Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (52nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 48 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 55.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics95.2% is a very good 3D score, it's the business. This GPU can handle recent 3D games at high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive147% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory11.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, , 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161201
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 15 '18 at 05:59
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (52nd 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
55.7% Above average
1-Core 87.4
2-Core 172
61% 130 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 523
53% 417 Pts
64-Core 511
34% 511 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 64%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$500
Gigabyte(1458 3791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (20th percentile)
95.2% Outstanding
Lighting 376
Reflection 356
Parallax 412
99% 381 fps
MRender 214
Gravity 371
Splatting 235
91% 273 fps
Poor: 88%
This bench: 95.2%
Great: 112%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung PM951 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB 1TB
701GB free (System drive)
Firmware: BXV77D0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
147% Outstanding
Read 1,495
Write 659
Mixed 891
223% 1,015 MB/s
4K Read 36.5
4K Write 118
4K Mixed 25.1
150% 59.9 MB/s
DQ Read 38.2
DQ Write 113
DQ Mixed 24.9
34% 58.7 MB/s
Poor: 92%
This bench: 147%
Great: 195%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16ATF1G64HZ-2G1A2 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
73.3% Very good
MC Read 27.3
MC Write 28.8
MC Mixed 23.3
76% 26.5 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 21.1
59% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 80.2
50% 80.2 ns
Poor: 47%
This bench: 73.3%
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 5,888 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
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System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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