Pros

  • Solid performance and design
  • Plenty of free bays

Cons

  • Expensive for the performance
  • Massive power supply blocks bays

At A Glance

The Phenom-based Poly 790FX has the latest AMD CPU and ATI graphics, but is too expensive for the performance it delivers.

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The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 30994
Processor
Processor type Phenom 9500
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Samsung 226BW
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI HD 3850
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 650.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 3.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 5
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 8.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Drives 3
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 9.0
Internal Drive Bays 0.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 95.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 282.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 513.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 388.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 447.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 253.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 263.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 308.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 121.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 125.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 127.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 128.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 127.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 148.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 142.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 143.11   Frames per second (higher is better)