DELL is one of the better rated personal computer brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the personal computers that came out more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020. The internal memory of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB.
SSD Storage Medium
The OptiPlex 9020 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. 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.
This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all PCs of this spec and age.
Across comparable types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.
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Two PCI Express X16 Slots
Most of the other similar spec computers that were launched more than a year ago only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however the OptiPlex 9020 has two PCI Express x16 slots.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.
Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has six USB 2.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 9020 has more processor threads than most of the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core computers that were released one year ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacities (256 gigabytes) amongst desktop computers of this age. The average solid-state drive capacity of PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 is 210GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The average processor cache of PCs of a comparable type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as it.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The average total storage capacity of personal computers of this age and type is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 2.8GB.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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Only Two 3.5" Bays
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer was released over a year ago.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
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
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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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