Dell Inspiron 3521

Performance Results

Benchmarks - missing SSD
Gaming
Gaming 4%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 3%
Tree trunk
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 a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Despite its good single core score this processor isn't appropriate for workstation use due to its relatively weak multi-core performance. Finally, with a gaming score of 54.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is average.
Graphics2.54% 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 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.
SystemDell Inspiron 3521  (all builds)
MotherboardDell 0010T1
Memory6.3 GB free of 8 GB @ 1.3 GHz
Display1366 x 768 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 8.1
BIOS Date20130103
Uptime2.1 Days
Run DateAug 04 '17 at 06:41
Run Duration101 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU0%

 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 Server
Intel Core i5-3337U
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
54.9% Above average
Memory 81.4
1-Core 64.5
2-Core 119
56% 88.3 Pts
4-Core 168
8-Core 165
23% 166 Pts
64-Core 171
12% 171 Pts
Poor: 34%
This bench: 54.9%
Great: 60%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Intel HD 4000 (Mobile 1.25 GHz)
Dell(1028 0597) 2GB
Driver: igdumdim64.dll Ver. 10.18.10.3958
Performing above expectations (72nd percentile)
2.54% Terrible
Lighting 3.67
Reflection 4.81
Parallax 2.72
3% 3.73 fps
MRender 4.76
Gravity 2.07
Splatting 6.91
2% 4.58 fps
Poor: 2%
This bench: 2.54%
Great: 3%
Drive Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Hitachi HTS545050A7E380 500GB
386GB free (System drive)
Firmware: GG2OA950 Max speed: SATA 2.0 300 MB/s
Performing as expected (59th percentile)
47.2% Average
Read 80.1
Write 84.2
Mixed 77.2
61% 80.5 MB/s
4K Read 0.38
4K Write 1.24
4K Mixed 0.12
53% 0.58 MB/s
Poor: 19%
This bench: 47.2%
Great: 59%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Micron 16KTF51264HZ-1G4K1 2x4GB
2 of 2 slots used
8GB SODIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
Performing way above expectations (93rd percentile)
51% Above average
MC Read 18
MC Write 18.8
MC Mixed 17.2
51% 18 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 12.7
SC Mixed 14.8
39% 13.8 GB/s
Latency 78
51% 78 ns
Poor: 13%
This bench: 51%
Great: 51%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

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

Typical Inspiron 3521 Builds (Compare 3,991 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 2%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 2%
Tree trunk

System: Dell Inspiron 3521

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $35
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