Pros

  • Great performance
  • Fast gameplay
  • Premium graphics card

Cons

  • Just one multilane PCIe slot
  • No GeForce GTX 690 upgrade option
  • Pedestrian case design

At A Glance

This mainstream gaming machine carries a comforting two-year warranty and provides top-notch, if not best-of-breed, performance and gameplay.

Manufacturer’s Description

Poweful gaming with Intel 3rd gen quad-core processor, premium memory and hard drive options, discrete graphics, 600-watt power supply, liquid cooling, Blu-ray, Beats audio, two-year warranty.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel i7 3770k
Processor speed 3500.0 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type SLI
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GTX 680
Graphics Memory 2.0 GB
Video Memory Type GDDR5
Storage
Drives included 1.0
General Information
UPC Code 887111718754
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8
  • Bluetooth
  • DVI (dual link)
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • SATA 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Memory
Memory size 12000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Power
Power Supply Wattage 600.0 watts
Power Supply Manufacturer HP
Power Supply Model DPS-600WB A
Motherboard
Motherboard Chipset Z75
Storage Media
Memory stick
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick Micro
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO High Speed Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • Yes
Compact flash Yes
SD card
  • Micro SD
  • Mini SD Card
  • SD Card
  • SD Memory Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDHC Memory Card
  • SDXC Card

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Performance
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 84.0
Worldbench Version 8
Start Up
Start Up 31.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 2617.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 3022.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 2153.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 67.9   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 254.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 125.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 199.9   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 12.1   Watt hours
Idle power usage 68.9   Watts
Gaming
3DMark 11, 1280x720 Performance 9154.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark 11, 1920x1080 Extreme 3299.0   score (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 74.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 126.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 170.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 1939.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 43.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 45.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 45.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 58.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 39.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 58.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 131.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 135.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 1.79   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 27.94   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.71   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 9.87   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 3.2   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 26.77   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 187.1   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 9.57   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 4.74   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 10.55   seconds (lower is better)