Dell OptiPlex GX280

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 9.26%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 2 months 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.
Very high background CPU (34%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell OptiPlex GX280
MotherboardDell OptiPlex GX280  (all builds)
Memory1.3 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.5 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20060303
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:39
Run Duration294 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU 34%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Pentium 4 2.80GHz-$15
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 1 cores, 1 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
9.26% Terrible
SC Int 33.8
SC Float 22.1
SC Mixed 26.3
22% 27.4 Pts
QC Int 33.9
QC Float 22.3
QC Mixed 26.4
6% 27.5 Pts
MC Int 34.9
MC Float 22.8
MC Mixed 27.7
4% 28.5 Pts
Poor: 5%
This bench: 9.26%
Great: 13%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 160GB (2009)-$35
32GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 11.01A11 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (55th percentile)
25.9% Poor
Read 45.1
Write 44.7
Mixed 16.3
26% 35.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.35
4K Write 1.76
4K Mixed 0.25
75% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.9%
Great: 37%
Maxtor 6 L300R0 300GB
61GB free, PID 2506
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
23.5% Poor
Read 28.5
Write 24.8
Mixed 26.4
34% 26.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 4.49
4K Mixed 0.33
166% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 24%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing below potential (30th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
13.2% Very poor
MC Read 4.5
MC Write 3.6
MC Mixed 3.8
11% 3.97 GB/s
SC Read 4.1
SC Write 3.7
SC Mixed 4.4
12% 4.07 GB/s
Latency 131
31% 131 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex GX280 Builds (Compare 24 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 20%
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex GX280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 96% - Outstanding Total price: $169
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