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Dell XPS 15 9520 is 15 to 35 percent faster than XPS 15 9510, lacks Wi-Fi 6E support despite coming with an Intel AX211

Dell XPS 15 9520 is 15 to 35 percent faster than XPS 15 9510, lacks Wi-Fi 6E support despite coming with an Intel AX211
Dell XPS 15 9520 is 15 to 35 percent faster than XPS 15 9510, lacks Wi-Fi 6E support despite coming with an Intel AX211
Dell has swapped the 11th gen Intel CPUs for 12th gen options and the Wi-Fi 6 Killer 1650s WLAN for the Wi-Fi 6E-compatible intel AX211. Though the CPU upgrade is notable, the WLAN update is largely pointless as Wi-Fi 6E is effectively disabled on the model.

Following on the footsteps of last year's XPS 15 9510 is the new XPS 15 9520 complete with 12th gen Intel Core CPUs to replace the older 11th gen Core options. As shown by the comparison charts below, the new Alder Lake Core i7-12700H CPU can outperform the 11th gen options on the XPS 15 9510 by wider margins than between the XPS 15 9500 and XPS 15 9510. Power users will definitely appreciate the notable boost in processor performance.

Beyond the CPU upgrades, however, there's nothing notable in regards to the rest of the model as the core experience remains the same as on the XPS 15 9510. The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, for example, is not any faster in spite of the faster DDR5 RAM while the three display options (IPS 1200p, OLED 2160p, and OLED 2400p) are identical to what the XPS 15 9510 already offers.

Perhaps more surprising is the lack of Wi-Fi 6E support even though Dell has replaced the Intel Killer 1650s in the XPS 15 9510 with the Intel AX211 in the XPS 15 9520. The AX211 officially supports the 6 GHz band, but Dell has confirmed with us that the XPS 15 9520 cannot exploit this feature of the WLAN module. Our own tests with the Wi-Fi 6E-enabled Asus GT-AXE11000 router can confirm as much. It's extremely odd, then, that Dell has equipped the XPS 15 9520 with a Wi-Fi 6E module without supporting Wi-Fi 6E connectivity.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti Intel Core i7-12700H: Ø1997 (1913.33-2170.14)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H; Ultra-Performance: Ø1187 (1131.35-1276.65)
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD Intel Core i5-11400H: Ø1121 (1099.29-1142.47)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H; Ultra Performance: Ø1663 (1589.38-2024.19)
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED Intel Core i7-11800H: Ø1625 (1566.05-2009.95)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD Intel Core i7-10875H: Ø1292 (1148.9-1390.72)
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5 Intel Core i5-10300H: Ø870 (827.87-893.75)
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 5.3: 64 Bit Multi-Core Score | 64 Bit Single-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)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5479 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
3848 Points ∼70% -30%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
3250 Points ∼59% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
2707 Points ∼49% -51%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
2107 Points ∼38% -62%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
680 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
581 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
560 Points ∼82% -18%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
493 Points ∼73% -27%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
446 Points ∼66% -34%
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
14130 (12303.9min - 14129.8max) Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
10531 Points ∼75% -25%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
6806 Points ∼48% -52%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1773 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1498 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1349 Points ∼76% -24%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
2170 (1913.33min - 2170.14max) Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2024 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
2010 Points ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1391 (1148.9min - 1390.72max) Points ∼64% -36%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1277 (1131min - 1277max) Points ∼59% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1142 (1099.29min - 1142.47max) Points ∼53% -47%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
889 (827.87min - 893.75max) Points ∼41% -59%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
251 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
228 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
210 Points ∼84% -16%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
204 Points ∼81% -19%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
186 Points ∼74% -26%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
508 Seconds * ∼100% -125%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
426 Seconds * ∼84% -88%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
353 Seconds * ∼69% -56%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
298 Seconds * ∼59% -32%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
226 Seconds * ∼44%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
61455 MIPS ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
42570 MIPS ∼69% -31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
36383 MIPS ∼59% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
32228 MIPS ∼52% -48%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
24388 MIPS ∼40% -60%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
5759 MIPS ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
5427 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
5335 MIPS ∼93% -7%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5089 MIPS ∼88% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4889 MIPS ∼85% -15%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
11827 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
8164 Points ∼69% -31%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
7799 Points ∼66% -34%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
5954 Points ∼50% -50%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
4399 Points ∼37% -63%
Geekbench 5.3 / 64 Bit Single-Core Score
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
1770 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
1540 Points ∼87% -13%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
1500 Points ∼85% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
1318 Points ∼74% -26%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
1183 Points ∼67% -33%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
15.1 fps ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
12.4 fps ∼82% -18%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
10.2 fps ∼68% -32%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
9.06 fps ∼60% -40%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
7.28 fps ∼48% -52%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
63.6 s * ∼100% -54%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
52.6 s * ∼83% -27%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
47.5 s * ∼75% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
46.6 s * ∼73% -13%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
41.4 s * ∼65%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H
0.646 sec * ∼100% -41%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H
0.589 sec * ∼91% -29%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H
0.584 sec * ∼90% -28%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H
0.567 sec * ∼88% -24%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H
0.4566 sec * ∼71%

* ... smaller is better

AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
8647 KRay/s ∼100% +14%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
7575 KRay/s ∼88%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
6613 KRay/s ∼76% -13%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
57961 Points ∼100% +69%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
34205 Points ∼59%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
32681 Points ∼56% -4%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
2706 MB/s ∼100% +3%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
2625 MB/s ∼97%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
1480 MB/s ∼55% -44%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
99666 Points ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
90815 Points ∼91% -9%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
50937 Points ∼51% -49%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
9072 Points ∼100% +5%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
8622 Points ∼95%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
5055 Points ∼56% -41%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
29705 Points ∼100% +45%
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
20549 Points ∼69%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
16537 Points ∼56% -20%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
82666 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
38081 MB/s ∼46% -54%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
19110 MB/s ∼23% -77%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
829 MB/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
706 MB/s ∼85% -15%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
360 MB/s ∼43% -57%
Dell XPS 15 9510 11800H RTX 3050 Ti OLED
Intel Core i7-11800H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
Dell XPS 15 9510 i5 11400H FHD
Intel Core i5-11400H, UHD Graphics Xe 16EUs (Tiger Lake-H)
0 MB/s ∼0% -100%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
4378 KRay/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
4329 KRay/s ∼99% -1%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
3636 KRay/s ∼83% -17%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Dell XPS 15 9520 RTX 3050 Ti
Intel Core i7-12700H, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU
33204 MPixel/s ∼100%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i7 4K UHD
Intel Core i7-10875H, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile
20580 MPixel/s ∼62% -38%
Dell XPS 15 9500 Core i5
Intel Core i5-10300H, UHD Graphics 630
17346 MPixel/s ∼52% -48%

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2022 05 > Dell XPS 15 9520 is 15 to 35 percent faster than XPS 15 9510, lacks Wi-Fi 6E support despite coming with an Intel AX211
Allen Ngo, 2022-05-27 (Update: 2022-05-26)