Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 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 59.5%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics32.9% is a below average 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (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.
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.
Sub-optimal background CPU (13%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU. 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 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0YMFG1
Memory4.8 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors, 1440 x 900 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateJun 23 '17 at 12:07
Run Duration97 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 13%
CPU Throttled 79%
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 PC Performing above expectations (67th 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 (87th percentile)
59.5% Above average
Memory 86.5
1-Core 58
2-Core 104
55% 82.8 Pts
4-Core 190
8-Core 194
26% 192 Pts
64-Core 154
10% 154 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 59.5%
Great: 62%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050-Ti-$149
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 375.63
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
32.9% Below average
Lighting 129
Reflection 76.8
Parallax 129
34% 112 fps
MRender 78.3
Gravity 123
Splatting 81.7
33% 94.2 fps
Poor: 29%
This bench: 32.9%
Great: 34%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$90
182GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (25th percentile)
36.5% Below average
Read 66.6
Write 60.5
Mixed 65.4
48% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.26
4K Write 1.22
4K Mixed 0.15
51% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 36.5%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Hynix HMT351S6EFR8A-PB 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (69th percentile)
55.1% Above average
MC Read 19.8
MC Write 20
MC Mixed 18.2
55% 19.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.1
SC Write 15.1
SC Mixed 16
44% 15.4 GB/s
Latency 70.8
56% 70.8 ns
Poor: 20%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 58%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 670 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 25% - Poor Total price: $43
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