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DELL Has Good Personal Computer Reviews
DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core desktop computers as well as across its entire personal computer range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
Three PCI Express X1 Slots
Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however the OptiPlex 3020 has three PCI Express x1 slots.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it.
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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 personal computers of this age and spec.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the DELL OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers of this type and age. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers that were released more than two years ago.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other computers of this age and spec have between two and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most desktop computers of this age and type have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the OptiPlex 3020 which has two 5.25" bays.
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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 PC.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
Across all the medium processor core desktop computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3020 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable age and type 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.
If the storage speed of this DELL desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano (SSD) which also has a higher rating.
Only Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 3020 is more than most personal computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL computer.
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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3020 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the OptiPlex 3020 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the DELL OptiPlex 3020 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst computers that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The OptiPlex 3020 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst medium processor core desktop computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core desktop computers that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.7MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 3020 is a four processor thread personal computer.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The OptiPlex 3020 is a one PCI Express x16 slot computer.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
The average maximum turbo frequency of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 3020 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz. At only 3 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 3020.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.
If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
The DELL OptiPlex 3020 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB and higher rated).
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
545, I5-4590, I5-4590T
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free 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
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
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
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
Midi Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Pentium, Pentium G
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi 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 Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI 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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Typical Power Consumption
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
-40 - 65
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 3048
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Running this PC over 5 years will generate 0.0063 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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