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Dell XPS 630

Dell XPS 630
alaScore 88

168 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Dell XPS 630. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the size.

price, design, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Dell XPS 630 from The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS - 630 - 2 GB RAM - 3 GHz - 500 GB HDDDell XPS - 630 - 2 GB RAM - 3 GHz - 500 GB HDD

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (

Dell XPS 700 reviewed and ripped apart


It's not often that you read a review of a computer with a line like "You could kill someone with this thing," but the folks at got to write that...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by (

Dell XPS 630 Power Desktop PC


Customizable desktop system provides affordable performance in a stylish package.

Competitively priced

A few chip-set limitations

In general application performance, this XPS 630 (equipped with a 3.16-GHz Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU and 4GB of DDR2-800 Corsair Dominator memory) delivered a WorldBench score of 114, whereas the gaming XPS 630 (equipped with a QX6850 CPU) achieved a score...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Danny Allen (

Dell XPS 630


Dell's XPS 630 is a stylish and competitively priced mainstream gaming PC that can be souped up with extras such as an Ageia PhysX accelerator, a Blu-ray Disc drive, and up to 4GB of DDR2-800 Corsair Dominator memory. And though Dell recently...

Good performance ; Dual graphics cards

A few chipset limitations

Customizable system provides affordable gaming performance in a stylish package.

May, 2008

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Dell XPS 630 Gaming Desktop PC


Customizable desktop system provides affordable gaming performance in a stylish package.

Good performance ; Dual graphics cards

A few chipset limitations

SLI configurations tend to provide their greatest benefit when powering games at higher resolutions--say, 1600 by 1200 and above. If high-resolution gaming is your thing, you might want to upgrade from the bundled 22-inch wide-screen LCD (supporting...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Dell XPS 630 review: Dell XPS 630


Dell XPS 630

Fastest gaming performance in its price category (mostly); distinctive chassis; lots of expandability; Nvidia software makes overclocking easy.

Large case.

With its second full-fledged gaming PC, Dell shows that it understands the mainstream gaming desktop as well as the high-end. The Dell XPS 630 delivers everything a gamer would want in a sub-$2,000 PC, from its components, to its case, to its powerful...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Dell XPS 710 H2C


Thanks to its market muscle, Dell's XPS 710 H2C delivers state-of-the-art gaming power for significantly less than its boutique competition--and with basically identical performance. That fact and the near-silent operation granted by its brand-new...

It's as fast and as fully featured as systems that cost $500 to $1,500 more; new cooling hardware makes this system nearly silent; it's Dell's first system with an overclocked (and under warranty) CPU out of the box; black case looks bad (in the good...

Limited memory bandwidth; no Blu-ray burner option.

Thanks to its market muscle, Dell's XPS 710 H2C delivers state-of-the-art gaming power for significantly less than its boutique competition--and with (basically) identical performance. That fact and the near-silent operation granted by its brand-new...

Jan, 2007

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Dell XPS 630


The Dell XPS 630 ($1,269 direct) represents Dell's entry into the sub-$1,500 gaming PC space. Not everyone needs a $5,000+ gaming box, especially if you just want to play the games and don't care much about frame rates. You won't be raving about the...

Gaming performance for a mainstream price. Quiet operation. SLI and CrossFire options. 750W power supply. Easy to open and upgrade. Intelligent use of lights. Can play Crysis

Still needs more power (SLI) for highest gaming performance. Requires a screwdriver for some upgrades

Dell's XPS 630 slots in between the multimedia XPS 420 and the ultra-gaming XPS 720. It's a "mainstream gaming" PC—one that ultimately outshines the others in the field.

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (

Dell XPS 630i


Dell are one of the largest system manufacturers employing more than 76,500 people worldwide – which is an impressive feat, considering that Michael Dell founded the company in 1984 as PC's Limited with limited capital of $1000. This success story has...

When buying a gaming system it is very important to know you are spending your money on something that is going to last the long haul and the Dell XPS 630 proved to be a solid performer right across the range of our testing suite. During our extensive...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (

Dell XPS 630 Desktop Review and Ratings


It's not intended for go-for-broke gamers, but Dell's XPS 630 is an outstanding entry in the new category of high-quality, reasonably priced mainstream gaming machines.

Good gaming performance for the price ; Lots of expandability options ; Attractive case design

Productivity performance lags just behind similarly priced competition ; Low DX10 frame rates at highest resolutions

Feb, 2008


Expert review by : Robert Maloney (

Dell XPS 630 Gaming Desktop System


If you've followed the tech sector for any appreciable amount of time, you've no doubt heard the tale of Dell Inc. - one of those stories where a guy with a dream founded a company and eventually built it into a corporate giant. Right from the...

Completely configurable, down to the bezel color ; Supports NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire ; Sleek exterior ; Overclocks well

Slight gap when closing side door ; Could use additional fans on rear ; Built around the older 650i chipset

: Just to set things in the proper perspective here, the zero-point system we used in our benchmarks should not be seen as true competition. Differences between chipset, and more primarily the CPU and GPU really make these two systems different...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

Now you can have searing good looks and fearless brawn. Experience the latest technology and innovative design with the XPS 630 - a sleek, head turning warrior created for smashing game performance. A supersonic gaming extravaganza - the XPS 630 offers full-on power with overclocking via BIOS or Nvidia nTune, Intel processors, single or dual graphics cards and a 750W power supply for an extreme experience.

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:6MB
Per Processor Size:6MB


Chassis type:Midi Tower

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)


Energy Management

Power supply:750


Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 3870
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1


Type: None


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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: Yes
Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Other Features

Expansion Slots:- 2 x PCIe X16\n- 1 x PCIe X8\n- 1 x PCIe X1\n- 2 x PCI
Keyboard Special Features:USB
Model availability:DK

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish,\nMcAfee Security Centre 9.0
Display included: No
Mouse included: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD Audio
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:2
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:2


Power supply:750


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.83GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):9
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:582
Processing die size:286
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Kentsfield
Processor core voltage (AC):0.85 – 1.5
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Quad
Processor frequency:2.4
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:Q6600
Processor Number:E8300/E8400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series
Processor socket:Socket T (LGA 775)
Processor threads:4
Tcase:B3=62.2; G0=71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95, 105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:29765
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish,\nMcAfee Security Centre 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:320

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3870/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16

Weight & Dimensions