Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 70.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics22.2% 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 Drive185% 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.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory6.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20170821
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 07:47
Run Duration86 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
70.7% Very good
SC Int 101
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 349
QC Mixed 338
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 522
78% 519 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 70.7%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8477
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
22.2% Poor
Lighting 71.2
Reflection 45
Parallax 63.1
21% 59.8 fps
MRender 50.2
Gravity 68.4
Splatting 38.8
23% 52.5 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 22.2%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
674GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
185% Outstanding
Read 1,530
Write 887
Mixed 1,025
254% 1,148 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 45
179% 69 MB/s
DQ Read 452
DQ Write 241
DQ Mixed 160
169% 285 MB/s
Poor: 112%
This bench: 185%
Great: 189%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
70.5% Very good
MC Read 26.3
MC Write 26
MC Mixed 22.8
72% 25 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 28.2
SC Mixed 22.1
63% 21.9 GB/s
Latency 81.4
49% 81.4 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 70.5%
Great: 75%
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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 5,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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