Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (80th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 20 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 43%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics6.03% 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 Drive44.5% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
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 7 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 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0HK2KG
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateMar 17 '19 at 14:54
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User POL-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing above expectations (80th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3517U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing way above expectations (96th percentile)
43% Average
1-Core 80.8
2-Core 135
52% 108 Pts
4-Core 200
8-Core 195
27% 197 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
Poor: 11%
This bench: 43%
Great: 43%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Ram: 2GB, Driver: 18.12.2
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
6.03% Terrible
Lighting 23
Reflection 22.4
Parallax 31.1
6% 25.5 fps
MRender 16.6
Gravity 21.8
Splatting 19.2
6% 19.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 6.03%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
GOODRAM 120GB
27GB free (System drive)
Firmware: SBFM
SusWrite @10s intervals: 50 70 27 48 164 46 MB/s
Performing below potential (11th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
44.5% Average
Read 235
Write 186
Mixed 151
SusWrite 67.7
36% 160 MB/s
4K Read 23.5
4K Write 44.2
4K Mixed 11.4
74% 26.4 MB/s
DQ Read 272
DQ Write 163
DQ Mixed 11.6
64% 149 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 44.5%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2011)-$75
762GB free
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 109 110 109 108 109 108 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (99th percentile)
64.6% Good
Read 116
Write 111
Mixed 58.6
SusWrite 109
72% 98.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2.5
4K Mixed 0.8
156% 1.27 MB/s
Poor: 27%
This bench: 64.6%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
57.6% Above average
MC Read 21.1
MC Write 21.2
MC Mixed 18.3
58% 20.2 GB/s
SC Read 16
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 17.1
47% 16.4 GB/s
Latency 69.8
57% 69.8 ns
Poor: 33%
This bench: 57.6%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 2,115 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $51
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