Dell OptiPlex 990

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 28%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 65%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics1.48% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 8 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemDell OptiPlex 990
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 990  (all builds)
Memory3.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111230
Uptime3.3 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:07
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (48th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-2500-$133
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
65% Good
SC Int 91.2
SC Float 93.2
SC Mixed 92.9
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 330
75% 332 Pts
MC Int 359
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 357
54% 358 Pts
Poor: 50%
This bench: 65%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6350
Dell(1028 2126) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1065.0
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.48% Terrible
Lighting 4.1
Reflection 5.3
Parallax 5.3
1% 4.9 fps
MRender 4.4
Gravity 2.5
Splatting 4.7
2% 3.87 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.48%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$28
320GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 75.1
Write 72.4
Mixed 72.5
55% 73.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.33
4K Write 0.85
4K Mixed 0.33
66% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351U6CFR8C-H9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
53.2% Above average
MC Read 18.6
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 16.9
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 67.4
59% 67.4 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 53.2%
Great: 54%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical OptiPlex 990 Builds (Compare 3,071 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 58%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Very good Total price: $410
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