Dell Studio 15 Performance

June 30, 2009 by Jerry Jackson Reads (340,909)

Performance
The performance of the Studio 15 with an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 processor and ATI Radeon 4570 discrete graphics is exceptionally good. This is the level of performance we like to see from multimedia oriented notebooks with discrete graphics. Whether you’re watching a Blu-ray movie, playing a few levels of Left 4 Dead, or streaming video via YouTube HD this notebook has the power to get the job done.

We would have loved to see even more discrete graphics options available on the Dell website, but the ATI Radeon options should provide more than enough performance for average consumers looking to purchase this laptop for multimedia use around the home.

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

Dell Studio 15 (1555) (Core 2 Duo P8600 @ 2.4GHz) 32.995 seconds
Toshiba Satellite A355 (Core 2 Duo P7450 @ 2.16GHz) 35.848 seconds
Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (Core 2 Duo P7350 @ 2.0GHz) 38.455 seconds
Lenovo G530 (Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3400 @ 2.16GHz) 38.470 seconds
HP Pavilion dv5z (Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80 @ 2.1GHz)
39.745 seconds
Dell Studio 15 (1535) (Core 2 Duo T5750 @ 2.0GHz) 41.246 seconds

 

PCMark05 measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

Toshiba Satellite A355 (2.16GHz Intel P7450, ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB) 5,842 PCMarks
Dell Studio 15 (1555) (2.4GHz Intel P8600, ATI Radeon HD 4570 256MB) 5,731 PCMarks
Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (2.0GHz Intel P7350, Nvidia 9300M 256MB) 4,844 PCMarks
Lenovo G530 (2.16GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3400, Intel Intel 4500MHD) 4,110 PCMarks
Dell Studio 15 (1535) (2.0GHz Intel T5750, Intel X3100) 3,998 PCMarks
HP Pavilion dv5z (2.1GHz Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, ATI Radeon HD 3200) 3,994 PCMarks

 

3DMark06 measures video and gaming performance (higher scores mean better performance):

Dell Studio 15 (1555) (2.4GHz Intel P8600, ATI Radeon HD 4570 256MB) 4,189 3DMarks
Toshiba Satellite A355 (2.16GHz Intel P7450, ATI Radeon HD 3650 512MB) 4,084 3DMarks
Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 (2.0GHz Intel P7350, Nvidia 9300M 256MB) 1,833 3DMarks
HP Pavilion dv5z (2.1GHz Turion X2 Ultra ZM-80, ATI Radeon HD 3200) 1,599 3DMarks
Lenovo G530 (2.16GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core T3400, Intel Intel 4500MHD)
730 3DMarks
Dell Studio 15 (1535) (2.0GHz Intel T5750, Intel X3100) 493 3DMarks

All of the 3DMark06 scores for all of the systems listed above were run at 1280 x 800 resolution. However, due to the 16:9 screen ratio on the Studio 15 (1555) we benchmarked the notebook at 1280×768 … which was the closest resolution available in 3DMark06 for use with the built-in screen.

For those who are interested, the 3DMark06 score at the native resolution of 1920×1080 is 2,985 3DMarks … still impressive for average multimedia use and gaming.

HDTune storage drive performance results:


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