Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 23%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (44th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 56 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 22%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.71% 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.
CPU throttled at 79% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0H98HT
Memory0.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20130520
Uptime16.9 Days
Run DateSep 12 '19 at 09:41
Run Duration151 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU7%
CPU Throttled 79%

 PC Performing as expected (44th 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, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (33rd percentile)
22% Poor
1-Core 26
2-Core 95.1
26% 60.5 Pts
4-Core 133
8-Core 149
19% 141 Pts
64-Core 191
13% 191 Pts
Poor: 9%
This bench: 22%
Great: 33%
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 above expectations (70th percentile)
2.71% Terrible
Lighting 10.2
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 8.7
3% 10.3 fps
MRender 8.5
Gravity 6.7
Splatting 15.7
3% 10.3 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.71%
Great: 4%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB-$39
874GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AX002D
SusWrite @10s intervals: 77 52 77 77 69 72 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
20.6% Poor
Read 1.2
Write 25.5
Mixed 2.3
SusWrite 70.5
18% 24.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.2
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.2
38% 0.27 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 20.6%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173CB0-YK0 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
30.2% Below average
MC Read 10.5
MC Write 9.5
MC Mixed 9
28% 9.67 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 10.5
SC Mixed 9
25% 8.9 GB/s
Latency 71
56% 71 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 30.2%
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 5521 Builds (Compare 1,804 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: 16% - Very poor Total price: $80
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