Pros

  • Great gaming performance for the price
  • High-end appearance

Cons

  • Outperformed by cheaper systems

At A Glance

This handsome PC, which just missed the price cutoff for the value PCs category, shows what a little extra cash can bring.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300
Processor speed 2500.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Display size 24.0 inches
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9800GT
Video Memory Type DDR3
General Information
UPC Code 827103149579
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 107.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 257.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 370.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 225.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 380.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 350.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 356.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 218.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 292.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 132.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 137.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 141.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 140.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 171.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 162.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 173.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 163.43   Frames per second (higher is better)