Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 66.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics144% 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 Drive182% 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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory11.1 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display3840 x 2160 - 32 Bit colors, , 2560 x 1440 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20171211
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateMay 24 '18 at 07:54
Run Duration122 Seconds
Run User AUS-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd 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 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
66.8% Good
SC Int 88.5
SC Float 94.7
SC Mixed 92.2
74% 91.8 Pts
QC Int 289
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 331
72% 320 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 507
MC Mixed 493
71% 475 Pts
Poor: 39%
This bench: 66.8%
Great: 74%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 530 (Mobile Skylake)
Dell(1028 06E4) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 21.20.16.4664
Performing as expected (44th percentile)
6.18% Terrible
Lighting 17.7
Reflection 271
Parallax 19.3
6% 103 fps
MRender 13.4
Gravity 14.4
Splatting 20.7
7% 16.2 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.18%
Great: 8%
Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti-$750
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2752 MHz, Ram: 11GB, Driver: 397.64
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
144% Outstanding
Lighting 393
Reflection 427
Parallax 536
138% 452 fps
MRender 247
Gravity 490
Splatting 274
149% 337 fps
Poor: 57%
This bench: 144%
Great: 176%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 950 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB-$350
267GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2B0Q Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
182% Outstanding
Read 1,813
Write 1,147
Mixed 1,299
314% 1,419 MB/s
4K Read 34.3
4K Write 79.3
4K Mixed 23
123% 45.5 MB/s
DQ Read 29
DQ Write 106
DQ Mixed 20.9
30% 52.1 MB/s
Poor: 141%
This bench: 182%
Great: 281%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF 2x8GB
2 of 2 slots used
16GB SODIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
64.2% Good
MC Read 24.4
MC Write 25.5
MC Mixed 20.8
67% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 13.3
SC Write 19.8
SC Mixed 16.3
47% 16.5 GB/s
Latency 92.3
43% 92.3 ns
Poor: 58%
This bench: 64.2%
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 5,680 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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