Pros

  • USB 3.0 joins a mass of connectivity options
  • Near-chart-topping, six-core performance

Cons

  • Messy internal wiring job impedes access
  • Case design makes some upgrades strenuous

At A Glance

It may not be much to look at, but the Poly X5800A3 offers premier components and delivers fast speeds, making for quite a compelling power PC.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor speed 3.33 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Graphics Type Card
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express 2.0 x16
Video Memory Type DDR5
Storage
Drive size 2500.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Digital Optical
  • DVI
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • SD Card
  • miniSD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Power
Power Supply Manufacturer SPI
Memory
Memory size 12288.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Motherboard
Motherboard Manufacturer Polywell
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD-R/RE/DVD±R DL/DVD±RW
Included Drives 2
optical_drive_1 BDDVDRW CH08LS10
optical_model_1 BDDVDRW CH08LS10
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0
Chassis Color Black

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 175.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 159.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 308.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 154.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 180.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 302.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 173.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 144.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 103.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 278.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 293.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 286.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 229.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 165.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 173.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 179.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 172.5   Frames per second (higher is better)