Dell Dimension C521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 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 24.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.43% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
High background CPU (27%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell Dimension C521
MotherboardDell Dimension C521  (all builds)
Memory2.2 GB free of 6 GB @ 0.8 GHz
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20061108
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJan 13 '18 at 18:03
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 27%

 PC Performing as expected (54th 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 Processor model unknown
Socket M2 , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (82nd percentile)
24.8% Poor
SC Int 61.3
SC Float 44.5
SC Mixed 51.9
42% 52.6 Pts
QC Int 119
QC Float 87.9
QC Mixed 100
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 122
MC Float 88.5
MC Mixed 101
16% 104 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 24.8%
Great: 26%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 430
Asus(1043 83C3) 1GB
CLim: 700 MHz, MLim: 300 MHz, Ram: 1GB, Driver: 388.13
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
3.43% Terrible
Lighting 10.5
Reflection 10.3
Parallax 11.2
3% 10.7 fps
MRender 6.1
Gravity 12
Splatting 5.3
4% 7.8 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.43%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 320GB (2007)-$19
281GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
58.4% Above average
Read 99.2
Write 104
Mixed 97.7
76% 100 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.3
4K Mixed 0.39
107% 1.06 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 58.4%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 3x2GB
3 of 4 slots used
6GB DIMM DDR2
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
15.1% Very poor
MC Read 4.4
MC Write 4.4
MC Mixed 4.2
12% 4.33 GB/s
SC Read 4
SC Write 4.8
SC Mixed 3.9
12% 4.23 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.1%
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 C521 Builds (Compare 82 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Dimension C521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $150
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