Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 43%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing above expectations (67th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 33 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith an average single core score, this CPU can handle browsing the web, email, video playback and the majority of general computing tasks including moderate gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 44.1%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.7% is a very low 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can only handle very basic 3D games but it's fine for general computing tasks.
Boot Drive68.8% is a good SSD score. This drive enables fast boots, responsive applications and ensures minimum system IO wait 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.
CPU throttled at 79% by Windows. Ensure maximum processor state is set to 100% via Settings > System > Power & sleep > Additional power settings > Change plan settings > Change advanced power settings > Processor power management > Maximum processor state.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0C46Y8
Memory4.9 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit kleuren,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20131025
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMay 24 '18 at 13:06
Run Duration90 Seconds
Run User BEL-User
Background CPU2%
CPU Throttled 79%

 PC Performing above expectations (67th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
Intel Core i7-3537U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
44.1% Average
1-Core 83.4
2-Core 132
53% 108 Pts
4-Core 205
8-Core 204
28% 204 Pts
64-Core 201
14% 201 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 44.1%
Great: 44%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 24.20.11016.4
Performing above expectations (78th percentile)
5.7% Terrible
Lighting 23.6
Reflection 21.7
Parallax 29.7
6% 25 fps
MRender 16.4
Gravity 20.3
Splatting 18.7
6% 18.5 fps
Poor: 3%
This bench: 5.7%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 750 EVO 250GB-$100
33GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MAT01B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (8th percentile)
68.8% Good
Read 492
Write 274
Mixed 279
77% 348 MB/s
4K Read 22.1
4K Write 28.8
4K Mixed 23
78% 24.6 MB/s
DQ Read 258
DQ Write 107
DQ Mixed 56.2
75% 141 MB/s
Poor: 63%
This bench: 68.8%
Great: 114%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173QH0-YK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing way above expectations (87th percentile)
55.2% Above average
MC Read 19.7
MC Write 19.8
MC Mixed 18.1
55% 19.2 GB/s
SC Read 15.5
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 17.1
46% 16.2 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
Poor: 22%
This bench: 55.2%
Great: 57%
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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 1,971 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $55
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