Pros

  • Strong design
  • Phenom II CPU

Cons

  • Slightly pricier PCs deliver much more performance

At A Glance

The Dell XPS 625 is a strong Phenom II-based desktop PC, but for an extra hundred bucks or so, you can get even more value.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type AMD Phenom II X4 940
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4850
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 500.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • 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 Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Desktop
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 4.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 109.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 212.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 435.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 326.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 197.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 634.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 219.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 235.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 135.69   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 137.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 101.14   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 62.04   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 87.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 88.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 78.91   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 51.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 167.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 165.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 166.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 163.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 48.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 73.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 80.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 86.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 62.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 87.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 88.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 87.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 177.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 203.65   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 178.58   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 204.73   Frames per second (higher is better)