Dell Precision WorkStation 490

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation 0%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (56th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 44 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 34.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.74% 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 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemDell Precision WorkStation 490  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0DT031
Memory2.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.5 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20060630
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 11 '21 at 16:54
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User IDN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (56th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Xeon 3.20GHz
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
34.6% Below average
Memory 53.8
1-Core 31.4
2-Core 52.5
32% 45.9 Pts
4-Core 91.9
8-Core 90
12% 90.9 Pts
64-Core 89
6% 89 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.6%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 610
Zotac(19DA 6222) 2GB
CLim: 810 MHz, MLim: 266 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
1.74% Terrible
Lighting 2.1
Reflection 2.5
Parallax 0.3
2% 1.63 fps
MRender 2.3
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 1.9
2% 2.13 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.74%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 750GB-$55
521GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JC4B
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 71 71 61 71 75 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
35.7% Below average
Read 56
Write 70.9
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 68.1
44% 59.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.8
136% 0.87 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 35.7%
Great: 67%
Samsung HD161GJ 160GB-$25
149GB free
Firmware: 1AC01118
SusWrite @10s intervals: 116 115 116 113 115 118 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
66.9% Good
Read 117
Write 74.1
Mixed 61.4
SusWrite 116
68% 92.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 1.1
194% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 66.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x1GB
4 of 8 slots used
Performing below potential (15th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
11.9% Very poor
MC Read 2.9
MC Write 4.4
MC Mixed 3.6
10% 3.63 GB/s
SC Read 3.4
SC Write 4
SC Mixed 3.2
10% 3.53 GB/s
Latency 147
27% 147 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 28%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision WorkStation 490 Builds (Compare 342 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 22%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 18%

System: Dell Precision WorkStation 490

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