Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (75th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 25 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 39.1%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics4.04% 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.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 8 years and 4 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0K08H3
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 15 '17 at 02:19
Run Duration89 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing above expectations (75th 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 i5-3337U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
39.1% Below average
SC Int 68.8
SC Float 73.3
SC Mixed 71.9
57% 71.3 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 174
QC Mixed 174
40% 174 Pts
MC Int 176
MC Float 176
MC Mixed 179
26% 177 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 39.1%
Great: 40%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.2867
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
4.04% Terrible
Lighting 12
Reflection 11.7
Parallax 8.9
3% 10.9 fps
MRender 11
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 17.1
4% 11.6 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 4.04%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
890GB free
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
55.3% Above average
Read 90.4
Write 102
Mixed 95.9
72% 96.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.15
70% 0.83 MB/s
Poor: 37%
This bench: 55.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8C-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
55% Above average
MC Read 20.1
MC Write 20.6
MC Mixed 18.6
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 12.3
SC Mixed 13.9
39% 13.5 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 55%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 616 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

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