Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 62%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics6.93% 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 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0X2P13
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170724
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 08:22
Run Duration102 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (46th 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 i5-6300HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
62% Good
SC Int 85
SC Float 88.8
SC Mixed 87.9
70% 87.2 Pts
QC Int 296
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 318
72% 318 Pts
MC Int 318
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 321
49% 327 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 62%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 06E4) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64 Ver. 21.20.16.4664
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
6.93% Terrible
Lighting 17.6
Reflection 43.7
Parallax 18.6
6% 26.6 fps
MRender 17.8
Gravity 13.5
Splatting 29.3
8% 20.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.93%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2013)-$80
883GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
46.7% Average
Read 81.2
Write 81.9
Mixed 84.9
62% 82.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 0.67
4K Mixed 0.04
24% 0.29 MB/s
Poor: 38%
This bench: 46.7%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (39th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
65.8% Good
MC Read 23.1
MC Write 26.6
MC Mixed 20.7
67% 23.5 GB/s
SC Read 13.6
SC Write 23
SC Mixed 19.9
54% 18.8 GB/s
Latency 76.6
52% 76.6 ns
Poor: 41%
This bench: 65.8%
Great: 74%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 2,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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