News Dell Gives XPS Desktop a Smaller Chassis with More Powerful Parts

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No XPS 8940 at dell.com yet. I'm thinking your vaporware articles outnumber real hardware articles 10:1 You all need to STOP pushing crap that doesn't exist at the time of publication. TIA
 

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This is just the same Optiplex 7080/5080 internal case with different cover. Sadly this case is worse than the older case in cooling ...

the older XPS was way better . it is stupid to use Business class compact cases for the XPS line . Dell is going cheap.

Dell XPS allways shared the internal case design iof their workstation entry level case .. now they decided to use the Optiplex cases for XPS line. not good

things that went bad :

1- Top 120 fan lost.
2-normal ATX size power supply *upto 800 W" lost to some non Generic low watt PSU.
3- Cant add RTX 2080 super anymore while old XPS with 800W PSU option had no limits for GPU.
4- no "k" potential at all , and lower turbo speeds ...

Dell really forgot what XPS used to be ...

I Miss old times




 
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This is just the same Optiplex 7080/5080 internal case with different cover. Sadly this case is worse than the older case in cooling ...
I remember when the 8910 came out, it supposedly had some of its cooling redesign inspired by the cooling for the Alienware R8, I think. I have read, though, that its cooling turned out not to be all that great on the XPS. Not sure if the R8 managed it better.

I never quite got any solid confirmation on that. Still, my son's video card (PowerColor RX 580 at the time) seemed to need to spin up the fans more, and audibly so, in his 8910 than it did in his DIYPC-Trio-GT-RGB. Of course, the latter is a much larger case with 4 fans included.

But, was the 8910/8920/8930 good at cooling, better than the XPS 8300/8500/8700? Is the new 8940 a big step backward in cooling ability?

I'll admit that seeing them moving to a server-style PSU is very disappointing. Maybe they're trying to draw a much sharper line between the general use home PC and the enthusiast (Alienware) one? I was given to understand that even that R9 redesign for the Alienware didn't improve cooling, not sure if it made it worse.


I have to admit - I've liked Dells, they've been good to me for my needs, but this seems a bit like a step in the wrong direction.
 
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I remember when the 8910 came out, it supposedly had some of its cooling redesign inspired by the cooling for the Alienware R8, I think. I have read, though, that its cooling turned out not to be all that great on the XPS. Not sure if the R8 managed it better.

I never quite got any solid confirmation on that. Still, my son's video card (PowerColor RX 580 at the time) seemed to need to spin up the fans more, and audibly so, in his 8910 than it did in his DIYPC-Trio-GT-RGB. Of course, the latter is a much larger case with 4 fans included.

But, was the 8910/8920/8930 good at cooling, better than the XPS 8300/8500/8700? Is the new 8940 a big step backward in cooling ability?

I'll admit that seeing them moving to a server-style PSU is very disappointing. Maybe they're trying to draw a much sharper line between the general use home PC and the enthusiast (Alienware) one? I was given to understand that even that R9 redesign for the Alienware didn't improve cooling, not sure if it made it worse.


I have to admit - I've liked Dells, they've been good to me for my needs, but this seems a bit like a step in the wrong direction.
Actually the XPS was allways the "studio" solution , that is in between General PC (The Dell inspiron) and the high end gaming Alienware machines ...

That is , the XPS was the high end PC that lacked Overclocking and Dual GPU ... but it was vey high end in design and cooling and could take the best single card GPU. and The "K" Cpus were an option but without overclocking just built in Turbo mode.

Now not anymore , the XPS turned into a crap ...
 
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Disappointing. Smaller, don't care. Less fans = more noise. No RTX 2080 support. Non-standard ITX power supply. Still only 1 PCIe 4x slot. The PCIe 1x is useless to me. Only gigabit LAN (see PCIe 4x slot). Two useless 2.5" drive bays, only one 3.5" bay. Of course you have that 10th Gen limitation, no PCIe 4.0. The swing out power supply is gone but that never bothered me. Just the cabling was odd. Is as if Dell is pushing you into the Alienware line. Be aware if you are upgrading to a higher CPU a 'voltage regulator heatsink' does exist. Refer to the Service Manual.
 

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