Acer Aspire 5520

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (51st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 49 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a relatively low single core score, this CPU can handle email, light web browsing and basic audio/video playback, but it will struggle to handle CPU intensive tasks. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.22% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive37% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Run History
SystemAcer Aspire 5520  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Fuquene
Memory2.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1280 x 800 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20080506
Uptime0 Days
Run DateAug 10 '18 at 19:27
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User ROU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (51st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-60-$110
Socket A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2 GHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
16.6% Very poor
SC Int 42.2
SC Float 29.7
SC Mixed 34.2
28% 35.4 Pts
QC Int 83.2
QC Float 57.8
QC Mixed 68.5
16% 69.8 Pts
MC Int 83.5
MC Float 58.7
MC Mixed 68.3
11% 70.2 Pts
Poor: 8%
This bench: 16.6%
Great: 17%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS
Acer(1025 0126) 512MB
Ram: 512MB, Driver: 342.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
1.22% Terrible
Lighting 2.8
Reflection 5
Parallax 1.1
1% 2.97 fps
MRender 6.1
Gravity 2
Splatting 4.1
2% 4.07 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.22%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Patriot Burst 120GB
59GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM11.1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 82 63 57 48 84 58 MB/s
Performing below potential (2nd percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
37% Below average
Read 205
Write 147
Mixed 143
SusWrite 65.5
31% 140 MB/s
4K Read 20.7
4K Write 37.1
4K Mixed 19.2
76% 25.7 MB/s
DQ Read 22.5
DQ Write 55.6
DQ Mixed 27.8
24% 35.3 MB/s
Poor: 46%
This bench: 37%
Great: 93%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR2
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
MC Read 7
MC Write 5.3
MC Mixed 6.3
18% 6.2 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 4.9
15% 5.37 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Aspire 5520 Builds (Compare 27 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 20%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire 5520

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $110
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