Dell OptiPlex 960

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 26.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.47% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 6 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 960
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 960  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1024 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20091223
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 15 '19 at 20:24
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User PAK-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo E8400-$35
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
26.6% Poor
1-Core 53.9
2-Core 106
38% 79.9 Pts
4-Core 104
8-Core 106
14% 105 Pts
64-Core 106
7% 106 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 7450
Device(1642 3A76) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.47% Terrible
Lighting 7.3
Reflection 6.4
Parallax 6.4
2% 6.7 fps
MRender 4.4
Gravity 5.1
Splatting 5.1
1% 4.87 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.47%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3160316CS 160GB
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: CA14
SusWrite @10s intervals: 51 63 55 63 66 67 MB/s
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
34.5% Below average
Read 59.3
Write 59.3
Mixed 34.8
SusWrite 60.8
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.7
122% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 34.5%
Great: 52%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
null MHz
1024, 1024, 2048 MB
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
20.2% Poor
MC Read 6.3
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 5.9
18% 6.27 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 6.1
17% 6.07 GB/s
Latency 95.5
42% 95.5 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 960 Builds (Compare 2,032 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 960

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 31% - Below average Total price: $60
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