Dell Vostro 420 Series

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (58th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 42 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 52.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics1.14% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
SystemDell Vostro 420 Series  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N185P
Memory1.8 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20090417
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '21 at 09:47
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User BIH-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (58th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Quad Q9500
Socket 775, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.85 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
52.3% Above average
Memory 69.9
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 103
48% 74.7 Pts
4-Core 204
8-Core 197
28% 201 Pts
64-Core 203
14% 203 Pts
Poor: 41%
This bench: 52.3%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Radeon HD 2600-PRO
Sapphire(174B E410) 512MB
Driver: aticfx32.dll Ver. 8.970.100.7000
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.14% Terrible
Lighting 1.7
Reflection 2.1
Parallax 0.7
1% 1.5 fps
MRender 1.9
Gravity 0.9
Splatting 2.7
1% 1.83 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.14%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 160GB-$34
108GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GMBOA5BA
SusWrite @10s intervals: 45 62 61 64 64 64 MB/s
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
36.9% Below average
Read 68.4
Write 53.5
Mixed 32
SusWrite 60
39% 53.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.8
140% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 36.9%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 6GB
null MHz
2048, 1024, 1024, 2048 MB
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
20% Very poor
MC Read 6.4
MC Write 6.4
MC Mixed 5.9
18% 6.23 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 6.6
SC Mixed 6.6
18% 6.23 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20%
Great: 46%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Vostro 420 Series Builds (Compare 154 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Vostro 420 Series

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $49
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