Dell OptiPlex 960

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 46.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics0.39% 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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 11 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)
Memory1.2 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20101220
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '19 at 01:00
Run Duration117 Seconds
Run User THA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Duo E8500-$130
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
46.7% Average
Memory 74.2
1-Core 56.8
2-Core 115
52% 81.9 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 114
16% 114 Pts
64-Core 115
8% 115 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 50%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset
Dell(1028 0276) 766MB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.1749
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
0.39% Terrible
Lighting 0.6
Reflection 0.54
Parallax 0.56
0% 0.57 fps
MRender 0.29
Gravity 0.37
Splatting 0.78
0% 0.48 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.39%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB-$40
36GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 47 36 52 51 55 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
29.2% Poor
Read 55.4
Write 50.7
Mixed 40.4
SusWrite 46.2
36% 48.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 29.2%
Great: 33%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 4 slots used
2GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
21.3% Poor
MC Read 7.6
MC Write 6.5
MC Mixed 6
19% 6.7 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 6.2
18% 6.27 GB/s
Latency 91.9
44% 91.9 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 22%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 960 Builds (Compare 652 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 960

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $68
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