Dell Precision M6400

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (20th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 80 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 33.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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.
CPU throttled at 63% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Precision M6400  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0D138P
Memory8.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130605
Uptime3.9 Days
Run DateOct 10 '20 at 12:54
Run Duration175 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%
CPU Throttled 63%

 PC Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Extreme Q9300-$164
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
33.3% Below average
Memory 54.4
1-Core 19.7
2-Core 38.9
27% 37.7 Pts
4-Core 72.8
8-Core 71.5
10% 72.2 Pts
64-Core 69.6
5% 69.6 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 33.3%
Great: 55%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Sandisk SD7SB6S-128G-1006 128GB
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: X3511006
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
Read 116
Write 121
Mixed 86.2
24% 108 MB/s
4K Read 11.6
4K Write 10.7
4K Mixed 10
36% 10.8 MB/s
DQ Read 12.7
DQ Write 44.3
DQ Mixed 37.4
26% 31.5 MB/s
Poor: 52% Great: 89%
Generic SD04G SD Card 4GB
2GB free
Firmware: 3.2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.3 8.4 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.6 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
7.13% Terrible
Read 14.6
Write 8
Mixed 6.7
SusWrite 8.5
7% 9.45 MB/s
4K Read 5.5
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.1
240% 1.87 MB/s
Poor: 3%
This bench: 7.13%
Great: 10%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 500GB-$40
201GB free
Firmware: 0005DEM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 54 53 53 51 51 52 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
31.8% Below average
Read 58
Write 60.3
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 52.5
40% 53.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.7
119% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 31.8%
Great: 58%
TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 500GB
81GB free, PID 0200
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 22 22 22 22 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
12.7% Very poor
Read 28.9
Write 20.7
Mixed 15.2
SusWrite 21.8
28% 21.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.2
4K Mixed 0.5
59% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 12.7%
Great: 45%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.8% Very poor
MC Read 4.8
MC Write 3.4
MC Mixed 3.7
11% 3.97 GB/s
SC Read 3.9
SC Write 3.5
SC Mixed 3.6
10% 3.67 GB/s
Latency 145
28% 145 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 12.8%
Great: 61%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
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Workstation
Workstation 4%
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System: Dell Precision M6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $164
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