Pros

  • Stellar price-to-performance ratio

Cons

  • Lacks a Blu-ray player

At A Glance

Origin has updated the Genesis Midtower desktop for 2011 with Intel’s Sandy Bridge CPUs. While far less imposing than its larger sibling, this machine represents one of the best price-to-performance ratios on our charts, with few sacrifices.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.originpc.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 4.7 MHz
Cache size 8.192 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1280.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SmartMedia
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • Video - 24 pin DVI-D
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 4096.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Smart media Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 186.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 115.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 304.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 119.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 140.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 241.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 258.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 230.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 337.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 307.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 276.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 179.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 200.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 207.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 196.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 141.0   Frames per second (higher is better)