Pros

  • Case is eye-catching, to say the least
  • Lots of space inside

Cons

  • Middling performance for the category
  • Messy internal wiring

At A Glance

The Poly 990FX-8150 fails to stand out in a crowded category, offering general and gaming performance bested by machines that cost hundreds less.

The Specs

Processor
Processor speed 4.5 MHz
Cache size 2.048 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 740.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type
  • Hard Disk Drive
  • Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 4.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • DVI (dual link)
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • HDMI
  • Keyboard - USB
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Mouse - USB
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 550.0 watts
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 48.0
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 135.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 155.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 280.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 307.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 205.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 150.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 158.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 199.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 191.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 195.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 196.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 164.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 118.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 117.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 120.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 120.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 114.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 106.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 102.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 73.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 122.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 108.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 107.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 100.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 100.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 95.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 69.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 117.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 117.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 118.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 115.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 62.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 67.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Stalker 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 31.42   Frames per second (higher is better)