Dell OptiPlex 990

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 18%
Desktop 16%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 6.38%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics51.2% is a reasonable 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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 (74%). 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)
Memory3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20110910
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 14 '18 at 02:44
Run Duration132 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 74%

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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 i5-2500-$149
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Relative performance (0th percentile)
6.38% Terrible
SC Int 15.6
SC Float 18.7
SC Mixed 13.6
13% 16 Pts
QC Int 28
QC Float 35.2
QC Mixed 23.1
6% 28.8 Pts
MC Int 43.5
MC Float 33.8
MC Mixed 47.2
6% 41.5 Pts
Poor: 52%
This bench: 6.38%
Great: 70%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 780 Ti-$410
PNY(196E 1051) 3GB
CLim: 1202 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 3GB, Driver: 398.11
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
51.2% Above average
Lighting 96.9
Reflection 98.2
Parallax 204
42% 133 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 164
Splatting 95.4
58% 133 fps
Poor: 59%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 80%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST31000340NS 1TB-$57
526GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 300F Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
51.2% Above average
Read 92.1
Write 86.1
Mixed 68.3
61% 82.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 1.37
4K Mixed 0.32
86% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 51.2%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5673FH0-CF8 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 1067 MHz
Relative performance (0th percentile)
18.4% Very poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 7.3
MC Mixed 5.8
19% 6.7 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 2.2
SC Mixed 0.9
8% 2.67 GB/s
Latency 149
27% 149 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 43%
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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 4,294 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 59%
Workstation 36%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

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