Dell OptiPlex 960

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (37th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 63 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 54.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics22.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell OptiPlex 960
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 960  (all builds)
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090217
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 23 '20 at 19:54
Run Duration140 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU0%
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 PC Performing below expectations (37th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Quad Q9550-$290
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
54.3% Above average
Memory 74.9
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 102
49% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 202
27% 199 Pts
64-Core 202
14% 202 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 54.3%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 580-$220
CLim: 1180 MHz, MLim: 2020 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 20.4.2
Relative performance (0th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
22.4% Poor
Lighting 0.03
Reflection 54.4
Parallax 74
0% 42.8 fps
MRender 52.6
Gravity 61.5
Splatting 48.2
48% 54.1 fps
Poor: 48%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 59%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD WD3200AVVS-63L2B0 320GB
72GB free
Firmware: 01.03A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 27 27 27 27 27 27 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
27.3% Poor
Read 68.3
Write 25.5
Mixed 30.3
SusWrite 26.9
28% 37.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.5
84% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 43%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$27
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 17.01H17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 26 33 29 38 38 30 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
30.7% Below average
Read 74.3
Write 63.8
Mixed 50.8
SusWrite 32.6
41% 55.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.6
110% 0.73 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 30.7%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
21.2% Poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 6.5
MC Mixed 6.4
19% 6.63 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 6.2
SC Mixed 6.4
17% 6.1 GB/s
Latency 90.6
44% 90.6 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 21.2%
Great: 42%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 960 Builds (Compare 813 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: 47% - Average Total price: $179
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