Dell Studio XPS 1640

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (50th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 50 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.69% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemDell Studio XPS 1640  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0Y536R
Memory5.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20110409
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMar 22 '16 at 17:38
Run Duration214 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU3%

 PC Performing as expected (50th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo T9600-$170
U2E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
25.4% Poor
1-Core 51.1
2-Core 101
36% 75.8 Pts
4-Core 101
8-Core 101
14% 101 Pts
64-Core 101
7% 101 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 25.4%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670
Dell(1028 0272) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
3.69% Terrible
Lighting 15.2
Reflection 19.6
Parallax 10.7
4% 15.2 fps
MRender 10.9
Gravity 10.5
Splatting 15.8
4% 12.4 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.69%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus XT SSHD 2.5" 500GB-$35
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SD26 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
49.4% Average
Read 87.3
Write 84.9
Mixed 77.5
63% 83.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.67
4K Write 0.83
4K Mixed 0.34
81% 0.61 MB/s
Poor: 28%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 59%
Kingston DataTraveler R 2GB
2GB free, PID 1604, Kingston Data Traveler
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
5.57% Terrible
Read 14.8
Write 7.23
Mixed 6.97
11% 9.66 MB/s
4K Read 7.65
4K Write 0.02
4K Mixed 0.02
30% 2.56 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 5.57%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM 15h Reserved
Performing below potential (9th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
19.9% Very poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 5.4
18% 6.13 GB/s
SC Read 6.2
SC Write 5.3
SC Mixed 6.2
17% 5.9 GB/s
Latency 92.9
43% 92.9 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.9%
Great: 60%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Studio XPS 1640 Builds (Compare 263 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 25%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Studio XPS 1640

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $112
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