Dell XPS 15 9550

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 very light workstation, and even some very light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 68.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is above average.
Graphics98.1% 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 Drive172% 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 (18%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell XPS 15 9550  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N7TVV
Memory11.2 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180223
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateJul 16 '18 at 19:16
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 18%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
68.5% Good
Memory 79.9
1-Core 94.6
2-Core 173
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 498
51% 404 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
Poor: 51%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 75%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1080-$540
Gigabyte(1458 3791) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1911 MHz, MLim: 2502 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 398.36
Performing below potential (16th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
98.1% Outstanding
Lighting 362
Reflection 342
Parallax 369
95% 358 fps
MRender 223
Gravity 370
Splatting 240
99% 278 fps
Poor: 92%
This bench: 98.1%
Great: 114%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSN5512GPU7 NVMe PCIe M.2 512GB
224GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 57DA4103 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 583 587 548 579 547 560 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
172% Outstanding
Read 1,415
Write 1,246
Mixed 906
SusWrite 567
231% 1,033 MB/s
4K Read 25
4K Write 100
4K Mixed 55.3
162% 60.1 MB/s
DQ Read 727
DQ Write 591
DQ Mixed 637
483% 652 MB/s
Poor: 97%
This bench: 172%
Great: 249%
StoreJet Transcend 2TB
609GB free, PID 5106
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 83 82 83 83 83 82 MB/s
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
36.7% Below average
Read 87.8
Write 86.7
Mixed 51.1
SusWrite 82.6
103% 77.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.8
94% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.7%
Great: 50%
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 (66th percentile)
71.5% Very good
MC Read 26.4
MC Write 27.7
MC Mixed 23
73% 25.7 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 26.3
SC Mixed 21.1
60% 20.8 GB/s
Latency 80.7
50% 80.7 ns
Poor: 57%
This bench: 71.5%
Great: 76%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 15 9550 Builds (Compare 1,168 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 10%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 15 9550

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