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Gateway FX530XT

Gateway FX530XT
alaScore 80

6 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Gateway FX530XT. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The price also gets good feedback.

design, price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX530XT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

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

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Gateway FX530XT (Vista)


The Gateway FX530XT is a fast, high-powered Vista-powered gaming platform at a good price, though we're still waiting for the games and graphics drivers to really test its mettle.

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.

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Jan, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (

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.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by : Loyd Case (

Gateway FX530XT


The Gateway FX530XT offers an overclocked quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor and the latest ATI graphics hardware, and it does so at a fairly reasonable price.

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.

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Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Gateway FX530XT Desktop Computer Review and Ratings


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

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Denny Atkin (

Gateway FX530XT Review and Ratings


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

Nov, 2006

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


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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FX


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


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

Optical Storage (2nd)

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

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


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


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)


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


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