Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT vs. HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower

Comparison and Differences

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ModelDell OptiPlex 5060 MTHP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower
Form factorMini TowerMini Tower
CPU optionsIntel Gen8 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;Intel Gen10 i3/i5/i7/i9; Celeron; Pentium;
ChipsetQ370Q470
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 SuperGeForce GTX 1660 Super
RAMDIMM DDR4-2400/2666DIMM DDR4-3200
RAM slots44
RAM speed2666 MT/s3200 MT/s
RAM max64 GB128 GB
USB portsUSB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;USB-C 3.1; (2x)USB-A 3.1; (5x)USB-A 3.0; (2x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) Display Port 1.2;(2x) DisplayPort:
Other portsRJ45; Headset; Line-Out; RJ45; Headset; Line-Out;
Optional portsHDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Serial+PS2; Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna; DP1.4/ HDMI2.0a/ VGA/ USB-C(DP1.4)/ (2x)USB-A 3.0/ LAN/ Serial; Serial/Thunderbolt3; SD card reader;
SATA ports44
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x16(wired x4); (2x) PCIe x1;PCIe 3.0 x16; (2x) PCIe 3.0 x1; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4);
M.2 slotsM.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT) (2x) M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe x4); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT);
Drive bays3.5-inch/5.25-inch; (2x) 2.5-inch; 5.25-inch (slim);(2x) 2.5-inch; 3.5-inch; 5.25-inch; 5.25-inch (slim)
PSU260 W180/260/550 W
Weight7.93 kg (17.49 lb)5.0 kg (11.02 lb)
Released20182020
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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 MT and HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower

If a more modern desktop is what you are looking for, then you should go with the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower which was released in 2020. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT 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 600 G6 Microtower as it is running a newer generation CPU. This is not to say that Dell OptiPlex 5060 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 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 HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower is using the faster 3200 MT/s RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT is slower by supporting RAM speeds of only up to 2666 MT/s. Additionally, if you will be needing a lot of RAM, better go for the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower as it has the ability to run 128 GB of RAM. The Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT can do a bit less at max 64 GB. Most of the times, this should be sufficient for most users.

Ports

Total count of USB ports for both computers is 10. 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 10 Gb/s. But if you need maximum connectivity, go with the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower as it has 3 USB3.1 ports (the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT has 1).

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 SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. Each of the two models being compared have 4 SATA slots.

An M.2 SSD can be several times faster than the a SATA one. Thus, we are happy to see that both models support the M.2 interface. However the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower has 1 M.2 slots while the Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT comes with just 1.

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 Dell OptiPlex 5060 MT comes with a decent 260 Watt PSU, but the HP ProDesk 600 G6 Microtower has a more powerful one rated at 550 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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