Medium processor core computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on personal computers of this age and type.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec computers that were launched more than a year ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most personal computers of this type and age. 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 medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of personal computer.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Zotac ZBOX PI320 (Flash), or the Asus CHROMEBIT (£99.97) (Flash) which also has a higher rating.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
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 desktop computers of this age and spec.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 9020 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Processor Cache
Across all the computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most computers of a comparable spec and age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.
At only 176 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 is quite shallow compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The depths of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 31mm to 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm.
The lightest personal computer of this spec and age is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 23kg. The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is one of the lighter computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Personal computers of this age and type have widths of between 33mm and 510mm, and the average width is 190mm. When compared to other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020, the width of the OptiPlex 9020 of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of PCs of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 4GB to 3.6TB. At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo M73 (180GB and higher rated).
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 2.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
If this personal computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (2.5GHz), or the 800 G2 (2.5GHz) both from HP.
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 medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago.
Only One DisplayPort
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other personal computers of this age and spec have between one and three DisplayPorts.
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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
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Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 9020 over a year ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020.
If this medium processor core computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus K31AD (£722.38) (12GB).
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
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, 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 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
1.2L sized PC, 2L sized PC
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L), PC
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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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