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DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF
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DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.3GHz 8GB May 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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DELL PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a six USB 2.0 ports quantity PC. Most of the other PCs that were released more than a year ago have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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18 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a fairly slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF is 10GB/s, the fastest is 68GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 30GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF is 64GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage media on similar spec desktop computers 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.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 5.2GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF is more than most desktop computers of this age and spec. The most commonly found memory slots is 4x DIMM, but this memory slots is not found on this personal computer. The memory slotss 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only One Number of 3.5" Bays

The OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a one number of 3.5" bays PC.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 3020 SFF which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only One Number of 5.25" Bays

The OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a one number of 5.25" bays personal computer.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a one displayPorts quantity personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a one PCI Express x1 slots PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and type have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,800MHz. The memory clock speed of the OptiPlex 3020 SFF of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB.

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Quite Low System Bus Rate

The system bus rates of computers of this age and type range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. The DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF has one of the lowest system bus rates (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF is a four processor threads computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 SFF have between four and seven processor threadss.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3020 SFF

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 SFF over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 SFF has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 SFF.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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 Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
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
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 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 X1 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
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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® 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 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
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

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User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Affinity
(Verified Purchase)

We've rolled about a dozen of these out and have been great. For how compact they are, they are simple to get into for memory upgrades/hard drive replacements. Because of the form factor, you have... Read more…

Slimline and small. Easy to disassemble for the size. Good warranty. Solid working parts. Attractive, and not flimsy like comparable models
Small
8GB Ram
Windows 7 64
USB 3.0
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
The only con I can think of is that any low profile video card you throw in will need to have a fan. Otherwise, it will most definitely over heat. (Although, this really isn't a con. This thing is tin
Within 3 days of setup, several of the towers started producing a "thwapping" sound. I opened one up and discovered that the GPU fan was hitting the DVD drive's SATA cable. For some reason, the factor
The PCI simple communications controller driver did not rollover when making the transition from Windows 7 pro to 8.1 pro. It was not found by windows update, however the Dell support website had the
Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Dorow T.
(Verified Purchase)

Until i had this machine I ran my business off of a laptop. The laptop runs fine, but is taking a lot of wear and tear as I travel to most of my clients. This machine runs my office now. The... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Anonymous

I would strongly recommend for a cost effective workstation. I'm purchasing an additional unit for a new hire...

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by GEORGE F.

I would recommend this PC for any home based or small/medium sized business...

Reviewed 4 December 2014 by BERT S.

It is a great purchase and highly recommended. Add in that SSD and you will be more than impressed for something at this price point...

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