Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 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 58.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics17.1% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 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 Drive228% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory5.8 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180718
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateOct 08 '19 at 01:54
Run Duration150 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
58.3% Above average
1-Core 88.3
2-Core 175
62% 132 Pts
4-Core 318
8-Core 494
52% 406 Pts
64-Core 494
33% 494 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 58.3%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.3170
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
17.1% Very poor
Lighting 67.5
Reflection 43.9
Parallax 61
17% 57.5 fps
MRender 50.8
Gravity 66.2
Splatting 38.8
17% 51.9 fps
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.1%
Great: 18%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 600p Series NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$119
174GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 588 424 551 563 560 558 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
228% Outstanding
Read 1,868
Write 1,272
Mixed 1,178
SusWrite 541
270% 1,215 MB/s
4K Read 61
4K Write 134
4K Mixed 81.7
268% 92.4 MB/s
DQ Read 879
DQ Write 784
DQ Mixed 828
622% 830 MB/s
Poor: 96%
This bench: 228%
Great: 227%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
2.5TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 102 102 101 102 102 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
57.3% Above average
Read 111
Write 103
Mixed 73.2
SusWrite 102
130% 97.1 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 6.1
4K Mixed 0.8
239% 2.67 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 62%
WD My Passport 0820 2TB
715GB free, PID 0820
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 79.3
Write 81
Mixed 50.7
88% 70.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.8
97% 1.1 MB/s
Poor: 12% Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF2G64HZ-2G1B1 1x16GB
1 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that an XMP BIOS profile is enabled
28.7% Poor
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 10
MC Mixed 8.5
28% 9.63 GB/s
SC Read 8.4
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.43 GB/s
Latency 102
39% 102 ns
Poor: 27%
This bench: 28.7%
Great: 42%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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