Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (17th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 83 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 15.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics18.4% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive91.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory32GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 32GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (26%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory25.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180718
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateOct 22 '18 at 10:39
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User SAU-User
Background CPU 26%

 PC Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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 (0th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
1-Core 23.9
2-Core 45.6
16% 34.8 Pts
4-Core 81.5
8-Core 117
13% 99.2 Pts
64-Core 119
8% 119 Pts
Poor: 42%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 66%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 23.21.13.9125
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
18.4% Very poor
Lighting 68.1
Reflection 42.3
Parallax 67.4
18% 59.3 fps
MRender 50.1
Gravity 66.8
Splatting 37.9
18% 51.6 fps
Poor: 12%
This bench: 18.4%
Great: 19%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
688GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 539 530 551 547 548 575 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
91.6% Outstanding
Read 825
Write 423
Mixed 444
SusWrite 548
125% 560 MB/s
4K Read 17.8
4K Write 21.9
4K Mixed 18.7
62% 19.5 MB/s
DQ Read 143
DQ Write 112
DQ Mixed 133
98% 129 MB/s
Poor: 93%
This bench: 91.6%
Great: 197%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A2K43BB1-CPB 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
38.6% Below average
MC Read 13.7
MC Write 14.6
MC Mixed 16.6
43% 15 GB/s
SC Read 4.9
SC Write 7.9
SC Mixed 7.9
20% 6.9 GB/s
Latency 190
21% 190 ns
Poor: 53%
This bench: 38.6%
Great: 77%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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