This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on latest few processor core personal computers.
Only Released Eight Months Ago
As one of the newer personal computers, this desktop computer is likely to use more advanced technology.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
DELL Has Good PC Reviews
Based on 191 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core personal computers range compared to other manufacturers.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on few processor core personal computers that have been around 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.
Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth considering include the Chromebox[pl_3227635_price] (SSD), or the 400 G2[pl_3768563_price] (SSD) both from HP or the DELL Chromebox 3010[plb_2672334_price] (SSD).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on few processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
When compared to other latest comparable spec desktop computers, the DELL OptiPlex 3020's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. The average maximum turbo frequency of recently released few processor core personal computers is 2.7GHz.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
Most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has three PCI Express x1 slots.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most of the other latest few processor core personal computers only have between one and five USB 2.0 ports, however the OptiPlex 3020 has six USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The OptiPlex 3020 has more 5.25" bays than most of the few processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year. Most of the latest few processor core personal computers only have one 5.25" bay, however this computer has two 5.25" bays.
Supports One Case Placement
The OptiPlex 3020 has a greater number of placements than most few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by few processor core personal computers that were released in the last year.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on latest few processor core personal computers.
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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The OptiPlex 3020 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most latest few processor core personal computers. This computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most new comparable spec PCs support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.
This personal computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4) is in fact the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
Across similar types of personal computer the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of recently released few processor core personal computers range from 1GB to 64GB.
At 9.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020. The lightest latest desktop computer is 530g heavy and the heaviest is 15kg.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Veriton M2640G[plb_3690269_price] (3.7GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3020.
If this few processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Apple 2.8GHz[plb_2898479_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020.
If you would prefer a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 550-232na[plb_3816013_price] (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Apple 2.8GHz[plb_2898479_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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 7 Professional
McAfee Security Center
Operating System Supplied
Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
Operating System Architecture
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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 X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Celeron, Core i3, Core i5, Pentium
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
20 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
0 - 35
CECP, CE, WEEE
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2016
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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