Dell Precision Tower 3420

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop 55%
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics4.82% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive58.1% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
22 months ago, 22 months ago.
SystemDell Precision Tower 3420
MotherboardDell Precision Tower 3420  (all builds)
Memory13 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170806
Uptime13.2 Days
Run DateFeb 13 '18 at 22:50
Run Duration234 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700-$259
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
63.6% Good
1-Core 105
2-Core 196
72% 150 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 570
56% 446 Pts
64-Core 551
37% 551 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 63.6%
Great: 79%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD FirePro W2100 Graphics Adapter
Dell(1028 2120) 2GB
CLim: 680 MHz, MLim: 900 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 16.6
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
4.82% Terrible
Lighting 19.5
Reflection 21.1
Parallax 25.2
5% 21.9 fps
MRender 15.7
Gravity 16.6
Splatting 18
5% 16.8 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 4.82%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel SSDSC2BF360A5 SATA 360GB
282GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LWDi Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
58.1% Above average
Read 490
Write 235
Mixed 258
72% 328 MB/s
4K Read 19.6
4K Write 17.8
4K Mixed 16.2
60% 17.9 MB/s
DQ Read 189
DQ Write 70.8
DQ Mixed 46.6
56% 102 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 58.1%
Great: 61%
52GB free, PID null
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
5.36% Terrible
Read 21.4
Write 5.51
Mixed 5.81
11% 10.9 MB/s
4K Read 4.46
4K Write 0.001
4K Mixed 0.45
32% 1.64 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 5.36%
Great: 37%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1A2 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
73.5% Very good
MC Read 27.5
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 14.1
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 21.3
57% 20.1 GB/s
Latency 79.1
51% 79.1 ns
Poor: 68%
This bench: 73.5%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision Tower 3420 Builds (Compare 1,019 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 19%
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 45%

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 3420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 48% - Average Total price: $429
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