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Gateway FX6800

Gateway FX6800
alaScore 84

86 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews of Gateway FX6800. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Gateway FX6800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Comments about the price and usability are generally positive, but there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway FX6800-01e Desktop PCGateway FX6801-03 Desktop PCGateway FX6800-01E Refurbished Desktop PC - Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz, 3GB DDR3, 750GB HDD, DVDRW, Vista Home Premium 64

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Gordon Mah Ung (

Gateway FX6800


Gateway's trademark cow is long dead, but that doesn't mean the company can't be its quirky old self—something the FX6800 gaming rig illustrates perfectly. With its itsy-bitsy, microATX board, “I don't care about appearances” wiring, and moderate...

Quieter and faster than many far more expensive PCs

MicroATX board limits your expansion capabilities

There’s a lot to like about the FX6800. It’s not Kick Ass–worthy, but it’s pretty affordable, and it won’t leave you embarrassed, even if you compare it to last month’s fire-breather. The FX6800 is a little like driving your dad’s AMC AMX against an...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: David Murphy (

Gateway FX6800-11


The Gateway FX6800-11 has great numbers in almost all respects. It's a fast system--one of the best value PCs in general performance, and nearly top-notch in gaming, too. The connections are ample, the case is beautiful, and the available storage is...

Good all-around performance ; Above-average storage

Less-expensive PCs offer better results ; Wasted interior space hurts upgradability

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: David Murphy (

Gateway FX6800-05


Unless you glanced at a specification chart or popped their tops, you'd have no way of distinguishing between the Gateway FX6800-05 and its less expensive cousin, the FX6800-01E. The two systems use an identical chassis with carbon-copy labeling and...

Speedy CPU and solid state hard disk ; Top-notch graphics

Limited upgradability ; No Blu-ray Disc drive

This Gateway is one of the better power PCs available, if the price and limited upgradability don't scare you away.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: (

Gateway FX6800-01e Value Desktop PC


With top-notch performance, design, and expandability, the Gateway FX6800-01e is one of the better desktops in the value-PC category.

Excellent performance and expandability ; Intel Core i7 920 CPU

Slightly cluttered internal wiring ; Expensive for the value-PC category

Gateway bundles a giant, full-color setup guide with the rig that details how to connect the monitor and cabling. The comprehensive reference guide is specific to the FX6800-01e, and it should answer even the most technical of questions a newbie might...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: David Murphy (

Gateway FX6800-01e


Gateway has put all the bells and whistles on its FX6800-01e desktop--it's either a killer value PC or an inexpensive power PC, take your pick. No matter what you call it, this system offers compelling performance for its price. Though it isn't the...

Excellent performance and expandability ; Core i7 920 CPU

Slightly cluttered internal wiring ; Slightly cluttered internal wiring

With top-notch performance, design and expandability, the FX6800-01e is one of the better value PCs in the category, period.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Daniel Lim (

Gateway FX6800-05 review : Intel 80GB SSD, i7 940, plus ATI 4870 X2’s gaming rig


Gateway's FX6800-01e was the first i7, Nehalem, Quad-Core processor PC we tested , and its performance boost over the previous Core 2 architecture was obvious. That was the company's lowest FX-series rig with Nehalem/Bloomfield; today we have the...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Nick Mokey (

Gateway FX6800-01e Review


The hype surrounding Intel's new Core i7 Quad-Core processor touches down at Gateway in the form of the new FX6800-01e gaming machine, with a hot new i7 beating within. The inky-black-and-orange machine impressed us with its computational fortitude,...

Outstanding gaming and desktop performance; good hardware mix; attractive case

Cheap accessories; preloaded trialware; random crashes; chintzy case widgets

There's a lot to like about this reasonably priced gaming rig, though it has its share of problems as well.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Rich Brown (

Gateway FX6800-01e review: Gateway FX6800-01e


Gateway's FX6800-01e is the first mainstream PC we've seen with Intel's new Core i7 desktop processor, but that's far from the only exciting feature in this desktop. A smartly spruced-up case design and a forward-looking motherboard give this PC a...

Unique case design with useful extras; second graphics card slot.

Competing Dell PC has twice the RAM and faster performance as a result.

With lots of useful features (some cleverly hidden), Gateway's FX6800-01e stands out from the boring mainstream pack. It also uses Intel's new CPU and motherboard combination to provide speed and upgradeability. You can find faster PCs for a similar...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (

Gateway FX6800-01e Review – Intel Core i7 (Nehalem) Powered Gaming Rig


Sitting on the SlashGear test bench for the past week or so has been Gateway's FX6800-01e PC, and boy have we wanted to tell you about it. Outwardly there's little to suggest - beyond the color scheme, which edges on the vibrant - that the FX6800-01e...

Nov, 2008

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Gateway FX6800-01e


One last nit relates to the OS: Why install 64-bit Vista when the system comes with only 3GB of memory? Any benefits of 64-bit don't come into play until you have more than 4GB for RAM. I guess Gateway put Vista 64-bit on the FX6800-01E on the...

Good expandability. External hard drive bays work with off-the-shelf SATA drives. Plays Crysis yet costs less than $1,300. CrossFire-capable motherboard

Expansion limited by the included 500W power supply. Crapware. Plastics could be better. 64-bit OS doesn't make sense with only 3GB. Only 60-day trial of Norton 360

The Gateway FX6800-01e is all about gaming on the "cheap." For a lot less money than top-tier gaming boxes, the FX6800-01e can get you into gaming and the latest technology.

Product Specifications

Turn your stimulus into stimulust with Gateway's gaming supercomputer. The Gateway FX6800-09 desktop is powered by a hyper-threaded Intel Core i7 processor, with an 8-thread CPU architecture with automatic acceleration. Memory is three-channel 1066MHz DDR3, and the incredible graphics come thanks to the NVIDIA GTX 280 with DDR3 discrete video memory. All of that means the Gateway FX6800-09 is a leviathan - so it makes sense that it has a massive hard drive and Gigabit Ethernet standard. And the number of ports and bays redefine the phrase "double digit." If you are deep into gaming and multimedia creation, then this newest in Gateway's famed FX line is for you.

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway / Gateway FX/Gateway FX


Chipset Type:Intel X58 Express


Color:Copper / Jet black/Jet black/Jet black / Metallic copper


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz/2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:920/920 / I7-920/940 / I7-940
Type:Core i7


Installed Size:3GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:12GB/16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Solid state drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1.08TB/1TB/750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4850/ATI Radeon HD 4870/NVIDIA GeForce GTS 150/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
Interface Type:PCI Express x16