Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 52%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 4%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 57%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.03% 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.
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 VersionAlthough Windows 7 is still a viable option, it's now 12 years old. This system should be upgraded to Windows 10 which is generally faster and has an improved set of core utilities including better versions of explorer and task manager.
Very high background CPU (33%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
Run History
2 months ago, 1 month ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0HK2KG
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, ,
OSWindows 7
BIOS Date20180524
Uptime3.1 Days
Run DateJun 02 '21 at 20:13
Run Duration107 Seconds
Run User EGY-User
Background CPU 33%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i7-3517U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz
Performing above expectations (79th percentile)
57% Above average
Memory 84.7
1-Core 70.5
2-Core 117
59% 90.7 Pts
4-Core 180
8-Core 130
22% 155 Pts
64-Core 155
10% 155 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 57%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.2867
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
2.03% Terrible
Lighting 2.8
Reflection 1.7
Parallax 2.4
2% 2.3 fps
MRender 4.1
Gravity 1.8
Splatting 3.7
2% 3.2 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.03%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$43
467GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.0
SusWrite @10s intervals: 57 62 71 68 72 74 MB/s
Performing above expectations (62nd percentile)
42.6% Average
Read 80.8
Write 74
Mixed 34.3
SusWrite 67.3
47% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 1.7
4K Mixed 0.8
141% 1 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 42.6%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston KFYHV1-HYC 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
54.2% Above average
MC Read 19
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 17.9
55% 19.1 GB/s
SC Read 13
SC Write 15
SC Mixed 16.1
42% 14.7 GB/s
Latency 72.3
55% 72.3 ns
Poor: 28%
This bench: 54.2%
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 1,320 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $31
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