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Only Released Two Months Ago
The 5040 was only relased by DELL two months ago.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
The DELL 5040 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most personal computers that were launched in the last year.
This personal computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the 5040.
Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is 11.2/12.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the superior brands.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The DELL 5040 has a fairly big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. The average internal memory of new medium processor core personal computers is 8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of new personal computers is 32GB and the biggest is 3.5TB. The DELL 5040 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 5040.
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3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many latest similar spec personal computers.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the DELL 5040 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many recently released similar spec desktop computers.
Four USB 2.0 Ports
Most latest medium processor core personal computers have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL 5040 which has four USB 2.0 ports.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL 5040 is more than most new medium processor core personal computers. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on new similar spec desktop computers.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last year.
At only 4.5 kilograms, the DELL 5040 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 5040. Across all the newly released similar spec computers the weights range from 350g to 23kg.
The shallowest comparable spec desktop computer that has been available for the last year is 34mm deep, the deepest is 600mm, and the average depth is 340mm. With a depth of only 92.6 millimeters, the DELL 5040 is one of the shallowest recently released desktop computers amongst desktop computers of this age.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
The DELL 5040 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the 5040 have between one and three 3.5" bays.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This desktop computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
The DELL 5040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest personal computers. Across all the comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 5040 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 41GB.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL 5040
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 5040 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for the last year.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 5040 has a pretty average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that were launched in the last year.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 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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Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Voltage
1.35, 5, 1.3
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR4-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4, 1x16, 1x1
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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 10 Pro, Windows 10
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Password Protection Level
Processor Special Features
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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)
SSE, SSE4.1, AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version