Dell OptiPlex 980

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (47th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 53 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 51.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics0.65% 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 10 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell OptiPlex 980
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 980  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20101103
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 07 '20 at 22:28
Run Duration108 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (47th 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 (79th percentile)
51.7% Above average
Memory 69.4
1-Core 77.3
2-Core 141
58% 95.8 Pts
4-Core 199
8-Core 197
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 199
13% 199 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 51.7%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 4550
Dell(1028 0002) 512MB
Driver: atidxx32 Ver. 8.56.1.16
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.65% Terrible
Lighting 3.7
Reflection 7.5
Parallax 4.8
1% 5.33 fps
MRender 2
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 6.9
1% 3.7 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.65%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 250GB (2007)-$23
160GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 02.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 46 48 53 52 49 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
22.3% Poor
Read 28.8
Write 43.8
Mixed 18.8
SusWrite 48.6
26% 35 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
69% 0.53 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 22.3%
Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT125U6BFR8C-H9 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
31% Below average
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 9
MC Mixed 13.2
31% 10.9 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 7
SC Mixed 7.7
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 103
39% 103 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 31%
Great: 53%
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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 3,585 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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