Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 17%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 17.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics18.1% 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 Drive158% 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.
Run History
3 months ago, 3 months ago.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory10.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit kleuren,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171211
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 08:23
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User NLD-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th 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 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
17.7% Very poor
SC Int 24
SC Float 24.5
SC Mixed 24.6
20% 24.4 Pts
QC Int 85.2
QC Float 92.9
QC Mixed 88.6
20% 88.9 Pts
MC Int 110
MC Float 137
MC Mixed 119
18% 122 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 17.7%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9065
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
18.1% Very poor
Lighting 30
Reflection 30
Parallax 50.4
12% 36.8 fps
MRender 49.8
Gravity 68
Splatting 38.7
23% 52.2 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.1%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
109GB free
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)
158% Outstanding
Read 1,636
Write 1,039
Mixed 1,248
290% 1,308 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 44.1
4K Mixed 24.8
89% 30.3 MB/s
DQ Read 50.2
DQ Write 45.7
DQ Mixed 25.5
25% 40.5 MB/s
Poor: 129%
This bench: 158%
Great: 226%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A1G43EB1-CPB 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
44.8% Average
MC Read 17.4
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 19.9
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 6
SC Write 9.4
SC Mixed 8
22% 7.8 GB/s
Latency 180
22% 180 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 44.8%
Great: 77%
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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 4,077 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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