Dell XPS M1530

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 22.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.62% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 2 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 (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell XPS M1530  (all builds)
MotherboardDell
Memory2.5 GB free of 4 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20081119
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 10:05
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 Core2 Duo T9500-$170
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
22.4% Poor
SC Int 64.4
SC Float 37.7
SC Mixed 47.9
40% 50 Pts
QC Int 114
QC Float 66
QC Mixed 88.8
20% 89.7 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 71.4
MC Mixed 91
15% 96.3 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT
Dell(1028 022E) 128MB
Ram: 128MB, Driver: 331.65
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
0.62% Terrible
Lighting 2.5
Reflection 3.5
Parallax 0.8
1% 2.27 fps
MRender 1.1
Gravity 1.9
Splatting 1.6
1% 1.53 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.62%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$43
363GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 84.7
Write 94.3
Mixed 62.9
60% 80.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.46
4K Write 1.71
4K Mixed 0.19
72% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 35%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR
Performing below potential (38th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
16.3% Very poor
MC Read 6.2
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 4.3
14% 4.87 GB/s
SC Read 5.2
SC Write 3.9
SC Mixed 4.3
13% 4.47 GB/s
Latency 94.5
42% 94.5 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS M1530 Builds (Compare 97 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS M1530

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $158
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