Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (49th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 51 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 light gaming when coupled with an appropriate GPU. Finally, with a gaming score of 50.7%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics3.11% 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 VersionAlthough Windows 8 is a recent version of Windows, it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Sub-optimal background CPU (14%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. How to reduce background CPU.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 09GGJ1
Memory4.4 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors, 1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8
BIOS Date20121121
Uptime7.3 Days
Run DateSep 02 '21 at 18:10
Run Duration109 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU 14%

 PC Performing as expected (49th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i3-3217U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (81st percentile)
50.7% Above average
Memory 80.9
1-Core 47.7
2-Core 84
48% 70.9 Pts
4-Core 122
8-Core 126
17% 124 Pts
64-Core 118
8% 118 Pts
Poor: 33%
This bench: 50.7%
Great: 54%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: igdumd64.dll Ver. 9.17.10.2867
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
3.11% Terrible
Lighting 5.1
Reflection 1.7
Parallax 2.7
4% 3.17 fps
MRender 4.4
Gravity 2
Splatting 4.1
2% 3.5 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 3.11%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
WD Blue 2.5" 500GB (2012)-$40
177GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 01.01A01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 38 39 43 40 39 38 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (12th percentile)
26.7% Poor
Read 53.5
Write 41.3
Mixed 25.3
SusWrite 39.4
29% 39.9 MB/s
4K Read 0.1
4K Write 1
4K Mixed 0.3
56% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 26.7%
Great: 63%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5273CH0-YK0 Nanya NT4GC64B8HG0NS-DI 8GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 4096 MB
Performing below potential (29th percentile) - ensure that a dual+ channel XMP BIOS profile is enabled: How to enable XMP
48.4% Average
MC Read 17.3
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 17.6
50% 17.5 GB/s
SC Read 11.1
SC Write 9.6
SC Mixed 11.2
30% 10.6 GB/s
Latency 78.8
51% 78.8 ns
Poor: 38%
This bench: 48.4%
Great: 56%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 1,466 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 6%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 12% - Very poor Total price: $36
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