Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (71st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 29 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 26.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.99% 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 (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N4J7H
Memory2 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130103
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateApr 01 '19 at 09:43
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing above expectations (71st percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i3-3217U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
26.6% Poor
1-Core 49
2-Core 88.6
33% 68.8 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 120
17% 122 Pts
64-Core 121
8% 121 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 26.6%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
1.99% Terrible
Lighting 13.2
Reflection 12.8
Parallax 8.9
4% 11.6 fps
MRender 7.1
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 19.3
2% 10.9 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.99%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD050 500GB-$45
399GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX0A3H
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 68 73 70 71 75 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
43.2% Average
Read 79.1
Write 82.6
Mixed 28
SusWrite 71.3
47% 65.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.4
4K Mixed 0.6
109% 0.8 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 43.2%
Great: 63%
SanDisk Cruzer Force 64GB
59GB free, PID 557d
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 9.5 9.9 11 12 11 10 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
Read 29.9
Write 17.4
Mixed 19.7
SusWrite 10.5
24% 19.4 MB/s
4K Read 6
4K Write 2.7
4K Mixed 2.8
209% 3.83 MB/s
Poor: 5%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 16%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173BH0-CH9 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
27.1% Poor
MC Read 8.9
MC Write 8.4
MC Mixed 7.8
24% 8.37 GB/s
SC Read 8.5
SC Write 9.7
SC Mixed 8.6
26% 8.93 GB/s
Latency 75
53% 75 ns
Poor: 17%
This bench: 27.1%
Great: 28%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 4,837 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 29%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $53
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