Dell has introduced a brand-new laptop in its XPS family called the XPS 15 9510, but while it comes with the option of a beautiful OLED screen for greater picture quality, the mobile graphics that it’s equipped with is said to be nowhere as pretty.
As reported by one of Notebookcheck’s editors, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU that the Dell XPS 15 is equipped with somehow manages to be slower than the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti featured in its predecessor, the XPS 15 9500, in certain gaming tests.
One of the more glaring instances can be gleaned from CD PROJEKT RED’s The Witcher 3. Notebookcheck found that the new XPS 15 with GeForce RTX 3050 Ti would experience performance drops of around 20 percent after a short period in the popular action RPG, bringing it down to GeForce GTX 1650 Ti levels of performance.
Dell’s XPS 15 laptop includes power manager software that allows users to switch between various profiles, including one for maximizing performance, but the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU didn’t seem to impress even with the Ultra Performance profile enabled.
Notebookcheck also pointed out that the XPS 15’s GeForce RTX 3050 Ti “massively affects” the performance of its Intel Core i7-11800H CPU.
The diagram [above] shows a comparison of the performance data of the processor and the graphics card during a 30-minute session of The Witcher 3 (Ultra preset). The CPU load is not very high in this game, so we will focus on the performance of the RTX 3050 Ti. A look at the power consumption reveals that the new XPS 15 9510 cannot even maintain the 45W under combined workloads, because the consumption quickly levels off at around 30W with both profiles. This is a very disappointing result and as of right now it looks like the gaming performance is lower compared to the predecessor.