Sony VGN-FW21Z

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 21%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (33rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 67 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 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 17.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.8% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (76%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemSony VGN-FW21Z  (all builds)
MotherboardSony VAIO
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit cores
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20090827
Uptime4.7 Days
Run DateMar 26 '19 at 11:07
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User PRT-User
Background CPU 76%

 PC Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo T9400-$35
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
17.8% Very poor
1-Core 30.8
2-Core 77
24% 53.9 Pts
4-Core 80.8
8-Core 84.8
11% 82.8 Pts
64-Core 79.2
5% 79.2 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 17.8%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Sony(104D 9035) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.9001
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.8% Terrible
Lighting 5
Reflection 9.2
Parallax 2.5
1% 5.57 fps
MRender 4.8
Gravity 2
Splatting 8.7
1% 5.17 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.8%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Fujitsu MHZ2500BT G1 500GB
75GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0041000C
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.8 11 7.4 8.6 23 24 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
9.87% Terrible
Read 20.8
Write 15.9
Mixed 11.2
SusWrite 13.6
11% 15.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 8%
This bench: 9.87%
Great: 28%
ST2000DM 001-9YN164 2TB
1.5TB free, PID 0216
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 21 21 24 24 23 24 MB/s
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
14% Very poor
Read 4
Write 7.5
Mixed 6.2
SusWrite 22.8
15% 10.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.7
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 0.5
111% 1.3 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 14%
Great: 32%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
Performing as expected (53rd percentile)
17.5% Very poor
MC Read 5.8
MC Write 5.2
MC Mixed 4.9
15% 5.3 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 5.5
15% 5.17 GB/s
Latency 96.8
41% 96.8 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 17.5%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical VGN-FW21Z Builds (Compare 28 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 28%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Sony VGN-FW21Z

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $135
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