Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Gaming Benchmarks – Laptop i7-8705G

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Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Gaming Benchmarks – The Dell XPS 15 laptop i7-8705G. The Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 combines an Intel quad core CPU with AMD Radeon graphics on the same package, so let’s test it out in some games and see just how well it performs.

Just quickly before we dig into the benchmark results I’ll cover off the main specs in the laptop. There’s an Intel i7-8705G CPU which features AMD Radeon Vega M GL graphics with 4GB of HBM2 memory. I’ve also got 16GB of DDR4 memory running at 2,400MHz, it seems to be single channel but I’m not sure as it’s integrated and soldered to the motherboard.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 review

The XPS has a 4K 60Hz display, but I’ve run all tests at 1080p, as you’ll see it doesn’t really stand a chance running many games at 4K so I haven’t bothered testing that. With that out of the way let’s check out some gaming results.

Fortnite was running well at high settings or below, personally it felt a bit laggy to me at epic, but keep in mind that results will vary quite a lot in this game depending on what other players are doing.

Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Fortnite
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 Fortnite

Overwatch was tested playing with the bots, and I found it to run quite well at ultra settings or below, but still playable at epic settings.

PUBG was tested using the replay feature, as usual the 1% lows are a fair bit below the averages which seems normal in this game, but of course take the results with a grain of salt, as like the previous two games results will vary based on what’s going on in the game.

CS:GO was running fairly well, the averages in this benchmark are pretty good with low 1% lows due to the smokes in this test.

Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built in benchmark, and even the 1% lows at ultra were around the 60 FPS mark, so it should work nicely.

I’ve tested Farcry 5 with the built in benchmark, and the results aren’t anything special as expected on this hardware, still playable at lower settings.

Assassin’s Creed Origins was also tested with the built in benchmark, and again should be playable at the lower setting levels.

Dota 2 was tested using a fairly intensive replay, so this should be a worst case scenario, realistically you’ll probably get better results than this while actually playing, and even in this intensive test the averages are looking pretty good for this game.

Testing Battlefield 1 in the first campaign mission ran well for me even with ultra settings, no noticeable problems here as shown by the 1% lows which aren’t too far behind the averages at higher settings.

The witcher 3 doesn’t really need a high frame rate to play, but didn’t run very well at ultra settings, definitely playable any lower though.

Rise of the tomb raider was tested with the built in benchmark, and we’re able to average around the refresh rate of the display at about medium settings.

Ghost recon is a resource intensive game and didn’t go too well at higher settings, still playable with lower settings though.

Watchdogs 2 is another resource intensive game, and one that I personally think doesn’t need a high frame rate to play. I found it to play pretty well at high settings or below, a bit choppy any higher though.

DOOM was tested using vulkan, and even at ultra settings it ran smoothly for me, just a little under the 60 FPS sweet spot but still very playable.

Shadow of war was another game tested with the built in benchmark, the results were actually quite high here, with above 60 FPS achievable at very high settings. For comparison the I7-8705G Intel and AMD combination seems to perform in between Nvidia 1050 and 1050Ti graphics, but I plan on doing some more comparisons with it in future posts.

I haven’t yet tested undervolting or overclocking as this will vary between laptops based on the hardware, but I’ll cover those in the full review post along with detailed temperature testing, this is just how the laptop performs out of the box in games, which to be honest is probably how most people will probably end up using it.

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So how do you guys think the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop did in these games? Although it’s not explicitly a gaming laptop it’s still quite capable at playing many modern games, and I’m interested to see future CPU GPU combinations from Intel and AMD in the future. Let me know what you guys thought down in the comments, and don’t forget to bookmark this page for the full review of the Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 laptop.

Jarrod

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