Dell OptiPlex 3010 SFF
The Dell OptiPlex 3010 SFF was first released in 2012. This model is still a viable option for home and office use. You can even turn this PC into a gaming machine with a proper low profile GPU upgrade.
The Dell OptiPlex 3010 SFF is a Small form factor computer. Small Form Factor (SFF) is an in-between model. It has less space for additional hardware than a Desktop, but it is still easily upgradable. Normally it will come with 2x PCIe slots, so fitting a low profile graphics card is possible. SFF are bought as everyday home computers or as business workstations.
The Dell OptiPlex 3010 SFF supports Gen3 Intel Core technology. The 3rd gen Intel Core CPUs have the code name Ivy Bridge. They use a 22nm manufacturing process developed by Intel.
Here the maximum number of core are 6 with i7 processor. Desktops model use either the LGA 1155 or the LGA 2011 sockets and DDR3-1333 to DDR3-1600 RAM. CPUs often used with this model are Core i3 3220, Core i5 3470, and Core i7 3770.
A RAM slot (also called memory socket) is where RAM memory sticks are inserted into the computer. Most desktops will have two to four slots.
This model has 2 RAM slots. It should be more than enough for most users. For those who need extra flexibility and RAM size you, go for 4 RAM slots and more.
Faster RAM speeds permit your processor to access the data stored in the RAM memory faster. This is important for the overall speed of your system.
The motherboard of the Dell OptiPlex 3010 SFF supports RAM speeds of up to 1600 MT/s. In case you want faster RAM speeds, you will need to upgrade your system with a newer generation one.