Dell XPS 8950 Desktop PC with Intel i7-12700, 32GB DDR5 RAM & 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD Review

Dell XPS 8950 Desktop PC with Intel i7-12700

Dell XPS 8950 with Intel i7-12700

Dell XPS 8950 is a modern, powerful tower desktop PC with the latest 12th generation Intel i7-12700 processor, Intel UHD 770 integrated graphics, 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 32GB DDR5 memory, Windows 11 Pro operating system, latest connectivity options like the Killer WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, USB-C ports and 460W Power Supply with Air-Cooled CPU.

The quarter one of 2022 release 12th generation 12-core Intel i7-12700 processor (20 total threads, 25MB cache) has 8 performance cores with 16 threads and a speed range of 2.1GHz to 4.9GHz with the turbo boost and 4 efficient cores and 4 threads with a base speed of 1.6GHz and a turbo speed of 3.6GHz. The average CPU Passmark benchmark score is a very impressive 31631 and the typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 65 watts. With the top performance offered by this modern processor you can perform any task easily, create and multitask efficiently.

32GB DDR5 RAM (2 x 16GB) at 4400MHz offers amazing multitasking performance and you can have several browser tabs, apps and programs running at the same time without any freezing or lagging. And this memory can be upgraded up to 128GB if you have extreme multitasking needs. For storage you have the very fast 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive and 1TB 7200rpm SATA HDD 3.5-inch hard drive for plenty of space for your games, videos, songs or photos. Intel UHD 770 has a video card benchmark score of 2497 on the day of this review and offers very good graphics performance overall for a built-in GPU.

Windows 11 Pro operating system is pre-installed on this modern PC with its additional business and security functions. There is no Optical DVD Drive and it has a variety of modern connectivity options including the 802.11ax Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit Ethernet, 7-in-1 Media Card Reader, a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2 port and 3 x USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1 ports at the front and a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen 2×2, 2 x USB 3.2 Type-Dell XPS 8950 Desktop Computer Intel i7-12700A Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A ports at the rear, a Dual-Mode DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI output, 7.1 Audio 6 connector stack of re-taskable Audio ports and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack.

It has a large chassis of 27L for more space to upgrade and grow and high-rpm fans at a max speed of 5000rpm for the computer to run efficiently and quietly depending on the task at hand. It has the thermal efficient design with the cool air getting in through the special front bezel and moving back over the power supply, GPU and M.2 SSD storage without any recirculation. And nothing sits on top of the CPU and GPU and airflow is not limited and the desktop stays cooler than before. It is designed as a personal home computer for multimedia and gaming.

This XPS tower desktop PC It is very easily upgradeable with its 3 tool-less backplane slots and adequate space for a total of 4 storage devices. It works quietly despite all that power and speed, thanks to the enhanced internal design for optimised cooling and the optional liquid cooling. It is sleek and modern with a premium look and feel and an elegant minimalist design and will complement your desktop or workspace very nicely. In the box you’ll find the tower desktop, power cord and user manual with documentation. It is offered with a 2-year warranty with hardware service (onsite support after a remote diagnosis). And you’ll get a 12 Month Subscription of McAfee LiveSafe and  Retail Dell Migrate – Multi Instance for 6 Months.

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