Lenovo 0553AL3

Performance Results

Benchmarks - excluding HDD
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing below expectations (35th percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 65 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components. Use the charts in the benchmark sections of this report to identify problem areas.
ProcessorWith a below average single core score, this CPU can handle email, web browsing and audio/video playback but it will struggle to handle modern 3D games or workstation tasks such as video editing. Finally, with a gaming score of 27.3%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is poor.
Graphics0.72% is too low to play 3D games or use CAD packages. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive42.3% is a reasonable SSD score. This drive enables fast boots and responsive applications.
Memory2GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows however a minimum of 4GB is recommended for gaming or any other RAM intensive tasks such as photo/video editing. This system will also be a little more responsive with 4GB of RAM.
OS VersionWindows 8.1 is the second most recent version of Windows but it's worth upgrading to Windows 10 which has had several improvements made to the user interface including a better homescreen.
Very high background CPU (56%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
SystemLenovo 0553AL3  (all builds)
MotherboardLENOVO 0553AL3
Memory1 GB free of 2 GB @ 0.7 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130411
Uptime1 Days
Run DateJan 24 '19 at 16:28
Run Duration135 Seconds
Run User IND-User
Background CPU 56%

 PC Performing below expectations (35th percentile)

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

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5 M 520-$54
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (23rd percentile)
27.3% Poor
SC Int 54.1
SC Float 60.7
SC Mixed 61.9
47% 58.9 Pts
QC Int 101
QC Float 108
QC Mixed 97.7
23% 102 Pts
MC Int 138
MC Float 160
MC Mixed 156
22% 151 Pts
Poor: 15%
This bench: 27.3%
Great: 36%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD Graphics (Arrandale 0.667/0.766 GHz)
Legend(17AA 215A) 730MB
Driver: igdumdx32.dll Ver. 8.15.10.2900
Performing as expected (52nd percentile)
0.72% Terrible
Lighting 1.9
Reflection 2.2
Parallax 2.1
1% 2.07 fps
MRender 2.1
Gravity 1.5
Splatting 2.4
1% 2 fps
Poor: 1%
This bench: 0.72%
Great: 1%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Intel 320 Series 160GB-$181
28GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 4PC1LE05
SusWrite @10s intervals: 135 138 143 135 143 142 MB/s
Performing as expected (56th percentile)
42.3% Average
Read 209
Write 144
Mixed 144
SusWrite 139
36% 159 MB/s
4K Read 17.3
4K Write 29.4
4K Mixed 19.7
67% 22.1 MB/s
DQ Read 138
DQ Write 67.9
DQ Mixed 65.4
58% 90.3 MB/s
Poor: 29%
This bench: 42.3%
Great: 51%
SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 32GB-$12
26GB free, PID 5583
Operating at USB 2.1 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 17 17 17 15 15 16 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (9th percentile)
11.6% Very poor
Read 29.7
Write 17.7
Mixed 17.5
SusWrite 16.2
26% 20.3 MB/s
4K Read 1.7
4K Write 1.1
4K Mixed 1.5
95% 1.43 MB/s
Poor: 12%
This bench: 11.6%
Great: 38%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown TS256MSK64V3N 1x2GB
1 of 2 slots used
2GB SODIMM DDR3 667 MHz
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
19.6% Very poor
MC Read 6.5
MC Write 6.3
MC Mixed 6.2
18% 6.33 GB/s
SC Read 6.6
SC Write 5.5
SC Mixed 4.2
16% 5.43 GB/s
Latency 111
36% 111 ns
Poor: 18%
This bench: 19.6%
Great: 20%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical 0553AL3 Builds (Compare 24 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 0553AL3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 27% - Poor Total price: $234
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