Pros

  • Superlative speed
  • Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music sound card

Cons

  • Very expensive
  • Funky case design

At A Glance

This expensive system earned our best WorldBench and graphics scores to date.

Manufacturer’s Website

Vendor's Website

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 24956
Processor
Processor type Athlon 64 X2 FX-60
Processor speed 2600.0 MHz
Display
Display size 19.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number ViewSonic VP930B
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA e-GeForce 7800 GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 300.0 GB
Other storage Four-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 3.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • 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)
Four-in-one media card reader or Four-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Slots 3
Parallel Port Yes
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professionalfessional
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 5.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 142.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Superior
Office Productivity
Mozilla 273.0
Microsoft Office XP 497.0
WinZip 235.0
Multitasking 341.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 401.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 225.0
Roxio VideoWave 232.0
Adobe Photoshop 283.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 252.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 418.0
Ahead Nero 160.0
Windows Media Encoder 241.0
Adobe Premiere 298.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 97.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 107.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 116.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 117.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 114.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 127.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 128.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 131.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 155.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 155.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 163.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 437.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 440.98   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 450.27   Frames per second (higher is better)