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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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26 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 8900 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This desktop computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is in fact the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of desktop computer is 11.2/12.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This PC supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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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 personal computer.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (1.74 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. Comparable spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

At 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for more than a year. The max internal memory supported processors of personal computers that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL 8900 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the 8900. The max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the 8900 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 29GB/s.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Medium processor core PCs produced by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the 8900. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed

Personal computers that are a similar age to the 8900 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 2,400MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the DELL 8900 has a very fast memory clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL 8900 has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers that were launched around the same time as it. Most PCs of this type and age have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of computer the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900. This personal computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the 8900 which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Fairly High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL 8900 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the 8900. Medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900 have system bus data transfer rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 5.8GT/s.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL 8900 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of personal computers of this age and spec range from 2GB to 790GB. The DELL 8900 has a quite big maximum internal memory (65,536 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900. The smallest processor cache of PCs that were launched around the same time as the 8900 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of this age and type. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a comparable age and type to the 8900. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channel. Across all PCs of this age and spec the worst audio output is 5.1 and the best is 8.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 384 CUDA Cores

The DELL 8900 is a 384 CUDA core computer.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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.

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Only Bronze EPEAT Compliance

The DELL 8900 has a Bronze EPEAT compliance which is better than most comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago. Most computers that came out around the same time as it have a Silver EPEAT compliance.

This PC's EPEAT compliance (Bronze) is actually the worst EPEAT compliance amongst all similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900.

A Gold EPEAT compliance is the best EPEAT compliance amongst similar types of PC.

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Heavy

Desktop computers that are a similar age to the 8900 have weights of between 38g and 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. With a weight of 13.3 kilograms, the DELL 8900 is one of the heavier comparable spec desktop computers that were released one year ago amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the 8900.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The DELL 8900 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the 8900.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the 8900.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA Core
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Embedded Options Available
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory

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5 May 2016

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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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