This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on recently released medium processor core PCs.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
We calculated the average reviews for all DELL personal computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 7020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than most recently released similar spec personal computers. Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. 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.
An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Amongst comparable types of computer the worst storage speed is HDD.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many new medium processor core PCs.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many PCs that are a similar age to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer.
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Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most latest similar spec desktop computers have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 7020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Two 5.25" Bays
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 is a two 5.25" bay computer. Most of the other recently released PCs only have one 5.25" bay.
Supports One Case Placement
The OptiPlex 7020 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 7020 is more than most similar spec PCs that came out in the last year. This DELL personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020.
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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the latest personal computers the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo S500 SFF[plb_3244679_price] (192GB).
Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
The OptiPlex 7020 has a fairly slow max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s.
Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
At only 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that came out in the last year. The max internal memory supported processors of new PCs range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year.
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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 7020 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other new medium processor core PCs. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 is 7.9GB.
Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The OptiPlex 7020 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most recently released medium processor core PCs.
A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all similar spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months.
Amongst similar types of PC the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM.
Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate
With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the OptiPlex 7020 has one of the lower system bus data transfer rates amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of recently released medium processor core PCs is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.
With a weight of 9.4 kilograms, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other new comparable spec computers. Computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 have weights of between 38g and 16kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg.
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Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when DELL released the OptiPlex 7020.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 7020 has a pretty average processor clock speed (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G3[plb_3857456_price] (3.4GHz) which is also higher rated.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.
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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
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete 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
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
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Dell E-Value Code
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response 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)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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
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
Microsoft Office Home & Business 2013
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video