This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
DELL Has Good Reviews for Its PCs
DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most computers of this type and age. 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 in fact the best storage speed across all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year.
Across comparable types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year range from 2GB to 64GB.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 8GB memory PCs and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the Asus M32AD, and the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF ($699.95) is also worth considering.
If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB), or the HP 800 G2 ($749.95) (16GB) which is also cheaper.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on PCs of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF.
With a depth of only 312 millimeters, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is one of the shallower similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average depth of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is 350mm, and the depths range from 31mm to 590mm.
With a width of only 93 millimeters, the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF is one of the narrower PCs of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The narrowest personal computer of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 7020 SFF is 33mm wide and the widest is 510mm.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 128 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 800GB.
Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the 800 G2 ($599.99) (256GB), the ProDesk 600 G2 MT (256GB), or the ProDesk 600 G2 SFF (256GB) all from HP.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most PCs of this age and type have between one and seven 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 7020 SFF which has one 3.5" bay.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This medium processor core personal computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 7020 SFF has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.
If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Acer Veriton M6640G (3.4GHz and cheaper), or the DELL 3650 ($739.00) (3.4GHz 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
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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
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
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
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video