it has 1 USB 3.1 port(s) which allows transfer of up to 10Gb/s. Unfortunately, the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF has no such port, thus restricting your transfer speeds a bit.

DisplayPort is crucial for any desktop machine. It is good to see that both models are featuring DisplayPorts. However, the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF comes with 2 ports, while the HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF has only 1.

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

SATA port 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 OptiPlex 5060 SFF is better equipped as it comes with 3 SATA 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 buy SATA drives anymore.

Remark: Make sure that the M.2 slot supports the PCIe (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 6 Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32 Gb/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 HP ProDesk 400 G6 SFF comes with a decent 180 Watt PSU, but the Dell OptiPlex 5060 SFF has a more powerful one rated at 200 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.

Motherboard

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