We checked 808 owner and expert reviews for DELL desktop computers and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
Most of the other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 SFF only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF 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 the most commonly found cabling technology on computers of this age and spec.
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 medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF is a two DisplayPort desktop computer.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 SFF is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF is more than most desktop computers of a similar type and age to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers that were released more than a year ago.
The depths of medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 31mm to 760mm, and the average depth is 350mm. With a depth of only 312 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF is quite shallow compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 SFF.
The OptiPlex 9020 SFF is quite narrow (only 93 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 SFF the widths range from 33mm to 510mm.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers that were released around the same time as 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.
PCs with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu W530 (£127.99) (SSD).
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 SFF range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 SFF.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 SFF have between one and seven 3.5" bays, including the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this desktop computer was released.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 SFF has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 SFF.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Sedatech UC00725I3 (£541.06) (3.4GHz).
Average Internal Memory
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 SFF.
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Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 SFF has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 SFF has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 SFF.
If this computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
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
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R5 240
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
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, 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
Horizontal, Horizontal/Vertical, Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
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
Weight & Dimensions
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