Dell OptiPlex 960

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.62% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell OptiPlex 960
MotherboardDell OptiPlex 960  (all builds)
Memory1.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130806
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateMar 13 '18 at 00:05
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 Core2 Duo E8500-$48
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.15 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
23.4% Poor
SC Int 40.4
SC Float 38.3
SC Mixed 47.4
34% 42 Pts
QC Int 111
QC Float 79.2
QC Mixed 96.7
22% 95.7 Pts
MC Int 123
MC Float 76.8
MC Mixed 100
15% 99.9 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 23.4%
Great: 28%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel Q45/Q43 Express Chipset
Dell(1028 0276)
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2702
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
0.62% Terrible
Lighting 2.1
Reflection 1.4
Parallax 2
1% 1.83 fps
MRender 1.1
Gravity 1.4
Splatting 1.9
1% 1.47 fps
Poor: 0%
This bench: 0.62%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Black 500GB (2008)-$94
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.03B01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
52.5% Above average
Read 101
Write 81.6
Mixed 80.4
66% 87.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.13
4K Mixed 0.43
119% 1.11 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 52.5%
Great: 68%
Seagate ST3160318AS 160GB-$24
382GB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
63.7% Good
Read 111
Write 111
Mixed 105
82% 109 MB/s
4K Read 0.66
4K Write 2.16
4K Mixed 0.41
113% 1.08 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 63.7%
Great: 58%
WD Blue 250GB (2008)-$62
382GB free
Firmware: 12.01B02 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (97th percentile)
63.4% Good
Read 115
Write 106
Mixed 104
82% 108 MB/s
4K Read 0.75
4K Write 2.42
4K Mixed 0.47
129% 1.21 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (48th percentile)
17.5% Very poor
MC Read 5.7
MC Write 5.7
MC Mixed 4.9
16% 5.43 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 5.9
SC Mixed 4.3
14% 5.03 GB/s
Latency 106
38% 106 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical OptiPlex 960 Builds (Compare 1,135 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 960

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $105
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