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Gateway FX530XT

Gateway FX530XT
alaScore 82

6 reviews

Oct, 2014

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Gateway FX530XT (8800GTX)

 

The latest Gateway FX530XT, with "factory overclocked" GeForce 8800 GTX graphics, churns out performance to rival systems costing much, much more.

Overclocked single graphics card performs like recent dual graphics solutions. Overclocked performance without esoteric cooling methods. Blu-ray and HD DVD drives available (Blu-ray in this configuration).

BTX form factor. Comes with nVidia card, but not SLI-compatible. Could use an extra data hard drive.

Gateway slips in a single-card gaming system that performs like more powerful and expensive dual-graphics-card systems

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Gateway FX530XT

 

High-end gaming systems usually come in huge, heavy cases, but the FX530XT packs a quad-core processor and two graphics cards into a smaller-than-usual case that stands just 16.5 inches high. The sacrifice: You get little room for expansion.

A quad-core system in a compact case ; Attractive 24-inch wide LCD monitor

Little internal expansion room

Medium-sized system offers the quad-core CPUs and strong performance; but, its compact case has little room for expansion.

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Gateway FX530XT

 

On top of that, Gateway is offering this souped-up system for a bit over $4,000, sans display. That's a great value for a system with a quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a pair of ATI's latest graphics cards, and a Creative Labs X-Fi sound card. Did I mention...

Intel quad-core CPU (overclocked to 3.20 GHz). Latest ATI CrossFire graphics hardware. Good price/performance for a high-end system. TV tuner and X-Fi sound card round out the multimedia goodness

It's just a new paint job on the same case. No Gateway high-end monitor available. CrossFire graphics solution still somewhat immature

Gateway adds some new cosmetics and an overclocked Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. Offering the latest ATI graphics hardware, the FX530 manages to deliver all this at the same price as the earlier FX510.

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Gateway FX530XT (Vista)

 

Gateway's FX530XT (Vista) ($4,120 direct, $4,500 with 24-inch widescreen LCD monitor) is the latest in from Gateway's high-end gaming and multimedia powerhouse line. I've said that these gaming systems far and away have the technology to support the...

High end graphics. Quad core power. 4GB system memory. Hefty graphics card brackets. TV tuner. Fans quick to react, quiet when idle. Wireless mouse and keyboard. Overclocked without using esoteric cooling methods

Vista isn't ready for gaming (stay tuned for drivers). Gateway's displays top out at 24 inches. No Blu-Ray or HD-DVD. External CrossFire dongle

Gateway delivers an overclocked quad core gaming box with Vista. In the tradition of "kitchen sink", gaming PCs the Gateway FX530 has a lot of features that will put a dent in your new PC laundry list.

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Gateway FX530XT Desktop Computer

 

If you're looking to jump on the HD DVD bandwagon with a solid performance PC that's also ideal for games, the FX530XT fits the bill.

HD DVD drive; three FireWire ports; good performance

Does not support SLI; unexciting software selection

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

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Gateway FX530XT

 

A great Media Center PC that also excels at gaming and video editing

Quiet; tool-less case design; excellent monitor

Little room for expansion; lacks a third hard drive

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Product Specifications

The cutting-edge technology of the FX530 series delivers serious speed and performance, plus vivid, high-definition graphics. Equipped with the Intel Core2 Duo Processor and ATI's Radeon CrossFire dual-graphics card solution (standard on select models), the FX530 is ideal for editing digital photography, video and music, as well as creating multimedia art and handling videogame action. This desktop comes with factory-overclocked processor: Intel Core2 Extreme quad-core QX6700 works at 3.2 GHz.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.5in
Height:16.5in/16.8in
Weight:37.9lbs
Width:8in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:24in
Diagonal Size (metric):61cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:530XT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 975X Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Type:DVD/DVD-ROM

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD)
Rewrite Speed:32x
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX6700
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1 / RAID 5

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150/Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:300GB
Platform Technology:Intel VIIV Technology
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X1950 CrossFire/NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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