Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 21.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.65% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0HR9F6
Memory0.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 13:01
Run Duration110 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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 Core i3-3227U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
21.3% Poor
SC Int 39.4
SC Float 51.8
SC Mixed 50
38% 47.1 Pts
QC Int 113
QC Float 83.1
QC Mixed 72.4
20% 89.6 Pts
MC Int 116
MC Float 114
MC Mixed 124
18% 118 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 21.3%
Great: 30%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
3.65% Terrible
Lighting 11.1
Reflection 13.2
Parallax 8.8
3% 11 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 16.2
4% 10.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.65%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
82GB free
Firmware: 2BA30001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
38% Below average
Read 65
Write 67.8
Mixed 62
49% 64.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.09
4K Write 0.53
4K Mixed 0.09
24% 0.24 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 38%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
31.1% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 9.7
MC Mixed 9.5
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 10
SC Write 9
SC Mixed 7.6
25% 8.87 GB/s
Latency 71.8
56% 71.8 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 31.1%
Great: 33%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 1,540 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $90
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