Dell OptiPlex 790

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (8th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 92 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 46.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.94% 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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemDell OptiPlex 790
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 790  (all builds)
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180703
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 30 '21 at 17:00
Run Duration267 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2500K-$246
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
46.7% Average
Memory 78.9
1-Core 38.6
2-Core 58.2
42% 58.6 Pts
4-Core 82.1
8-Core 117
13% 99.7 Pts
64-Core 251
17% 251 Pts
Poor: 60%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 86%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD HD 7470
Dell(1028 2120) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.301.1901.0
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
1.94% Terrible
Lighting 2.7
Reflection 3.6
Parallax 2.5
2% 2.93 fps
MRender 2.4
Gravity 2
Splatting 2.2
2% 2.2 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.94%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HUA721010KLA330 1TB-$49
828GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GKAOAB0A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 30 24 40 37 36 31 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
19.8% Very poor
Read 35.8
Write 20.1
Mixed 29.8
SusWrite 32.9
22% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 19.8%
Great: 47%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$35
176GB free
Firmware: CC43
SusWrite @10s intervals: 94 69 74 71 71 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Read 106
Write 112
Mixed 66.4
SusWrite 74.8
66% 89.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 113%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KHX1600C10D3/4G 9905403-437.A01LF KHX1600C10D3/4G 9905403-443.A00LF 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
37.1% Below average
MC Read 11.9
MC Write 14.8
MC Mixed 12.7
38% 13.1 GB/s
SC Read 7.9
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 7.5
23% 8.13 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 37.1%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 790 Builds (Compare 10,073 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 790

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $185
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