Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 60.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics149% 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 (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
60.9% Good
SC Int 82.8
SC Float 89.8
SC Mixed 87.2
69% 86.6 Pts
QC Int 276
QC Float 314
QC Mixed 288
66% 293 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 519
75% 500 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 60.9%
Great: 74%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 391.35
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
149% Outstanding
Lighting 414
Reflection 450
Parallax 588
148% 484 fps
MRender 240
Gravity 498
Splatting 278
150% 339 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 149%
Great: 176%
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 (54th 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: 94%
This bench: 139%
Great: 168%
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 (67th 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: 58%
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 (explanation by AdoredTV).

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 5,676 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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