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Dell XPS 15 Review (9560) – GTX 1050 + Kaby Lake = πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Dave2D review of the 2017 Dell XPS 15 9560 with Kaby Lake and the GTX 1050. One of the best laptops for video editors and light gaming!
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“The port itself still runs at 40Gbits/s – this is not affected by the number of PCI-e lanes. Thunderbolt acts as an interface for many different types of signal, PCI-e data being only one of them. A Single PCI-e lane runs at 8Gbit/s, so 4 lanes can provide upto 32Gbit/s, whilst 2 lanes can provide 16Gbit/s. DisplayPort data itself is provided on a different set of dedicated display lanes, and is capable of carrying up to 34Gbit/s worth of DisplayPort data – enough to power 2 4k displays at 60Hz. A Thunderbolt 3 port will happily supply a full 40Gbit/s using data from any number of sources, be it PCI-e, DisplayPort or USB, so long as the combined total stays below the maximum of 40Gbit/s that the port is able to handle.

For example, a Thunderbolt 3 port may supply 32Gbit/s of DisplayPort data, and an additional 8Gbit/s of PCI-e data, for a total of 40Gbit/s, or it could provide 16GBit/s of PCI-e bandwidth, 16Gbit/s of DisplayPort data – it doesn’t really matter as long as the total bandwidth is kept under the limits for each set of lanes and the total limit (40Gbit/s) for the TB 3 port.

Whilst the 2 PCI-e lanes may be a limiting factor for eGPU usage in the future, it currently has little impact unless the internal display is being used, and will not affect how many displays the XPS 15 can handle.”

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This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. Saood Hooti

    already bought it its amazing just if you can afford it buy it

  2. Kingket

    I'm using the hp x360 the old one think I'm due for a big upgrade

  3. Ernest Lawson

    I have a question. I have a guy selling this with the following specs
    Intel i7 7700HQ 2.8GHz 4 core processor (8 threads)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB
    20GB RAM
    256GB SSD
    15.6 inch 1080P display
    Is it worth it in 2019

  4. Ryan Rodriguez

    Would this laptop be good for animation programs like Zbrush and Maya???

  5. iMarsh

    let be honest, you clicked on this video again to watch the intro

  6. Top Skills

    Is there a way to fix the ghosting this monitor have (FHD version)?

  7. Edzus Viksna

    Hi Dave,

    After a bit more than a year's usage, my laptop's charger is not working anymore. Have you came across issue like this? Do you have any solution? It seems that laptop does not recognise the charger so it turns it off. It kind of starts to charge and then stops. Is it the charger or laptop itself?

  8. H31MU7

    I got one of these. You can still get 3M skins for this laptop and they look amazing

  9. Jerry4050

    Be warn the track pad starts rising if the battery is overheating. No big deal since now Im using a wireless mouse instead. The 4K display can get dimmer over three years. I see some gamma problems but its still a great display. The display is from Sharp thats why it has some issues after a few years.

  10. Abi Nash Sarma

    Sir which version of this leptop ia latest nowadays. Is this good for 4K video editing. ??

  11. TravieTheCoyote

    9560 owner for 3 years and still running strong ! πŸ’ͺ🏽

  12. Jared Strand

    Watching this 3.5 years later on my 9560, still a beast laptop, game on it every day πŸ™‚ Worth Every penny

  13. Piyush Kumar

    Dont buy this latop, just a waste of money. Thermals are way too bad.

  14. R3t4rDD

    Worth buying this for 850$ in August 2020?

  15. Amy Massicott

    Can anyone help me out? Would this be good for a beginner graphic designer? I’m interested in getting this for my boyfriend. I don’t know much about computers and just want to know if this will run well while he’s working on commissions and such.

  16. T Kucey

    still rocking my 9560 and @D2D the undervolting vid was the best help ever ❀

  17. Hardware Geek

    I am getting a refurbished Dell XPS 6560 for 600 bucks so should I go for it or not

  18. Ezgi ezgi

    hello, which is the touch pen for this computer to draw_?

  19. My issue is the lack of USB ports. Once I put in the HDMI to the monitor and my USB mic and my webcam… I am out of ports. I would have rather a regular USB over the C type.

  20. Davie 507

    Is this laptop is relevant in 2021? I want to get it 2nd hand

  21. Demetre

    I would happily use this even 3 years later!

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