Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 115%
UFO
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 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 outstanding single core score, this CPU is the cat's whiskers: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle typical workstation, and even moderate server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 93.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics130% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive90.4% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0427JK
Memory9.5 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210122
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 04 '21 at 21:07
Run Duration125 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
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 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11600K-$270
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Memory 69
1-Core 180
2-Core 361
108% 203 Pts
4-Core 628
8-Core 997
104% 813 Pts
64-Core 1,264
85% 1,264 Pts
Poor: 94%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 112%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti-$400
Dell(1028 3971) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 2100 MHz, MLim: 3500 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 461.37
Performing below potential (45th percentile) - GPU OC Guide
130% Outstanding
Lighting 177
Reflection 156
Parallax 176
143% 170 fps
MRender 185
Gravity 133
Splatting 114
114% 144 fps
Poor: 118%
This bench: 130%
Great: 141%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Nvme CL1-3D256-Q11 SSSTC 256GB
62GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 22301116 Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 195 157 168 194 123 117 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (16th percentile)
90.4% Outstanding
Read 736
Write 588
Mixed 584
SusWrite 159
115% 517 MB/s
4K Read 36
4K Write 114
4K Mixed 5.7
122% 51.9 MB/s
DQ Read 442
DQ Write 365
DQ Mixed 310
258% 373 MB/s
Poor: 68%
This bench: 90.4%
Great: 157%
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$34
931GB free
Firmware: 13057113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 117 139 165 166 166 169 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
94.9% Outstanding
Read 178
Write 104
Mixed 73.4
SusWrite 154
93% 127 MB/s
4K Read 1.3
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.7
145% 0.9 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 94.9%
Great: 108%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1G44AB0-CWE 2x8GB
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 3200 MHz clocked @ 2933 MHz
Performing below potential (52nd percentile) - Ensure that the top XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
61.5% Good
MC Read 28.4
MC Write 21.7
MC Mixed 15.5
62% 21.9 GB/s
SC Read 16.6
SC Write 21.2
SC Mixed 20.9
56% 19.6 GB/s
Latency 104
39% 104 ns
Poor: 54%
This bench: 61.5%
Great: 68%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS 8940 Builds (Compare 4,651 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 74%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $620
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HDDRAMUSB
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