Pros

  • Good marks for graphics and general performance
  • Above-average storage allotment

Cons

  • Messy, underutilized interior

At A Glance

Gateway’s FX6800-09 offers good performance and connectivity at a reasonable price.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 920
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Gateway FHD2401
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX280
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 126.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 209.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 323.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 318.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 347.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 186.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Very Good
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 137.79   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 128.41   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 125.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 100.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 87.32   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 86.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 85.81   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 81.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 74.57   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 103.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 110.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 116.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 109.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 117.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 118.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 111.33   Frames per second (higher is better)