We calculated the average ratings for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core computers and found that in both cases DELL had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 850MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
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 medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the OptiPlex 9020 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
If this desktop computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (3.7GHz).
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the OptiPlex 9020 is more than most desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.
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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this type and age.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many computers of this age and spec.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Eight Processor Threads
The OptiPlex 9020 has more processor threads than most of the personal computers that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread computer compared to most of the medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 which only have between four and seven processor threads.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec PCs that have been around for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 2GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 30GB.
Has One Memory Slot
The DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.
Across all the personal computers that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 33mm to 1,800mm, and the average depth is 350mm. The OptiPlex 9020 is one of the shallower medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 (only 312 millimeters) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
Across all the similar spec computers that came out more than two years ago the widths range from 36mm to 2,200mm. The DELL OptiPlex 9020 is fairly narrow (only 93 millimeters) compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is Hybrid-HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to 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.
Very Small Hard Drive Capacity
The OptiPlex 9020 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The smallest hard drive capacity of PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 320GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.
If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed
With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the OptiPlex 9020 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the computers of a similar age and type to the OptiPlex 9020 the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020 is 510MB, the biggest is 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
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Only One 3.5" Bay
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.
Only One 5.25" Bay
The OptiPlex 9020 is a one 5.25" bay personal computer.
Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Medium processor core computers that have been available for more than two years have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 1.8GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
Most medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.
3 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Released Over Two Years Ago
This medium processor core computer was released over two years ago.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020.
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
If this computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Apple Mac Pro (512GB).
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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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R7 250
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
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 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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Password Protection Level
Compatible Processor Series
Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Dell E-Value Code
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 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
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
5 - 35
CECP, CE, WEEE
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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