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Published April 9, 2010
Gateway loads the OS with their custom theme which features a gray smoke background along with the company's name and logo. Unfortunately they also include quite a bit of software you won't necessarily use. The default desktop icons reveal some of it: Creative EAX Gadget, eBay shortcut, Gateway Games, Microsoft Office 60 day trial, Microsoft Works, Nero 9, Netflix shortcut, Norton Internet Security 2009 60-day trial and CyberLink Power Director.
Other pre-installed applications include CyberLink PowerCinema, Gateway InfoCentre, Gateway MyBackup, Gateway ScreenSaver, Gateway Updater, Identity Card and the Windows Live suite.
Below we have included some reference benchmark results from the several tests that were run on the Gateway FX6831-03 to give you an idea of how its processor, graphics card, hard drive and memory system perform under load. All benchmarks were run with Turbo Boost enabled.
The power of the Core i7 860 processor and Radeon HD 5850 graphics card shouldn't surprise anyone by now. We have reviewed both components in detail before. If you are looking for a straight performance comparison between processors in this segment or high-end graphics cards we suggest you check our standalone component reviews.
|3DMark Vantage (1280 x 1024)|
|Super PI Mod 1.5|
|1M test||0m 14.312 sec|
|4M test||1m 12.574 sec|
|Sandra processor arithmetic|
|Agregate arithmetic performance||69.68 GOPS|
|Dhrystone iSSE4.2||83.45 GIPS|
|Whetstone iSSE3||56 GFLOPS|
|Sandra processor multimedia|
|Aggregate multimedia performance||135.32 MPixel/s|
|Multimedia Integer x16 iSSE4.1||156 MPixel/s|
|Multimedia Float x8 iSSE2||114.56 MPixel/s|
|Multimedia Double x4 iSSE2||62.55 MPixel/s|
|Sandra memory bandwidth|
|Aggregate Memory Performance||16.53 GB/s|
|Integer Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth||16.52 GB/s|
|Float Buff'd iSSE2 Memory Bandwidth||16.54 GB/s|
|Sandra memory latency|
|Memory Latency||76 ns|
|Sandra file systems|
|Drive Score||59.12 MB/s|
|Random Access Time||5.26 ms|
|Sandra physical disks|
|Drive Score||101.7 MB/s|
|Random Access Time||17 ms|
|Crysis (High quality)|
|1680 x 1050, no AA/AF||57.03 fps|
|1920 x 1080, no AA/AF||50.86 fps|
|Just Cause 2 (High quality, Dark Tower level)|
|1680 x 1050, 8x AA / 16x AF||44.23 fps|
|1920 x 1080, 8x AA / 16x AF||40.03 fps|
|Unreal Tournament 3, max settings|
|1920 x 1080, 4x AA / 16x AF||133 fps|
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