This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers
We calculated the average ratings for all DELL PCs and also specifically for DELL medium processor core PCs and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other brands.
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 computers that have been available for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on PCs of this spec and age.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were released more than a year ago.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This desktop computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on personal computers of this age and spec.
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Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the desktop computers of this age and type. Most of the medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however this desktop computer has two PCI Express x16 slots.
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF is a two DisplayPort computer.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most computers of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF is a four USB 3.0 port PC.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is more than most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on PCs of this age and type.
With a depth of only 312 millimeters, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is one of the shallower desktop computers of this type and age amongst desktop computers of this age. The shallowest desktop computer of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is 31mm deep, the deepest is 590mm, and the average depth is 360mm.
Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF the widths range from 33mm to 510mm. With a width of only 93 millimeters, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is one of the narrower medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year. 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.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative HDD PCs currently available including the Fujitsu P420 E85+, or the DELL OptiPlex 7010 which is cheaper; or the HP 400 ($479.99) which has better reviews.
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might want to consider including the Fujitsu P420 E85+ which is cheaper.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (1TB and cheaper).
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
We compared all the other 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers to this PC and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Fujitsu P420 E85+ is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo H50 (1TB and cheaper).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
We compared all the other 4GB memory computers to this personal computer and we think cheaper personal computers such as the Fujitsu P420 E85+ is also worth considering.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (6GB and cheaper).
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
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
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
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
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video