Dell XPS 17 9700

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (26th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 74 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 good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 75.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics5.34% 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 Drive116% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemDell XPS 17 9700  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0DCXTP
Memory26.4 GB free of 32 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display3840 x 2400 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20200818
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateFeb 01 '21 at 01:55
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing below expectations (26th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10875H
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
75.2% Very good
Memory 80.1
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 215
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 535
60% 458 Pts
64-Core 806
54% 806 Pts
Poor: 57%
This bench: 75.2%
Great: 96%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics
Dell(1028 098F) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.8280
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
5.34% Terrible
Lighting 5.5
Reflection 9.8
Parallax 8.4
4% 7.9 fps
MRender 11.4
Gravity 7.2
Splatting 11.2
6% 9.93 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.34%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Micron 2200S NVMe 1024GB
886GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22001040 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 711 718 772 763 764 799 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
116% Outstanding
Read 415
Write 837
Mixed 726
SusWrite 754
156% 683 MB/s
4K Read 24.3
4K Write 47.9
4K Mixed 38.1
111% 36.8 MB/s
DQ Read 552
DQ Write 252
DQ Mixed 632
408% 479 MB/s
Poor: 114%
This bench: 116%
Great: 213%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471A2K43DB1-CWE 2x16GB
2 of 2 slots used
32GB SODIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (8th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
62.9% Good
MC Read 31.8
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 13.6
60% 20.9 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 35.3
SC Mixed 23.2
72% 25.2 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 103%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 17 9700 Builds (Compare 2,073 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 17 9700

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