Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB 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
If you are looking for the best priced gaming laptop and was wondering how well the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 can run today’s latest games, then you are in the right place. We will be focusing this review on exploring how the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 performs against the most demanding games around and really getting a better understanding of this laptop’s price to performance today.
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Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - The processor we find in this laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements with ease, making it an excellent 2022 laptop gaming choice for CPU. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 8 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - The graphics solution found in this laptop is not for 2022 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. Some AAA games can use a lot of VRAM. This laptop GPU comes with 4GB of VRAM, which isnt a lot by today’s standards. And while it is OK, the VRAM may start to cause a bit of a problem in future AAA games.
System Memory - The system memory (32GB) we find in this gaming laptop can meet modern AAA game requirements. This amount of RAM is an excellent 2022 gaming laptop choice, that will help meet game requirements now and into the future.
Screen Size - This screen size, which is 15.6", is a good amount for a laptop panel for modern 2022 games. Often 17inches is ideal for dedicated gaming laptops, but this is the more popular size for portability versus in-game screen viewability. We normally choose a 17 inch laptop for gamer screen size. This larger sort of panel would help show menus in-game and game text more clearly.
Refresh Rate - If you want a gaming laptop then aim for a refresh rate that is more than 60Hz. If you don't clearly see the advertised laptops screen refresh rate then assume it is 60Hz. This would mean that the laptop will be capped at 60FPS when running games. The higher the refresh rate and the FPS then the smoother the game plays as it delivers more images a second to your screen and makes movement feel more responsive in game. You can get this laptop with 60Hz refresh rate which, for gaming, is an ok refresh rate.
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
With this gaming laptop we will be exploring how well it can run modern, demanding and popular games that are out now or will be coming out over the coming months. Currently we will want to understand its gaming performance compared to its overall laptop cost and we can do this by looking at how it could run popular games like, Grand Theft Auto VI or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022). We will be seeing how it deals with these games in ultra graphics settings on its laptop screen resolution of 1080p. The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile in this machine is currently capable of running 305 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 0 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
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Comparing Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own XPS 15 (2020) range.
This laptop gets a 7.8 for P2P. This laptop’s configuration, when compared to its own XPS 15 (2020) lineup, is currently placed at 4th once we order it by the price to performance figure. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position is preferable.
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|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6 " 1920x1080 (1080p)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||5%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||4%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||1%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||0%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,966.45||10%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||17%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||17%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||18%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||20%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2349.99||20%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2099.99||44%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||46%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||70%|
Looking outside of this range lets us compare the Price to Performance rating of the very best laptops we have listed. Today's top laptop model for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and the price we have for it is $999. Our Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop’s price to performance is 113% worse when comparing it with the top laptop, purely on a performance for money basis, and as we know lots of things go into our decision when choosing the right laptop for us. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $1049. Our XPS 15 (2020) laptop currently has 86% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
How does the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our XPS 15 (2020) laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. A suitable comparison laptop that is CPU focused is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2. This represents one of the laptops for the current cheapest price with the most powerful CPUs in it today. It has the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor tucked inside it which can deliver 20% better performance when compared to our CPU, Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz which is found in this review laptop.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 474 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put in a similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 500 games.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Grand Theft Auto VI delivers 19% better performance while against Star Citizen it’s 19% better and finally compared to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it has a performance difference : 19% better.
How does the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
One of the most important focuses of a gaming PC is the graphics card and our review laptop is certainly no different. As such we will want to know how well our XPS 15 (2020) laptop performs in the graphical visuals area compared to what is available on the current laptop market. A great way to consider this is by putting it into a comparison against a well priced laptop that has the most powerful laptop GPU around at the moment, and then we can review its performance against that top graphics card laptop. Our comparison GPU focused laptop today that we have selected is a MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K, which comes loaded with the GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB card. This top end GPU is currently delivering 118% better performance when stacked against our own review laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
Our laptop GPU beats 0 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 305 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 40% worse, and compared to Star Citizen it is 5% worse , where as against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it delivers 40% worse performance.
The Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 has a 1080p screen resolution, should I get a 4K resolution gaming laptop instead?
This laptop has a 15.6" physical screen size with a native resolution of 1920x1080. So should you instead be thinking of picking up a 4K monitor rather than this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2’s 1080p panel? Screen refresh rate on a 4K panel laptop will normally be 60Hz and this will cap out any game’s Frames Per Second at 60 even if it’s hardware could deliver more FPS. Along with that upset most AAA games would struggle to reach that 60 FPS at 4K Ultra graphics settings on most laptop hardware today. A higher refresh rate is better and this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 variant is available with 60Hz versions.
So a quick lowering of a AAA game’s screen resolution, from a native 4K laptop panel down to either 1080p or perhaps 1440p would increase the frame rate. And thus improve the stability of your gameplay. But a laptop display panel has a fixed number of pixels. Moving away from that exact number of pixels in a game lowers the definition quality of the graphics in the game. Making the experience sub par and if you do this often, then this seriously puts into question your choice for a 4K gaming laptop. If the following is the case, where the 1080p gaming laptop could run games you love at a higher 4K resolution then you could always hook up the PC laptop to a desktop monitor. One that was much bigger than the laptop screen size, like a 31inch with 144Hz refresh rate to enjoy 1440p or 4K resolution when gaming at home. Then still have your laptop for mobile gaming as well.
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
The 1440p gaming monitor that has a great price today and should be a nice accompaniment to the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27 inch 1440p 75Hz 5ms IPS. Its current price is $311.99 and it has a 75Hz refresh rate. For extra price trend information on this desktop 1440p monitor, it reached its lowest tracked price on 9th Mar 2021, where it would cost $229.99.
Today’s best 4K desktop monitor for a laptop is - Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz
If you wanted to pick up a 4K desktop monitor to go alongside this laptop then the Asus Predator XB273K 27 inch 4K GSYNC IPS 1ms 144Hz looks well priced right now. At $618 it also has a 144Hz refresh rate. It's interesting that even though this is a well priced 4K monitor today, our price tracking shows it has gone up in price by $618 during recent weeks. Once we spot a monitor we like we start price tracking it. The lowest tracked price we have for this monitor was recorded on 13th Nov 2020, where it was seen at $549.99.
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If you stream 4K content, films, services like Netflix then perhaps the quality of 4K resolution on a 17inch panel would be better than the 1080p alternative that the majority of laptops provide.
Paying extra for 4K gaming in a laptop is not really a good investment of your cash at the moment. We would put our extra cash in to a 1080p with better graphics card or maybe a nice mouse or headset. Because with the 4K laptop you may be sad when having to drop your favourite modern games screen resolution to get an ok frame rate. Or perhaps lowering the graphics setting to increase 4K FPS up to a stable and playable amount, only to hit a 60FPS ceiling due to the 60Hz 4K panel limit.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop
A mouse that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Of the mice we price track, it is one of the best valued mice today and currently priced at $12.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $32.26 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. Reviewing all our records the lowest tracked price we have for this mouse was recorded on 15th Aug 2020, where it was priced at $11.99.
|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|
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.