The OptiPlex 9020 was only relased by DELL three months ago. Newer desktop computers like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec computers that came out in the last year.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of latest comparable spec desktop computers is 330MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst PCs of this age.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst few processor core PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
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Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that were released in the last year only have one PCI Express x16 slot.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many latest few processor core PCs.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on new few processor core PCs.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 2.0 port personal computer.
Most new few processor core PCs have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has two DisplayPorts.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst few processor core PCs of this age. Desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 9020 is more than most desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 4x DIMM are also found on this computer.
The OptiPlex 9020 is fairly narrow (only 93 millimeters) compared to most of the other new few processor core PCs. The average width of new similar spec personal computers is 160mm, and the widths range from 34mm to 440mm.
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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
The OptiPlex 9020 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most latest PCs. This DELL PC supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most latest few processor core PCs support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.
A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020.
The best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst comparable types of personal computer is 4.4.
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 new desktop computers.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.7GB.
5 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Average Processor Clock Speed
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other latest similar spec personal computers.
If this DELL desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL 7040 (3.7GHz), the HP 400 G3 ($523.73) (3.7GHz), or the Acer Veriton X2640G (3.7GHz).
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months.
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020.
If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire XC-705 (6GB), or the HP 400 G3 SFF (8GB).
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many new few processor core PCs. 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 personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might also want to look at the HP Chromebox ($766.00) (SSD), or the DELL OptiPlex 3040 (SSD).
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor Memory Voltage
Processor That Supports ECC
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
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
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 4400
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10
Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
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
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
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 HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D 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
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
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
0 - 35
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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The 23inch display is nice and sharp, featuring generous viewing angles
Stock performance is more than adequate for office multitasking
Durable build quality
Solid state drive as standard
Touch screen functionality is not available on the standard model
Included mouse and keyboard are lightweight and likely to have a short lifespan
OptiPlex is rather pricey when compared to other office PCs