Dell XPS L521X

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (29th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 71 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 18.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics8.23% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive68.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait times.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB 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.
Very high background CPU (41%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS L521X  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 029M77
Memory7.4 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130522
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 17 '17 at 07:17
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU 41%

 PC Performing below expectations (29th 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 i7-3632QM
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
18.6% Very poor
SC Int 28.1
SC Float 27.2
SC Mixed 22.2
21% 25.8 Pts
QC Int 90.7
QC Float 99.6
QC Mixed 97.8
22% 96 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 138
20% 134 Pts
Poor: 26%
This bench: 18.6%
Great: 61%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
Dell(1028 054F) 2GB
Driver: nvldumdx.dll Ver. 22.21.13.8205
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
8.23% Terrible
Lighting 20.6
Reflection 16.3
Parallax 25.5
7% 20.8 fps
MRender 19.6
Gravity 24.5
Splatting 20.8
9% 21.6 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 8.23%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 EVO mSATA 250GB
115GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EMT41B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 494
Write 398
Mixed 380
94% 424 MB/s
4K Read 24.8
4K Write 33.9
4K Mixed 15.3
75% 24.7 MB/s
DQ Read 28.5
DQ Write 83.2
DQ Mixed 35.3
33% 49 MB/s
Poor: 65%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 121%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
146GB free
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34.8% Below average
Read 61.8
Write 59
Mixed 66.2
47% 62.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.43
4K Write 1.93
4K Mixed 0.23
79% 0.86 MB/s
Poor: 26%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI F3-1600C10-8GSQ 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
24.8% Poor
MC Read 9.4
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 8.6
24% 8.53 GB/s
SC Read 5.6
SC Write 5.6
SC Mixed 6.9
17% 6.03 GB/s
Latency 112
36% 112 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 44%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS L521X Builds (Compare 403 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft

System: Dell XPS L521X

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WD Blue 1TB (2012) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $130SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
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