Dell XPS 15 7590 Game Benchmarks – GTX 1650 Gaming?


The Dell XPS 15 isn’t exactly advertised
as a gaming laptop, however as it’s available with GTX 1650 graphics it should still be
possible to play some games on it, so let’s find out just how well it performs in 20 different
games and also compare it with some other laptops to see how it stacks up. I’ve got one of the highest specced versions
of the new Dell XPS 15 7590 laptop, there’s an Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics,
and 32GB of memory running in dual channel with a 4K OLED screen, however I’ve tested
all games at 1080p as this hardware won’t be capable of 4K gaming. The XPS 15 is available in quite a few different
configurations, including i5 or even i9 CPU, you can find examples and updated prices linked
in the description. The Dell software doesn’t offer much in
the way of performance modifications, I’ve done all testing with the power manager set
to ultra performance for best results. We’ll only be covering gaming performance
in this video, so if you’re new to the channel, you’ll definitely want to get subscribed for
the upcoming thermal testing and full review. Let’s start out by going through all 20
games at all setting levels, then afterwards we’ll see how the XPS 15 compares with some
other laptops. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode,
and it was still possible to run with above a 60 FPS average with medium settings, however
in my testing I still thought high and ultra were quite playable, probably as there was
minimal difference between 1% low performance. Control was very playable with low settings,
which is the setting preset that was required to play with 60 FPS averages. Medium settings
felt a bit worse, and I wouldn’t want to use ultra on this hardware. To be fair though,
in my personal opinion I think the game still looks good even at low anyway. Borderlands 3 was tested using the game’s
built in benchmark tool, and this was another test where the low setting preset was needed
in order to score 60 FPS or higher, I think we’re starting to see a trend. Apex Legends was tested with either all settings
at maximum, or all settings on the lowest possible values, as it doesn’t have predefined
setting presets. In this game even with all settings maxed out it was still a playable
experience, however given the competitive nature of the game lower settings for higher
1% low performance would be preferable. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and was another test where low settings was required to hit the
60 FPS sweet spot, and this is one of the games we’ll use to compare with other laptops
soon. Ghost Recon Breakpoint was also tested with
the benchmark tool, yet again the low setting preset was needed for 60 FPS in this test. Wolfenstein Youngblood was tested using Vulkan,
and so far I’ve found this game to run quite well on basically anything. Max settings wasn’t
actually that bad, however the second highest preset was much better and able to average
a solid 60 FPS. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built
in benchmark, once more the low setting preset was needed for 60 FPS. Although this is typically
a CPU heavier test, the lower 1650 GPU is giving lower results as that’s the main
limitation here. Fortnite was tested with the replay feature,
and as a less demanding game even epic settings was playing with 60 FPS, so definitely usable
and honestly just fine given we’ve got a 60Hz screen anyway, however much higher was
possible with lower settings should you wish to further reduce input lag. Overwatch is another well optimized game and
was tested in the practice range, again even with the highest epic setting preset it was
possible to average above 60 FPS, actually this was just hit for the 1% low result, but
again much higher is available with lower settings. CS:GO was tested using the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and as a game that depends primarily on CPU power the results aren’t all that much lower
compared to a laptop with higher graphical power. Don’t get me wrong, there is a difference,
it’s just smaller compared to most other games. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane,
and as another primarily CPU heavy game the results at lower settings aren’t really
that much different compared to other laptops with the same CPU. At ultra settings where
we’re presumably a bit more GPU bound, it was a little lower now, however 150 FPS is
still plenty for this game. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark. Even the maximum ultra setting preset was able to hit 60 FPS for the 1% low,
and that’s with a 100% render scale, so another game that should play quite nicely
on this machine. The Division 2 was also tested with the built
in benchmark, and a 60 FPS average was only just achievable with the medium setting preset,
however we could get much higher with the low preset, where even the 1% low was now
around the 60 mark. PUBG was tested using the replay feature,
and high settings was still able to run over 60 FPS, a pretty good result for a game that’s
been labelled as poorly optimized, however I really think that’s been turned around
over the last year or so. Either way with very low settings it was still possible to
reach 100 FPS and above. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was tested with
the built in benchmark, and although this is generally more of a CPU heavy test, the
lower GPU is letting us down a bit and stopping a 60 FPS average even with the low setting
preset. Watch Dogs 2 is a resource heavy game, but
I think it still plays fine with a stable 30 FPS, so it was working fine for me with
very high settings, however ultra was noticeably worse in comparison so I wouldn’t use it,
though if you do want higher 60 FPS was hit at medium. The Witcher 3 was playing ok with high settings
while still looking good. Medium settings was closer to 60 FPS, but not by much, while
ultra settings was noticeably a bit more stuttery in comparison. F1 2019 was tested using the game’s benchmark
tool, and the highest setting preset was still able to average 60 FPS here, however stepping
down even one level almost doubled this. Strange Brigade was tested with Vulkan using
the game’s benchmark tool. This one doesn’t need powerful hardware to run, which is why
almost 60 FPS averages were possible with the ultra setting preset. Now we’ll take a look at how this config
of the Dell XPS 15 compares with other laptops, use these results as a rough guide only as
they were tested at different times with different drivers. In Battlefield 5 I’ve got the XPS 15 highlighted
in red near similarly specced machines. I haven’t tested that many GTX 1650 laptops
yet, but out of the ones I have covered, surprisingly the XPS 15 was out in front, at least in terms
of average FPS. I thought it was interesting that the 1% low was below that of the L340,
considering that machine has single channel memory, however 1% low results are usually
all over the place in this title. These are the results from Far Cry 5 with
ultra settings in the built in benchmark. This time the XPS 15 was behind the Aorus
5 with same specs, which I think makes sense as this is more of a CPU heavy test. I’ve
only just started doing the thermal testing, make sure you’re subscribed for that video,
but CPU performance in this machine is lower than I expected as Dell seem to prioritize
cool and quiet over performance. These are the results from Shadow of the Tomb
raider with the built in benchmark at highest settings. It’s only just 1 FPS behind the
Aorus 5 with similar specs now, and 1 FPS ahead of the L340, so quite similar when compared
to the other 1650 laptops that I’ve covered on the channel. Despite not being a gaming laptop, the GTX
1650 graphics is definitely making the XPS 15 capable of gaming. Although most modern
games at higher settings didn’t go too well, low to medium settings was definitely playable
in most games. It is also possible to get the XPS 15 without
the GTX 1650 graphics, in which case only the Intel graphics will be available. This
will perform significantly worse compared to what I’ve shown here, so if you’re
doing graphically intensive tasks, such as gaming for instance, you’ll definitely want
to consider the GTX 1650 option. Let me know what you thought of the gaming
performance from the Dell XPS 15 laptop down in the comments, I’ll test out thermals
in depth in an upcoming video and the full review is still to come, so if you’re new
to the channel consider getting subscribed for those as well as future tech videos like
this one.

47 thoughts on “Dell XPS 15 7590 Game Benchmarks – GTX 1650 Gaming?”

  1. I am planning to buy xps 15 with i7 but then maybe I will buy a used external GPU enclosure later with AMD gpu
    Can you do a Gaming comparison between it and with EGPU

  2. Thanks for the videos.

    With all your experience with laptop reviews.
    which laptop/s you would say are the thermals kings for 2019?
    (As in most cool under heavy sustain loads)

  3. Well it still perform beta considering its not a gaming laptop and no gaming laptop can give u that portable and beautiful design

  4. Do not buy this as a gaming laptop , i have one friend treat it as a gaming laptop and eventually fucked it up because of its bad cooling system , whole keyboard and touchpad is in bad condition right now.

  5. 1650 laptops are gonna very popular this black friday/holiday season but if you primarily game, shoot for a 1660ti or better if u can swing it.

  6. I'm really happy to your channel pass 100k and beyond i know how hard the work on YouTube keep going 👍👍

  7. Jarrid i just bought a razer 17 pro 2017 model with 4k display gtx 1080 32gb ram core i 7 7820hk what do u think can it run any kind of game at 60 fps at 1080p

  8. Is this the successor to the Dell Inspiron 7559 from a few years back? They have the G5 and G7 for their low-end 'gaming'.

    I had an Alienware 17 a few years back with a 980M/6850HK, but the Inspiron with the 960M, despite barely being able to game, was way more durable and I felt I could be rough with it. I wound up using the Inspiron over the Alienware simply because of its portability and feeling that it isn't as much a loss if it got damaged. On top of that, I only had one fatal defect with the Inspiron, while I had 3 with the Alienware. I'll never go back to Alienware for the high end, but I'll always love Dell for the low end. Kind of ironic since they're the same company.

  9. Hey I had a serious problem and had to send two of these back. I would have 2 cores running at sometimes 20C higher than the others on the 9750h. Did anyone else experience something like this? I hit thermal throttling so much faster limiting it's full potential and guaranteed to have two cores hitting 100 C for every turbo boost.

  10. Oh man this generation of laptop gpu isnt as impressive of a jump as the 10th gen. Guess i will really wait til the next generation then.

  11. Great! Thanks very much for the video. Was thinking to buy this laptop for Christmas season. Will checkout your opinion beforehand 👍

  12. GPU throttling above 77 degree Celsius. CPU reaches 99-100 degree easily. Barely stable 30-45fps at 720p. Not gaming at all.

  13. Bro u must also do Unboxing videos.
    It will be gr8 and will help to understand and give the perspective of the first impressions the joy,the excitement,etc for the product.Just a tip😋.

  14. You’re such a legend, I’ve just been looking at this as an option. The gx701 is amazing but the battery life is leaving me frustrated for just daily tasks.

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