Dell Studio 540

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD, HDD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (34th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 66 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 23.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics21.9% 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)
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.
Very high background CPU (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Studio 540  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0M017G
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090825
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 11 '18 at 23:20
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 50%

 PC Performing below expectations (34th 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 Quad Q6600-$154
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
23.1% Poor
SC Int 54.8
SC Float 24.7
SC Mixed 31.1
30% 36.9 Pts
QC Int 153
QC Float 83.9
QC Mixed 119
27% 119 Pts
MC Int 218
MC Float 97.6
MC Mixed 138
23% 151 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 23.1%
Great: 35%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD RX 550-$79
MSI(1462 8A90) 2GB
CLim: 1203 MHz, MLim: 1750 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
21.9% Poor
Lighting 52.4
Reflection 79.6
Parallax 69.1
18% 67 fps
MRender 61.5
Gravity 44.8
Splatting 78.5
25% 61.6 fps
Poor: 17%
This bench: 21.9%
Great: 23%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Spcc Solid State Disk 256GB
69GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM61.2
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 96
Write 41.2
Mixed 80.5
55% 72.6 MB/s
4K Read 14.7
4K Write 16.1
4K Mixed 11
2,133% 13.9 MB/s
DQ Read 11.5
DQ Write 16.3
DQ Mixed 13.5
125% 13.8 MB/s
Poor: 6% Great: 71%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1.5TB-$50
82GB free
Firmware: CC1J
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,098
Write 27.2
Mixed 47.5
281% 391 MB/s
4K Read 175
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 1.9
7,511% 59.2 MB/s
Poor: 35% Great: 71%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x2GB
4 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
13.2% Very poor
MC Read 4.6
MC Write 3.8
MC Mixed 4.6
12% 4.33 GB/s
SC Read 3.9
SC Write 2.5
SC Mixed 4.3
10% 3.57 GB/s
Latency 177
23% 177 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 13.2%
Great: 46%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Studio 540 Builds (Compare 384 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard

System: Dell Studio 540

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $149
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