Dell OptiPlex 990

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (24th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 76 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 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 61.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
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.
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 (24%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell OptiPlex 990
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 990  (all builds)
Memory12.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170505
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 08 '21 at 03:28
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 24%

 PC Performing below expectations (24th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2400-$150
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
61.8% Good
Memory 78.9
1-Core 85.8
2-Core 166
66% 110 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 310
37% 280 Pts
64-Core 300
20% 300 Pts
Poor: 56%
This bench: 61.8%
Great: 75%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3250824AS 250GB-$148
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AD
SusWrite @10s intervals: 16 27 25 16 14 28 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
Read 30.8
Write 48
Mixed 24
SusWrite 21.1
23% 31 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
105% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 37%
PNY USB 2.0 FD 32GB
4GB free, PID 00ee
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 3.8 2.4 5 4.8 4.7 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
5.11% Terrible
Read 21.1
Write 1
Mixed 7
SusWrite 4.3
8% 8.35 MB/s
4K Read 4.7
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0
17% 1.57 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.11%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT51264BA160BJ.C8F 859B CT51264BA160BJ.C8 859B CT51264BA160BJ.C8F 859B CT51264BA160BJ.C8F 16GB
1333, 1333, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
46.8% Average
MC Read 15.5
MC Write 18.4
MC Mixed 15
47% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.1
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.9
38% 13.4 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 46.8%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 990 Builds (Compare 7,442 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 990

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $273
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