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Compare MSI MAG Codex 5 11th vs Alienware R11 vs Dell G5 Gaming Desktop

Price

MSRP
1010 USD
700 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Capacity

Interior Volume
40 L
33.8 L

Connectivity

Expansion Slot
1x M.2 PCIe + 4x SATA III 6.0Gbps (2x 2.5" + 2x 3.5")
3x PCIe (x1, x4, x16)
Ports
[Front] 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen1 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x Headphone + 1x Microphone | [Rear] 4x DisplayPort (3 from GPU) + 2x HDMI (1x from GPU) + 1x VGA + 3x Audio jacks + 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 4x USB 2.0 + 1x PS/2 + 1x RJ45 (1Gbps)
[Front] 6x USB 2.0 + 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 + 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 + 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 + 1x TOSLINK + 1x Coaxial + 1x RJ45 Gigabit LAN + 1x Microphone + 1x Line In + 1x Line Out + 1x Center/Sub + 1x Rear Surround + 1x Side Surround | [Rear] 3x USB 3.2 Gen1 (1x Powers
[Front] 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x RJ45 + 1x Audio-in + 1x Front L/R surround line-out + 1x Center / LFE | [Rear] 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 1x USB-c 3.1 Gen1 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x Headphone + 1x Microphone
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 or WiFi 5 + Bluetooth

Construction

Colors
Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon
Black
Form Factor
ATX desktop computer
Mini ATX tower desktop computer
Material
Optional tempered glass side panel
Magnesium Alloy exterior shell, Copper Alloy thermal structures

Dimensions

Size | Depth
514.8 mm / 20.27"
431.9 mm / 17 inch
308 mm / 12.13 inch
Size | Height
466 mm / 18.35"
481.6 mm / 18.9 inch
324.3 mm / 12.77 inch
Size | Width
195 mm / 7.68"
222.8 mm / 8.8 inch
169 mm / 6.65 inch
Weight
9.4 kg
17.8 kg / 39.2 lbs (max)
From 7.6 kg / 16.8 lbs

Function

Audio
7.1 Channel HD Audio (Realtek ALC897)
Internal High-Definition 7.1+2 Performance Audio
Chipset
Intel H510
Intel Z490
Graphics
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
AMD Radeon RX 5300 3GB, RX 5600 6GB, RX 5700 8GB, or RX 5700 XT 8GB or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB, GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB, RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB, RTX 3070 8GB, RTX 3080 10GB, RTX 3090 24GB, or 2x RTX 2080 Ti 11GB (NVLink)
AMD Radeon RX 5300 3GB, RX 5700 8GB, or RX 5700 XT or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB, GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB, or RTX 3070 8GB
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows 10
Processor
Up to Intel Core i7-11700 (Rocket Lake)
10th-gen Intel i5 10400F, 10600KF, i7 10700F, 10700KF, or i9 10900F, 10900KF
10th-gen Intel Core i3-10100, i5-10400F, i5-10600KF, i7-10700F, i7-10700KF, or i9-10900F
RGB Lighting
Mystic Light RGB LED
2 (Dark Side of the Moon) or 4 (Lunar Light) unique programmable zones with up to 16.8 million distinct colors
Yes

Performance

Memory | Capacity
2x U-DIMMs, up to 64GB
Up to 128 GB (4x DIMMs)
Up to 128 GB (4x DIMMs)
Memory | Type
DDR4 3200MHz
DDR4 XMP 2666, 2933, 3200, or 3400 MHz
DDR4 2666MHz, 2933MHz or 3200MHz
Power Supply
500W 80 PLUS (Bronze)
550 W or 1000 W
360 or 500 W
Storage
1x M.2 2280 SSD (SATA/PCIe Combo) + 2x 2.5" Drive bays + 2x 3.5" Drive bays
Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA
Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe + 2TB 7200RPM HDD

Production

Accessory
Mouse: Dell Alienware Optical Mouse MS116AW
Mouse: Dell Optical Mouse - MS116 Black | Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 Black
Debut
2021-05-04
2019-11
2020
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