Laptop announced date: 15th June 2020
Last reviewed: 5th August 2020
Welcome to our Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K performance to price review. We know its hard trying to find a way of knowing which new laptop makes the most sense. When speccing out a new laptop, as soon as you adjust a component the price jumps up and the performance gain from that component leaves you uncertain if that is worth it. We will be addressing exactly that here today. We will also be looking at how well this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop can run today’s modern demanding games
Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - Modern AAA 2021 gaming with the Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor is no problem. As it meets game requirements of today it will likely hold its own against future release titles as well, this is an excellent CPU for a gaming laptop. Games are beginning to lean on more CPU cores for extra processing. Fortunately this CPU has 8 cores, making it an excellent gamers processor choice.
Graphics Card - Today’s AAA 2021 gaming is not met by the graphics solution found in this laptop. The performance provided by the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile will certainly struggle with some of the more demanding games around. Modern AAA games can make use of more than the 4GB VRAM available in this graphics solution. It has an OK amount of VRAM but could struggle moving into the coming year..
System Memory - This laptop RAM can run system requirements for a number of new 2021 games and is a good amount for a gamers laptop.
Screen Size - This screen size, which is 15.6", is a good amount for a laptop panel for modern 2021 games. Often 17inches is ideal for dedicated gaming laptops, but this is the more popular size for portability versus in-game screen viewability. We would normally be aiming for 17 inch panels for a good gaming laptop dimension. However, they are heavier and bigger, so it really depends on how portable you want your laptop.
Refresh Rate - Gaming laptops might well be capable of getting high frames per second nowadays, but sometimes the laptop comes with a 60Hz refresh rate. This refresh rate is the number of times an image can be displayed by the screen. So if your graphics card and processor can get 100 FPS in most games, it will only ever be displayed by the laptop as 60FPS because of the refresh rate of 60Hz. Look for 120Hz on a good gaming laptop, or 144Hz on an excellent gaming laptop 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.
The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Grand Theft Auto VI, Battlefield 6 and Resident Evil 8. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. We find a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 325 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile is also capable of running 0 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
As you have probably discovered during your research into buying your next gaming laptop, getting an up-to-date value assessment that enables you to compare a laptop’s hardware performance against today’s games is tricky. And especially so, when we factor in all variations of hardware and prices that the XPS 15 (2020) comes with. What we have done in this Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review is give a price to performance rating to help standardise our comparisons.
We currently give the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop a 5.3 out of 10 for its P2P score. Where the higher the better rating. As mentioned the figure will adjust as new hardware is released and performance expectations shift over time. With these hardware components the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is placed at 11th position within the XPS 15 (2020) range, when put into the price to performance order. Those laptops closer to the number 1 position of this list are the better value propositions today.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||8GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||51%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||50%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,729.00||49%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||46%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||44%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||24%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||24%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||22%|
|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||0%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||1%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||17%|
Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the XPS 15 (2020) range. It currently offers 208% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $999.00. Second on the Price to Performance laptop ranking at the moment is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 which we have a recorded price of $853.00. If we compare our laptop to this one then our laptop returns with 191% worse performance/ price rating figure than it.
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our XPS 15 (2020) laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz is today’s best performer in the laptop CPU department. It has a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor in it, which currently has 28% better performance than our laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
Interestingly we can see 485 games recommended system requirements are lower in performance than our laptop’s CPU performance capability. This is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games around today. For minimum system requirements in this same area the number is 500 games are worse than our cpu performance, again looking at the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
Let's take a look and see how well our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 19% better, and compared to Battlefield 6 it is 27% better , where as against Resident Evil 8 it delivers 9% better performance.
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our XPS 15 (2020) by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. We have the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile video card in it, which currently has 126% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile.
Today there are 0 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our GPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 325 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum Graphics Card system requirements.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop GPU is 67% worse in performance. Compared to Battlefield 6 our laptop graphics performance is 54% worse.
We price track a number of good value gaming mice and the one that currently stands out is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which is currently available for $12.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $37 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with this laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$15.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.22|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$59.99|
The gaming headset with today’s best price to value that would go well with the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Its current price is $39.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019, which had it priced at $34.99.