Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 0%
Incomplete
Desktop
Desktop 0%
Incomplete
Workstation
Workstation 0%
Incomplete
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (38th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 62 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
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 44.6%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics1.89% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
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.
Run History
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 04RCV7
Memory3.1 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.1 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20121121
Uptime0.1 Days
Run DateSep 17 '20 at 04:33
Run Duration126 Seconds
Run User PHL-User
Background CPU8%

 PC Performing below expectations (38th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-3317U-$225
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
44.6% Average
Memory 73.5
1-Core 37.8
2-Core 69.3
42% 60.2 Pts
4-Core 94.1
8-Core 94.8
13% 94.4 Pts
64-Core 95.9
6% 95.9 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 44.6%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0598) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4358
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
1.89% Terrible
Lighting 10.3
Reflection 12.3
Parallax 8.2
3% 10.3 fps
MRender 6.7
Gravity 6.2
Splatting 15.1
2% 9.33 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.89%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2012)-$35
249GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 1,730
Write 25.6
Mixed 43
430% 600 MB/s
4K Read 136
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.1
5,692% 45.7 MB/s
Poor: 23% Great: 64%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT125S6TFR8C-G7 Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 6GB
1066, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
32.7% Below average
MC Read 11.3
MC Write 11.7
MC Mixed 11.1
32% 11.4 GB/s
SC Read 8.2
SC Write 7.7
SC Mixed 8.5
23% 8.13 GB/s
Latency 93.6
43% 93.6 ns
Poor: 24%
This bench: 32.7%
Great: 34%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 1,633 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 20% - Poor Total price: $28
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