UNIT UNDER DELL WARRANTY UNTIL MAY 21 MAY 2022
|Model||Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT|
|Form factor||Mini Tower|
|CPU options||Intel Gen8 — i7;|
|RAM speed||2666 MT/s|
|RAM max||64 GB|
|USB ports||USB 3.1 Type C; (5x) USB-A 3.0; (4x) USB-A 2.0;|
|Video ports||(2x) Display Port 1.2;|
|Other ports||RJ45; Headset; Line-Out; Serial; (2x) PS2;|
|Optional ports||HDMI2.0b/DP1.2/VGA/USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode); Media Card Reader; WiFi antenna;|
|PCI slots||PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 3.0 x16 (wired x4); PCIe 3.0 x1; PCI;|
|M.2 slots||M.2 2280/2230 M-key (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA); M.2 2230 (WiFi/BT)|
|Drive bays||3.5in/5.25in; (2x) 2.5in; 5.25in (slim);|
|Weight||7.93 kg (17.49 lb)|
The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT supports Gen8 Intel Core technology. Intel introduced their new 8th generation CPUs in 2017. Those processors are built using the second version of Intel’s 14 nm manufacturing process. The 8gen marks a change in the number of cores for desktop processors. Mainstream i7 desktop CPUs feature 6 cores (12 threads).
A RAM slot (also called memory socket) is where RAM memory sticks are inserted into the computer. Most desktops will have two to four slots. This model has 4 RAM slots. This should be sufficient for anyone especially for power users who will need significant amounts of RAM.
Faster RAM speeds permit your processor to access the data stored in the RAM memory faster. This is important for the overall speed of your system. The motherboard of the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT supports RAM speeds of up to 2666 MT/s. In case you want faster RAM speeds, you will need to upgrade your system with a newer generation one.
Size of the RAM is another important parameter. It is important not to run out of RAM memory during everyday work. If this happens often, you may see significant drop in performance. For everyday work and light gaming we recommend 8GB of RAM. For everything else, go for 16GB and more. The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT supports a maximum of 64 GB of RAM.
Ports are something important that people should pay more attention to. For example, if you don’t have enough USB ports, using external devices becomes problematic. Before buying, considering your use case and plann for extension ports in advance.
The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT comes with 10 USB ports in total. Having more USB ports is always better, but also pay attention to the version of those USB ports. Higher version of USBs support faster transfer speeds. It is nice to see that the model has a USB 3.1 port. This interface is fast (10Gb/s) and comes in handy when you transfer big files to your external drives.
DisplayPort (DP) is crucial for any desktop machine as it allows you to connect external monitors. It is good to see that the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT is featuring a DisplayPort. The version of this DisplayPort is also important. Try to always aim for the higher versions of DP as it allows for better resolutions and refresh rates.
HDMI port is another digital video port which allows you to connect external monitors. It has very similar capabilities to the DisplayPort with few exceptions. However, the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT doesn’t have one. It is not a problem if there is a DisplayPort is available.
SATA slots are located on the system board and it is where HDD, SSD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT comes with 260 SATA slot(s). Keep in mind that having too few SATA slots might restrict your options for connecting additional memory drives. Think about your use case and decide if the SATA slots provided by this model will be sufficient.
The M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA interface. Sometimes the M.2 interface will be 5 times faster and more. Fortunately the Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT has it and you will be able to enjoy fast transfer speeds with your SSD.
Side note: It is good if the available M.2 slots support the PCIe/NVMe interface. Sometimes the M.2 slot will only support the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 can go as high as 32Gb/s!
Having a PSU (Power Supply Unit) with high power rating is important, especially if you are going to use components, like dedicated GPU and additional HDD, which require extra power. The Dell OptiPlex 7060 MT comes with a 260 Watt PSU. Deciding if this will be enough depends on your specific requirements and use.