This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
DELL Computers Have Good Reviews
DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core PCs as well as across its entire desktop computer range.
Fairly 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 medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the OptiPlex 9020 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
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 PCs that were launched around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on computers of a similar age and spec to it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
At 4 gigahertz, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.
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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This personal computer has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on PCs of a similar type and age to it.
Two PCI Express X16 Slots
The OptiPlex 9020 is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.
Six USB 2.0 Ports
The OptiPlex 9020 is a six USB 2.0 port PC.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the OptiPlex 9020 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
The average depth of computers of a similar age and spec to the OptiPlex 9020 is 360mm, and the depths range from 31mm to 590mm. With a depth of only 312 millimeters, the OptiPlex 9020 is one of the shallower medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020 amongst comparable spec PCs of this age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.
The widths of computers of a similar type and age to the OptiPlex 9020 range from 33mm to 510mm, and the average width is 180mm. At only 93 millimeters, the OptiPlex 9020 is quite narrow compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on computers of this spec and age. 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.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other HDD computers and we think cheaper PCs such as the DELL OptiPlex 7010 is also worth considering.
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 personal computers of this age and spec.
Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 is 4.9MB and the biggest is 8.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the OptiPlex 9020 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the OptiPlex 9020.
Only One 3.5" Bay
Most similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the OptiPlex 9020 have between one and six 3.5" bays, including the OptiPlex 9020 which has one 3.5" bay.
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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the OptiPlex 9020 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the OptiPlex 9020.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire TC-705 (12GB and cheaper).
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 medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the OptiPlex 9020.
We compared this PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity computers and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the ProDesk 600 G1, and the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($320.00) both from HP is also worth considering.
Personal computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 7010 (1TB and cheaper).
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Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 500 gigabytes, the DELL OptiPlex 9020 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec.
We compared this desktop computer to all the other 500GB hard drive capacity desktop computers and we think the ProDesk 600 G1, and the EliteDesk 800 G1 ($320.00) both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.
PCs with a bigger hard drive capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 (1TB) which is also cheaper.
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
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
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
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
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out 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
Horizontal, Vertical, Horizontal/Vertical
Cable Lock Slot Type
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
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
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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