Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 18%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (9th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 91 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 11.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is very poor.
Graphics0.77% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 5 months old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0C46Y8
Memory5.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20130103
Uptime0 Days
Run DateOct 30 '19 at 18:10
Run Duration115 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3537U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
1-Core 21.7
2-Core 40.3
15% 31 Pts
4-Core 55.7
8-Core 56.6
8% 56.2 Pts
64-Core 56.7
4% 56.7 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4061
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
0.77% Terrible
Lighting 3.9
Reflection 4.5
Parallax 2.9
1% 3.77 fps
MRender 3.9
Gravity 2.2
Splatting 5.7
1% 3.93 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.77%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
197GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR2
SusWrite @10s intervals: 52 57 52 52 58 63 MB/s
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
34% Below average
Read 62.5
Write 71.3
Mixed 45.5
SusWrite 55.7
43% 58.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.9
152% 1.03 MB/s
Poor: 17%
This bench: 34%
Great: 60%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273EB0-CK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way below expectations (3rd percentile)
24.8% Poor
MC Read 8.4
MC Write 8.4
MC Mixed 9.7
25% 8.83 GB/s
SC Read 5.3
SC Write 4.6
SC Mixed 6.1
15% 5.33 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 24.8%
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 Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 2,045 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $53
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