Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 10%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 83.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics6.75% 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 Drive188% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0427JK
Memory2.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1360 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210301
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 13 '21 at 23:04
Run Duration124 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11400-$273
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
83.3% Excellent
Memory 69
1-Core 164
2-Core 328
100% 187 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 664
80% 603 Pts
64-Core 713
48% 713 Pts
Poor: 83%
This bench: 83.3%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 730
Dell(1028 09C5) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 27.20.100.9127
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
6.75% Terrible
Lighting 7.9
Reflection 15.1
Parallax 8.9
6% 10.6 fps
MRender 12.5
Gravity 8.2
Splatting 11
7% 10.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.75%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme BC711 SK hynix 256GB
96GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 41002131 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 590 599 519 421 425 428 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
188% Outstanding
Read 812
Write 712
Mixed 679
SusWrite 497
152% 675 MB/s
4K Read 64.2
4K Write 154
4K Mixed 87.2
290% 102 MB/s
DQ Read 840
DQ Write 735
DQ Mixed 1,046
713% 874 MB/s
Poor: 138%
This bench: 188%
Great: 274%
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016)-$40
931GB free
Firmware: 1001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 128 127 160 192 193 193 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
104% Outstanding
Read 199
Write 178
Mixed 77.4
SusWrite 165
113% 155 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 60%
This bench: 104%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1G44AB0-CWE 1x8GB
1 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
32.7% Below average
MC Read 13.5
MC Write 9.8
MC Mixed 8.3
30% 10.5 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 11.6
SC Mixed 11
36% 12.7 GB/s
Latency 104
39% 104 ns
Poor: 30%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 40%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8940 Builds (Compare 5,795 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 121%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 120%
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System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $730
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