Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (85th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 15 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 29.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.87% 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 033MX4
Memory2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130103
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 12:40
Run Duration95 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing above expectations (85th 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 above expectations (99th percentile)
29.6% Poor
SC Int 51.2
SC Float 52.7
SC Mixed 52
42% 52 Pts
QC Int 130
QC Float 130
QC Mixed 136
30% 132 Pts
MC Int 133
MC Float 135
MC Mixed 135
20% 134 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 29.6%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
3.87% Terrible
Lighting 12
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 8.9
3% 11.6 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 17.6
4% 11 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 3.87%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
398GB free
Firmware: GG2OA950 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
50.9% Above average
Read 98.5
Write 79.1
Mixed 88.1
67% 88.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.41
4K Write 1.12
4K Mixed 0.14
53% 0.56 MB/s
Poor: 30%
This bench: 50.9%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
32.9% Below average
MC Read 11.5
MC Write 10.5
MC Mixed 9.7
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 10.1
SC Mixed 11
31% 10.7 GB/s
Latency 74.4
54% 74.4 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 32.9%
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 1,905 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $88
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