Dell Precision M6400

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 30%
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (22nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 78 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 a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 29.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics6.3% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 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.
Very high background CPU (61%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemDell Precision M6400  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0D138P
Memory12.9 GB free of 16 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1680 x 1050 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130605
Uptime0.8 Days
Run DateSep 30 '18 at 17:22
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 61%

 PC Performing below expectations (22nd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core2 Extreme X9100-$250
Microprocessor, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.05 GHz
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
29.9% Poor
Memory 55.4
1-Core 19
2-Core 28.8
26% 34.4 Pts
4-Core 28.3
8-Core 30.2
4% 29.2 Pts
64-Core 36.4
2% 36.4 Pts
Poor: 30%
This bench: 29.9%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia Quadro FX 3700M
Dell(1028 019C) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 342.0
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
6.3% Terrible
Lighting 8.97
Reflection 7.23
Parallax 3.38
7% 6.52 fps
MRender 6.48
Gravity 6.43
Splatting 5.22
5% 6.04 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.3%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST9320421ASG 320GB-$120
231GB free (System drive)
Firmware: DE17
SusWrite @10s intervals: 23 28 34 35 26 26 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
16.1% Very poor
Read 27.4
Write 32.7
Mixed 19.3
SusWrite 28.6
20% 27 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.4
73% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.1%
Great: 47%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 4x4GB
4 of 4 slots used
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
12.6% Very poor
MC Read 4.5
MC Write 3.7
MC Mixed 3.4
11% 3.87 GB/s
SC Read 3.7
SC Write 3.5
SC Mixed 3.8
10% 3.67 GB/s
Latency 142
28% 142 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 12.6%
Great: 59%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision M6400 Builds (Compare 187 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 46%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Precision M6400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $164
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