Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics99.1% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive118% 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.
Very high background CPU (52%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory6 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1200 - 32 Bit colors, 3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181011
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '18 at 01:36
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 52%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
50.6% Above average
1-Core 76.7
2-Core 157
55% 117 Pts
4-Core 283
8-Core 484
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 483
32% 483 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.6%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 2070-$450
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 417.22
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
99.1% Outstanding
Lighting 384
Reflection 300
Parallax 436
102% 373 fps
MRender 313
Gravity 359
Splatting 222
96% 298 fps
Poor: 83%
This bench: 99.1%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
47GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 298 197 164 156 150 151 MB/s
Performing below expectations (27th percentile)
118% Outstanding
Read 938
Write 489
Mixed 381
SusWrite 186
110% 499 MB/s
4K Read 30.4
4K Write 86.6
4K Mixed 38.9
142% 52 MB/s
DQ Read 708
DQ Write 451
DQ Mixed 538
412% 565 MB/s
Poor: 88%
This bench: 118%
Great: 168%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
71.8% Very good
MC Read 26.5
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 23.4
74% 26 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 25.2
SC Mixed 19.7
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 77.6
52% 77.6 ns
Poor: 56%
This bench: 71.8%
Great: 77%
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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 5,879 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
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Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 39%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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