Acer Aspire E5-521

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 (55th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 45 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 23.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.72% 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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemAcer Aspire E5-521  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Larne
Memory1.7 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 13:36
Run Duration145 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (55th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
AMD A6-6310 APU R4 Graphics
Socket FT3b, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
23.7% Poor
1-Core 38.7
2-Core 73.8
27% 56.2 Pts
4-Core 124
8-Core 130
17% 127 Pts
64-Core 124
8% 124 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 23.7%
Great: 25%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R4
Acer(1025 0865) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 17.7
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
1.72% Terrible
Lighting 6.8
Reflection 11.9
Parallax 10.1
2% 9.6 fps
MRender 5.7
Gravity 5.9
Splatting 7.9
2% 6.5 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 1.72%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$60
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 71 65 85 81 71 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
50.2% Above average
Read 98
Write 102
Mixed 55.7
SusWrite 76.8
61% 83.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.8
4K Mixed 0.7
132% 1 MB/s
Poor: 23%
This bench: 50.2%
Great: 63%
Asmedia ASMT1051 1TB
708GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 25 27 24 25 24 26 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (19th percentile)
18.2% Very poor
Read 33.7
Write 29.1
Mixed 32.5
SusWrite 25.2
22% 30.1 MB/s
4K Read 7
4K Write 6.8
4K Mixed 6.8
1,173% 6.87 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 18.2%
Great: 68%
MUSHKIN MKNUFDAM64GB 64GB
22GB free, PID 5500
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.8 5.2 9.8 7.8 9.2 9.5 MB/s
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 28.8
Write 11.1
SusWrite 8.3
17% 16.1 MB/s
4K Read 5.1
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 1.3
63% 2.13 MB/s
Poor: 9% 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 (58th percentile)
20% Poor
MC Read 8.6
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 7
19% 6.57 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 7.8
18% 6.37 GB/s
Latency 138
29% 138 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 20%
Great: 45%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire E5-521 Builds (Compare 821 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 21%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E5-521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 12% - Very poor Total price: $25
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