Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics115% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive142% 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
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0Y9N5X
Memory12.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.4 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180718
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 08:24
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 87.6
SC Float 84
SC Mixed 86.2
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 292
QC Float 290
QC Mixed 312
68% 298 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 535
MC Mixed 488
74% 498 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 416.16
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
115% Outstanding
Lighting 372
Reflection 317
Parallax 343
112% 344 fps
MRender 207
Gravity 370
Splatting 228
118% 268 fps
Poor: 61%
This bench: 115%
Great: 139%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung MZFLV512HCJH-000MV 512GB
250GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV75M0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 561 560 555 550 552 556 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
142% Outstanding
Read 707
Write 570
Mixed 369
SusWrite 556
123% 551 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 36.7
162% 62.4 MB/s
DQ Read 801
DQ Write 577
DQ Mixed 565
456% 648 MB/s
Poor: 66%
This bench: 142%
Great: 153%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA81GS6AFR8N-UH 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2400 MHz
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
72.1% Very good
MC Read 28.2
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 21.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.3
SC Write 24.8
SC Mixed 19.8
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 69
58% 69 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 72.1%
Great: 79%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 5,655 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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