Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (40th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 60 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 62.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics20.8% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive166% is an exceptional SSD score. This drive is suitable for heavy workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and allow for fast transfers of multi-gigabyte files.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (72%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory3.4 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, , ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161222
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateSep 14 '17 at 07:57
Run Duration238 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 72%

 PC Performing below expectations (40th 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 i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
62.3% Good
SC Int 77.7
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 79.1
64% 80.3 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 316
QC Mixed 317
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 455
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 490
72% 480 Pts
Poor: 38%
This bench: 62.3%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 10.18.13.5894
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
20.8% Poor
Lighting 68.5
Reflection 44.8
Parallax 62
20% 58.4 fps
MRender 51.2
Gravity 56
Splatting 39.4
21% 48.9 fps
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme THNSN5512GPUK NV 512GB
203GB free
Firmware: 5KDA Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
166% Outstanding
Read 1,511
Write 732
Mixed 838
226% 1,027 MB/s
4K Read 29.8
4K Write 79.9
4K Mixed 50.6
152% 53.4 MB/s
DQ Read 310
DQ Write 263
DQ Mixed 139
145% 238 MB/s
Poor: 112%
This bench: 166%
Great: 196%
WD My Passport 259D 4TB
3TB free, PID 259d
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Read 41.3
Write 40
Mixed 35
49% 38.8 MB/s
4K Read 1.46
4K Write 1.02
4K Mixed 0.07
42% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 44%
WD My Passport 2TB
1TB free, PID 0748
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
29.6% Poor
Read 88.7
Write 52.1
Mixed 61.8
81% 67.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.72
4K Mixed 0.2
67% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 42%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA82GS6MFR8N-TF 1x16GB
1 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
33% Below average
MC Read 12.3
MC Write 11.3
MC Mixed 9.9
32% 11.2 GB/s
SC Read 8.9
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 9.5
27% 9.5 GB/s
Latency 90.5
44% 90.5 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 33%
Great: 41%
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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 16%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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