We checked 1,204 expert and user reviews for DELL computers and found that on average DELL has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that DELL has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 640MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of desktop computers of this age and spec is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Apple ME253 (3.7GHz).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. The average internal memory of PCs of this spec and age is 8.3GB.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP 440 MT (32GB) which also has a higher rating.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 9020 has a faster storage speed than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This DELL personal computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. 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 across all similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across comparable types of personal computer.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The OptiPlex 9020 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. This personal computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC compared to most of the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
Two 5.25" Bays
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two 5.25" bay desktop computer.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is a eight processor thread computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 only have between four and seven processor threads.
Supports One Case Placement
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers of this age and type.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers that were launched more than a year ago.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.
1 Reason Against
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 840GB.
1 Other reason to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
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 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R7 250
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
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
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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