Put mainstream performance anywhere you need it with the ultra-compact OptiPlex 3020 Micro Desktop and a complete range of custom mounts. Powerfully efficient: Rely on a range of processors that...
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The OptiPlex 3020 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz.
Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
The max internal memory supported processors of comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3020 range from 4GB to 64GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst PCs of this age.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 3020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most desktop computers of this age and spec. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is in fact the best storage speed across all desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 3020.
Across comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this age and type.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The OptiPlex 3020 has a newer internal memory type than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most few processor core PCs that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.
A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is actually the best internal memory type across all desktop computers of this age and type.
Across comparable types of computer the worst internal memory type is LPDDR3-SDRAM.
Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 3020 is a four processor thread personal computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 only have between two and three processor threads.
Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities (128 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age. The solid-state drive capacities of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago range from 16GB to 520GB.
The shallowest desktop computer of this age and type is 22mm deep and the deepest is 1,100mm. With a depth of only 176 millimeters, the OptiPlex 3020 is one of the shallower few processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 3020 amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
When compared to other similar spec computers that came out more than a year ago that we have assessed, the DELL OptiPlex 3020's width of only 36 millimeters is one of the narrowest. Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 have widths of between 29mm and 660mm, and the average width is 180mm.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020. The total storage capacity of few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. The OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
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Only Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 1x DIMM are also found on this DELL personal computer.
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Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 3020 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.1 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3020.
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Windows 7 64
No PCI port onboard
Been using as my primary workstation for 3 months without issue
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