Dell XPS L521X

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 20%
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (11th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 89 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 an extremely low single core score, this CPU can barely handle email and light web browsing. Finally, with a gaming score of 16.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.75% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell XPS L521X  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0Y77NM
Memory3.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131217
Uptime12.1 Days
Run DateOct 23 '19 at 16:56
Run Duration137 Seconds
Run User DOM-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing way below expectations (11th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3540M-$298
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
16.3% Very poor
1-Core 30.8
2-Core 49.4
20% 40.1 Pts
4-Core 75.3
8-Core 74.6
10% 74.9 Pts
64-Core 77.1
5% 77.1 Pts
Poor: 17%
This bench: 16.3%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 054F) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver.
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
0.75% Terrible
Lighting 3.8
Reflection 14.6
Parallax 2.8
1% 7.07 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 2.1
Splatting 5.5
1% 3.83 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.75%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSNB128GMCJ 128GB
39GB free (System drive)
Firmware: AJGA0201
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.3 9.6 11 9.5 9.1 10 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 8% Great: 21%
Seagate ST4000LM024-2AN17V 4TB
871GB free
Firmware: 0001
SusWrite @10s intervals: 80 82 81 81 81 86 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
37.5% Below average
Read 48
Write 70
Mixed 56.5
SusWrite 81.8
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 3.7
4K Mixed 0.5
149% 1.6 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 37.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (14th percentile)
33.1% Below average
MC Read 11.2
MC Write 11.8
MC Mixed 12.7
34% 11.9 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 6.3
SC Mixed 8.2
21% 7.33 GB/s
Latency 107
37% 107 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 33.1%
Great: 58%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical XPS L521X Builds (Compare 619 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%

System: Dell XPS L521X

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