Dell Inspiron 3421

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 15%
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 11.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics2.95% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive78.7% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (15%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3421  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 069XDM
Memory6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20121225
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 08 '19 at 11:10
Run Duration138 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU 15%

 PC Performing as expected (59th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-3227U
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
11.1% Very poor
1-Core 42.8
2-Core 67
27% 54.9 Pts
4-Core 60.9
8-Core 57.2
8% 59.1 Pts
64-Core 62.5
4% 62.5 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 11.1%
Great: 22%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0591) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4276
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
2.95% Terrible
Lighting 11.3
Reflection 13.8
Parallax 8.9
3% 11.3 fps
MRender 10.2
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 17.2
3% 11.4 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.95%
Great: 4%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Transcend SSD220 240GB-$40
199GB free (System drive)
Firmware: R0510A0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 348 307 311 381 412 412 MB/s
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
78.7% Very good
Read 457
Write 392
Mixed 380
SusWrite 362
89% 398 MB/s
4K Read 15.9
4K Write 65.1
4K Mixed 21.3
86% 34.1 MB/s
DQ Read 209
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 41.8
97% 197 MB/s
Poor: 44%
This bench: 78.7%
Great: 95%
WD Elements 500GB
37GB free
Firmware: 8101
SusWrite @10s intervals: 101 83 90 99 107 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
60.3% Good
Read 112
Write 106
Mixed 54.7
SusWrite 97.9
68% 92.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
109% 0.63 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 60.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8C-PB 017A 78.B2GCN.9K00C 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
44.5% Average
MC Read 15.4
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 16.8
47% 16.6 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 8.3
SC Mixed 9.5
22% 7.7 GB/s
Latency 85.2
47% 85.2 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3421 Builds (Compare 984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 34%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3421

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $31
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