Dell Precision M4600

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (62nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 38 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 36.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.07% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 3 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Precision M4600  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 08V9YG
Memory3.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display2048 x 1152 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20111018
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateDec 07 '18 at 19:52
Run Duration171 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-2640M
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
36.6% Below average
1-Core 89.6
2-Core 146
57% 118 Pts
4-Core 218
8-Core 220
30% 219 Pts
64-Core 194
13% 194 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 36.6%
Great: 37%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD FirePro M5950
Dell(1028 04A3) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 9.2.0.0
Performing above expectations (80th percentile)
6.07% Terrible
Lighting 24.9
Reflection 20.4
Parallax 22.8
6% 22.7 fps
MRender 17.4
Gravity 17.6
Splatting 22.2
6% 19.1 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 6.07%
Great: 6%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$32
200GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 31 38 50 48 64 59 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (20th percentile)
30.8% Below average
Read 59
Write 38.7
Mixed 24.8
SusWrite 48.2
31% 42.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.3
61% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 30.8%
Great: 62%
SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 32GB-$48
29GB free, PID 5580
Operating at USB 3.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 85 76 82 78 87 84 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
69.2% Good
Read 152
Write 83.2
Mixed 76.3
SusWrite 81.7
122% 98.3 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 9
4K Mixed 6.4
550% 7.47 MB/s
DQ Read 11.6
DQ Write 11.1
DQ Mixed 9.2
734% 10.6 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 69.2%
Great: 92%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Corsair Vengeance SODIM DDR3 1600 C9 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (61st percentile)
56% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.4
56% 19.5 GB/s
SC Read 14
SC Write 16.2
SC Mixed 16.5
44% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 64
62% 64 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 56%
Great: 61%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Precision M4600 Builds (Compare 2,055 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard

System: Dell Precision M4600

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $299
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