Pros

  • Turned in great performance

Cons

  • Offers little room for upgrades
  • Expensive

At A Glance

This pricey gaming system lacks a glitzy case, but it turned in excellent WorldBench 5 performance.

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Manufacturer's Pricing

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 1008993
Inventory Number 25321
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800
Processor speed 2930.0 MHz
Display
Display size 21.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Gateway FPD2185W
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon X1900 XT
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Other storage Five-in-one media-card reader
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front) (x2)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Five-in-one media-card reader 1.0
Slots 0
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD+R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 2
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 4.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
World Bench 5 Score 158.0
World Bench 5 Word Score Very Good
Office Productivity
Mozilla 233.0
Microsoft Office XP 482.0
WinZip 180.0
Multitasking 282.0
Content Creation
Musicmatch Jukebox 335.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 195.0
Roxio VideoWave 193.0
Adobe Photoshop 218.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 314.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 333.0
Ahead Nero 177.0
Windows Media Encoder 194.0
Adobe Premiere 279.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 147.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 153.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 164.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 162.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 185.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 200.15   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 206.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 208.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 247.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 251.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 266.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 644.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 640.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament, 1024 by 768, 16-Bit 672.83   Frames per second (higher is better)