Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
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 44.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics22.5% 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)
Boot Drive106% 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.
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 (62%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0X2P13
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit Farben,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160630
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '19 at 16:34
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User AUT-User
Background CPU 62%

 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 i5-6300HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
44.9% Average
SC Int 63.8
SC Float 71.3
SC Mixed 68.4
54% 67.8 Pts
QC Int 238
QC Float 289
QC Mixed 222
56% 250 Pts
MC Int 220
MC Float 252
MC Mixed 224
35% 232 Pts
Poor: 37%
This bench: 44.9%
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 (82nd percentile)
22.5% Poor
Lighting 70.9
Reflection 44.1
Parallax 64.1
21% 59.7 fps
MRender 51.9
Gravity 69.4
Splatting 39.1
24% 53.5 fps
Poor: 10%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 23%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$90
103GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 382 446 453 454 371 227 MB/s
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 468
Write 448
Mixed 374
SusWrite 389
94% 420 MB/s
4K Read 35.7
4K Write 78
4K Mixed 45.6
154% 53.1 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 333
DQ Mixed 358
268% 357 MB/s
Poor: 75%
This bench: 106%
Great: 133%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA451S6AFR8N-TF 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (28th percentile)
63.4% Good
MC Read 21.7
MC Write 25.4
MC Mixed 21.8
66% 23 GB/s
SC Read 9
SC Write 24
SC Mixed 19.2
50% 17.4 GB/s
Latency 89
45% 89 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 63.4%
Great: 73%
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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 4,731 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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