Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

Gaming 65%
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (32nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 68 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics72.9% is a good 3D score. This GPU can handle the majority of recent games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive123% 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.
Very high background CPU (65%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KV3RP
Memory10 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 12 '21 at 16:12
Run Duration111 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 65%
Watch Gameplay: 1660S + 9600K How to compare your gameplay

 PC Performing below expectations (32nd 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-$290
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
83% Excellent
Memory 86
1-Core 107
2-Core 257
84% 150 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 572
66% 506 Pts
64-Core 1,074
72% 1,074 Pts
Poor: 81%
This bench: 83%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super)-$240
CLim: 2130 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 457.51
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
72.9% Very good
Lighting 93.9
Reflection 90.1
Parallax 84.5
76% 89.5 fps
MRender 113
Gravity 81.2
Splatting 74
69% 89.4 fps
Poor: 66%
This bench: 72.9%
Great: 76%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
361GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 001C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 206 11 460 881 1090 1089 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
123% Outstanding
Read 7.5
Write 6.7
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 623
37% 161 MB/s
4K Read 36.4
4K Write 96.3
4K Mixed 50.5
171% 61.1 MB/s
DQ Read 758
DQ Write 674
DQ Mixed 595
479% 676 MB/s
Poor: 162%
This bench: 123%
Great: 296%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 8ATF1G64AZ-3G2J1 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (34th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
81% Excellent
MC Read 31.3
MC Write 32
MC Mixed 23.2
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 32.1
SC Mixed 25.8
71% 24.8 GB/s
Latency 71.2
56% 71.2 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 81%
Great: 87%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8940 Builds (Compare 3,966 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 76%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 75%

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $570
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