Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 25%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (45th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 55 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 14.9%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics1.45% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (77%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0X2H5X
Memory5.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 13 '19 at 04:57
Run Duration119 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 77%

 PC Performing as expected (45th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Celeron 1017U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (89th percentile)
14.9% Very poor
1-Core 43.4
2-Core 84.9
30% 64.2 Pts
4-Core 84
8-Core 84.7
12% 84.3 Pts
64-Core 83.4
6% 83.4 Pts
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14.9%
Great: 15%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (G3 Pentium/Celeron 1.0/1.1 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.45% Terrible
Lighting 4.8
Reflection 6.9
Parallax 4
1% 5.23 fps
MRender 6.9
Gravity 3
Splatting 10
2% 6.63 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.45%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545032A7E380 320GB
154GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GGBOA950
SusWrite @10s intervals: 34 33 32 28 26 28 MB/s
Performing below expectations (34th percentile)
26.9% Poor
Read 63.5
Write 52.3
Mixed 26
SusWrite 30.1
32% 43 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 0.5
97% 0.7 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 26.9%
Great: 44%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMSX4GX3M1A1600C9 Hynix HMT451S6AFR8A-PB 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (7th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
41.8% Average
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 15.6
MC Mixed 15.6
43% 15.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.8
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 10
27% 9.43 GB/s
Latency 91.4
44% 91.4 ns
Poor: 42%
This bench: 41.8%
Great: 54%
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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 4,079 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 15% - Very poor Total price: $86
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