Dell Precision WorkStation 490

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop 18%
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 19.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics1.4% 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.
Memory13GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 13GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years and 2 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.
Very high background CPU (94%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
5 years ago, 5 years ago.
SystemDell Precision WorkStation 490  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0F9382
Memory10.1 GB free of 13 GB @ 0.5 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080425
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateSep 21 '16 at 20:47
Run Duration166 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 94%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon 3.20GHz
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
19.2% Very poor
Memory 28.3
1-Core 22.3
2-Core 39.6
19% 30.1 Pts
4-Core 58.9
8-Core 63.9
8% 61.4 Pts
64-Core 75.3
5% 75.3 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 19.2%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 630
Nvidia(10DE 0855) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Relative performance (0th percentile)
1.4% Terrible
Lighting 1.83
Reflection 2.58
Parallax 0.75
2% 1.72 fps
MRender 2.19
Gravity 1.5
Splatting 1.83
1% 1.84 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 1.4%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Volume0 320GB
113GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1.0. Max speed: n/a
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 94.2
Write 83.6
Mixed 56.6
58% 78.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 3.54
4K Mixed 0.38
122% 1.42 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 110%
Seagate Expansion 1TB
841GB free, PID 2312
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
16.7% Very poor
Read 30.4
Write 25.5
Mixed 27.7
35% 27.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.37
88% 1 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.7%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 13GB
null MHz
2048, 2048, 512, 512, 2048, 2048, 2048, 2048 MB
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
8.54% Terrible
MC Read 2.3
MC Write 3.4
MC Mixed 2.9
8% 2.87 GB/s
SC Read 1.9
SC Write 2.3
SC Mixed 1.8
6% 2 GB/s
Latency 265
15% 265 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 8.54%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision WorkStation 490 Builds (Compare 342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 22%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 18%

System: Dell Precision WorkStation 490

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