Dell Inspiron 3520

Performance Results

Gaming 3%
Tree trunk
Desktop 29%
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing way below expectations (13th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 87 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 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 31.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.89% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive35.9% is low SSD score. With a better SSD this system will boot faster, make applications more responsive and reduce IO wait times.
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.
Very high background CPU (42%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 3520  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0G8TPV
Memory2.9 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20120525
Uptime0 Days
Run DateApr 26 '21 at 04:49
Run Duration141 Seconds
Run User VNM-User
Background CPU 42%

 PC Performing way below expectations (13th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-2430M-$51
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (4th percentile)
31.4% Below average
Memory 57.6
1-Core 13.9
2-Core 17.4
24% 29.6 Pts
4-Core 32.4
8-Core 36.8
5% 34.6 Pts
64-Core 39.1
3% 39.1 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 31.4%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 3000 (Mobile V1 1.1/1.2 GHz)
Dell(1028 0555) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver.
Performing below expectations (24th percentile)
0.89% Terrible
Lighting 1.1
Reflection 0.9
Parallax 0.5
1% 0.83 fps
MRender 1.6
Gravity 1
Splatting 1.4
1% 1.33 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.89%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB-$69
66GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 583ABBF0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 98 89 90 88 89 85 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (10th percentile)
35.9% Below average
Read 264
Write 120
Mixed 164
SusWrite 89.9
35% 159 MB/s
4K Read 15.3
4K Write 24.4
4K Mixed 13.5
53% 17.7 MB/s
DQ Read 81
DQ Write 81.4
DQ Mixed 90.2
65% 84.2 MB/s
Poor: 33%
This bench: 35.9%
Great: 74%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173DB0-YK0 Kingston KV1RX3-HYC 6GB
1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 2048 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
16.8% Very poor
MC Read 4.9
MC Write 4.9
MC Mixed 7.1
16% 5.63 GB/s
SC Read 3.7
SC Write 4.2
SC Mixed 4.1
11% 4 GB/s
Latency 135
30% 135 ns

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3520 Builds (Compare 478 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop 53%
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3520

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $279
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