Pros

  • Speedy CPU and solid state hard disk
  • Top-notch graphics

Cons

  • Limited upgradability
  • No Blu-ray Disc drive

At A Glance

This Gateway is one of the better power PCs available, if the price and limited upgradability don't scare you away.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Gateway FX6800-05 Desktop is a proud member of our famed FX gaming line. Delve deep with the Intel Core i7-940 Processor, paired with 64-bit Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium. ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics provide a visually intense computing experience.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 940
Processor speed 2930.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2
General Information
UPC Code 884483434640
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces eSATA
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 141.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 314.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 292.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 295.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 225.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 169.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 168.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 207.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 190.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 192.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 185.26   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 152.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 115.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 114.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 118.34   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 115.49   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 210.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3 with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 206.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 209.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 207.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 87.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 114.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 118.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 121.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 95.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 121.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 122.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 122.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 252.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry with AA, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 244.95   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1280 by 1024, 32-Bit 252.99   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 239.24   Frames per second (higher is better)