Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (41st percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 59 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 23.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.06% 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.
Memory6GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 6GB 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N1XH2
Memory3.4 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateNov 11 '19 at 18:49
Run Duration121 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (41st 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 as expected (53rd percentile)
23.5% Poor
1-Core 44.5
2-Core 72.4
28% 58.5 Pts
4-Core 107
8-Core 121
15% 114 Pts
64-Core 122
8% 122 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 23.5%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0598) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
2.06% Terrible
Lighting 0.2
Reflection 13.3
Parallax 9.1
0% 7.53 fps
MRender 10.4
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 19.5
2% 12.1 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.06%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate ST750LM022 HN-M750MBB 750GB
576GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2AR20003
SusWrite @10s intervals: 41 41 37 20 7.8 27 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
11.9% Very poor
Read 12.4
Write 38.6
Mixed 17.7
SusWrite 29.1
18% 24.4 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 0.2
4K Mixed 0.1
19% 0.13 MB/s
Poor: 13%
This bench: 11.9%
Great: 57%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5773DH0-CK0 M471B5273EB0-CK0 6GB
1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
45.5% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 17.6
MC Mixed 15.4
46% 16.3 GB/s
SC Read 11.2
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 11.8
31% 10.9 GB/s
Latency 80.4
50% 80.4 ns
Poor: 26%
This bench: 45.5%
Great: 55%
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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 5,034 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 27%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $32
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