Dell XPS 8940

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming 5%
Tree trunk
Desktop 70%
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (6th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 94 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 brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 80.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics3.46% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (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.
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.
SystemDell XPS 8940  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0427JK
Memory9.6 GB free of 16 GB @ 3.2 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20210401
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 15 '21 at 14:40
Run Duration278 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing way below expectations (6th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-11400-$276
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
80.7% Excellent
Memory 57.9
1-Core 162
2-Core 323
95% 181 Pts
4-Core 588
8-Core 627
82% 608 Pts
64-Core 824
55% 824 Pts
Poor: 82%
This bench: 80.7%
Great: 106%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel UHD Graphics 730
Dell(1028 09C5) 1GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
3.46% Terrible
Lighting 7.8
Reflection 90.5
Parallax 8.5
6% 35.6 fps
MRender 0.1
Gravity 0.2
Splatting 0
0% 0.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 3.46%
Great: 7%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 1TB (2012)-$35
676GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 13057113
SusWrite @10s intervals: 65 73 72 67 62 34 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (1st percentile)
32.4% Below average
Read 51.1
Write 2.2
Mixed 5.7
SusWrite 62.2
22% 30.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
17% 0.1 MB/s
Poor: 54%
This bench: 32.4%
Great: 107%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown M378A1G44AB0-CWE 8C26000080AD Timetec 32NU1R8-8G 16GB
3200, 3200 MHz
8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
47.3% Average
MC Read 17.5
MC Write 17.4
MC Mixed 14.6
47% 16.5 GB/s
SC Read 16.1
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 17.6
47% 16.6 GB/s
Latency 134
30% 134 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

 SkillBench Score 43: 6R 3G 4B (High Scores)

Measures user input accuracy relative to the given hardware.

Score Hit Rate Shots EFps 0.1% Low Refresh Rate Screen Resolution Monitor
43% 30% 44 299 217 60 23.8" 1920 1080 DELA16D DELL S2421HGF
History: Score 25: 1R 5G 5B | Score 29: 3R 3G 5B | Score 43: 6R 3G 4B
Typical XPS 8940 Builds (Compare 5,758 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 121%
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 119%

System: Dell XPS 8940

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $695
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