Acer Aspire E5-521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 1%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 1%
Tree trunk
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 34.3%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics1.44% 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.
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 (50%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemAcer Aspire E5-521  (all builds)
MotherboardAcer Larne
Memory2.7 GB free of 6 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20140527
Uptime1.2 Days
Run DateApr 15 '18 at 21:41
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User CAN-User
Background CPU 50%

 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 Server
AMD A4-6210 APU R3 Graphics
Socket FT3b, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
34.3% Below average
Memory 58.2
1-Core 27.2
2-Core 48
31% 44.5 Pts
4-Core 59.4
8-Core 79.6
9% 69.5 Pts
64-Core 74.6
5% 74.6 Pts
Poor: 19%
This bench: 34.3%
Great: 37%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon R3 Graphics
Acer(1025 0865) 1GB
Ram: 1GB, Driver: 18.2.1
Performing as expected (49th percentile)
1.44% Terrible
Lighting 1.7
Reflection 3.58
Parallax 2.66
1% 2.64 fps
MRender 2.62
Gravity 1.73
Splatting 3.09
2% 2.48 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 1.44%
Great: 2%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 1TB (2004)-$40
742GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
55.7% Above average
Read 98.7
Write 95.7
Mixed 87.8
71% 94.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.44
4K Write 0.92
4K Mixed 0.17
54% 0.51 MB/s
Poor: 24%
This bench: 55.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston ACR16D3LFS1KBG/2G ACR16D3LS1KFG/4G 6GB
1600, 1600 MHz
2048, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (20th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
15.8% Very poor
MC Read 5.9
MC Write 3.7
MC Mixed 6.2
15% 5.27 GB/s
SC Read 3.3
SC Write 3.2
SC Mixed 4.2
10% 3.57 GB/s
Latency 133
30% 133 ns
Poor: 15%
This bench: 15.8%
Great: 47%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Aspire E5-521 Builds (Compare 358 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 29%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Acer Aspire E5-521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 22% - Poor Total price: $28
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