Dell Inspiron 5521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 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 49.4%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is below average.
Graphics6.17% 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 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.
Memory12GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 12GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
SystemDell Inspiron 5521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0803FX
Memory7.5 GB free of 12 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20180524
Uptime5.2 Days
Run DateMar 30 '20 at 13:49
Run Duration116 Seconds
Run User JPN-User
Background CPU2%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

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

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-3337U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
49.4% Average
Memory 83
1-Core 73
2-Core 94
56% 83.3 Pts
4-Core 95.5
8-Core 95.3
13% 95.4 Pts
64-Core 75.7
5% 75.7 Pts
Poor: 32%
This bench: 49.4%
Great: 59%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
AMD Radeon HD 8500M/8700M
Dell(1028 05B8) 2GB
Driver: aticfx64.dll Ver. 26.20.15002.61
Performing above expectations (73rd percentile)
6.17% Terrible
Lighting 7.9
Reflection 7.73
Parallax 9.22
6% 8.28 fps
MRender 7.86
Gravity 7.2
Splatting 9.52
6% 8.19 fps
Poor: 4%
This bench: 6.17%
Great: 6%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Seagate Momentus Thin 5400.9 2.5" 500GB-$27
262GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 0002SDM1
SusWrite @10s intervals: 56 67 42 43 57 66 MB/s
Performing below expectations (39th percentile)
38.3% Below average
Read 78.3
Write 77.6
Mixed 45.6
SusWrite 55.2
47% 64.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 0.8
4K Mixed 0.7
113% 0.67 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 38.3%
Great: 62%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Samsung M471B5173BH0-YK0 Micron 16KTF1G64HZ-1G6E1 12GB
1600, 1600 MHz
4096, 8192 MB
Performing above expectations (64th percentile)
41.1% Average
MC Read 13.9
MC Write 13
MC Mixed 13.8
39% 13.6 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 14.3
SC Mixed 13.9
39% 13.7 GB/s
Latency 75.1
53% 75.1 ns
Poor: 32%
This bench: 41.1%
Great: 45%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 5521 Builds (Compare 1,423 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 7%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 6%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 5521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 21% - Poor Total price: $29
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