Pros

  • Neat, organized interior
  • Excellent performance

Cons

  • Case is rather plain
  • Not much upgrade room

At A Glance

Origin's “low-end” Genesis is anything but: traditional mid-range components are joined by a heap of RAM and a pair of Nvidia graphics cards in SLI.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 3.3 MHz
Cache size 1.024 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
Number of Graphic Cards included 2.0
Video Bus PCI Express-SLI
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1280.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SDXC Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 3.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
SDXC Card or Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) 1.0
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Center/Bass Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Digital Optical
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Line Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - RCA Digital Coax (S/PDIF)
  • Audio - Rear Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • Audio - Side Surround Out (1/8" mini)
  • Combo - PS/2 mini-DIN Keyboard/Mouse
  • Combo - RJ-45/RJ-11 Ethernet/Modem
  • DVI (dual link)
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • HDMI
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x3)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 3.0
  • eSATA
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Microdrive
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 16384.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Speed 24.0
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Smart media Yes
Compact flash Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 206.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 117.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 307.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 121.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 137.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 260.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 157.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 100.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 142.0   seconds (lower is better)
Windows Media Encoder 116.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 322.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 312.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 314.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 275.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 201.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 201.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 204.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 193.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 194.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 176.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 162.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 120.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 226.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 227.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 223.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 189.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 186.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 180.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 173.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 121.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 204.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 202.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 201.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 198.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 107.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 109.1   Frames per second (higher is better)