Laptop announced date: 15th June 2020
Last reviewed: 5th August 2020
If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
Is the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Not for gaming
Processor - This processor, the Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz, is excellent and can meet 2020 AAA title requirements with relative ease. This laptop CPU has 8 cores. This is excellent for modern AAA gaming as the games start to require more cores for simultaneous activities.
Graphics Card - The graphics solution found in this laptop is not for 2020 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. This laptop has 4GB of VRAM available. This graphics solution is OK for today’s gaming, but will struggle with some games and certainly start to cause a problem in the near future of AAA gaming.
System Memory - The 16GB is an excellent amount of system memory for modern gaming in 2020.
Screen Size - This laptop screen (15.6") in 2020 offers up a good amount of gaming screen real estate for gamers on the move, while keeping the physical laptop footprint portable. In games the physical size of the screen can help with being able to read in game menus without squinting. Our target size for a gaming laptop is 17 inches, 15 inches is always a good size if portability is more your focus, but in our minds we want the largest screen size while still being portable, so we can more clearly see the games.
Refresh Rate - If you want your gaming laptop to push past 60FPS, then make sure your laptop display panel has a higher refresh rate than 60Hz. Not all laptop manufacturers clearly state the screen refresh rate. If it is not clear, assume it is 60Hz. The laptop only turn out FPS (frames per second) as high as its screens refresh rate. 60hz refresh rate gets a max of 60FPS in all games, regardless of the hardware’s power in your laptop. With just 60Hz refresh rate this is ok and passable for gaming, but ideally you are looking for a screen with a higher rate.
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Cyberpunk 2077 or Watch Dogs Legion. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 4K screen resolution. The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile card that's powering the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 344 at min system specs and will run 0 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
We really want to see how the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the XPS 15 (2020) model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.
The Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K is getting a 6.8 for its P2P score out of 10. This relative value will change as game performance, hardware costs and laptop expectations adjust over time. Today the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop sits at 8th 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.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2933MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB 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||24%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1799.99||22%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1,729.00||22%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||19%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1949.99||18%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1599.99||1%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1699.99||1%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2199.99||0%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||2%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2349.99||2%|
|i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2099.99||22%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 8GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||23%|
|i5-10300H 8GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1199.99||43%|
Lets now see how our Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compares to the best P2P laptop, which is currently the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. Our review laptop has 155% worse rating in price to performance and the best laptop for P2P has a listed price of $986.99. Again only comparing against Price to Performance we can see that the second best model in today’s P2P ranking list is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, and our laptop is 137% worse when compared against this price to performance rating. The price of the 2nd best laptop is listed as $858.54.
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our XPS 15 (2020) laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz to compare against our Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 20% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10875H 8-Core 2.30GHz.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 498, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Assassins Creed: Valhalla recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 37% better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Cyberpunk 2077, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 37% better performance. We also see the 37% better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Watch Dogs Legion for it’s processor requirements.
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 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.
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 0 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 344 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Watch Dogs Legion and our laptop GPU delivers 18% worse performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Assassins Creed: Valhalla in which we see our laptop graphics has 18% worse performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 18% worse performance when we put our laptop gpu against Cyberpunk 2077 recommended specs.
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $11.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $19, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|*||Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons||$11.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$16.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$44.99|
|***||Logitech G502 SE Hero||$55.99|
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell XPS 15 (2020) i7-10875H GTX 1650 Ti Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the HyperX Cloud Stinger, which today is $47.14. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 where we saw it for $25.98.