Pros

  • High-performance Core i7 CPU
  • Competitively priced

Cons

  • Internal design issues
  • Only 500GB storage

At A Glance

The Studio XPS delivers powerful performance for its price; but the internal design hampers this awesome PC.

Manufacturer’s Description

Dell Studio Xps 9000 Desktop Computer Studio XPS 9000 6GB Tri-Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs Intel Core i7-920 processor(8MB L3 Cache, 2.66GHz) No Monitor 1TB Performance RAID 0 (2x500GB SATA 7200 RPM HDDs) Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD) nVidia GeForce GTX 260 1792MB Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DXDOPV1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 940
Processor speed 2930.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4850
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 3.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 0.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 3
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD-RE
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Mini)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 136.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 177.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 282.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 295.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 223.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 324.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 178.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 212.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Fair
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 202.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 173.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 103.12   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 62.36   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 129.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 125.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 84.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 51.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 201.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 210.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 214.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 216.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 46.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 72.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 79.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 116.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 47.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 74.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 82.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 120.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 236.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 272.89   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 277.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 281.6   Frames per second (higher is better)