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This personal computer was released just two months ago. Newer PCs like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers
DELL medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the superior brands.
12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
The DELL 8900 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most recently released similar spec computers. Most PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.
A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all new medium processor core computers.
An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across comparable types of computer.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that were released in the last year.
Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the latest similar spec PCs the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.8GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the 8900.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer. Most of the other latest medium processor core computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of latest PCs is 940GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other latest similar spec computers.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The total storage capacity of comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year range from 32GB to 3.5TB.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x16 slot personal computer. Most of the other computers that have been around for the last year only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most new medium processor core computers. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL PC.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.
DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core computers.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for the last year. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the 8900 is 40GB.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL 8900 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that came out in the last year only have between four and seven processor threads.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 65,536 megabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. Personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 have maximum internal memory of between 8.1GB and 790GB.
Quite Big Processor Cache
The DELL 8900 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900. The smallest processor cache of recently released medium processor core computers is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.
Three 3.5" Bays
Most latest medium processor core computers have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the DELL 8900 which has three 3.5" bays.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year.
This PC's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the 8900.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across comparable types of PC.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL 8900 is more than most comparable spec computers that have been available for the last year. This DELL personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for the last year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on recently released medium processor core computers.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on latest comparable spec desktop computers.
3 Reasons Against
Only Bronze EPEAT Compliance
The DELL 8900 has a better EPEAT compliance than most desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This computer has a Bronze EPEAT compliance, whereas most similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to it have a Gold EPEAT compliance.
A Bronze EPEAT compliance is in fact the worst EPEAT compliance amongst all medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.
Amongst comparable types of personal computer the best EPEAT compliance is Gold.
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 commonly supported Ethernet LAN data rate on new computers.
Across all the new personal computers the weights range from 38g to 23kg. The weight of the DELL 8900 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst recently released comparable spec personal computers.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor core computers.
Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released in the last year.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on new medium processor core computers. 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
Processor Cache Level
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
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, CF Type II, CF+, MMC+, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MicroDrive, SD, MiniSD, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC, XD, SmartMedia, Smart Media xD, SmartMedia, XD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 530
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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 Maximum Resolution
4096 x 2304
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, DVI
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
4096 x 2304
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10
Office, McAfee Live Safe
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio Pro, Waves MaxxAudio
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel Built-In Visuals 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)
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
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