Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF vs. HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower
Comparison and Differences
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF||HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower|
|Form factor||Small||Mini Tower|
|CPU options||Intel Gen10 i3/i5/i7/i9;||Intel Gen8&9 i3/i5/i7; Celeron; Pentium;|
|Dedicated GPU *||GeForce GTX 1650 Low Profile||GeForce GTX 1660 Super|
|RAM||DIMM DDR4-2666/2933||DIMM DDR4-2666|
|RAM speed||2933 MT/s||2666 MT/s|
|RAM max||128 GB||128 GB|
|USB ports||USB 3.1 Type C; (2x) USB-A 3.1; (3x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;||USB-C 3.1; (4x)USB-A 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) Display Port 1.4;||(2x) DisplayPort:|
|Other ports||RJ45; Headset; Line-Out/In; Serial; (2x) PS2;||RJ45; Headset; Line-Out; Line-In;|
|Optional ports||HDMI2.0b/DP1.4/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); SD4.0; 2xWiFi antenna;||DP1.2/HDMI2.0/VGA/USB-C(DP); Serial; SD card reader;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x4 (open ended);||PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);|
|M.2 slots||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2280 M-key (PCIe); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);|
|Drive bays||3.5in/(2x)2.5in; 5.25in (slim);||(2x) 2.5in; 3.5in; 5.25in; 5.25in (slim)|
|PSU||200 W||250/400 W|
|Weight||5.28 Kg (11.63 lb)||7.14 kg (15.74 lb)|
|Price**||Check Price||Check Price|
Differences between Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF and HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower
If you are looking for a more modern desktop, then you should go with the Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF which was released in 2020. The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower is older and entered production in 2018.
If you are looking for the smaller form factor the Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF is the right one for you. It is smaller than the HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower and will fit more easily under your desk.
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 7080 SFF as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower is bad - it can still run some powerful CPUs, albeit being an older generation.
RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models has 4 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.The Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF is using the faster 2933 MT/s RAM. The HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower is slower by supporting RAM speeds of up to 2666 MT/s. In addition, you will be able to install the same amount of RAM in both models, and most probably 128 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.
In total the HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower has 11 USB ports. The Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF is inferior in this regard and packs 10 USB ports. In any case, if you miss USB ports, you can always purchase a USB hub. It's great that both of the models have USB 3.1 ports which will allow you to exchange data with your peripherals at up to 10Gb/s. But if you need maximum connectivity, go with the HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower as it has 5 USB3.1 ports (the Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF has 3).
The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. That's why, 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. Such adapters are cheap so nothing to worry about.
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 HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower is better equipped as it comes with 4 SATA slot(s), while the Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF has 3 slot(s).
An M.2 SSD can be several times faster than a SATA one. Thus, we are happy to see that both models support the M.2 interface. However, the Dell OptiPlex 7080 SFF has 1 M.2 slots while the HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower comes with just 1.Remark: 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!
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 7080 SFF comes with a decent 200 Watt PSU, but the HP ProDesk 600 G5 Microtower has a more powerful one rated at 400 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.