Dell System Inspiron N4120

Performance Results

Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 19%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (21st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 79 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 10.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.39% 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 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.
Very high background CPU (32%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell System Inspiron N4120  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0MFW17
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20120301
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateFeb 24 '19 at 07:25
Run Duration147 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 32%

 PC Performing below expectations (21st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-2450M-$225
CPU, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
10.7% Very poor
1-Core 18.9
2-Core 34.7
13% 26.8 Pts
4-Core 52.4
8-Core 53
7% 52.7 Pts
64-Core 50.6
3% 50.6 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 10.7%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V2 1.3 GHz)
Dell(1028 052D) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing below expectations (30th percentile)
1.39% Terrible
Lighting 7.2
Reflection 9.4
Parallax 5.2
2% 7.27 fps
MRender 6.8
Gravity 4
Splatting 10.4
1% 7.07 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.39%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
OCZ Trion 150 240GB-$196
0GB free
Firmware: SAFZ
SusWrite @10s intervals: 323 128 162 141 159 164 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
51.4% Above average
Read 369
Write 356
Mixed 101
SusWrite 179
56% 251 MB/s
4K Read 13.7
4K Write 27.8
4K Mixed 17
57% 19.5 MB/s
DQ Read 211
DQ Write 143
DQ Mixed 172
130% 175 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 51.4%
Great: 94%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$50
0GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 84 71 75 72 93 97 MB/s
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
50.4% Above average
Read 92.6
Write 79.5
Mixed 31
SusWrite 82.1
52% 71.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 4.5
4K Mixed 0.5
156% 1.8 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 50.4%
Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
22.5% Poor
MC Read 7.7
MC Write 8.1
MC Mixed 8.4
23% 8.07 GB/s
SC Read 4.7
SC Write 4.2
SC Mixed 5.3
14% 4.73 GB/s
Latency 146
27% 146 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 22.5%
Great: 51%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical System Inspiron N4120 Builds (Compare 3 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation 21%

System: Dell System Inspiron N4120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 34% - Below average Total price: $310
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