Sony VGN-AW21Z_B

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (61st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 39 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 23%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.08% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
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 8 years and 11 months 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.
Very high background CPU (38%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemSony VGN-AW21Z_B  (all builds)
MotherboardSony VAIO
Memory0.4 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090923
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateAug 13 '17 at 18:02
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU 38%

 PC Performing above expectations (61st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core2 Duo T9550-$150
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.65 GHz
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
23% Poor
SC Int 64
SC Float 38.1
SC Mixed 47.6
40% 49.9 Pts
QC Int 128
QC Float 75.2
QC Mixed 94
23% 99.1 Pts
MC Int 128
MC Float 74.9
MC Mixed 94.5
15% 99.1 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 23%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce 9600M-GT
Sony(104D 9040) 512MB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (43rd percentile)
2.08% Terrible
Lighting 7.1
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 2.7
2% 7.23 fps
MRender 6.6
Gravity 4.8
Splatting 5.7
2% 5.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.08%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
196GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GG2OAC90 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
47% Average
Read 81.6
Write 82.2
Mixed 15.6
43% 59.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.16
4K Mixed 0.14
54% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 47%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing as expected (51st percentile)
17.9% Very poor
MC Read 6.6
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 5.1
16% 5.63 GB/s
SC Read 4.1
SC Write 4
SC Mixed 4.9
12% 4.33 GB/s
Latency 96
42% 96 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.9%
Great: 40%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical VGN-AW21Z_B Builds (Compare 3 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 27%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Sony VGN-AW21Z_B

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 32% - Below average Total price: $205
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