Pros

  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Strong selection of connections

Cons

  • Not quite as upgradable as you’d hope
  • Love-it-or-hate-it case coloration

Manufacturer’s Description

Dell Studio XPS 9000 desktop computer combines the power of Intel Core i7 processor and fast DDR3 tri-channel memory. With integrated 7.1 Channel Audio and nVidia GeForce 310 512MB card.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DXCWPP12
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 920
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Dell 20 inch S2009W
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 4870
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR5
Storage
Raid type RAID 1
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 5.0
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)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 4
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 4.0
Internal Drive Bays 3.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 125.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 332.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 315.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 297.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 191.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 182.94   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 160.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 136.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 84.46   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 111.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 109.92   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 106.78   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 70.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 61.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 88.73   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 98.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 105.33   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 75.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 102.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 107.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 106.27   Frames per second (higher is better)