Pros

  • Diverse connection options and a great wiring job
  • Six cores and strong speeds

Cons

  • Lacks an overclock as shipped
  • Performance lags behind less expensive competitors

At A Glance

For a stock-clock, six-core system, Polywell’s Poly X5800A3-990X delivers a lot, but a few tweaks would have made it even better (and more competitive).

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.polywell.com/us

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.85 MHz
Cache size 12.0 KB
Bus speed 133.6 MHz
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Video Bus PCI Express x16
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 120.0 GB
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Solid-State Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Memory
Memory size 12288.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 10.0
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Compact flash Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)