Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 97.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics76% 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 Drive198% 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 (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KV3RP
Memory7.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210122
Uptime1.5 Days
Run DateApr 15 '21 at 14:53
Run Duration142 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 17%
Watch Gameplay: 1660-Ti + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing as expected (52nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-10700-$274
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
97.9% Outstanding
Memory 92.8
1-Core 142
2-Core 285
98% 173 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 925
93% 739 Pts
64-Core 1,520
102% 1,520 Pts
Poor: 84%
This bench: 97.9%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti-$280
Dell(1028 375D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3000 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 461.37
Performing below potential (56th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
76% Very good
Lighting 97.4
Reflection 95
Parallax 87.3
79% 93.2 fps
MRender 98.9
Gravity 88.9
Splatting 75.9
73% 87.9 fps
Poor: 70%
This bench: 76%
Great: 82%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kbg40zns512g NVMe KIOXIA 512GB
346GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 10410105 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 1052 1045 365 356 358 357 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
198% Outstanding
Read 1,497
Write 1,395
Mixed 1,234
SusWrite 589
264% 1,179 MB/s
4K Read 46.8
4K Write 123
4K Mixed 63.3
217% 77.8 MB/s
DQ Read 897
DQ Write 680
DQ Mixed 611
505% 730 MB/s
Poor: 96%
This bench: 198%
Great: 208%
Crucial MX500 500GB-$56
168GB free
Firmware: M3CR033
SusWrite @10s intervals: 419 431 457 458 391 378 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
111% Outstanding
Read 484
Write 437
Mixed 386
SusWrite 422
97% 432 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 89.6
4K Mixed 48.1
161% 57.4 MB/s
DQ Read 377
DQ Write 339
DQ Mixed 274
229% 330 MB/s
Poor: 72%
This bench: 111%
Great: 125%
Seagate Barracuda 4TB (2017)-$79
193GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 92 97 99 99 100 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
41.1% Average
Read 48
Write 82.2
Mixed 68
SusWrite 93.6
54% 72.9 MB/s
4K Read 1
4K Write 5.1
4K Mixed 0.5
192% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 91%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMAA1GU6CJR6N-XN 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
59.1% Above average
MC Read 24.3
MC Write 19
MC Mixed 15.8
56% 19.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 24.1
SC Mixed 20.7
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 62.5
64% 62.5 ns
Poor: 52%
This bench: 59.1%
Great: 69%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8940 Builds (Compare 3,232 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 80% - Very good Total price: $554
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