Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding SSD
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (54th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 46 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
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 25.2%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics51.9% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (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.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
2 years ago, 2 years ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0N5YWG
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors, , 1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 05 '17 at 03:29
Run Duration94 Seconds
Run User SGP-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing as expected (54th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i5-3337U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing way below expectations (17th percentile)
25.2% Poor
1-Core 50.2
2-Core 62.6
29% 56.4 Pts
4-Core 113
8-Core 147
17% 130 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 25.2%
Great: 39%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 970-$400
CLim: 1455 MHz, MLim: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 388.43
Performing above expectations (66th percentile)
51.9% Above average
Lighting 200
Reflection 168
Parallax 195
52% 188 fps
MRender 140
Gravity 188
Splatting 121
52% 150 fps
Poor: 46%
This bench: 51.9%
Great: 56%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 750GB (2010)-$37
456GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
45.8% Average
Read 66.2
Write 93.4
Mixed 88.4
62% 82.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.32
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.13
50% 0.55 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 45.8%
Great: 54%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston 99U5469-045.A00LF Micron 16KTF51264HZ-1G4M1 8GB
1600, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing above expectations (60th percentile)
42.5% Average
MC Read 15.8
MC Write 15.8
MC Mixed 14.7
44% 15.4 GB/s
SC Read 9.4
SC Write 8.6
SC Mixed 10.2
27% 9.4 GB/s
Latency 91.2
44% 91.2 ns
Poor: 37%
This bench: 42.5%
Great: 49%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 2,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 37%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $61
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