Dell Precision Tower 3420

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 19%
Desktop 100%
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 81.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics9.21% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive262% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell Precision Tower 3420
MotherboardDell Precision Tower 3420  (all builds)
Memory28.1 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180131
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 18:24
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 62%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 Xeon E3-1270 v5
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
81.4% Excellent
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 92.7
SC Mixed 103
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 402
QC Mixed 420
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 541
MC Float 553
MC Mixed 596
84% 563 Pts
Poor: 70%
This bench: 81.4%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD FirePro W4100
Dell(1028 2B1E) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.12
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
9.21% Terrible
Lighting 25.3
Reflection 27.5
Parallax 34.2
9% 29 fps
MRender 19.3
Gravity 21.3
Splatting 29.2
10% 23.3 fps
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.21%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 1TB-$330
582GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
85.1% Excellent
Read 501
Write 398
Mixed 407
97% 435 MB/s
4K Read 37.9
4K Write 57.1
4K Mixed 21.5
115% 38.8 MB/s
DQ Read 170
DQ Write 141
DQ Mixed 21.1
52% 110 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 85.1%
Great: 116%
Samsung 960 Pro NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$304
390GB free
Firmware: 2B6Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
262% Outstanding
Read 2,631
Write 1,792
Mixed 1,827
461% 2,083 MB/s
4K Read 42
4K Write 85
4K Mixed 30.1
147% 52.4 MB/s
DQ Read 44.3
DQ Write 96.2
DQ Mixed 29.7
34% 56.7 MB/s
Poor: 190%
This bench: 262%
Great: 322%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 18ASF1G72AZ-2G1A1 4x8GB
4 of 4 slots used
32GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
74.2% Very good
MC Read 26.7
MC Write 28.7
MC Mixed 23.8
75% 26.4 GB/s
SC Read 15.9
SC Write 29.1
SC Mixed 23.6
65% 22.9 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 74.2%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision Tower 3420 Builds (Compare 381 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 21%
Desktop 64%
Workstation 47%

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 3420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $484
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