Pros

  • Heaps of fast storage
  • A lot of power in a small case

Cons

  • Limited expansion capabilities
  • A dull exterior and cramped interior

At A Glance

The Dell XPS 8500 manages to keep a low profile while being a great gaming or media system.

Manufacturer’s Description

Maximize your multimedia with this powerful desktop PC featuring 3rd Gen Intel Quad Core processors, high performance graphics, USB 3.0 and more.

Manufacturer’s Website

XPS 8500 3rd Gen Intel Core Processor Desktop

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.4 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
General Information
UPC Code 884116083764
Memory
Memory size 16.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 460.0 watts
Storage Media
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Other Features
Devices Keyboard

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 182.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 27.1   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 5447.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 21.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 361.4   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 70.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 152.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 141.3   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 101.9   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 88.0
Working power usage 7.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 38.2   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 87.0
Crysis 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 25.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 39.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 67.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 75.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 95.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 53.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 87.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 94.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 97.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 44.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 2560x1600 94.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 137.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 145.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 185.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 2560x1600 159.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 235.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 240.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 249.8   Frames per second (higher is better)