Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (63rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 37 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 59.8%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.53% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive34.8% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB 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.
CPU throttled at 79% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell Type2 - Board Product Name1
Memory4.7 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime10.8 Days
Run DateFeb 23 '21 at 16:59
Run Duration128 Seconds
Run User DEU-User
Background CPU5%
CPU Throttled 79%

 PC Performing above expectations (63rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3537U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (88th percentile)
59.8% Above average
Memory 84.9
1-Core 83.3
2-Core 138
64% 102 Pts
4-Core 203
8-Core 202
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 200
13% 200 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.8%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.4252
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
2.53% Terrible
Lighting 3.4
Reflection 8.5
Parallax 2.9
3% 4.93 fps
MRender 4.9
Gravity 2.4
Splatting 4.5
2% 3.93 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.53%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$66
52GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 521ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 48 69 73 71 74 69 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
34.8% Below average
Read 127
Write 90.6
Mixed 105
SusWrite 67.2
22% 97.5 MB/s
4K Read 14.4
4K Write 41.6
4K Mixed 18.3
67% 24.8 MB/s
DQ Read 120
DQ Write 97.3
DQ Mixed 95
75% 104 MB/s
Poor: 32%
This bench: 34.8%
Great: 75%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 8KTF51264HZ-1G6E1 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (83rd percentile)
54% Above average
MC Read 19.3
MC Write 19.5
MC Mixed 17.5
54% 18.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 16
45% 15.8 GB/s
Latency 72
56% 72 ns
Poor: 21%
This bench: 54%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 2,559 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $32
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