Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (81st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 19 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 27.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.03% 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 06RYX8
Memory1.7 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime0.5 Days
Run DateJun 28 '19 at 08:34
Run Duration130 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU6%

 PC Performing above expectations (81st 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)
27.1% Poor
1-Core 49.3
2-Core 86.1
33% 67.7 Pts
4-Core 128
8-Core 129
18% 129 Pts
64-Core 130
9% 130 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 27.1%
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. 10.18.10.4358
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
2.03% Terrible
Lighting 10.4
Reflection 12.3
Parallax 8.3
3% 10.3 fps
MRender 8.1
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 15.5
2% 10 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.03%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$30
321GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0001SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 64 46 52 78 85 90 MB/s
Performing above expectations (67th percentile)
46.5% Average
Read 93
Write 93.6
Mixed 41.3
SusWrite 69.2
54% 74.3 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.7
4K Mixed 0.6
96% 0.57 MB/s
Poor: 11%
This bench: 46.5%
Great: 62%
Asmedia ASMT1051 1TB
329GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 122 120 125 124 125 125 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (94th percentile)
68.5% Good
Read 115
Write 116
Mixed 82.6
SusWrite 123
81% 109 MB/s
4K Read 1.1
4K Write 1.6
4K Mixed 0.7
153% 1.13 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 68.5%
Great: 68%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (95th percentile)
31.7% Below average
MC Read 11.1
MC Write 10.1
MC Mixed 9
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 10.7
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 9.9
29% 10.1 GB/s
Latency 70.4
57% 70.4 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 31.7%
Great: 32%
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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 4,854 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Very poor Total price: $60
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