Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 28.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.75% 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
Memory0.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime1.1 Days
Run DateOct 13 '17 at 15:23
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User SRB-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing as expected (55th 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 above expectations (72nd percentile)
28.2% Poor
SC Int 50.3
SC Float 50.8
SC Mixed 50.4
40% 50.5 Pts
QC Int 122
QC Float 128
QC Mixed 128
29% 126 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 128
MC Mixed 129
19% 128 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 28.2%
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)
3.75% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 13.4
Parallax 8.8
3% 11.2 fps
MRender 8.7
Gravity 6.6
Splatting 16.7
4% 10.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.75%
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 (18th percentile)
37.3% Below average
Read 67.4
Write 62.9
Mixed 62.2
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.03
4K Write 0.43
4K Mixed 0.1
21% 0.19 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 37.3%
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 as expected (58th percentile)
30.3% Below average
MC Read 10.4
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 9.2
28% 9.83 GB/s
SC Read 10.3
SC Write 10
SC Mixed 8.8
28% 9.7 GB/s
Latency 84.2
48% 84.2 ns
Poor: 12%
This bench: 30.3%
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 1,562 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: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $85
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