Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop, Ivy Bridge-Infused

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SiSoft Sandra & Cinebench

We continued our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran four of the built-in subsystem tests (CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, Physical Disks).
Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic Benchmarks


At every turn, Dell's XPS One 27 posts better number than previous systems in its same class, besting every all-in-one rig we've reviewed to date. Both of these scores are well ahead of HP's TouchSmart 520, which itself posted scores about double that of the Asus ET2410. This is no surprise given what we already know about Intel's Ivy Bridge platform.


The Asus system referenced above used a 7200RPM hard drive, the same spindle speed as the one found in Dell's XPS One 27, yet the XPS posted a much higher drive score, averaging data transfers at 145.83MB/s versus 110MB/s (HP's system trailed all three at 94.28MB/s).

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Content Creation Performance

Maxon's Cinebench R11.5 benchmark is based on Maxon's Cinema 4D software used for 3D content creation chores and tests both the CPU and GPU in separate benchmark runs. On the CPU side, Cinebench renders a photorealistic 3D scene by tapping into up to 64 processing threads (CPU) to process more than 300,000 total polygons, while the GPU benchmark measures graphics performance by manipulating nearly 1 million polygons and huge amounts of textures.

Dell XPS One 2710

In case you're not starting to get it, Cinebench helps drive the point home that Dell's latest AIO, as configured, is a mini-power house in a mainstream form factor. The above are great scores for what's typically a brutal benchmark designed to measure performance based on a system's ability to handle workstation rendering tasks.

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