Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 24%
Surfboard
Workstation
Workstation 13%
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.
Graphics2.07% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
High background CPU (25%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
1 month ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N1XH2
Memory0.6 GB free of 4 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180524
Uptime1.6 Days
Run DateFeb 20 '20 at 20:43
Run Duration168 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 25%

 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 (45th percentile)
23.5% Poor
1-Core 41.7
2-Core 77.3
28% 59.5 Pts
4-Core 114
8-Core 113
16% 113 Pts
64-Core 113
8% 113 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. 10.18.10.5100
Performing as expected (57th percentile)
2.07% Terrible
Lighting 11.5
Reflection 13.1
Parallax 8.4
3% 11 fps
MRender 8.6
Gravity 6.4
Splatting 16.7
2% 10.6 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 2.07%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB-$28
100GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 33 40 41 38 34 41 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
20.8% Poor
Read 34.4
Write 33.9
Mixed 28.4
SusWrite 37.8
25% 33.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.4
4K Write 0.9
4K Mixed 0.5
89% 0.6 MB/s
Poor: 22%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC 1x4GB
1 of 2 slots used
4GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
30.9% Below average
MC Read 11
MC Write 9.9
MC Mixed 9.5
29% 10.1 GB/s
SC Read 9.6
SC Write 8.5
SC Mixed 9
26% 9.03 GB/s
Latency 80.1
50% 80.1 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 30.9%
Great: 34%
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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 5,259 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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