Sony VGN-FW21Z

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (46th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 54 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 22.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.8% 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.
Memory4GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and although it's sufficient for most games, some will benefit from up to 8GB of RAM. 4GB is also enough for modest file and system caches which allow for a responsive system.
OS VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 10 years and 4 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.
SystemSony VGN-FW21Z  (all builds)
MotherboardSony VAIO
Memory1.8 GB free of 4 GB @ 0 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20090827
Uptime0.4 Days
Run DateNov 17 '19 at 11:06
Run Duration523 Seconds
Run User GRC-User
Background CPU0%

 PC Performing as expected (46th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core2 Duo T9400-$35
N/A, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.55 GHz
Performing way above expectations (92nd percentile)
22.6% Poor
1-Core 46.7
2-Core 87.1
32% 66.9 Pts
4-Core 87.9
8-Core 90.4
12% 89.2 Pts
64-Core 27.5
2% 27.5 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.6%
Great: 23%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3650
Sony(104D 9035) 512MB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 8.970.100.1100
Performing as expected (50th percentile)
0.8% Terrible
Lighting 5.4
Reflection 8.8
Parallax 3.2
1% 5.8 fps
MRender 4.7
Gravity 2
Splatting 8.9
1% 5.2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.8%
Great: 1%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba MK2546GSX 250GB-$30
193GB free (System drive)
Firmware: LB011A
SusWrite @10s intervals: 7.9 9.2 10 10 11 25 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (0th percentile)
4.47% Terrible
Read 3.3
Write 10.3
Mixed 6
SusWrite 12.3
6% 7.98 MB/s
4K Read 0
4K Write 0.1
4K Mixed 0.1
13% 0.07 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 4.47%
Great: 29%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x2GB
2 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR2
Performing below potential (40th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled
15.7% Very poor
MC Read 5.6
MC Write 3.9
MC Mixed 4.5
13% 4.67 GB/s
SC Read 5
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 4.5
14% 5 GB/s
Latency 109
37% 109 ns
Poor: 11%
This bench: 15.7%
Great: 43%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical VGN-FW21Z Builds (Compare 28 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Sony VGN-FW21Z

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $135
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