Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 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 47.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics8.1% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive168% 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.
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.
Very high background CPU (54%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory21.5 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181011
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 10:52
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User SWE-User
Background CPU 54%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th 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 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
47.1% Average
SC Int 74.4
SC Float 68.8
SC Mixed 62.5
55% 68.6 Pts
QC Int 198
QC Float 235
QC Mixed 234
50% 222 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 433
MC Mixed 381
59% 392 Pts
Poor: 47%
This bench: 47.1%
Great: 73%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 06E4) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 23.20.16.4973
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
8.1% Terrible
Lighting 21.3
Reflection 44.2
Parallax 21.5
7% 29 fps
MRender 18.5
Gravity 18.9
Splatting 31.3
9% 22.9 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 8.1%
Great: 8%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme THNSN51T02DU7 NV 1TB
392GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 599 561 542 510 370 235 MB/s
Performing below expectations (35th percentile)
168% Outstanding
Read 1,259
Write 1,210
Mixed 925
SusWrite 470
216% 966 MB/s
4K Read 30.6
4K Write 111
4K Mixed 55.9
177% 66 MB/s
DQ Read 842
DQ Write 638
DQ Mixed 677
523% 719 MB/s
Poor: 124%
This bench: 168%
Great: 226%
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 (20th percentile)
65.4% Good
MC Read 23.2
MC Write 25.1
MC Mixed 21.1
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 23.1
SC Mixed 19.7
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 68.2
59% 68.2 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 65.4%
Great: 75%
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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 4,716 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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