This medium processor core computer was released just two months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older computers.
DELL Has Good Computer Reviews
On average DELL medium processor core computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all PCs produced by DELL.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
The DELL 5040 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most recently released medium processor core computers. This personal computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most personal computers that came out around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.
This PC's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all medium processor core computers that were launched in the last year.
The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of PC is 11.2/12.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on recently released similar spec personal computers.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many latest desktop computers.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been around for the last year.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the DELL 5040 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst desktop computers of this age. Recently released medium processor core computers have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
Most of the other medium processor core computers that were released in the last year only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however the DELL 5040 has two PCI Express x16 slots.
Two 2.5" Bays
Most recently released similar spec computers have between one and three 2.5" bays, including the DELL 5040 which has two 2.5" bays.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL 5040 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers that came out in the last year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many recently released personal computers.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.
At only 274 millimeters, the DELL 5040 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 5040. The shallowest recently released computer is 34mm deep and the deepest is 600mm.
Across all the similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the 5040 the widths range from 34mm to 7,100mm, and the average width is 200mm. At only 154 millimeters, the DELL 5040 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the 5040.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
Most latest similar spec desktop computers have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the DELL 5040 which has one 3.5" bay.
Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This personal computer supports a 10|100|1000 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently supported Ethernet LAN data rate on medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 5040 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out in the last year.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL 5040 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the 5040.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 5040 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year.
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 5040 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 5040.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for 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.
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 4
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R5 340X, AMD Radeon R5 340
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
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