- Power through challenging jobs with up to 4th Gen Intel Core i5 processors.- Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8 Pro.- Easily run multiple applications simultaneously with up to 16GB of memory.-...
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DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of this type and age.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 3020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage speed amongst all PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020.
Amongst similar types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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Three PCI Express X1 Slots
The OptiPlex 3020 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020. This desktop computer is a three PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer compared to most of the computers of this type and age which only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Two 5.25" Bays
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most PCs that have been available for more than a year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020. The total storage capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.
Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory
The maximum internal memory of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL computer.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020
Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 800 G2 (£554.59) (3.4GHz).
Average Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705 (£449.00) (10GB), or the Apple ME253 (£2,467.96) (12GB).
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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