Dell XPS 8500

Performance Results

Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop 58%
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 62.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics2.15% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive66.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
SystemDell XPS 8500  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0NW73C
Memory8.6 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1600 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130523
Uptime0.9 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '16 at 19:19
Run Duration114 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-3350P-$300
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)
62.9% Good
Memory 82.8
1-Core 75.2
2-Core 138
62% 98.7 Pts
4-Core 250
8-Core 256
34% 253 Pts
64-Core 233
16% 233 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 62.9%
Great: 76%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 620
Nvidia(10DE 0977) 1GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
2.15% Terrible
Lighting 7.4
Reflection 7.5
Parallax 6.3
2% 7.07 fps
MRender 6.9
Gravity 7.5
Splatting 6.2
2% 6.87 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.15%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB-$69
117GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 608ABBF0 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
66.7% Good
Read 505
Write 273
Mixed 340
82% 373 MB/s
4K Read 28.5
4K Write 62.9
4K Mixed 14.2
95% 35.2 MB/s
DQ Read 30.6
DQ Write 78.7
DQ Mixed 68
48% 59.1 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 66.7%
Great: 83%
Seagate ST31000521AS 1TB
52GB free
Firmware: CC14 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 69.6
Write 69.1
Mixed 74.7
54% 71.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.88
4K Write 1.53
4K Mixed 0.66
139% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M378B5773DH0-CK0 Kingston KVT8FP-HYC M378B5773DH0-CK0 Kingston KVT8FP-HYC 12GB
1600, 1600, 1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096, 2048, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
46.1% Average
MC Read 16.5
MC Write 17
MC Mixed 14.3
46% 15.9 GB/s
SC Read 12
SC Write 13.4
SC Mixed 14
38% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 75.5
53% 75.5 ns
Poor: 46%
This bench: 46.1%
Great: 57%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8500 Builds (Compare 2,158 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $297
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