Dell Precision M6400

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 16%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 6.96%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is terrible.
Graphics6.13% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
CPU throttled at 52% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
Run History
6 months ago, 6 months ago.
SystemDell Precision M6400  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 076V94
Memory8.7 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20100730
Uptime16.3 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:27
Run Duration183 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 52%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 T9900-$170
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
6.96% Terrible
SC Int 18.4
SC Float 13.5
SC Mixed 17.6
13% 16.5 Pts
QC Int 44.6
QC Float 26.3
QC Mixed 21.9
7% 30.9 Pts
MC Int 49.2
MC Float 26.3
MC Mixed 37.1
6% 37.5 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 6.96%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M
Dell(1028 019C) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.1
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
6.13% Terrible
Lighting 24.2
Reflection 16.8
Parallax 8.2
6% 16.4 fps
MRender 13.8
Gravity 18.9
Splatting 11.7
6% 14.8 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.13%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545050A7E680 500GB
186GB free
Firmware: GR2OA3E0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
42.7% Average
Read 74.8
Write 74.2
Mixed 71.9
55% 73.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.18
4K Write 1.28
4K Mixed 0.16
49% 0.54 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 42.7%
Great: 56%
WD Blue 2.5" 320GB (2010)-$56
134GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
38.2% Below average
Read 67.9
Write 65.2
Mixed 60.4
48% 64.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 1.33
4K Mixed 0.19
58% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 38.2%
Great: 46%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 12GB
null MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
10.5% Very poor
MC Read 3.8
MC Write 3.5
MC Mixed 2.7
10% 3.33 GB/s
SC Read 1.4
SC Write 2.5
SC Mixed 2.5
6% 2.13 GB/s
Latency 148
27% 148 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 10.5%
Great: 48%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision M6400 Builds (Compare 203 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Precision M6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $195
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