Dell Dimension E521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding GPU, SSD
Gaming 0%
Desktop 0%
Workstation 0%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (74th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 26 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 20.8%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
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.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (87%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemDell Dimension E521
MotherboardDell Dimension E521  (all builds)
Memory0.3 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.5 GHz
Display1280 x 1024 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20070802
Uptime0 Days
Run DateDec 07 '17 at 20:05
Run Duration99 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 87%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
Socket M2 , 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
20.8% Poor
SC Int 43.7
SC Float 26.6
SC Mixed 44.2
31% 38.2 Pts
QC Int 101
QC Float 75.2
QC Mixed 83.1
20% 86.3 Pts
MC Int 95.1
MC Float 73.1
MC Mixed 85.9
13% 84.7 Pts
Poor: 14%
This bench: 20.8%
Great: 22%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB-$130
617GB free
Firmware: 1AA0 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
54.5% Above average
Read 86.8
Write 103
Mixed 101
73% 96.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.65
4K Write 2.04
4K Mixed 0.38
107% 1.02 MB/s
Poor: 31%
This bench: 54.5%
Great: 62%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB-$37
252GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3.AD Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing way above expectations (86th percentile)
41.4% Average
Read 72.6
Write 71.6
Mixed 66.4
53% 70.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 1.21
4K Mixed 0.34
79% 0.66 MB/s
Poor: 18%
This bench: 41.4%
Great: 43%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown 2x1GB
2 of 4 slots used
Performing as expected (58th percentile)
14.5% Very poor
MC Read 3.8
MC Write 5.5
MC Mixed 4.9
14% 4.73 GB/s
SC Read 3.4
SC Write 5.7
SC Mixed 0.7
9% 3.27 GB/s
Latency 132
30% 132 ns
Poor: 7%
This bench: 14.5%
Great: 22%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Dimension E521 Builds (Compare 132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell Dimension E521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 19% - Very poor Total price: $150
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