Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 63.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics8.99% 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 Drive329% 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 (100%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
14 months ago, 13 months ago.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0X2P13
Memory27.8 GB free of 32 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20191003
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 04 '19 at 07:32
Run Duration193 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 100%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-6300HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
63.8% Good
Memory 81.9
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 156
64% 105 Pts
4-Core 262
8-Core 283
37% 273 Pts
64-Core 298
20% 298 Pts
Poor: 48%
This bench: 63.8%
Great: 71%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 960M
Dell(1028 06E4) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 26.21.14.4141
Relative performance (0th percentile)
8.99% Terrible
Lighting 9.9
Reflection 16.6
Parallax 11.4
8% 12.7 fps
MRender 8.9
Gravity 13.2
Splatting 16
10% 12.7 fps
Poor: 13%
This bench: 8.99%
Great: 19%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 970 Evo NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB-$138
829GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXM7 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1853 1984 1605 1531 1515 1554 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
329% Outstanding
Read 2,400
Write 2,188
Mixed 1770
SusWrite 1,674
451% 2,008 MB/s
4K Read 60.8
4K Write 143
4K Mixed 80.4
271% 94.8 MB/s
DQ Read 1,104
DQ Write 986
DQ Mixed 1,059
790% 1,049 MB/s
Poor: 243%
This bench: 329%
Great: 361%
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$125
381GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 445 440 446 436 451 453 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
117% Outstanding
Read 480
Write 435
Mixed 376
SusWrite 445
98% 434 MB/s
4K Read 36.7
4K Write 83
4K Mixed 58.5
174% 59.4 MB/s
DQ Read 355
DQ Write 309
DQ Mixed 320
243% 328 MB/s
Poor: 73%
This bench: 117%
Great: 134%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR4 2400 C16 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (17th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
71.2% Very good
MC Read 25.9
MC Write 28.3
MC Mixed 24
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.5
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 21.3
52% 18 GB/s
Latency 77.1
52% 77.1 ns
Poor: 63%
This bench: 71.2%
Great: 84%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 2,121 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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