Pros

  • Competitively priced

Cons

  • A few chip-set limitations

At A Glance

Customizable desktop system provides affordable performance in a stylish package.

Manufacturer’s Description

A supersonic gaming extravaganza. The XPS 630 offers full-on power with overclocking via BIOS or Nvidia nTune, a selection of Quad & Extreme Intel processors, single or dual graphics cards and a 750W power supply for an extreme experience.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DXCZCP17
Inventory Number 32040
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Processor speed 3160.0 MHz
Display
Display size 22.0 inches
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell SP2208WFP
Display type LCD
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 640.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • 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 16.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Second Optical Drive Speed 16.0
Second Optical Drive Type DVD-ROM
Included Drives 1
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 114.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 335.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 186.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 315.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 521.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 488.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 266.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 94.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 82.06   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 76.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 54.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 71.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 68.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 63.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 45.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 137.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 154.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 162.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 175.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 32.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 55.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 61.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 94.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 37.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 57.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 63.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 94.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 201.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 223.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 226.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 233.17   Frames per second (higher is better)