Dell XPS 8500

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft
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 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 63.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics27.5% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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 9 years and 2 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell XPS 8500  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0NW73C
Memory5.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120905
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 09 '17 at 13:54
Run Duration247 Seconds
Run User NOR-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (50th 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 i5-3350P-$165
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
63.1% Good
SC Int 86.7
SC Float 89.4
SC Mixed 88.5
71% 88.2 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 327
QC Mixed 324
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 341
MC Float 343
MC Mixed 337
51% 341 Pts
Poor: 49%
This bench: 63.1%
Great: 68%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 660-$170
MSI(1462 2872) 2GB
CLim: 1228 MHz, MLim: 1502 MHz, Ram: 2GB, Driver: 368.22
Performing as expected (45th percentile)
27.5% Poor
Lighting 78.9
Reflection 64
Parallax 99.8
27% 80.9 fps
MRender 67
Gravity 71.6
Splatting 59.3
28% 66 fps
Poor: 26%
This bench: 27.5%
Great: 31%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$53
363GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM5 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing below expectations (40th percentile)
44.2% Average
Read 82.6
Write 71.5
Mixed 17.7
42% 57.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.55
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.18
57% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 44.2%
Great: 63%
Seagate ST9320320AS 320GB-$170
66GB free
Firmware: DE05 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (71st percentile)
31.6% Below average
Read 55.3
Write 54.8
Mixed 19.2
32% 43.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.38
77% 0.59 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 31.6%
Great: 37%
Sony Micro Vault Mach USB 3.0 16GB-$42
11GB free, PID 05b9
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
7.81% Terrible
Read 33
Write 6.64
Mixed 8.02
15% 15.9 MB/s
4K Read 6.16
4K Write 0.04
4K Mixed 0.04
25% 2.08 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 7.81%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
HyperX Fury DDR3 1866 C10 2x4GB-$35
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
57.3% Above average
MC Read 21.6
MC Write 20.7
MC Mixed 17.9
57% 20.1 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 16
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 67.3
59% 67.3 ns
Poor: 31%
This bench: 57.3%
Great: 68%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

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Gaming
Gaming 16%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 40%
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System: Dell XPS 8500

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $478
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