Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: XPS 15 (2020)
Laptop announced date: 15th June 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Today's review of the gaming Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - A Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. This CPU comes with 8 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - The graphics solution found in this laptop is not for 2021 gaming. Most of today’s games will not run on it. Perhaps some casual gaming could be found with it, but check our graphs below. Your GPU VRAM is important in modern gaming. The laptop’s GPU here has 4GB of VRAM which is just OK by todays game requirements. There are laptop GPU solutions with much more VRAM, which would be better if you are looking for a gaming laptop right now.
System Memory - The 8GB system memory in this machine is a good gaming amount of RAM for a 2021 laptop.
Screen Size - This laptop screen size is capable of meeting 2021 gaming, making it a step closer to being a good laptop for gamers. Larger laptop screens normally equal less squinting at on screen text, providing the resolution is set inline with the screens native pixel count. We normally look to the 17 inch panels for focused gaming laptops, but this 15.6" screen is the most common and popular in the market, due to portability versus viewability. You could go larger, of course, but then the larger you go the less portable a laptop becomes. For gaming laptops that are still portable, we would go for 17 inch gaming laptops.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. The refresh rate for this laptop is just ok by modern gaming standards, with a 60Hz version panel available. You will want a higher refresh rate laptop screen if the laptop regularly gets a higher game frame per second number than the refresh rate number. So if you are getting 85FPS and your screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the laptop will always cap off at 60FPS, regardless of what the hardware can return.
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042 and Grand Theft Auto VI which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 1080p resolution, and at Ultra video settings. With the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile inside this laptop, this graphics card solution will be capable of meeting 313 games at their minimum system requirements and 0 games at their recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games around today.
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Comparing Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
A key focus of this laptop review is to compare the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 to all other laptops in terms of how much its $1699.99 reflects the value of the gaming performance delivered by the this laptop’s hardware.
We score the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 6.9 out of ten on the P2P score today. Our price to performance rating value will change for all laptops automatically, as new hardware capability is put into modern laptops and the price for hardware adjusts. Today the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop sits at 7th place compared to all the other permutations of the XPS 15 (2020) range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||22%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||21%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||18%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||17%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,966.45||6%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||0%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||0%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||1%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||3%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2349.99||3%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2099.99||24%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||25%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||45%|
Our XPS 15 (2020) laptop should also be compared to today’s best Price to Performance model, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. When stacked up against this, our laptop has 149% worse rating difference on its P2P. It's worth noting that the very best P2P model has a recorded price of $999 to consider and of course this is purely a value for performance basis. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $1049. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with 117% worse performance/ price rating figure than it.
How does the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
CPU performance is always going to be something we are interested in, when looking to buy a new laptop. So if we compare this XPS 15 (2020) laptop to a CPU focused laptop, we will pick today’s top CPU performing laptop at the cheapest price point, then we can use this as a good measuring point for our laptop in question. This top tier processor focused laptop is currently the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. With a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz CPU in it that performs 20% better compared to our laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
The Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor found in this machine can currently run 478 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop cpu beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 500 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Games these days have a range of processor requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop CPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Back 4 Blood and our laptop processor gets 40% better performance rating. Next we have Battlefield 2042 where our CPU gets 37% better performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which has a performance difference of : 19% better, when put against our laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
How does the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the key hardware aspects in any laptop is certainly the graphics card. Our XPS 15 (2020) laptop’s GPU solution can be compared against a laptop that has one of the most powerful GPU’s around today, which will give us a relative benchmark. And will help us know how this laptop performs against the top end GPU laptop available today. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 118% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile graphics hardware.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 0, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 313.
Games these days have a range of graphics requirements so let's look at a few popular games of today, and check our laptop GPU against the games recommended requirement. First off, Back 4 Blood and our laptop graphics gets 5% worse performance rating. Next we have Battlefield 2042 where our graphics card gets 40% worse performance and finally another popular title at the moment is Grand Theft Auto VI, which has a performance difference of : 40% worse, when put against our laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
The Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
There is a lot of talk about getting 4K capable monitors and our review laptop has a 1080p native resolution, and a physical 15.6" panel. Lets explore if it would be better for you to grab a laptop with a 4K screen rather than the 1080p offered here? A 4K panel laptop is often restricted to 60Hz. This means that even if you did have the hardware inside your laptop to run a game at 4K, you wouldnt be able to get more than 60 FPS. Most laptop hardware, and desktop hardware for that matter, is not capable of 4K ultra graphics on modern games. The Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop’s monitor can be picked up with 60Hz refresh rate versions.
So more likely, you will have to lower the screen resolution on your 4K laptop to 1080p or 1440p to run modern AAA games at a frame rate that doesnt stutter. By lowering the pixel count, your game will start to look blurry, as you move away from your laptop monitor’s native resolution in order to get more frames per second. Which immediately defeats the purpose of getting a 4K laptop monitor for gaming. If your laptop has hardware to deliver 4K you dont need the laptop to have a 4K display to enjoy modern gaming in this way. Just plug your laptop into a 4K desktop monitor, that will likely not have the 60Hz of most 4K laptop panels.
The primary use we can think of is for streaming 4K movie and TV content, assuming you have access to these services. If this is your primary use for the laptop, rather than gaming then it certainly might be worth considering this.
As you can probably gather from the information above, its probably not worth the extra cash for a 4K laptop if gaming is your Laptop purpose. 1080p is likely plenty and has enough alternative gaming options for when you want better resolution. It feels like you might not get what you were after if you picked up a shiny new 4K laptop, then was needing to lower game resolution, while getting blurry in-game experience and achieving a max 60FPS when you could push the hardware into better frame rates.
Today’s best 1440p desktop monitor for a laptop is - ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS
Incidentally our research shows the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS as our best priced 1440p monitor today. This monitor has a 75Hz refresh rate and a price tag at the moment of $311.99. We have seen this desktop 1440p monitor recorded at a low price on 9th Mar 2021, where we saw it was costing $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
Perhaps you could grab something like the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz 4K gaming monitor we have spotted today. It is our current best priced 4K monitor at $618 with a 144Hz refresh rate. During these recent weeks we have price tracked this 4k monitor and noticed that it has increased its price by $618, so keep an eye out for deals, as this great value monitor might still be found for cheaper. To give a bit more info about this monitor we saw it cost its lowest of $549.99, which we recorded on 13th Nov 2020.
[Note - check that monitor display connectors are compatible between a monitor and a laptop before purchase]
If you are looking to view 4K streaming content, while keeping yourself mobile with your laptop, then maybe a 4K resolution panel would be a better experience than the normal 1080p. In general, we think it's probably not worth the extra money for any visual gains you might not spot, without a direct comparison, especially if you are thinking to game on your laptop as well.
We think don't spend your extra cash on getting a 4K laptop to game on, as it's likely to feel disappointing to buy a super shiny new 4K laptop, then have to lower the resolution while playing your games, delivering a blurry in-game experience, and only getting up to a maximum 60FPS due to the usual 60Hz 4K panel restriction.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $12.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $32.26, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming headset is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its price tag today is $36.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value headset. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.