Dell Precision Tower 3420

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 20%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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. Additionally this processor can handle very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 72.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics16.4% 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 Drive154% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory64GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 64GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (23%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Precision Tower 3420
MotherboardDell Precision Tower 3420  (all builds)
Memory60.3 GB free of 64 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20201222
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 15 '21 at 07:07
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 23%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6600-$246
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
72.4% Very good
Memory 81.5
1-Core 113
2-Core 220
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 406
51% 382 Pts
64-Core 412
28% 412 Pts
Poor: 58%
This bench: 72.4%
Great: 82%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro P600
Dell(1028 11BD) 2GB
CLim: 1620 MHz, MLim: 1002 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 461.55
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
16.4% Very poor
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 18.5
Parallax 17.4
17% 18.8 fps
MRender 20.3
Gravity 19.8
Splatting 16.2
16% 18.8 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 16.4%
Great: 17%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
PC SN520 NVMe WDC 256GB
171GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 20240012 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 370 390 396 415 402 398 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
154% Outstanding
Read 940
Write 948
Mixed 484
SusWrite 395
155% 692 MB/s
4K Read 31.8
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 55.5
180% 67.1 MB/s
DQ Read 834
DQ Write 781
DQ Mixed 383
404% 666 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 154%
Great: 181%
WD WD5000LPLX-00ZNTT0 500GB
465GB free
Firmware: 04.01A04
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 144 145 143 131 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
82.3% Excellent
Read 149
Write 96.2
Mixed 70.6
SusWrite 137
83% 113 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.9
176% 1.33 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 82.3%
Great: 83%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown KYXC0V-MID 01980000802C KYXC0V-MID 802C0000802C 16ATF2G64AZ-2G3E1 01980000802C KYXC0V-MID 64GB
2400, 2400, 2400, 2400 MHz
16384, 16384, 16384, 16384 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
75.8% Very good
MC Read 26.2
MC Write 29.7
MC Mixed 25.2
77% 27 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 30.1
SC Mixed 23.1
66% 23.1 GB/s
Latency 77.9
51% 77.9 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 3420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $350
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