Acer Aspire E5-521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 40.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.86% 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.
Very high background CPU (39%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
SystemAcer Aspire E5-521  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Larne
Memory1.8 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 16 '19 at 13:14
Run Duration159 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 39%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
AMD A6-6310 APU R4 Graphics
Socket FT3b, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
40.8% Average
Memory 59.6
1-Core 37.7
2-Core 71.9
37% 56.4 Pts
4-Core 129
8-Core 131
18% 130 Pts
64-Core 117
8% 117 Pts
Poor: 22%
This bench: 40.8%
Great: 41%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R4
Acer(1025 0865) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
1.86% Terrible
Lighting 6.9
Reflection 12.2
Parallax 11.3
2% 10.1 fps
MRender 6.2
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 8.5
2% 7.03 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.86%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$71
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 42 49 32 32 24 30 MB/s
Performing below expectations (26th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Read 95.1
Write 78.3
Mixed 44.7
SusWrite 34.8
46% 63.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 1.9
4K Mixed 0.7
130% 1 MB/s
Poor: 25%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 63%
Asmedia ASMT1051 1TB
708GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 20 20 20 22 24 24 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (18th percentile)
17.2% Very poor
Read 34.2
Write 30.4
Mixed 32.2
SusWrite 21.5
22% 29.6 MB/s
4K Read 6.5
4K Write 7.2
4K Mixed 6.5
1,126% 6.73 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 17.2%
Great: 68%
MUSHKIN MKNUFDAM64GB 64GB
22GB free, PID 5500
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 15 15 15 11 8.6 8.2 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
9.4% Terrible
Read 28.2
Write 22.4
Mixed 12
SusWrite 12.1
23% 18.7 MB/s
4K Read 4.8
4K Write 0.5
4K Mixed 1.3
79% 2.2 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 9.4%
Great: 31%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ACR16D3LFS1KBG/2G ACR16D3LS1KFG/4G 6GB
1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
20.2% Poor
MC Read 8.8
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 7.1
19% 6.67 GB/s
SC Read 5.7
SC Write 5
SC Mixed 7.2
17% 5.97 GB/s
Latency 129
31% 129 ns
Poor: 16%
This bench: 20.2%
Great: 47%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire E5-521 Builds (Compare 219 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E5-521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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