Dell OptiPlex 980

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 67.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.07% 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell OptiPlex 980
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 980  (all builds)
Memory9.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100429
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 02 '19 at 01:34
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 860-$199
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
67.8% Good
Memory 93.3
1-Core 79.6
2-Core 153
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 231
8-Core 345
37% 288 Pts
64-Core 343
23% 343 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 67.8%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 4550
Dell(1028 0002) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.07% Terrible
Lighting 1.7
Reflection 2.92
Parallax 1.34
1% 1.99 fps
MRender 1.86
Gravity 0.7
Splatting 2.22
1% 1.59 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.07%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$24
384GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.01H19
SusWrite @10s intervals: 86 98 114 115 120 112 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
64.4% Good
Read 117
Write 122
Mixed 65.2
SusWrite 108
75% 103 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
155% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 64.4%
Great: 71%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
710GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 24 24 24 24 24 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
14.6% Very poor
Read 27.4
Write 24.7
Mixed 18.7
SusWrite 24.1
32% 23.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.6
80% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 14.6%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT41GU6DFR8A-PB 0198000002FE KP223C-ELD 0198000002FE KP223C-ELD 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
26.3% Poor
MC Read 9.2
MC Write 6.8
MC Mixed 6.7
22% 7.57 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 9.9
SC Mixed 8.1
26% 9.2 GB/s
Latency 61.3
65% 61.3 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 26.3%
Great: 40%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 980 Builds (Compare 1,702 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $177
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