Dell OptiPlex 7040

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics7.64% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive88.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
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 8 years and 11 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 (37%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell OptiPlex 7040
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 7040  (all builds)
Memory6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20170523
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 12 '18 at 16:11
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 37%

 PC Performing as expected (40th 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 i7-6700-$314
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)
68.7% Good
SC Int 92.9
SC Float 91.5
SC Mixed 93.6
74% 92.7 Pts
QC Int 316
QC Float 331
QC Mixed 333
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 631
MC Mixed 592
89% 593 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 68.7%
Great: 87%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Desktop Skylake)
Dell(1028 06B9) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 20.19.15.4474
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
7.64% Terrible
Lighting 20.2
Reflection 24.3
Parallax 21.2
6% 21.9 fps
MRender 15.7
Gravity 17.7
Splatting 31.2
9% 21.5 fps
Poor: 5%
This bench: 7.64%
Great: 10%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteon CV3-8D256-41 SAT 256GB
78GB free (System drive)
Firmware: T884
Performing above expectations (68th percentile)
88.6% Excellent
Read 374
Write 416
Mixed 402
89% 397 MB/s
4K Read 27.3
4K Write 53.5
4K Mixed 34.9
114% 38.5 MB/s
DQ Read 316
DQ Write 245
DQ Mixed 115
131% 225 MB/s
Poor: 64%
This bench: 88.6%
Great: 94%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 16ATF1G64AZ-2G1B1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
65.7% Good
MC Read 24.2
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.3
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 22.1
SC Mixed 19.1
51% 17.8 GB/s
Latency 75.9
53% 75.9 ns
Poor: 67%
This bench: 65.7%
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 OptiPlex 7040 Builds (Compare 1,666 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 7040

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $314
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