Pros

  • Low-cost power system

Cons

  • Graphics performance was lackluster

At A Glance

Low-cost power system with lots of storage and an Audigy 2 ZS sound card will please multimedia buffs.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24614
Processor
Processor type Pentium D 830
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Gateway FPD1965
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 6800 Ultra
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear) (x2)
  • Parallel - 25 pin D-shell (IEEE 1284A)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
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 Home
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 4.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 89.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Fair
Office Productivity
Microsoft Office XP 572.0
WinZip 407.0
Multitasking 673.0
Mozilla 581.0
Content Creation
ACD Systems ACDSee 613.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 547.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 306.0
Ahead Nero 505.0
Windows Media Encoder 335.0
Roxio VideoWave 275.0
Adobe Photoshop 388.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 333.0
Adobe Premiere 525.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 123.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 124.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 131.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 251.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 250.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 264.58   Frames per second (higher is better)