Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 5%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (65th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 35 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.85% 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.
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 (11%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0C46Y8
Memory2.1 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime3.8 Days
Run DateOct 16 '18 at 11:26
Run Duration127 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 11%

 PC Performing above expectations (65th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3537U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Memory 85.5
1-Core 79.8
2-Core 128
62% 97.8 Pts
4-Core 196
8-Core 199
27% 198 Pts
64-Core 197
13% 197 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 62%
Graphics Cards Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
2.26% Terrible
Lighting 11.1
Reflection 12.9
Parallax 8.8
3% 10.9 fps
MRender 10.3
Gravity 6.8
Splatting 16
2% 11 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.26%
Great: 3%
AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 25.20.14003.1010
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
5.85% Terrible
Lighting 35.1
Reflection 21.8
Parallax 29.8
9% 28.9 fps
MRender 16.6
Gravity 20.3
Splatting 18.9
6% 18.6 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.85%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
677GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20004
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 43 52 64 54 67 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
42.9% Average
Read 96.8
Write 99.5
Mixed 50.7
SusWrite 52.2
55% 74.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 2.2
4K Mixed 0.9
157% 1.17 MB/s
Poor: 16%
This bench: 42.9%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
51.6% Above average
MC Read 17.9
MC Write 18.9
MC Mixed 16.9
51% 17.9 GB/s
SC Read 14.5
SC Write 14.9
SC Mixed 15.3
43% 14.9 GB/s
Latency 71.6
56% 71.6 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 51.6%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $43
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