Dell Dimension E521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 16%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 25.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics8.15% is a very low 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot DriveThe boot partition is located on a mechanical or hybrid drive. Moving the system to an SSD will yield far faster boot times, better system responsiveness and faster application load times.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Run History
SystemDell Dimension E521
MotherboardDell Dimension E521  (all builds)
Memory4.5 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20070802
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJul 17 '17 at 23:53
Run Duration357 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd 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 Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
Socket M2 , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
25.3% Poor
SC Int 62.6
SC Float 44.1
SC Mixed 52.3
42% 53 Pts
QC Int 121
QC Float 88.3
QC Mixed 104
24% 104 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 88.7
MC Mixed 105
16% 107 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 25.3%
Great: 26%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 6670
Dell(1028 0012) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1062.1004
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
8.15% Terrible
Lighting 27.9
Reflection 23.5
Parallax 23.1
8% 24.8 fps
MRender 18.8
Gravity 19.4
Splatting 20.8
8% 19.7 fps
Poor: 6%
This bench: 8.15%
Great: 8%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST3400620AS 400GB-$55
343GB free
Firmware: 3.AA Max speed: SATA 1.0 150 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
39.8% Below average
Read 72.3
Write 66.3
Mixed 61.9
50% 66.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.48
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.4
87% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.8%
Great: 42%
WD WD800JD-75MSA3 80GB-$20
46GB free
Firmware: 10.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
30.3% Below average
Read 52.5
Write 52.7
Mixed 51.9
39% 52.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.43
4K Mixed 0.26
69% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 20%
This bench: 30.3%
Great: 33%
SanDisk Cruzer Glide 4GB
4GB free, PID 5575
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
6.4% Terrible
Read 21.8
Write 3.11
Mixed 6
10% 10.3 MB/s
4K Read 5.12
4K Write 0.44
4K Mixed 0.91
65% 2.16 MB/s
Poor: 6%
This bench: 6.4%
Great: 10%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
15.9% Very poor
MC Read 4.6
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 3.8
13% 4.43 GB/s
SC Read 4.1
SC Write 5.3
SC Mixed 4.3
13% 4.57 GB/s
Latency 79.4
50% 79.4 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.9%
Great: 57%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Dimension E521 Builds (Compare 131 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Dimension E521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $150
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