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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 32GB 2TB HDD+SSD

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26 Reasons For

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 8900 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most computers that have been around for more than a year. Most PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 8900.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across comparable types of desktop computer.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This personal computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 770GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.

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Quite Fast Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL 8900 has one of the faster memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s amongst PCs of this age. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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DELL Has Good PC Reviews

We checked 184 owner and expert reviews for DELL 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 cores computers.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year. The average hard drive capacity of computers of this type and age is 920GB.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Across all the PCs of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 8900 that we have assessed the internal memory of, the DELL 8900's internal memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 2,032 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 8900 is 3.6GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The DELL 8900 has a better optical drive type than most PCs of a similar type and age to it. This desktop computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

A Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type is in fact the best optical drive type amongst all medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

The worst optical drive type across similar types of PC is DVD+RW.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slotss

The DELL 8900 has more PCI Express x16 slotss than most of the medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900. Most of the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 only have one PCI Express x16 slots, however this desktop computer has two PCI Express x16 slotss.

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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 PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

The DELL 8900 has more number of storage drives installeds than most of the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the 8900. Most of the medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 only have one number of storage drives installed, however this personal computer has two number of storage drives installeds.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year is 8GB and the biggest is 2TB. The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL 8900 has a newer internal memory type than most personal computers of this type and age. This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900.

The worst internal memory type amongst similar types of computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The DELL 8900 has a fairly fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago. The average memory clock speed of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 1,800MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Fairly High System Bus Rate

Personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900 have system bus rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s. The DELL 8900 has one of the higher system bus rates (8 Gigatransfers per second) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the 8900, the DELL 8900's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the 8900 is 47GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The DELL 8900 has more processor threadss than most of the medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900. This desktop computer is a eight processor threads PC compared to most of the medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the 8900 which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

The DELL 8900 is a three number of 3.5" bays PC.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than most comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. Most computers that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channels. The audio output of all similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900 ranges from 5.1 to 8.1.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 8900.

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Has One Memory Slots

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on PCs of this spec and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many desktop computers of this age and spec. 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.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year the solid-state drive capacitys range from 8GB to 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB. When compared to other personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900 that we have assessed the solid-state drive capacity of, the DELL 8900's solid-state drive capacity of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The DELL 8900 is a one displayPorts quantity computer.

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Heavy

Medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 have weights of between 38g and 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. The DELL 8900 is one of the heavier medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the 8900 (13.8 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL 8900

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the 8900.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included

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Expert Reviews

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5 May 2016

The Dell XPS 8900 SE ($1,119 as reviewed) isn't the flashiest among the current crop of VR-ready PCs, but it's certainly one of the most practical. This no-nonsense desktop sports the Core i5...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Carol
Carol would recommend the Dell XPS 8900

My Dell XPS 8900 arrived in just a few days and was packed securely. It was very easy to set up, and I found minimal bloatware to uninstall. It's a workhorse, as it handles my HD video editing for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Sdkirian
Sdkirian would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer arrived in 2 days and setup was a snap. This computer is fast and not loaded down with a bunch of unwanted software. I have bought many Dell computers, but this is my first one bought not... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by JonB
JonB would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived early. Set up was easy and the computer continues to function without a problem. Not sure I like Windows 10, but the computer itself runs smoothly...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Rainbowdash
Rainbowdash would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

I use my computer as a server for my office. I have at least 7-10 computers connected to this one at any given time. The computer is super responsive and quick at running programs...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Lisa
Lisa would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer was easy to set up and plays my games perfectly. It does everything i need it to do!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell x89005631, dell x89005631b, dell x89005631bl, dell x89005631blk
Barcodes 00884116204961

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