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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 4GHz 32GB 2.3TB HDD+SSD

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27 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

Medium processor core personal computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

Just Released Four Months Ago

This personal computer has only been on the market for four months. Newer computers like this one are likely to have better features.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on new medium processor core personal computers.

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1664 CUDA Cores

The DELL 8900 has more CUDA cores than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900. Most of the newly released medium processor core personal computers only have between 48 and 1,663 CUDA cores, however this personal computer has 1664 CUDA cores.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the 8900 have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the DELL 8900 which has three graphics adapter DisplayPorts.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of 34.2 gigabytes per second, the DELL 8900 has one of the faster max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers. The slowest processor clock speed of latest medium processor core personal computers is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months is 250GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of recently released medium processor core personal computers range from 32GB to 3.3TB. When compared to other new desktop computers, the total storage capacity of the DELL 8900 of 2,256 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Internal Memory

Similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a very big internal memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 260GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequency of the DELL 8900 of 4.2 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 4.2GHz.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x16 slot computer. Most of the other computers that came out in the last year only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The DELL 8900 has more storage drives installed than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900. This computer is a two storage drive installed computer compared to most of the medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 which only have one storage drive installed.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is Blu-Ray DVD Combo, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on computers that are a similar age to it.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 8900 have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of PCs that were launched in the last year range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL 8900 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay computer.

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Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most recently released medium processor core personal computers. This PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 8900. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a better audio output than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year. This PC has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most computers that are a similar age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months.

The worst audio output amongst similar types of computer is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that came out in the last 12 months. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL 8900 is a four USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most computers that were launched around the same time as it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on latest medium processor core personal computers.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many personal computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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2 Reasons Against

Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year the weights range from 38g to 16kg. The weight of the DELL 8900 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 8900.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL 8900

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last 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.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter Mini DisplayPort Ports Quantity
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Package Width
Package Depth
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory

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5 May 2016

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Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Carol
Carol would recommend the Dell XPS 8900

My Dell XPS 8900 arrived in just a few days and was packed securely. It was very easy to set up, and I found minimal bloatware to uninstall. It's a workhorse, as it handles my HD video editing for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Sdkirian
Sdkirian would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer arrived in 2 days and setup was a snap. This computer is fast and not loaded down with a bunch of unwanted software. I have bought many Dell computers, but this is my first one bought not... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by JonB
JonB would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived early. Set up was easy and the computer continues to function without a problem. Not sure I like Windows 10, but the computer itself runs smoothly...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Rainbowdash
Rainbowdash would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

I use my computer as a server for my office. I have at least 7-10 computers connected to this one at any given time. The computer is super responsive and quick at running programs...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Lisa
Lisa would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer was easy to set up and plays my games perfectly. It does everything i need it to do!

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