Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics127% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive139% 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 (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory11.7 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180223
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 14 '18 at 01:22
Run Duration92 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
54.5% Above average
1-Core 87.2
2-Core 155
58% 121 Pts
4-Core 288
8-Core 416
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
Poor: 36%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 67%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$799
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
127% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 450
Parallax 588
109% 484 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 498
Splatting 278
129% 339 fps
Poor: 113%
This bench: 127%
Great: 146%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
415GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
139% Outstanding
Read 1,551
Write 552
Mixed 783
210% 962 MB/s
4K Read 32.7
4K Write 122
4K Mixed 19.5
139% 58 MB/s
DQ Read 33
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 19
29% 52.8 MB/s
Poor: 87%
This bench: 139%
Great: 172%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
71.7% Very good
MC Read 26.9
MC Write 28.2
MC Mixed 22.7
74% 25.9 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 25.4
SC Mixed 19.8
55% 19.3 GB/s
Latency 72.5
55% 72.5 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.7%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 6,383 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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