Pros

  • Fast PC
  • Easy to upgrade

Cons

  • Open PCI Express X1 slots are blocked

At A Glance

Very fast, expensive PC with two graphics cards will appeal to hard-core gamers and graphics pros with deep pockets.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24615
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 FX-57
Processor speed 2800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung SyncMaster 930BF
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX (two cards)
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Other storage Four-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Four-in-one media card reader or Four-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 2
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 4.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM/CD-RW
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professionalfessional
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 114.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
WinZip 302.0
Mozilla 301.0
Microsoft Office XP 517.0
Multitasking 551.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 430.0
Ahead Nero 409.0
Windows Media Encoder 338.0
Adobe Premiere 339.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 256.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 389.0
Roxio VideoWave 279.0
Adobe Photoshop 281.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 232.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 161.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 162.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 170.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 368.34   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 373.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 391.66   Frames per second (higher is better)