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)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 187.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 143.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 298.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 171.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 222.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 265.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 107.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 148.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 289.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 275.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 288.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 271.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 172.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 172.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 166.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 175.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 168.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 162.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 160.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 121.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 188.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 180.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 185.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 171.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 155.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 150.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 145.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 112.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 192.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 193.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 193.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 188.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 103.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 113.2   Frames per second (higher is better)