Dell XPS 8500

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 18%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (77th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 23 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics9.42% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (21%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 8500  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0NW73C
Memory8.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130828
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 18 '18 at 13:34
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 21%

 PC Performing above expectations (77th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3770-$198
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
68.6% Good
1-Core 104
2-Core 205
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 527
58% 450 Pts
64-Core 530
36% 530 Pts
Poor: 53%
This bench: 68.6%
Great: 72%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450
EVGA(3842 1452) 1GB
CLim: 882 MHz, MLim: 950 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
9.42% Terrible
Lighting 32.3
Reflection 32.8
Parallax 28.7
8% 31.3 fps
MRender 29.7
Gravity 33.1
Splatting 27.9
10% 30.2 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 9.42%
Great: 9%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
711GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 131 125 144 150 148 144 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
86% Excellent
Read 159
Write 158
Mixed 86.8
SusWrite 140
100% 136 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.1
216% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 86%
Great: 109%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$38
736GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 163 162 163 163 163 163 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
95.8% Outstanding
Read 171
Write 159
Mixed 84.8
SusWrite 163
106% 144 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 2.6
4K Mixed 1.2
236% 1.7 MB/s
Poor: 53%
This bench: 95.8%
Great: 109%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773DH0-CK0 Kingston KVT8FP-HYC M378B5773DH0-CK0 Kingston KVT8FP-HYC 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 19.7
MC Mixed 17.4
56% 19.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.6
SC Write 18.8
SC Mixed 18.8
53% 18.4 GB/s
Latency 68.9
58% 68.9 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8500 Builds (Compare 5,472 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $253
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