Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (82nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 18 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 68.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics22.3% 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 Drive304% 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.
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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory3.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171211
Uptime3.2 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 09:24
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing above expectations (82nd 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 above expectations (66th percentile)
68.3% Good
SC Int 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 105
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 318
73% 321 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 503
74% 499 Pts
Poor: 44%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.8816
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
22.3% Poor
Lighting 70
Reflection 44.6
Parallax 63.3
21% 59.3 fps
MRender 51.4
Gravity 69.2
Splatting 39.1
23% 53.2 fps
Poor: 14%
This bench: 22.3%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme THNSN5256GPU7 NV 256GB
158GB free
Firmware: 4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SYSTEM 4KALIGNED
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
304% Outstanding
Read 3,910
Write 43.5
Mixed 85.3
280% 1,346 MB/s
4K Read 358
4K Write 2.72
4K Mixed 2.59
548% 121 MB/s
Poor: 136%
This bench: 304%
Great: 216%
WD My Passport 25E1 1TB
820GB free, PID 25e1
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing way above expectations (91st percentile)
49.6% Average
Read 118
Write 108
Mixed 46.4
109% 90.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.45
4K Write 2.83
4K Mixed 0.37
114% 1.55 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 49.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
69.4% Good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 26.3
MC Mixed 19.9
70% 24.4 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 27
SC Mixed 21.3
61% 21.4 GB/s
Latency 69.4
58% 69.4 ns
Poor: 45%
This bench: 69.4%
Great: 74%
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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 3,357 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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