Acer Aspire E5-521

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (42nd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 58 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 39.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.92% 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. How to reduce background CPU.
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 14:26
Run Duration155 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%

 PC Performing as expected (42nd 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 2.05 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (75th percentile)
39.1% Below average
Memory 57.5
1-Core 36.5
2-Core 74.4
36% 56.1 Pts
4-Core 120
8-Core 130
17% 125 Pts
64-Core 128
9% 128 Pts
Poor: 24%
This bench: 39.1%
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 (53rd percentile)
1.92% Terrible
Lighting 2.2
Reflection 4.58
Parallax 3.09
2% 3.29 fps
MRender 2.9
Gravity 1.97
Splatting 3.43
2% 2.77 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.92%
Great: 2%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Asmedia ASMT1051 1TB
708GB free
Firmware: 0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 194 212 206 208 223 212 MB/s
Performing below potential (4th percentile) - Ensure that this drive is connected to a SATA 3.0 port with a SATA 3.0 cable
46.2% Average
Read 242
Write 193
Mixed 212
SusWrite 209
48% 214 MB/s
4K Read 19
4K Write 22.1
4K Mixed 19.4
65% 20.2 MB/s
DQ Read 68.9
DQ Write 85.6
DQ Mixed 86.8
63% 80.4 MB/s
Poor: 50%
This bench: 46.2%
Great: 75%
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$100
690GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 60 79 82 81 89 88 MB/s
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
51.1% Above average
Read 98.1
Write 105
Mixed 56.3
SusWrite 79.7
62% 84.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 2
4K Mixed 0.7
136% 1.07 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 51.1%
Great: 63%
MUSHKIN MKNUFDAM64GB 64GB
22GB free, PID 5500
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 8.6 20 9.1 13 21 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
7.96% Terrible
Read 28.9
Write 4.3
Mixed 8.5
SusWrite 13.7
15% 13.9 MB/s
4K Read 3.3
4K Write 0
4K Mixed 0.8
39% 1.37 MB/s
Poor: 9%
This bench: 7.96%
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 (53rd percentile)
19.2% Very poor
MC Read 8
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 6.6
18% 6.23 GB/s
SC Read 6.4
SC Write 5.2
SC Mixed 6.6
17% 6.07 GB/s
Latency 135
30% 135 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 19.2%
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 314 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $28
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