Acer Aspire E5-521

Performance Results

Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop 26%
Workstation 18%
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 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 22.4%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics2.52% 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 VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Sub-optimal background CPU (17%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
9 months ago, 9 months ago.
SystemAcer Aspire E5-521  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Larne
Memory3.5 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150715
Uptime0.2 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:32
Run Duration129 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 17%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd 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 A6-6310 APU R4 Graphics
Socket FT3b, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing as expected (42nd percentile)
22.4% Poor
SC Int 20.7
SC Float 25.6
SC Mixed 35.7
22% 27.3 Pts
QC Int 126
QC Float 99.7
QC Mixed 108
25% 111 Pts
MC Int 126
MC Float 98.9
MC Mixed 113
17% 112 Pts
Poor: 13%
This bench: 22.4%
Great: 27%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R4
Acer(1025 0865) 1GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.201.1101.0
Performing above expectations (74th percentile)
2.52% Terrible
Lighting 5.9
Reflection 10.2
Parallax 9.2
2% 8.43 fps
MRender 6.3
Gravity 6.3
Splatting 7.4
3% 6.67 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.52%
Great: 3%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Jmicron Tech 120GB
112GB free
Firmware: 0203
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
39.7% Below average
Read 317
Write 275
Mixed 302
67% 298 MB/s
4K Read 10.7
4K Write 13.4
4K Mixed 5.82
31% 9.98 MB/s
DQ Read 13.1
DQ Write 39.4
DQ Mixed 5.94
10% 19.5 MB/s
Poor: 40%
This bench: 39.7%
Great: 59%
Seagate Momentus 2.5" 1TB
902GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2BA30001 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (85th percentile)
53% Above average
Read 97.8
Write 86.5
Mixed 103
72% 95.8 MB/s
4K Read 0.52
4K Write 2.06
4K Mixed 0.32
96% 0.97 MB/s
Poor: 15%
This bench: 53%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273DH0-CK0 Hynix HMT451S6BFR8A-PB 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
18.8% Very poor
MC Read 7.8
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 6.6
18% 6.17 GB/s
SC Read 6.1
SC Write 4.3
SC Mixed 7.2
17% 5.87 GB/s
Latency 141
28% 141 ns
Poor: 19%
This bench: 18.8%
Great: 55%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire E5-521 Builds (Compare 444 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop 21%
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E5-521

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