Dell XPS 15 (9570) Review: Same Beauty, Even More Beast

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Dell XPS 15 (9570): More Gaming And Graphics Testing

We also ran some additional game and graphics tests on the Dell XPS 15’s GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU -- specifically Rise Of The Tomb Raider and Middle Earth: Shadow Of War – we wanted to see how the XPS 15 would fare during a game session during downtime. After all, we wouldn’t want to spend 10-hour days creating digital content without occasional play sessions.

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Putting The GPU To The Test

We ran Middle Earth: Shadow Of War at 1080p with the medium quality graphics setting and Rise Of The Tomb Raider was run using its DX12 code path at the same 1080p resolution, but with different image quality presets.

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The XPS 15’s GTX 1050 Ti GPU helps it eke out a win over the XPS 15 2-in-1’s RX Vega M, though you’d be hard pressed to tell the difference between 56 and 51 fps at medium quality settings. That said, both systems show smooth frame rates at low IQ setting at 1080p resolution, and the XPS 15’s score of 41fps at high quality means you can play games at higher levels of detail if you tweak the settings a bit.

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Results are reversed at the Rise of the Tomb Raider test, showing that the RX RX Vega M in the XPS 15 2-in-1 is a bit stronger at DX12 game rendering. The gap is widest at the low IQ setting, where the XPS 15 lags by 6-7 FPS, but the two systems are in a dead heat at high and medium IQ settings. The AMD chip still wins across the board, but a difference of 1 FPS is imperceptible, no matter how good your eyes are.

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