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DELL OptiPlex 3040 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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Just Released Four Months Ago

The OptiPlex 3040 was only relased by DELL four months ago.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the latest similar spec computers the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 64 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 3040 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 34.1 gigabytes per second, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months. Medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 3040 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

Medium processor core PCs produced by DELL have good ratings 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 ratings across its entire range.

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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 medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year.

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Three PCI Express X1 Slots

The OptiPlex 3040 has more PCI Express x1 slots than most of the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040. Most of the medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 only have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, however this personal computer has three PCI Express x1 slots.

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Very High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of PCs that came out in the last year is 7.2GT/s. When compared to other newly released medium processor core PCs, the system bus data transfer rate of the OptiPlex 3040 of 8 Gigatransfers per second is one of the highest.

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Two 2.5" Bays

Most comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 2.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has two 2.5" bays.

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Supports One Compatible Memory Card

The number of compatible memory card supported by the OptiPlex 3040 is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL OptiPlex 3040 is more than most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by computers that came out in the last year.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 is 330GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz. At only 1,050 megahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPort PC.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year range from 2GB to 32GB. The DELL OptiPlex 3040 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

Desktop computers with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the HP 800 G2 (8GB).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months is 120GB and the biggest is 10TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core PCs.

If you want a computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB).

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The OptiPlex 3040 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently 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 One 3.5" Bay

The OptiPlex 3040 is a one 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Only One 5.25" Bay

Most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 have one 5.25" bay, including the OptiPlex 3040 which has one 5.25" bay.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL OptiPlex 3040 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 3040 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Recently released desktop computers have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB. The OptiPlex 3040 has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The OptiPlex 3040 is a four processor thread PC. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. When compared to other latest desktop computers that we have checked, the OptiPlex 3040's memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 3040

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 3040 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 3040 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 3040.

If this computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Veriton X2640G (1TB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age 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 you want a PC with a faster storage speed then you might want to look at the HP 800 G2 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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 Model
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Operating System Supplied
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
PS/2 Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) 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
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Intel Segment Tagging
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Dell E-Value Code
Audio Chip
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 Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
15 April 2016

The Dell Optiplex 3040 Small Form Factor business desktop has a sixth-generation Intel Core i5 processor and some room for external expansion. It's a fine choice for a growing SMB or home office...

Compact chassis with some internal expansion space
Generous port selection
Easy to service
Affordable
Easy-to-navigate software
Half-height PCIe slots
Lacks integrated Wi-Fi
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Barcodes 00884116211761, 00884116211877, 04058154045497, 04058154045510, 04058154126738, 04058154126899, 05397063782468, 05397063782543, 05397063782741, 05397063845828, 05397063846153, 05397063888214, 05397063917181, 05397063917198, 05397063918041, 05397063918058, 05901165758704
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