- 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 reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire PC range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type to it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many computers of a comparable type and age to it.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the comparable spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
Most of the other PCs of this spec and age only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the OptiPlex 3020 has three PCI Express x1 slots.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of this age and spec. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that have been around for more than two years.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port personal computer.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago is 710GB, and the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB. The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (512GB), or the DELL Tower 5810[plb_2930270_price] (1TB).
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec computers of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 1GB, the biggest is 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
Only One DisplayPort
The OptiPlex 3020 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The smallest maximum internal memory of computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. The average processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 6.8MB.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Zoostorm Intel Core i7-4790 Mini Tower[plb_2785392_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth considering include the DELL XPS 8700[plb_2716106_price] (1TB).
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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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Storage 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 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
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
Password Protection Level
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
Embedded Options Available
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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