Acer Aspire E5-521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (59th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 41 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 28%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics3.01% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (12%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAcer Aspire E5-521  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Larne
Memory4.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateMay 17 '18 at 19:07
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 12%

 PC Performing as expected (59th 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 A8-6410 APU R5 Graphics
Socket FT3b, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (90th percentile)
28% Poor
SC Int 46.4
SC Float 36.9
SC Mixed 41
33% 41.4 Pts
QC Int 98.9
QC Float 111
QC Mixed 141
26% 117 Pts
MC Int 148
MC Float 128
MC Mixed 142
21% 139 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 28%
Great: 29%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R5
Acer(1025 0865) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing above expectations (77th percentile)
3.01% Terrible
Lighting 8
Reflection 14.1
Parallax 12
3% 11.4 fps
MRender 6.9
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 8.7
3% 7.47 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.01%
Great: 5%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
750GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
46.3% Average
Read 64.2
Write 96.9
Mixed 70.5
58% 77.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.23
4K Write 1.97
4K Mixed 0.33
83% 0.85 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 46.3%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 1600 MHz clocked @ 800 MHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
19.8% Very poor
MC Read 8.2
MC Write 4.7
MC Mixed 6.6
19% 6.5 GB/s
SC Read 5.5
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 7
17% 6 GB/s
Latency 128
31% 128 ns
Poor: 25%
This bench: 19.8%
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 Aspire E5-521 Builds (Compare 474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E5-521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $95
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