Dell OptiPlex 990

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (68th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 32 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 72.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.85% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (28%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell OptiPlex 990
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 990  (all builds)
Memory1.9 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130924
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 16 '19 at 18:04
Run Duration106 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 28%

 PC Performing above expectations (68th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2500-$69
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Memory 91.9
1-Core 83.7
2-Core 177
71% 118 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 314
43% 314 Pts
64-Core 308
21% 308 Pts
Poor: 62%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 78%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 7570
Dell(1028 2B20) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1151.1008
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
4.85% Terrible
Lighting 23.2
Reflection 20
Parallax 19.5
6% 20.9 fps
MRender 15.9
Gravity 16.5
Splatting 18.2
5% 16.9 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.85%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250823AS 250GB-$99
165GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.03
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 53 57 56 53 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 65.2
Write 36.3
Mixed 42
SusWrite 49.2
36% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
116% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5673FH0-CH9 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
50.9% Above average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 18.1
MC Mixed 16.2
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 16.5
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 64.3
62% 64.3 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 53%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 990 Builds (Compare 3,226 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $233
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