Dell OptiPlex 990

Performance Results

Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 48%
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 58.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics1.52% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive18% is an extremely low SSD score, this system will benefit from a faster SSD.
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 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 (40%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell OptiPlex 990
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 990  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110411
Uptime22.3 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:40
Run Duration173 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 40%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 Core i7-2600-$350
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
58.8% Above average
SC Int 88.8
SC Float 89.9
SC Mixed 90.6
72% 89.8 Pts
QC Int 278
QC Float 282
QC Mixed 280
63% 280 Pts
MC Int 371
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 387
57% 380 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 58.8%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 2000 (Desktop 1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 047E) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
1.52% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 4.1
Parallax 3.3
1% 3.73 fps
MRender 5.1
Gravity 2.9
Splatting 5.6
2% 4.53 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.52%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V Series 256GB
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: E111008a Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
18% Very poor
Read 258
Write 9.28
Mixed 15.1
20% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 15.2
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 1.65
26% 6.25 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18%
Great: 44%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 500GB-$23
243GB free
Firmware: KC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
71.2% Very good
Read 127
Write 121
Mixed 70
79% 106 MB/s
4K Read 0.73
4K Write 1.07
4K Mixed 0.62
118% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99P5471-041.A00LF 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
47.1% Average
MC Read 16.2
MC Write 16.7
MC Mixed 14.8
45% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.3
SC Mixed 15.2
42% 14.6 GB/s
Latency 70
57% 70 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 65%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 990 Builds (Compare 4,293 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 59%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $450
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