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Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Laptop Review: No Core i9 Nonsense

Core i7-10875H is the new Core i9-9980HK. What are the differences between a $1300 XPS 15 and a $2400 XPS 15? Aside from the obvious display resolution and performance advantages, there are some smaller changes as well. We go over all of them here.

(June 11 update: Right after we finished this review, Dell announced an even faster Core i9-10885H option for the XPS 15 9500. Our original text below remains unchanged.)

Last week, we checked out the least expensive Dell XPS 15 9500 configuration equipped with the quad-core Core i5-10300H CPU, integrated UHD Graphics 630 GPU, and matte FHD+ display for $1300 USD. This week, we're here to see how the system looks from the other side of the spectrum for users willing to spend $2400 on the highest-end octa-core Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, and 4K UHD touchscreen configuration.

For more information on the new chassis and physical features of the 2020 XPS 15, please see our existing review on the XPS 15 9500 Core i5. This review will focus on the performance of the Core i7 configuration and how it differs from the base Core i5 option and the older XPS 15 7590 series.

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Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD (XPS 15 9500 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-10875H 8 x 2.3 - 5.1 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile - 4096 MB, Core: 1350 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 446.16, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-3200, 21-21-21-47, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:10, 3840 x 2400 pixel 290 PPI, 10-point capacitive, Sharp LQ156R1, IPS, SHP14D0, Dell P/N: 90T02, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel WM490 (Comet Lake PCH-H)
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 20Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 3 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: SD reader, Brightness Sensor
Networking
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s (ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18 x 344.72 x 230.14 ( = 0.71 x 13.57 x 9.06 in)
Battery
86 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2.5 W x2 subwoofers, 1.5 W x2 tweeters, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, USB Type-C to HDMI and USB Type-A adapter, Dell Update, Power Manager, Cinema GUide, Digital Delivery, Customer Connect, Mobile Connect, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.974 kg ( = 69.63 oz / 4.35 pounds), Power Supply: 481 g ( = 16.97 oz / 1.06 pounds)
Price
2400 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90 %
06/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2 kg18 mm15.6"3840x2400
86 %
12/2019
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
2 kg19.7 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
03/2020
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
i7-10510U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.6 kg18.9 mm15.6"1920x1080
85 %
11/2019
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
i7-10710U, GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
1.7 kg16 mm15.6"3840x2160
87 %
05/2020
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
1.8 kg18 mm15.6"1920x1200
90 %
12/2019
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
i9-9880H, Radeon Pro 5500M
2 kg16.2 mm16"3072x1920
366 mm / 14.4 inch 234 mm / 9.21 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.7 kg3.64 lbs355.2 mm / 14 inch 238.4 mm / 9.39 inch 19.7 mm / 0.776 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 220.4 mm / 8.68 inch 18.9 mm / 0.744 inch 1.6 kg3.42 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 2 kg4.41 lbs344.72 mm / 13.6 inch 230.14 mm / 9.06 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 2 kg4.35 lbs

Connectivity

SD Card Reader

SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
198.5 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
172.4 MB/s ∼87% -13%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
149 MB/s ∼75% -25%
Dell XPS 15 9575 i5-8305G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
144 MB/s ∼73% -27%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Dell XPS 15 9575 i5-8305G
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
207.77 MB/s ∼100% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
197.9 MB/s ∼95%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 UHS-II)
192.5 MB/s ∼93% -3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
192.1 MB/s ∼92% -3%

Communication

All SKUs integrate the Killer 1650s for Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. We experienced no issues when connected to our Netgear RAX200 router.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1446 (653min - 1555max) MBit/s ∼100%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1291 (1212min - 1379max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1281 (1079min - 1478max) MBit/s ∼89% -11%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
817 (806min - 821max) MBit/s ∼57% -43%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
1374 (720min - 1484max) MBit/s ∼100% +31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (253min - 1334max) MBit/s ∼76% 0%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650s
1049 (862min - 1225max) MBit/s ∼76%
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
Broadcom 802.11ac
581 (533min - 616max) MBit/s ∼42% -45%

Webcam

ColorChecker
8.1 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
10 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11 ∆E
ColorChecker Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD: 6.87 ∆E min: 3.18 - max: 14.93 ∆E

Maintenance

XPS 15 9500 Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti
XPS 15 9500 Core i7 GTX 1650 Ti

Input Devices

Display

Whereas the matte FHD XPS 15 9500 uses the Sharp LQ156N1 IPS panel, our glossy 4K SKU uses the Sharp LQ156R1. The higher resolution and deeper colors are immediately noticeable, but this comes at the cost of slightly slower response times and a slightly dimmer backlight than the FHD version as shown by our comparison table below. The small disadvantages do little to detract from the fact that this is still both a unique and high quality 16:10 panel found on no other consumer Ultrabook at the moment. The additional height becomes invaluable for almost all applications similar to the displays on Apple MacBook Pro models.

Another less obvious upgrade from the 2019 XPS 15 is the complete absence of pulse-width modulation on both the FHD and 4K UHD XPS 15 9500 SKUs. Users who have been holding out on the XPS 15 series due to sensitivity to flickering screens will no longer have to worry on the 2020 model.

Edge-to-edge glass with touchscreen support. The new 16:10 aspect ratio is one of the most important changes to the XPS 15 9500
Edge-to-edge glass with touchscreen support. The new 16:10 aspect ratio is one of the most important changes to the XPS 15 9500
Both FHD and 4K UHD are available, but OLED is no longer an option
Both FHD and 4K UHD are available, but OLED is no longer an option
Crisp RGB subpixels with visible touch-sensitive matrix
Crisp RGB subpixels with visible touch-sensitive matrix
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
Minor uneven backlight bleeding along the edges and corners
530
cd/m²
559.2
cd/m²
555.7
cd/m²
537.4
cd/m²
557.9
cd/m²
559.7
cd/m²
511.3
cd/m²
526.8
cd/m²
530.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
Sharp LQ156R1
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 559.7 cd/m² Average: 541 cd/m² Minimum: 34.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 557.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 1431:1 (Black: 0.39 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.54 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.82
ΔE Greyscale 3.2 | 0.64-98 Ø6
100% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 89.5% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 1.99
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Sharp LQ156R1, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2400
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Sharp LQ156N1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1200
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
LG Philips LP156WFC-SPU1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
BOE CQ NV156FHM-N63, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Sharp LQ156D1JW42, IPS, 15.6, 3840x2160
Apple MacBook Pro 16 2019 i9 5500M
APPA044, IPS, 16, 3072x1920
Response Times
18%
0%
11%
-18%
-1%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
54 (26.4, 27.6)
42 (20, 22)
22%
48.4 (24.4, 24)
10%
45 (24, 21)
17%
60 (29.2, 30.8)
-11%
52.4 (23.9, 28.5)
3%
Response Time Black / White *
33.2 (19.2, 14)
28.8 (15.2, 13.6)
13%
36.4 (21.2, 15.2)
-10%
32 (18, 14)
4%
41.2 (22.8, 18.4)
-24%
34.9 (17.8, 17.1)
-5%
PWM Frequency
26040 (24)
131700
Screen
4%
-2%
-13%
0%
17%
Brightness middle
557.9
592
6%
484.8
-13%
299
-46%
464.5
-17%
519
-7%
Brightness
541
565
4%
463
-14%
280
-48%
451
-17%
477
-12%
Brightness Distribution
91
85
-7%
82
-10%
89
-2%
92
1%
86
-5%
Black Level *
0.39
0.46
-18%
0.26
33%
0.21
46%
0.5
-28%
0.39
-0%
Contrast
1431
1287
-10%
1865
30%
1424
0%
929
-35%
1331
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.54
3.19
30%
4.5
1%
4.76
-5%
3.36
26%
2.28
50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.92
5.45
31%
7.55
5%
9
-14%
7.06
11%
6.54
17%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.82
2.03
47%
1.19
69%
3.42
10%
0.86
77%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.2
3.9
-22%
5.7
-78%
3.53
-10%
1.3
59%
0.9
72%
Gamma
1.99 111%
2.25 98%
2.45 90%
2.3 96%
2.14 103%
2145 0%
CCT
6451 101%
6522 100%
6101 107%
7228 90%
6596 99%
6572 99%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
89.5
71.6
-20%
58.7
-34%
56
-37%
84.8
-5%
78
-13%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
100
100
0%
92.8
-7%
86
-14%
98.3
-2%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
11% / 6%
-1% / -1%
-1% / -9%
-9% / -2%
8% / 14%

* ... smaller is better

Whereas the base FHD version covers all of sRGB, our 4K UHD version covers all of sRGB and nearly all of AdobeRGB for deeper and potentially more accurate colors.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Further measurements with an X-Rite colorimeter show a decently calibrated display out of the box. Calibrating the panel ourselves would improve both grayscale and color deltaE values, albeit only marginally.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
33.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.2 ms rise
↘ 14 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 87 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26.4 ms rise
↘ 27.6 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 88 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9588 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

If there's any reason to prefer the matte FHD version over the glossy 4K version, then it would be for outdoor visibility. Glare is heavier here and the backlight isn't as bright as the FHD version as mentioned above. Nonetheless, the XPS is still better than most other Ultrabooks when outdoors since the backlight is brighter than average. Keep in mind that additional settings via the Intel Graphics Command Center app must be toggled or else maximum brightness will drop from 559 nits to 474 nits when running on battery power. This phenomenon would occur on the XPS 13 9300 series as well.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Minor contrast and color changes from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Minor contrast and color changes from extreme angles

Performance

The highest-end CPU option for the XPS 15 9500 at the moment is the Comet Lake-H Core i7-10875H we have here. Thus, there are no Core i9 options to speak of unlike on the XPS 15 7590 — at least for now. This is probably for the best considering that the Core i9-9980HK would perform so closely to the Core i7-9750H that it was difficult to recommend the Core i9 SKU over the Core i7 SKU.

As for the GPU, the XPS 15 9500 is one of the first to carry the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti to replace last year's GTX 1650. We suspect that Dell couldn't offer the even faster GTX 1660 Ti due to thermal limitations. Users will have to consider alternatives like the Gigabyte Aero 15, Razer Blade 15, or Eluktronics RP-15 where higher-end GPUs are available. 

All performance benchmark tests below were performed on Dell's Ultra Performance mode unless otherwise stated. Optimus comes standard.

Processor

Though it's a Core i7 by name, the 10th gen Core i7-10875H can be seen more as a successor to the 9th gen Core i9-9880H or Core i9-9980HK than to the Core i7-9750H since it is an octa-core CPU. In fact, performance is already very close to the Core i9-9980HK in last year's XPS 15 7590 according to CineBench benchmarks. Users upgrading from the base quad-core Core i5-10300H or mid-range Core i7-10750H will see multi-thread performance gains of roughly 50 percent and 25 percent, respectively.

Running CineBench R15 in a loop shows better performance sustainability than previous generation models. The initial score of 1390 points would drop and stabilize to about 1290 points to represent a performance dip of only 7 percent.

It's too bad that there are still no AMD Ryzen options for the Dell XPS series. The Ryzen 7 4800H, for example, is able to handily outperform any mobile Intel 10th gen Core i7 model and even many Core i9 models as well. 

CineBench R15
CineBench R15
CineBench R20
CineBench R20
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Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1292 (1148.9-1390.72)
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1314 (1090.6-1600.38)
MSI GE65 Raider 9SF-049US GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i9-9880H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1496 (1486.55-1622.78)
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1541 (1518.31-1635.12)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender 2.79: BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 -mmt1 | 7z b 4
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2: 64 Bit Single-Core Score | 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core) - CPU (Multi Core)
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4663 Points ∼100% +43%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
3713 Points ∼80% +14%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (2800 - 4133, n=21)
3469 Points ∼74% +7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
3293 Points ∼71% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
3250 Points ∼70%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16
Intel Core i9-9880H
3012 Points ∼65% -7%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
2924 Points ∼63% -10%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
2600 Points ∼56% -20%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
2562 Points ∼55% -21%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
2272 Points ∼49% -30%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼45% -35%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
1633 Points ∼35% -50%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core) - CPU (Single Core)
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
498 Points ∼100% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
493 Points ∼99%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
489 Points ∼98% -1%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (456 - 511, n=21)
486 Points ∼98% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
477 Points ∼96% -3%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
470 Points ∼94% -5%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16
Intel Core i9-9880H
465 Points ∼93% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
458 Points ∼92% -7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
457 Points ∼92% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼90% -10%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
409 Points ∼82% -17%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
352 Points ∼71% -29%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit - CPU Multi 64Bit
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1995 (1946.66min - 1995.21max) Points ∼100% +43%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1635 (1518.31min - 1635.12max) Points ∼82% +18%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
1600 (1090.6min, 1367.66P1 - 1369.3max) Points ∼80% +15%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1111 - 1833, n=26)
1580 Points ∼79% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1391 (1148.9min - 1390.72max) Points ∼70%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16
Intel Core i9-9880H
1317 Points ∼66% -5%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
1217 Points ∼61% -13%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1166 (1047.18min - 1166.18max) Points ∼58% -16%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
1138 Points ∼57% -18%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
971 (541.45min - 977.59max) Points ∼49% -30%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (827.87min - 893.75max) Points ∼45% -36%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
734 Points ∼37% -47%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit - CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
204 Points ∼100%
Medion Erazer X15805
Intel Core i9-8950HK
203 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (190 - 214, n=26)
203 Points ∼100% 0%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Intel Core i9-9980HK
201 Points ∼99% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
201 Points ∼99% -1%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
193 Points ∼95% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
Intel Core i7-9750H
189 Points ∼93% -7%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
189 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼91% -9%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16
Intel Core i9-9880H
181 Points ∼89% -11%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
174 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
143 Points ∼70% -30%
Blender 2.79 / BMW27 CPU - BMW27 CPU
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼100% -44%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
473 Seconds * ∼93% -34%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
473 Seconds * ∼93% -34%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
423 Seconds * ∼83% -20%
Apple MacBook Pro 15 2019 i9 Vega 16
Intel Core i9-9880H
384 Seconds * ∼76% -9%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
353 Seconds * ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (261 - 386, n=19)
323 Seconds * ∼64% +8%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
295 Seconds * ∼58% +16%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
248 Seconds * ∼49% +30%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
5335 MIPS ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (5114 - 5605, n=20)
5332 MIPS ∼100% 0%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
5227 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5051 MIPS ∼95% -5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼92% -8%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
4711 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
4629 MIPS ∼87% -13%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
4629 MIPS ∼87% -13%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 - 7z b 4
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
53883 MIPS ∼100% +48%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
43786 MIPS ∼81% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (33674 - 48397, n=20)
42504 MIPS ∼79% +17%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
36383 MIPS ∼68%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
29009 MIPS ∼54% -20%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
28826 MIPS ∼53% -21%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
28826 MIPS ∼53% -21%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼45% -33%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1318 Points ∼100%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (1233 - 1371, n=18)
1298 Points ∼98% -2%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
1283 Points ∼97% -3%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
1207 Points ∼92% -8%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼90% -10%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
1114 Points ∼85% -15%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
874 Points ∼66% -34%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
8672 Points ∼100% +11%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
7799 Points ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (6988 - 8620, n=18)
7751 Points ∼89% -1%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
7634 Points ∼88% -2%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
5242 Points ∼60% -33%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼51% -44%
MSI Alpha 15 A3DDK-034
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
3537 Points ∼41% -55%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset - 4k Preset
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
14.1 fps ∼100% +38%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
12.2 fps ∼87% +20%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (10.1 - 13.5, n=16)
11.6 fps ∼82% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.2 fps ∼72%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
8.074 fps ∼57% -21%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
7.8 fps ∼55% -24%
Schenker Work 15
Intel Core i7-8750H
7.76 fps ∼55% -24%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼52% -29%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF - 20 Documents To PDF
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s ∼100% +21%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
60.7 s ∼95% +15%
Razer Blade 15 RZ09-0328
Intel Core i7-10750H
53.2 s ∼84% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.6 s ∼83%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
52.4 s ∼82% 0%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (30.2 - 84.3, n=19)
50.8 s ∼80% -3%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean - Overall mean
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼100% -11%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
Intel Core i9-10980HK
0.592 sec * ∼92% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.584 sec * ∼90%
Average Intel Core i7-10875H
  (0.547 - 0.662, n=18)
0.584 sec * ∼90% -0%
Eluktronics RP-15
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
0.574 sec * ∼89% +2%

* ... smaller is better

Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
6827
Cinebench R10 Shading 64Bit
6829 Points
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit
87.73 fps
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1391 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
152 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
204 Points
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System Performance

PCMark benchmarks are consistently ahead of the base Core i5 XPS 15 9500 configuration while being behind last year's XPS 15 7590 in the Digital Creation benchmark. This particular sub-test has never been very reliable and so it can be disregarded in most cases.

We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the test unit. Additionally, we were unable to reproduce the strange USB behavior that we saw on our XPS 15 9500 Core i5 unit.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
6110 Points ∼47% +31%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5520 Points ∼43% +18%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
4662 Points ∼36%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4178 Points ∼32% -10%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3786 Points ∼29% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3187 Points ∼25% -32%
Productivity
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
7994 Points ∼77%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
7494 Points ∼72% -6%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
7284 Points ∼70% -9%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
7193 Points ∼69% -10%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
6996 Points ∼67% -12%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
6832 Points ∼66% -15%
Essentials
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
10539 Points ∼92% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
9874 Points ∼86% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9808 Points ∼86%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
9701 Points ∼85% -1%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
9048 Points ∼79% -8%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
8911 Points ∼78% -9%
Score
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
5469 Points ∼67% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
5125 Points ∼63%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5009 Points ∼62% -2%
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4887 Points ∼60% -5%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4490 Points ∼55% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
4329 Points ∼53% -16%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
5359 Points ∼79% +18%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
5271 Points ∼77% +16%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
5265 Points ∼77% +16%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
4762 Points ∼70% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
4540 Points ∼67%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
4483 Points ∼66% -1%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
4069 Points ∼67% +9%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
3842 Points ∼63% +3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK, Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
3799 Points ∼62% +2%
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10510U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3761 Points ∼62% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
3731 Points ∼61%
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-10710U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
3546 Points ∼58% -5%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3731 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4540 points
PCMark 10 Score
5125 points
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DPC Latency

LatencyMon shows steeper DPC latency issues when opening multiple browser tabs on our homepage when compared to the base XPS 15 9500 Core i5 option. Thankfully, 4K UHD video playback remains smooth.

DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H, SK Hynix PC611 512GB
9855.5 μs * ∼100%
MSI GS66 Stealth 10SFS
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, i9-10980HK, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
1916 μs * ∼19% +81%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H, Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
1521.2 μs * ∼15% +85%
Eluktronics RP-15
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H, Phison PM81000GPMQCN28BTF-E12S4 M.2 NVM SSD
514.7 μs * ∼5% +95%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our test unit comes with a 512 GB SK Hynix PC611 NVMe SSD with options to configure up to 2x 2 TB M.2 PCIe SSDs. Though it's not a Samsung or Toshiba drive, performance is still roughly on par with their respective high-end models. Historically, XPS systems have carried SSDs from SK Hynix, Toshiba, Samsung, and Lite-On and so it's not always easy to know which one of the four you may be getting.

See our table of SSDs and HDDs for more benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5.5
CDM 5.5
AS SSD
AS SSD
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
SK Hynix PC611 512GB
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
Toshiba XG6 KXG60ZNV1T02
Lenovo Yoga C940-15IRH
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 32GB + 512GB HBRPEKNX0202A(L/H)
Asus ZenBook 15 UX534FTC-A8190T
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
MSI Prestige 15 A10SC
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB1T0HALR
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Toshiba KBG40ZNS256G NVMe
AS SSD
32%
-25%
27%
30%
-69%
Copy Game MB/s
1000.64
1823.85
82%
968.52
-3%
1229.92
23%
1424.04
42%
732.94
-27%
Copy Program MB/s
627.12
983.98
57%
455.84
-27%
505.66
-19%
609.43
-3%
499.35
-20%
Copy ISO MB/s
1998.8
3182.39
59%
838.83
-58%
2226.22
11%
2830.3
42%
1150.59
-42%
Score Total
2809
3638
30%
2024
-28%
3622
29%
4411
57%
2094
-25%
Score Write
981
1693
73%
1084
10%
1641
67%
1714
75%
370
-62%
Score Read
1222
1294
6%
618
-49%
1342
10%
1777
45%
1157
-5%
Access Time Write *
0.096
0.039
59%
0.137
-43%
0.028
71%
0.092
4%
0.552
-475%
Access Time Read *
0.057
0.05
12%
0.071
-25%
0.033
42%
0.044
23%
0.125
-119%
4K-64 Write
715.16
1456.13
104%
947.63
33%
1353.01
89%
1454.92
103%
218.8
-69%
4K-64 Read
967.36
1077.98
11%
471.98
-51%
1028.18
6%
1599.35
65%
972.67
1%
4K Write
117.63
98.3
-16%
100.88
-14%
134.68
14%
119.79
2%
74.83
-36%
4K Read
47.41
43.25
-9%
69.08
46%
49.12
4%
50.33
6%
42.21
-11%
Seq Write
1486.34
1386.27
-7%
351.12
-76%
1533.44
3%
1395.01
-6%
766.19
-48%
Seq Read
2072.43
1723.09
-17%
769.21
-63%
2642.52
28%
1274.31
-39%
1423.43
-31%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
1%
2%
8%
-13%
-23%
Write 4K
123.3
104.3
-15%
102.2
-17%
138.1
12%
150.8
22%
93.29
-24%
Read 4K
41.85
45.23
8%
114.3
173%
45.89
10%
47.3
13%
45.9
10%
Write Seq
2054
1729
-16%
468.3
-77%
2147
5%
981.1
-52%
1211
-41%
Read Seq
1617
1861
15%
1236
-24%
2188
35%
975.7
-40%
1633
1%
Write 4K Q32T1
413
509.2
23%
555.7
35%
427.8
4%
442.7
7%
273.1
-34%
Read 4K Q32T1
377.5
388.5
3%
421.6
12%
404
7%
499.7
32%
356
-6%
Write Seq Q32T1
2705
2813
4%
1264
-53%
2396
-11%
1706
-37%
1198
-56%
Read Seq Q32T1
3442
2906
-16%
2239
-35%
3454
0%
1758
-49%
2269
-34%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
17% / 20%
-12% / -15%
18% / 20%
9% / 14%
-46% / -52%

* ... smaller is better

SK Hynix PC611 512GB
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3442 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 2705 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 377.5 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 413 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1617 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 2054 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 41.85 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 123.3 MB/s

Disk Throttling: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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GPU Performance

The jump in performance from last year's GTX 1650 to the GTX 1650 Ti is relatively minor at just 7 to 16 percent, but it's measurable nonetheless. The difference is not large enough to be noticeable when running graphically demanding applications or games.

See our dedicated page on the GTX 1650 Ti for more technical information and benchmark comparisons. Overall, users can expect performance to be neck-to-neck with the older GTX 1060 mobile.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
Fire Strike Ultra
Fire Strike Ultra
Time Spy
Time Spy
 
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Eluktronics RP-15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
6280 Points ∼33% +74%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5534 Points ∼29% +54%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
4734 Points ∼25% +31%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3626 Points ∼19% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
3601 Points ∼19%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
3492 Points ∼19% -3%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK
3353 Points ∼18% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3132 Points ∼17% -13%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
2278 Points ∼12% -37%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
382 Points ∼2% -89%
2560x1440 Time Spy Score
Eluktronics RP-15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
6600 Points ∼38% +75%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
5697 Points ∼33% +51%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
4763 Points ∼27% +26%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
3839 Points ∼22% +2%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
3795 Points ∼22% +1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
3774 Points ∼22%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK
3676 Points ∼21% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
3373 Points ∼19% -11%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
2513 Points ∼14% -33%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
441 Points ∼3% -88%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Eluktronics RP-15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
16808 Points ∼39% +69%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
14718 Points ∼34% +48%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
14463 Points ∼33% +46%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
11332 Points ∼26% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
9930 Points ∼23%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
9195 Points ∼21% -7%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK
8532 Points ∼20% -14%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
8391 Points ∼19% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
7428 Points ∼17% -25%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1189 Points ∼3% -88%
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eluktronics RP-15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
13824 Points ∼61% +6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
13027 Points ∼58%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
12192 Points ∼54% -6%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
11707 Points ∼52% -10%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
10846 Points ∼48% -17%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
8877 Points ∼39% -32%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
8855 Points ∼39% -32%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK
8801 Points ∼39% -32%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
6839 Points ∼30% -48%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1783 Points ∼8% -86%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Eluktronics RP-15
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, R7 4800H
22629 Points ∼39% +76%
Maingear Vector 15
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile, i7-9750H
19670 Points ∼34% +53%
MSI P65 8RF-451 - Creator
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
18234 Points ∼31% +42%
Gainward GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), R7 2700X
13759 Points ∼23% +7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile, i7-10875H
12865 Points ∼22%
Asus GX531GM (Zephyrus S)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
12620 Points ∼21% -2%
Dell XPS 15 7590 9980HK GTX 1650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile, i9-9980HK
12388 Points ∼21% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad S740-15IRH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, i7-9750H
11991 Points ∼20% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
9079 Points ∼15% -29%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel UHD Graphics 630, i5-10300H
1744 Points ∼3% -86%
3DMark 06 Standard
39720 points
3DMark Vantage P Result
43517 points
3DMark 11 Performance
13331 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
20269 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9222 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
3774 points
Help

Frame rates when idling on Witcher 3 at 1080p High settings are not consistent as shown by the graph below. There are recurring small bumps to ~70 FPS from ~62 FPS for no apparent reason even when on the Ultra Performance profiile. Ideally, frame rates should be steady throughout the hour-long test with no sudden bumps or dips. The XPS 15 isn't a gaming machine so this isn't a huge problem, but it's still less than ideal for a PC with GeForce GTX graphics.

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