Dell XPS 13 9380 + Intel Core i7 8565U Ubuntu Linux Performance Benchmarks
Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 11 February 2019. Page 2 of 8. 11 Comments

For this round of benchmarking, I tested some of the other laptops I had available for an interesting benchmarking comparison, including going back several generations in case you only upgrade your laptop(s) every 5+ years. The laptops benchmarked included the:

Lenovo ThinkPad W510 - The oldest of laptops tested, this Clarksfield laptop from nearly a decade ago that sported a Core i7 720QM with four physical processors plus HT and a turbo frequency up to 2.8GHz. This laptop had 4GB of RAM, NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M graphics, a 160GB SATA HDD, and 1600 x 900 display.

HP EliteBook 8460p - From the Sandy Bridge era was an Intel Core i5 2520M (3.2GHz turbo, 2 cores / 4 threads) with 4GB of RAM, 160GB Intel SSD, and Sandy Bridge graphics with a 1600 x 900 display.

ASUS UX32VDA Zenbook - This Ivy Bridge laptop had the Core i7 3517U (3.0GHz turbo, 2 cores / 4 threads), 4GB of RAM, 128GB SanDisk SSD, Ivy Bridge graphics, and 1920 x 1080 display.

ASUS UX301LAA Zenbook - This Haswell laptop featured the Core i7 4558U (3.3GHz turbo, 2 cores / 4 threads), 8GB of RAM, 128GB SanDisk SSD, Haswell graphics, and 2560 x 1440 display.

Lenovo X1 Carbon 20BSCTO1WW - Broadwell here with the Core i7 5600U (3.2GHz turbo, 2 cores / 4 threads), 8GB of RAM, Samsung 128GB SSD, Broadwell graphics, and 1920 x 1080 display.

Dell XPS 13 9370 - The previous-generation Dell XPS Developer Edition laptop with Core i7 8550U (4.0GHz turbo, 4 cores / 8 threads), 8GB of RAM, Samsung 256GB NVMe SSD, and UHD Graphics 620 with 1920 x 1080 display.

Dell XPS 13 9380 - The focus of today's review with the Core i7 8565U (4.6GHz turbo, 4 cores / 8 threads), 16GB of RAM, SK Hynix 256GB NVMe SSD, and UHD Graphics 620 with a 1920 x 1080 display.

Again, the comparison was limited by the laptops I had available for testing. All seven of these laptops were benchmarked when running with Ubuntu 18.10 x86_64 and its stock Linux 4.18 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.30.1, Mesa 18.2.2, GCC 8.2.0, and using an EXT4 file-system. All other Ubuntu 18.10 settings/packages were in their stock/out-of-the-box state.

First up is looking at the performance of these laptops on Ubuntu 18.10 when running on AC power through a variety of workloads. Following that are Intel HD/UHD Graphics tests as well as battery power consumption and thermal results.

All of these Ubuntu Linux laptop benchmarks were carried out using the Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking framework.



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