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Based on 808 expert and owner reviews, DELL has good ratings for its PCs. DELL also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The XPS 8700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of desktop computers that were released one year ago is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other computers of this age and type have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 is 860GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age. Comparable spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700, the XPS 8700's total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Comparable spec personal computers that were released one year ago have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The XPS 8700 has one of the biggest internal memory (24 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the personal computers that were released more than a year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on personal computers of this age and spec.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
Across all the medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of this type and age.
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot computer.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Eight Processor Threads
The DELL XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread personal computer.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
At 8 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.
Three 3.5" Bays
The DELL XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700 have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core computers that were released one year ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all computers of this age and type.
Across similar types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on desktop computers of this age and spec.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year. 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.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of this age and spec.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
When compared to other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the XPS 8700's solid-state drive capacity of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core computers that were released one year ago the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 210GB.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.024 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core computers that were released one year ago is 2.8GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.
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Only One DisplayPort
The DELL XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort computer.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the personal computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
Most similar spec computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have one PCI Express x16 slot, including the XPS 8700 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.
The weights of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 38g to 23kg, and the average weight is 7.6kg. At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.
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, 2 x 8, 8+2, 2 x 8 + 2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, MSXC, SD
1, 5, 10, 1
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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 Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
Open GL Graphics Adapter
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 8, Windows 8.1
Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe
Operating System Language
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
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 X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio Pro, Waves MaxxAudio
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 Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI 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
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 45
Relative Humidity Operating Range
-10 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Full HD Display
1920 x 1080
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition tries to provide you with lots of performance power, some added connectivity features, but it doesn't leave much room for future expansion or a second graphics... Read more…
Threw an SSD into it and my games run absolutely great with the graphics card that came with it. It's by no means the best on the market, but provides a good starting place if you plan on... Read more…
Good RAM size and graphics card for the price. Runs lightning fast. Easy setup. Good place to start building a PC without spending 3k
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Refurbed computer, great price, Computer has Great speed. Received quick delivery. .. however Hard Drive was not 2TB as advertised it was 256GB. When I emailed asking how this would be rectified they
Great processing speeds. Super quiet and lots of USB ports
I have the High Performance Dell Build. Very happy with it. Unit is very fast, and a solid multimedia platform. Newegg makes sure the drivers are the latest and the price was excellent. Good unit for
Keyboard is great for typing. Not so much for gaming
Wired mouse began squeaking after a week
I was planning on purchasing aftermarket peripherals anyways so it didn't really impact my personal experience, but you may want keep that in mind
Product not as advertised
Wifi a bit on the sluggish side. other then that it's perfect