Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 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 56.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics92.9% 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 Drive178% 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.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory10.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20181011
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 18 '19 at 21:45
Run Duration112 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (45th 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 as expected (52nd percentile)
56.8% Above average
1-Core 89
2-Core 151
58% 120 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 495
51% 402 Pts
64-Core 498
33% 498 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 56.8%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$528
Gigabyte(1458 3791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 418.91
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
92.9% Outstanding
Lighting 355
Reflection 344
Parallax 392
93% 364 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 376
Splatting 238
92% 279 fps
Poor: 85%
This bench: 92.9%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
254GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 653 743 650 765 790 924 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
178% Outstanding
Read 857
Write 443
Mixed 895
SusWrite 754
166% 737 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 56.2
197% 72.8 MB/s
DQ Read 895
DQ Write 749
DQ Mixed 712
563% 785 MB/s
Poor: 89%
This bench: 178%
Great: 232%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
70.8% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23.1
74% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 25.7
SC Mixed 19.1
55% 19.4 GB/s
Latency 82.6
48% 82.6 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 70.8%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 6,347 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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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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