Dell Inspiron 5421

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 32%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 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 38.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.57% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 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.
Run History
15 months ago, 15 months ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 5421  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0VKD5N
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20140507
Uptime0 Days
Run DateSep 02 '18 at 04:28
Run Duration123 Seconds
Run User BRA-User
Background CPU1%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-3337U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
38.1% Below average
1-Core 71.2
2-Core 128
48% 99.4 Pts
4-Core 175
8-Core 164
23% 170 Pts
64-Core 178
12% 178 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 38.1%
Great: 38%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GT 730M
Dell(1028 05B2) 2GB
Driver: nvd3dumx.dll Ver. 24.21.13.9882
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
6.57% Terrible
Lighting 17.9
Reflection 14.9
Parallax 21.1
5% 18 fps
MRender 16
Gravity 24.8
Splatting 19.1
7% 20 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.57%
Great: 7%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST500LM012 HN-M500MBB 500GB
13GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 11 7.1 12 16 23 3.6 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
9.71% Terrible
Read 21.5
Write 25
Mixed 18.2
SusWrite 12.1
14% 19.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.3
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.4
72% 0.5 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 9.71%
Great: 60%
Seagate Expansion 2TB
1GB free, PID 2322
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 28.4
Write 21.2
Mixed 24.4
31% 24.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
87% 1 MB/s
Poor: 12% Great: 53%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Teikon TMT251S6CFR8C-PBHC 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
33.6% Below average
MC Read 11.6
MC Write 10.4
MC Mixed 9.8
30% 10.6 GB/s
SC Read 11
SC Write 11.8
SC Mixed 10.5
32% 11.1 GB/s
Latency 67.9
59% 67.9 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 33.6%
Great: 34%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5421 Builds (Compare 376 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 19%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5421

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 17% - Very poor Total price: $34
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