Dell OptiPlex 980

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (66th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 34 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 51.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.94% 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 11 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 (57%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemDell OptiPlex 980
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 980  (all builds)
Memory2.1 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110901
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 17 '19 at 21:56
Run Duration157 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 57%

 PC Performing above expectations (66th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5 650-$215
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Memory 68.7
1-Core 70
2-Core 126
54% 88.1 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 204
14% 204 Pts
Poor: 40%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 54%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 310
Nvidia(10DE 0733) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.94% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 6.9
Parallax 2.1
1% 4.27 fps
MRender 5.1
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 3.5
1% 3.73 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.94%
Great: 1%
Intel HD Graphics (Clarkdale 0.733/0.9 GHz)
Dell(1028 02DA) 1.8GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2622
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.72% Terrible
Lighting 3
Reflection 3.4
Parallax 2.9
1% 3.1 fps
MRender 3.3
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 4.4
1% 3.3 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.72%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 160GB (2007)-$35
60GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 78 76 78 79 80 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
41.6% Average
Read 66
Write 56.3
Mixed 36.8
SusWrite 78.8
44% 59.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 41.6%
Great: 58%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown KTW149-ELD 4x1GB
4 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
30.7% Below average
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 13.2
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 6.1
SC Mixed 7.5
20% 6.93 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 32%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 980 Builds (Compare 3,747 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

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