Dell Inspiron 15 7559 Review - Affordable, Upgradeable

Performance: PCMark, 3DMark and Cinebench

We won’t see any records broken in the benchmarks today, but the Dell Inspiron 15 7559 ought to produce better scores than we would see in systems with integrated graphics or older GPUs and CPUs.

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

The Dell Inspiron 15 7559 is meant for both general use and gaming, so we put the system through PCMark 7, which tests as computer’s ability to handle day-to-day tasks. If you plan to use the laptop for schoolwork or general home use, this test will matter more to you than the game scores on the following pages. We also tested the system with PCMark 8 Futuremark's latest version of the system benchmark.

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The system landed on the lower-end of our comparison chart in PCMark 7. Keep in mind that PC makers usually send us systems loaded with the best hardware they offer. As a result, the Inspiron 15 7559 that we’re testing is bound to produce lower scores than the more expensive laptops.

Maxon Cinebench R11.5
Simulated Application Performance

Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We ran the full CPU test, which uses all available cores, as well as the graphics-oriented benchmark.

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The Inspiron 15 7559 has an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M, which gives it more power than you’ll find in laptops with integrated graphics. Still, it’s understandably out-paced by systems with beefier graphics cards in the GPU test. In the CPU test, however, the system holds its own with a score of 5.37.

Futuremark 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and Sky Diver
3D Game Performance

Futuremark designed 3DMark Fire Strike for desktop PCs, but today’s heavy-duty gaming laptops have the chops to take on the high-resolution texture, tessellation and other components of the test. Sky Diver is Futuremark’s dedicated laptop benchmark. This is a good test for entry- and mid-range gaming laptops.

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The laptop provided solid, but uninspiring scores in both tests. We’ll need to see how the Inspiron 15 7559 handles game benchmarks to get a feel its usefulness as a gaming PC.

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