Dell XPS 12 9Q23

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 33.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.09% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive80.1% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC). CPU throttled at 99% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell XPS 12 9Q23  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 089J4R
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130801
Uptime2.5 Days
Run DateFeb 11 '17 at 16:26
Run Duration189 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%
CPU Throttled 99%

 PC Performing as expected (49th 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 i7-3517U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (41st percentile)
33.1% Below average
SC Int 53.3
SC Float 0.5
SC Mixed 58.8
30% 37.5 Pts
QC Int 144
QC Float 129
QC Mixed 148
32% 140 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 174
26% 173 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0589) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing below expectations (38th percentile)
3.09% Terrible
Lighting 9.2
Reflection 11.3
Parallax 6.6
2% 9.03 fps
MRender 9.2
Gravity 5.5
Splatting 11.8
4% 8.83 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.09%
Great: 5%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Liteonit LMT-128M3M 128GB
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: VYDB Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
80.1% Excellent
Read 489
Write 325
Mixed 383
88% 399 MB/s
4K Read 25.2
4K Write 48.3
4K Mixed 29
101% 34.2 MB/s
DQ Read 238
DQ Write 186
DQ Mixed 77.6
95% 167 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 80.1%
Great: 81%
WD My Passport 25E2 4TB
3.5TB free, PID 25e2
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
39.9% Below average
Read 109
Write 102
Mixed 64.5
113% 91.7 MB/s
4K Read 1.44
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.33
34% 0.76 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 39.9%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6MFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing below potential (21st percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
42.1% Average
MC Read 15
MC Write 15.9
MC Mixed 13.7
42% 14.9 GB/s
SC Read 9.1
SC Write 11.3
SC Mixed 10.9
30% 10.4 GB/s
Latency 81.8
49% 81.8 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 42.1%
Great: 56%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 12 9Q23 Builds (Compare 196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell XPS 12 9Q23

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