Dell Gaming PC with nVidia SLI

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Dell will have a gaming computer in a few weeks to introduce which features two nVidia GeForce graphics cards in SLI array, giving nVidia an important new partner for its SLI technology. The Dell Dimension XPS 600 will cost around 2400 euros in basic version, for the most expensive version around 4000 euros must be paid.

Normally, Dell’s XPS series only gets an upgrade when major new hardware becomes available. Although nVidia’s nForce SLI x16 technology is not new, the XPS 600 is the first Dell computer to ship with two graphics cards in SLI configuration. Dell is not planning to use SLI in regular PCs, the technology will only be used in high-end gaming computers for now.

The XPS 600 comes in basic configuration with two GeForce 7800GTX graphics cards, a 3.2GHz Pentium 4 processor, a 24″ UltraSharp widescreen display, a dual-layer DVD recorder, a DVD reader, a 160GB hard drive and 512MB of RAM. The most expensive version runs at 3.8GHz, has 1.5TB of storage space and 1GB of RAM. There is room for a maximum of 8GB of RAM. Two 92mm fans are used to cool the PC, which according to Dell ensure a silent system.

Given AMD’s advantage in the gaming computer segment, the XPS 600 is a test from ExtremeTech seems to be confirmed, the question is how long Dell will remain loyal to Intel. According to Dimension product manager Joe Curley, Intel will remain Dell’s first choice, but AMD is also in the company’s field of vision. “We will continue to monitor developments at AMD and if there is a unique benefit to our customers, we will certainly consider using it,” said Curley.

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