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Dell's gaming-capable XPS 8300 consumer desktop offers Sandy Bridge Intel processors and either AMD or Nvidia discrete graphics.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jan. 10, 2011
  • Price at launch: $749.99


  • Desktop type: Tower
  • Case Dimensions (largest): 17.9 inches
  • Case Dimensions (middle): 16.05 inches
  • Case Dimensions (smallest): 7.32 inches
  • Weight: 22.4 pounds
  • Color: Black / White, Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge
  • Base CPU model: Core i5-2310
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 2.9 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Sandy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-2600
  • Cores: 4
  • Clockspeed: 3.4 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.8 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Discrete
  • Base discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Base discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6450
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (base)

  • Discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6870
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 6 GB
  • Max. config RAM: 16 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz
  • Slots: 4


  • Options: HDD (7200RPM), RAID 0 (HDD), RAID 1 (HDD)
  • Base storage type: HDD (7200RPM)
  • Base storage capacity: 1 TB
  • Max. config HDD: 2 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: Other, SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, xD, CompactFlash, SmartMedia


  • Drive(s): 1
  • Optical drive: Yes
  • Drive type: Tray-loading
  • Optical disc support: Dual-layer DVD burner, BD Combo, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • USB: 8
  • USB 3.0: 2
  • SATA: 4
  • eSATA: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • DVI: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 2
  • 3.5mm line-in / microphone: 2
  • Digital optical audio (S/PDIF): 1


  • 5.25-inch: 2
  • 3.5-inch: 2


  • PCI Express x16: 1
  • PCI Express x1: 3
  • Mini PCie: 1


  • Discrete audio card: Optional
  • Discrete audio brand / model: Soundblaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio, Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium


  • Wi-Fi: Optional
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • 802.11n frequencies: 5GHz, 2.4GHz


  • PSU wattage: 460 W


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