3D graphics and gaming performance
Due to inherent design constraints, most all-in-one PCs do not have room for a dedicated graphics card. The Fusion F220 is no exception and relies on an integrated S3 Pro Savage DDR graphics chip. Its frame rate of 8.1fps should dissolve any thoughts you have of using the Fusion as a gaming machine. Gamers should steer clear of all-in-one designs entirely and look for systems that have not only the room to house a dedicated graphics card, but also the option for future upgrades.
3D gaming performance (in fps) (Longer bars indicate better performance)
To measure 3D gaming performance, CNET Labs uses Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 2003, widely used as an industry-standard benchmark. We use Unreal to measure a desktop's performance with the DirectX 8.0 (DX8) interface at a 32-bit color depth and at a resolution of 1,024x768. Antialiasing and anisotropic filtering are disabled. At this color depth and resolution, Unreal is much less demanding than 3DMark03 and is therefore an excellent means of comparing the performance of low-end to high-end graphics subsystems. We report the results of Unreal's Flyby-Antalus test in frames per second (fps).
Performance analysis written by CNET Labs technician David Gussman.
Find out more about how we test desktop systems.System configurations:
Windows XP Home; 2.12GHz AMD Athlon XP 2600+; Via KM266 chipset; 512MB DDR SDRAM 266MHz; integrated S3 Pro Savage DDR 32MB (shared memory); WDC WD1200AB-00DBA0 120GB 5,400rpm
Windows XP Professional; 2.4GHz Intel P4; Intel 865G chipset; 256MB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; integrated Intel 865G 64MB (shared memory); Maxtor 6E040L0 40GB 7,200rpm
HP Compaq d530 Business Desktop
Windows XP Professional; 2.8GHz Intel P4; Intel 865G chipset; 256MB DDR SDRAM 333MHz; integrated Intel 865G 64MB (shared memory); Seagate ST40014A 40GB 7,200rpm
Sony VAIO PCV-W510G
Windows XP Home; 2.4GHz Intel P4; SIS 651 chipset; 512MB DDR SDRAM 333MHz; integrated SIS 651 32MB (shared memory); Seagate ST380011A 80GB 7,200rpm
WinBook Fusion PC F220
Windows XP Home; 2.2GHz Intel Celeron; Via P4M266 chipset; 512MB DDR SDRAM 266MHz; integrated S3 Pro Savage DDR 32MB (shared memory); Samsung SV1203N 120GB 5,400rpm
WinBook backs the Fusion F220 with an industry-average one-year parts-and-labor warranty. Onsite service is not provided, but WinBook will pick up shipping charges to return the system to you via FedEx Second Day Air (you pay to ship the system to WinBook). Since WinBook is not selling the system through its own site but rather via its &siteid=7&edid=&lop=txt&destcat=ex&destUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emicrocenter%2Ecom" target="_blank">Micro Center reseller site, online support is nonexistent. WinBook operates a toll-free tech-support line daily during the hours of 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. CT, however, should you have a question that's not covered by the included printed system manual. The manual is thorough, covering both PC and entertainment functions, and includes a helpful troubleshooting section.