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DELL Optiplex 3020
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DELL Optiplex 3020 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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7 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Released Six Months Ago

The Optiplex 3020 was only relased by DELL six months ago. Newer computers like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

DELL PCs Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all PCs DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on latest similar spec computers.

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Four PCI Express X16 Slots

The Optiplex 3020 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. Most of the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Optiplex 3020 only have between one and three PCI Express x16 slots, however this computer has four PCI Express x16 slots.

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Six USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL Optiplex 3020 is a six USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Narrow

The average width of latest similar spec personal computers is 220mm. At only 93 millimeters, the Optiplex 3020 is quite narrow compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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22 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most computers that have been available for the last year have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Optiplex 3020 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

When compared to other desktop computers that came out in the last year, the max memory bandwidth supported processor of the DELL Optiplex 3020 of only 25.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Latest desktop computers have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Optiplex 3020 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new PCs. The average max internal memory supported processor of desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the Optiplex 3020 is 99GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the Optiplex 3020, the Optiplex 3020's internal memory of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the Optiplex 3020 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

With a memory clock speed supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the Optiplex 3020's memory clock speed supported by processor is one of the slowest amongst similar spec desktop computers that have been available for the last year. The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of recently released medium processor core PCs is 800MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year that we have assessed, the DELL Optiplex 3020's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of recently released medium processor core PCs is 120GB and the biggest is 10TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Optiplex 3020 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most personal computers that have been around for the last year. New medium processor core PCs on-board graphics adapter OpenGL versions range from 4 to 4.4.

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Only One PS/2 Port

The Optiplex 3020 is a one PS/2 port desktop computer.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Optiplex 3020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this DELL personal computer.

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Only One 3.5" Bay

The DELL Optiplex 3020 is a one 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Optiplex 3020 is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

The Optiplex 3020 is a one 5.25" bay computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Optiplex 3020 is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Optiplex 3020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other PCs that came out in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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Only One Storage Drive

The Optiplex 3020 is a one storage drive PC.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Optiplex 3020 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This desktop computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type across all similar spec computers that were launched in the last year.

The best internal memory type across comparable types of personal computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 6 megabytes, the DELL Optiplex 3020 has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that were released in the last year. The average L3 cache of personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Optiplex 3020 is 7MB, and the L3 caches range from 6MB to 8MB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Optiplex 3020 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Optiplex 3020 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Optiplex 3020 is a four processor thread personal computer. Most of the other PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Optiplex 3020 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speed of the Optiplex 3020 of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst latest medium processor core PCs. The memory clock speeds of newly released medium processor core PCs range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of desktop computers that came out in the last year is 7.2GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL Optiplex 3020 has a very low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Optiplex 3020.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL Optiplex 3020

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL Optiplex 3020 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that came out in the last year.

If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP ProDesk 600 SFF (3.3GHz), the DELL T3420 (3.3GHz), or the Lenovo P310 (3.3GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL Optiplex 3020 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs.

If this medium processor core personal computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Z240 (512GB), or the Z240 (512GB) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on latest desktop 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.

Computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP 400 G3 SFF (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
L3 Cache
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
QPI Link
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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 Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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 X1 Slot
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Cable Included
Display Included
Keyboard Layout
Display Resolution
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Eric W.

To the reviewer complaining it only has VGA. That's not true. There's Displayport as well, which, with an inexpensive adapter will get you HDMI...

Reviewed 25 September 2014 by Anonymous

Wish I knew this before telling a client to purchase this exact model from newegg. There wasn't a review that listed this issue at time of purchase...

Good performance until you need to get it fixed quick
Inexpensive for what you get, has displayport. Great warranty
There is a proprietary power supply and proprietary power connector on system board. You cant just go to any store to purchase a power supply and install it. This is true for all Optiplex 3020
The proprietary power supply. Dell's at it again
(Verified Purchase)

Intel i3 processor which is not bad. easy to set up. and it's not that bad for the price you pay.

Reviewed 25 May 2016 by Steven
(Verified Purchase)

These machines are great. Small form factor, decent specs and amazing price. Just install in an additional 4gb RAM and an SSD drive and you have an inexpensive, fast, reliable family or office PC.

Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Mr. Andrew Campbell

Works a treat a frees up a lot of space on anyone's desk. Even better once you've deleted Windows off it!

Reviewed 28 December 2015 by Bazzaboy
(Verified Purchase)

This product was delivered very fast and has so far met expectations...

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by EugeneHP
EugeneHP would recommend the Dell OptiPlex 3020 MT (Verified Purchase)

A great workhorse of a computer, fast. Easy setup...

Reviewed 27 October 2015 by Richard

I am very satisfied with the product. It performs exactly as advertised...

Reviewed 13 October 2015 by Keith f
(Verified Purchase)

The DELL OPTIPLEX 3020PC it has come in very handy thank you keith farnington...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell d15, dell d15m, dell i54590, dell i54590t, ca004d3020mt8, sm004d3020mt81, sm004d3020mt82, sm009d3020sff83, sm009d3020sff81, sm009d3020sff82, dell 4gb500gbdlxdvdrwgbew7, dell 4gb500gbdlxdvdrwgbew7p, dell optiplex3020mti5457032ghz4gbw7, dell optiplex3020mti5457032ghz4gbw7p, dell optiplex3020mtinteli545704gb500gbamd8490, dell optiplex3020mtinteli545704gb500gbwindows
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