Dell Precision M4600

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 56.8%, this CPUs 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 11 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Precision M4600  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 08V9YG
Memory2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111018
Uptime4 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 14:07
Run Duration1184 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 i7-2720QM-$299
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
56.8% Above average
SC Int 72.4
SC Float 78.5
SC Mixed 76.9
61% 75.9 Pts
QC Int 297
QC Float 279
QC Mixed 298
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 293
MC Mixed 294
44% 294 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 60%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9250410AS 250GB-$42
166GB free (System drive)
Firmware: D005SDM1 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 81.9
Write 79.6
Mixed 68.3
57% 76.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.14
4K Write 0.71
4K Mixed 0.27
49% 0.37 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 54%
O2micro SD 128GB
119GB free
Firmware: 0001
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 15% Great: 33%
WD My Passport 1TB
529GB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
11.6% Very poor
Read 23
Write 20
Mixed 22.1
28% 21.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.19
50% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 11.6%
Great: 43%
WD My Passport 0816 500GB
455GB free, PID 0816
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
Read 29.9
Write 22.8
Mixed 20.7
30% 24.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.84
4K Mixed 0.25
73% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 15.1%
Great: 39%
SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB-$8
12GB free, PID 5581
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
1.65% Terrible
Read 1.07
Write 0.95
Mixed 0.96
1% 0.99 MB/s
4K Read 0.83
4K Write 0.36
4K Mixed 0.3
25% 0.49 MB/s
Poor: 10%
This bench: 1.65%
Great: 41%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6BFR8C-H9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
49.8% Average
MC Read 17.7
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17 GB/s
SC Read 13.9
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 49.8%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 13%
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Desktop 42%
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Workstation 27%

System: Dell Precision M4600

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