Dell OptiPlex 980

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (69th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 31 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics1.14% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years 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.
Run History
13 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemDell OptiPlex 980
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 980  (all builds)
Memory9.2 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20100429
Uptime2.4 Days
Run DateJun 25 '20 at 10:09
Run Duration234 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (69th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7 860-$199
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
70.2% Very good
Memory 93.8
1-Core 72.3
2-Core 142
65% 103 Pts
4-Core 258
8-Core 344
39% 301 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 70.2%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 4550
Dell(1028 0002) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.14% Terrible
Lighting 1.77
Reflection 2.92
Parallax 1.41
1% 2.03 fps
MRender 1.86
Gravity 0.83
Splatting 2.22
1% 1.64 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.14%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$24
396GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 19.0
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 106
Write 83.4
Mixed 53.2
60% 80.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.3
4K Mixed 0.5
105% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 27% Great: 71%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 1TB
612GB free, PID 0212
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 21.5
Write 20.3
Mixed 16
24% 19.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
73% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 13% Great: 45%
SMI USB DISK 4GB
0GB free, PID null
Relative performance n/a - benchmarks incomplete
Read 1.7
Write 0.2
1% 0.95 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
1% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 3% Great: 7%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMT41GU6DFR8A-PB 0198000002FE KP223C-ELD 0198000002FE KP223C-ELD 12GB
1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
8192, 2048, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
34.7% Below average
MC Read 13.3
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 9.9
32% 11.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 10.3
28% 9.97 GB/s
Latency 60.2
66% 60.2 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.7%
Great: 40%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 980 Builds (Compare 1,693 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 48%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $177
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