Freeway Gaming Predator PI440-R
At a Glance
FreewayTech's full-size tower case provides plenty of upgrade options: an open memory socket, three vacant PCI slots, and six open drive bays--three for removable-media drives and three for hard drives. (Our system came already equipped with CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives, so you have a surplus of bays.)
Though aimed at gamers, this system shortchanges them in a few key areas. For the price, we expected a better graphics card than the included NVidia GeForce4 MX440-based unit with 64MB of DDR SDRAM memory. Though frame-rate scores were adequate for a card in this class, the system's overall frame-rate speed was anemic compared to true gaming systems' speed. For the most part, our suite of high-end 3D games was playable at a maximum resolution of 1024 by 768 in 16-bit color.