Pros

  • Superior gaming performance
  • Latest quad-core processor

Cons

  • Modest performance gains in general apps
  • Very expensive

At A Glance

This QX9650-based PC provides top gaming performance, but it'll also wallop your wallet.

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The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30741
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Sylvania SK2201W-B
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset EVGA 8800 GTX
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1800.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 2.0
Optical Drive Type BD-RE
Second Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 4
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 5.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 120.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 330.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 303.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 320.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 296.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 592.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 214.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 193.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 195.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 193.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 193.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 222.68   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 234.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 221.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 234.35   Frames per second (higher is better)