Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
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 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 43.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics5.92% 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 Drive61.1% 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.
Run History
20 months ago, 15 months ago.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0C46Y8
Memory5.2 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20150731
Uptime2.3 Days
Run DateJun 12 '18 at 17:15
Run Duration96 Seconds
Run User DNK-User
Background CPU1%
CPU Throttled 79%

 PC Performing above expectations (74th 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 above expectations (83rd percentile)
43.4% Average
1-Core 80.7
2-Core 139
53% 110 Pts
4-Core 202
8-Core 203
28% 203 Pts
64-Core 205
14% 205 Pts
Poor: 12%
This bench: 43.4%
Great: 45%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 8730M
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 15.200.1045.0
Performing way above expectations (100th percentile)
5.92% Terrible
Lighting 22.1
Reflection 22.2
Parallax 29.6
6% 24.6 fps
MRender 16.4
Gravity 21.4
Splatting 18.2
6% 18.7 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 5.92%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Crucial M500 120GB-$150
21GB free (System drive)
Firmware: MU05 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
Performing below expectations (32nd percentile)
61.1% Good
Read 491
Write 139
Mixed 174
58% 268 MB/s
4K Read 18.1
4K Write 54.2
4K Mixed 22.5
85% 31.6 MB/s
DQ Read 182
DQ Write 126
DQ Mixed 42.1
62% 117 MB/s
Poor: 47%
This bench: 61.1%
Great: 76%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273EB0-CK0 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
56.3% Above average
MC Read 20.7
MC Write 20.4
MC Mixed 18.2
56% 19.8 GB/s
SC Read 15.8
SC Write 15.4
SC Mixed 16.8
46% 16 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
Poor: 35%
This bench: 56.3%
Great: 58%
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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 2,111 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: 22% - Poor Total price: $51
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