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Dell Inspiron 620 MT Review

Today we are using a mixture of synthetic and real world tests to analyse the performance of the Dell Inspiron 620 MT. We won’t be testing with a variety of high demand Direct X 11 games, because we already know that the Nvidia 420 GT just isn’t capable of delivering good frame rates at semi high resolution.


System validation is available here.

The screenshots above highlight the Intel Core i3 2100 processor which is a two core/four threaded design running at 3.1ghz – it has 3MB of Level 3 cache and is built on the 32nm engineering process. Dell have configured the DDR3 memory to run at 1333mhz with timings of 9-9-9-24 @ 1T. The Geforce GT 420 runs at 400mhz core and 800mhz and is built on the 40nm process. It has 16 ROPs, 48 unifed shaders and 1 GB of GDDR3 memory connected via a 128 bit memory interface.

We are always glad to see a company using a 64 bit version of Windows 7 – Home Premium in this case.

Compared to some Dell installations we have seen in the past, this configuration is relatively clean. There are some programs such as McAfee and Bing Bar which we would de-install ourselves, but most of the software installed is useful for the target audience.

Dell don’t supply an optical media backup with the Inspiron 620 MT, but when the system boots it does suggest that the system is backed up to blank discs. Dell include backup software as can be seen above.

Software:
3DMark Vantage
PCMark Vantage
PCMark 7
SiSoft Sandra 2011
Cinebench 11.5 64 bit
FRAPS Professional
CrystalDiskMark
HD Tach
ATTO Disk Benchmark
Cyberlink PowerDVD Ultra 11
Cyberlink MediaEspresso
Resident Evil 5
Dirt 3

Technical Monitoring and Test Equipment:
Lacie 730 Monitor (Image Quality testing)
Thermal Diodes
Raytek Laser Temp Gun 3i LSRC/MT4 Mini Temp
Extech digital sound level meter & SkyTronic DSL 2 Digital Sound Level Meter
Nikon D3X SLR with R1C1 Kit (4 flashes)
Olympus Pen Camera

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