Dell Inspiron 5520

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation 21%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (48th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 52 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 37.2%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics3.41% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 9 years and 9 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 5520  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0XWH1P
Memory6.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120813
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:24
Run Duration118 Seconds
Run User UKR-User
Background CPU10%

 PC Performing as expected (48th 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 i5-2540M-$293
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
37.2% Below average
SC Int 66.7
SC Float 65.8
SC Mixed 66.9
53% 66.5 Pts
QC Int 167
QC Float 168
QC Mixed 168
38% 168 Pts
MC Int 170
MC Float 174
MC Mixed 172
26% 172 Pts
Poor: 10%
This bench: 37.2%
Great: 47%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 056A) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 8.933.3.4000
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
3.41% Terrible
Lighting 7.1
Reflection 10.4
Parallax 5.2
2% 7.57 fps
MRender 13.4
Gravity 14.3
Splatting 1.2
4% 9.63 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 3.41%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5" 1TB
300GB free (System drive)
Firmware: JB0O
SusWrite @10s intervals: 81 77 79 79 77 77 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
47.8% Average
Read 88.1
Write 72.7
Mixed 19.2
SusWrite 78.3
47% 64.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 1.5
4K Mixed 0.6
124% 0.93 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 47.8%
Great: 77%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Nanya GR1600S364L11S/4G Micron 16JTF51264HZ-1G6M1 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
54.7% Above average
MC Read 19.5
MC Write 20.3
MC Mixed 17.7
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 14.4
SC Write 13.8
SC Mixed 14.5
41% 14.2 GB/s
Latency 63.9
63% 63.9 ns
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5520 Builds (Compare 1,444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation 24%

System: Dell Inspiron 5520

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $259
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