Pros

  • Hotswap bays make for easy hard-drive installation
  • Attractive chassis
  • Strong general performance

Cons

  • Lacks diversity in connections

At A Glance

Its low price and solid benchmark results are great, but the Gateway FX6850-51U ultimately fails to stand out in a crowded pack.

Manufacturer’s Description

Propel deep into game play and High-Definition with the trendy racing car-like design of the Gateway FX6850-51u desktop PC powered by the Intel Core i7 Processor, trueto-life NVIDIA GeForce GT440 graphics, 8GB DDR3 memory and a massive 1TB of storage.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.4 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce
General Information
UPC Code 884483946785
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces HDMI
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 450.0 watts
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 159.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 189.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 240.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 274.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 185.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 188.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 153.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 210.0
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 167.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 89.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 70.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 39.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 137.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 74.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 58.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 33.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 51.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 32.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 26.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 17.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 83.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 59.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 51.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 33.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 58.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 34.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 29.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 18.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 123.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 68.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 55.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 33.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 16.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)