Alienware Area-51 7500 (Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800) review: Alienware Area-51 7500 (Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800)

Microsoft Office productivity test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Microsoft Office productivity test  
AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 test bed
556 
Note: * CPU and graphics card are overclocked

3D gaming performance (in fps)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Quake 4 1,024x768, 4xAA 8xAF  
F.E.A.R. 1,600x1,200 SS 8xAF  
F.E.A.R. 1,024x768 SS 8xAF  
*Velocity Micro Raptor DCX
163.3 
127 
202 
*Alienware Area-51 7500
124.2 
96 
159 
Dell XPS X700
115.2 
88 
126 
*Falcon Northwest Mach V
114.2 
77 
148 
AMD Athlon 64 FX-62 test bed
99.6 
46 
92 
Note: * CPU and graphics card are overclocked

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System configurations

Alienware Area-51 7500
Windows XP Professional SP2; 3.26GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Nvida Nforce 4 SLI Intel Edition chipset; (2) 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX SLI; (2) Western Digital Raptors 150GB 10,000rpm SATA; Nvidia nforce RAID class controller (RAID 0)

Dell XPS X700
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 SP2; 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; Nvidia Nforce 590 SLI chipset; (2) 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX SLI; (2) Western Digital 320GB 7,200rpm SATA; Nvidia Nforce RAID class controller (RAID 0)

*Falcon Northwest Mach V
Windows XP Professional SP2; 3.14GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Intel 975X chipset; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 SLI; Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,000rpm SATA;

*Velocity Micro Raptor DCX
Windows XP Professional SP2; 3.19GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; Intel 975X chipset; (2) 512MB ATI Radeon X1900 Crossfire; (2) Western Digital Raptors 150GB 10,000rpm SATA; Western Digital 400GB, 7,200prm, SATA; Nvidia Nforce RAID class controller (RAID 0)

AMD test bed
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard; Nvidia Nforce 590 SLI chipset; Corsair 1,024MB DDR2 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTX (PCIe); WDC WD740GD-00FLA2 74GB 10,000rpm SATA; Windows XP Professional SP2; PC Power & Cooling 1kw power supply

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    Alienware Area-51 7500 (Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800)

    Part Number: CNETAlienwareArea-51-7500Core2ExtremeX6800 Released: Jul 27, 2006
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    • Release date Jul 27, 2006