Dell OptiPlex 980

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
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 an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 40.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics83.5% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (51%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell OptiPlex 980
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 980  (all builds)
Memory4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120525
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateApr 12 '18 at 16:45
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 51%

 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 860-$280
CPU, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
40.4% Average
1-Core 64.1
2-Core 123
44% 93.5 Pts
4-Core 212
8-Core 326
34% 269 Pts
64-Core 342
23% 342 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 40.4%
Great: 56%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$346
Gigabyte(1458 3778) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2012 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
83.5% Excellent
Lighting 310
Reflection 292
Parallax 297
81% 300 fps
MRender 202
Gravity 311
Splatting 231
84% 248 fps
Poor: 72%
This bench: 83.5%
Great: 85%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 2TB-$58
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: CC26 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
105% Outstanding
Read 187
Write 182
Mixed 107
117% 158 MB/s
4K Read 0.58
4K Write 1.31
4K Mixed 0.18
68% 0.69 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 105%
Great: 113%
WD My Passport 0827 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0827
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
Read 27.7
Write 24.8
Mixed 22.6
32% 25 MB/s
4K Read 0.51
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.23
68% 0.82 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NF-CG 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
43.2% Average
MC Read 16.4
MC Write 13.3
MC Mixed 13.4
41% 14.4 GB/s
SC Read 11.7
SC Write 12.8
SC Mixed 12.4
35% 12.3 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 53%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 980 Builds (Compare 3,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 980

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 40% - Below average Total price: $247
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