Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 intensive workstation, and even full-fledged server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 98.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics2.65% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
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 (46%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0KV3RP
Memory8.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210122
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJun 13 '21 at 21:13
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 46%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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-$354
U3E1, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
98.6% Outstanding
Memory 90.7
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
97% 172 Pts
4-Core 570
8-Core 1,111
104% 841 Pts
64-Core 1529
103% 1529 Pts
Poor: 85%
This bench: 98.6%
Great: 101%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Dell(1028 09C5) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
2.65% Terrible
Lighting 6.1
Reflection 10.4
Parallax 9.1
5% 8.53 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 2.65%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Team T253X2512G 512GB
427GB free
Firmware: V1.2.4
SusWrite @10s intervals: 478 438 438 451 453 453 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
106% Outstanding
Read 472
Write 481
Mixed 459
SusWrite 452
105% 466 MB/s
4K Read 34.6
4K Write 80.7
4K Mixed 42.5
150% 52.6 MB/s
DQ Read 299
DQ Write 292
DQ Mixed 311
230% 301 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 106%
Great: 106%
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2018)-$53
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: 1002
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 128 125 129 160 172 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (15th percentile)
67.7% Good
Read 110
Write 184
Mixed 74.2
SusWrite 126
90% 123 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 0.1
91% 0.77 MB/s
Poor: 48%
This bench: 67.7%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown HMA81GU6DJR8N-XN 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (47th percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
81.8% Excellent
MC Read 33.1
MC Write 30.2
MC Mixed 23
82% 28.8 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 33
SC Mixed 27.7
75% 26.2 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
Poor: 74%
This bench: 81.8%
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 4,701 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 74%
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 74%

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $634
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