DELL medium processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all desktop computers DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it.
Quite Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. Comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
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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 medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 2.0 port computer.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Across all the desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1TB. At only 1 gigabyte, the OptiPlex 9020 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Most medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as 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.
Other HDD desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at include the HP 280 G1 which is cheaper.
If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 ($789.53) (SSD) which is also cheaper.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of desktop computers of this type and age range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. At only 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released one year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 500GB hard drive capacity PCs currently available including cheaper desktop computers such as the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (1TB and cheaper).
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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 1GB and the biggest is 64GB.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Quite Small Processor Cache
With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of computers of a comparable age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most personal computers of this type and age have between four and seven processor threads, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has four processor threads.
Only Two 3.5" Bays
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
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Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the OptiPlex 9020 over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.3 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (3.4GHz and cheaper).
Average Total Storage Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020.
There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity PCs currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper PCs such as the DELL Optiplex 9020 ($429.00), or the HP EliteDesk 800 G1.
If this DELL computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2.5 SFF (1TB and cheaper), or the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (1TB and cheaper).
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Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R5 240
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Microsoft Office, McAfee Security Center
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, 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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
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
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals 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
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