Pros

  • Excellent general performance
  • Carefully wired internals

Cons

  • No Blu-ray drive or terabyte storage
  • No DVI connector

At A Glance

With the Z5, Velocity Micro delivers an excellent value PC.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Edge Z30 under Edge family is a machine for extreme gamers. The computer relies on Intel's Core i5 processor for its computing power and on NVIDIA's GeForce 9800.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://velocitymicro.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number EDGEZ30
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400
Processor speed 2.66 MHz
Storage
Drive size 750.0 GB
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 126.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 200.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 318.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 179.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 226.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 334.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 294.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 180.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 187.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 148.76   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 124.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 82.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 117.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 100.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 96.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 93.17   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 68.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 48.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 70.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 80.97   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 111.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 84.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 109.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 111.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 110.5   Frames per second (higher is better)