Pros

  • Excellent mix of connectivity options
  • Hot-swap bay makes transporting drives easy

Cons

  • Ugly exterior and interior
  • Poor price-to-performance ratio

At A Glance

Even bundled with a 23-inch monitor, Polywell's Poly 890FX performance PC has a pretty high price. At this cost, a little more TLC from Polywell toward the system's design could have done wonders.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor speed 3.2 MHz
Processor count 1
Graphics
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Video Memory Type DDR5
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 2080.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA II
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • Firewire 400 port
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • Video - 24 pin DVI-D
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Motherboard
Motherboard Manufacturer Asus
Motherboard Model Crosshair IV Formula
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Drives 3
optical_drive_1 HL-DT-ST BD-RE UH10LS20
optical_model_1 HL-DT-ST BD-RE UH10LS20
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Smart media Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 145.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 172.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 193.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 299.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 186.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 185.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 183.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 185.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 180.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 117.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 116.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 117.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 115.5   Frames per second (higher is better)