Dell Precision 15 5000 Series Mobile Workstation Review: Pro Power And Style

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Cinebench and SiSoft Sandra

Cinebench and SiSoft Sandra let us determine how well specific components and subsystems perform in a machine like the Dell Precision 15 5510. Cinebench offers CPU and GPU benchmark results for comparison, while Sandra offers several component-based tests.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance

Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. The Main Processor Performance (CPU) test builds a still scene containing about 2,000 objects, for total polygon count above 300,000. Cinebench displays its results in points.

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Intel’s Xeon E3-1505M is a powerhouse, providing the best score we’ve seen versus comparable systems in Cinebench’s CPU test. The system didn’t take the top spot in the GPU test, but offered an impressive 45.07 points nonetheless, thanks to its discrete NVIDIA Quadro GPU.

SiSoft SANDRA
Synthetic General Performance Metrics

SiSoft SANDRA has a variety of tests that stress specific components or simulate certain tasks. We put the system through the CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and Physical Disks tests. SANDRA receives frequent updates, so if you use the benchmark, check to make sure you have the latest version.

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SANDRA CPU and Multimedia Benchmarks


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SANDRA Physical Disk and Memory Benchmarks


The Xeon E3-1505M processor makes a strong showing here, as expected. Dell offers other CPU options for this model, but the Xeon CPU makes the most sense for a mobile workstation. The Multimedia and memory bandwidth tests are in-line with expectations as well, while the NVM.e SSD puts up some excellent numbers, north of the 2GB/s mark.
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