Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
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PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 20.6%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N1XH2
Memory8.8 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 12 '19 at 20:27
Run Duration113 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU4%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 i3-3217U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
20.6% Poor
SC Int 21.3
SC Float 21.8
SC Mixed 21.7
17% 21.6 Pts
QC Int 89.5
QC Float 103
QC Mixed 117
23% 103 Pts
MC Int 127
MC Float 125
MC Mixed 128
19% 127 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 28%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$34
181GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 73 77 75 71 76 MB/s
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
45.7% Average
Read 85.3
Write 82.2
Mixed 37.3
SusWrite 74.2
51% 69.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.6
4K Mixed 0.6
99% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 45.7%
Great: 61%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 78.C2GCN.AU30C Kingston 99U4342-013.A00G 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
8192, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.6% Average
MC Read 14.6
MC Write 16.6
MC Mixed 17.1
46% 16.1 GB/s
SC Read 11.6
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 6.2
21% 7.47 GB/s
Latency 79.5
50% 79.5 ns
Poor: 44%
This bench: 43.6%
Great: 44%
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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 3521 Builds (Compare 3,525 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $104
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