We calculated the average ratings for all DELL PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF. The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 3.6GHz processor clock speed desktop computers currently available including cheaper PCs such as the Acer Veriton M6630G (£499.97).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the personal computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF. Most of the similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this DELL personal computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago.
Eight Processor Threads
Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago only have between four and seven processor threads, however the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has eight processor threads.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. This DELL computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on personal computers of this age and type.
At only 312 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF is quite shallow compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The shallowest computer of this age and type is 31mm deep and the deepest is 760mm.
Medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF have widths of between 33mm and 510mm. With a width of only 93 millimeters, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is fairly narrow compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
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Recent Price Increase of £39.53
In the last 22 days the price of the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has increased by £39.53.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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.
We compared all the other HDD personal computers to this PC and we think cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (£499.00) is also worth considering.
If the storage speed of this medium processor core computer is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu D556 (£477.97) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.
Only One 3.5" Bay
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF is a one 3.5" bay computer.
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Only One 5.25" Bay
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF is a one 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF have between one and two 5.25" bays.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 7020 SFF over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
There are a number of other 8GB memory desktop computers currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Veriton M6630G (£499.97) which is cheaper.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the DELL Inspiron 3000 (12GB), or the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (12GB) which is also cheaper.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro (£519.99), or the HP EliteDesk 700 G1 (£499.00).
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer Veriton M6630G (£499.97) (1TB) which is also cheaper.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity personal computers to this PC and we think cheaper PCs such as the HP EliteDesk 700 G1 (£499.00), and the DELL OptiPlex 3020 Micro (£519.99) is also worth considering.
If this computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Veriton M6630G (£499.97) (1TB), or the Aspire XC-705 (1TB) both from Acer which is also cheaper.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
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
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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 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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
CE, CECP, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video