Dell OptiPlex 960

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
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 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 27%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.08% 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)
Memory3 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090217
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 09 '19 at 10:45
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU0%

 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 Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo E8400-$34
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
27% Poor
1-Core 54
2-Core 108
38% 81.1 Pts
4-Core 108
8-Core 108
15% 108 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 27%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 310
Device(1B0A 9060) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 310.90
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.08% Terrible
Lighting 4.1
Reflection 7.2
Parallax 1.6
1% 4.3 fps
MRender 7.3
Gravity 2.6
Splatting 4.6
1% 4.83 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.08%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST380815AS 80GB-$30
31GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4.AD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 61 54 61 66 66 67 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
37.6% Below average
Read 68.3
Write 67.7
Mixed 43.3
SusWrite 62.5
44% 60.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.7
138% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 37.6%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4GB
null MHz
2048, 1024, 1024 MB
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
21.7% Poor
MC Read 7.3
MC Write 6.6
MC Mixed 6.3
19% 6.73 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 6.7
SC Mixed 7
19% 6.6 GB/s
Latency 89.5
45% 89.5 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 21.7%
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 2,025 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: $59
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