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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.
DELL medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all computers DELL is one of the superior brands.
Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700. The processor clock speeds of similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this spec and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.
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L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers of a similar age and type to it.
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot.
Four 3.5" Bays
Most computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has four 3.5" bays.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700.
Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Supports One Case Placement
The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700.
Has One Memory Slot
The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that came out more than two years ago. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most computers of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this type 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.
Only Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards
The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This DELL computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF+", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG Duo", "MSXC", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.
With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is one of the heavier medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lightest desktop computer of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700 is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.
4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.
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Average Internal Memory
At 8 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.
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
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, MSXC, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC, SmartMedia, XD
1, 5, 10, 1
Hard Drive Size
1, 5, 10, 1
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
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
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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 Home Premium
McAfee Live Safe
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
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out 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
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio Pro, Waves MaxxAudio
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
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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