Gateway FX Series Gaming PCs Now with Intel Core i7 CPUs

Posted by at 7:16 am on November 18, 2008

Gateway today announced two new models in its FX Series of desktop PCs featuring Intel’s fastest desktop platform technology to date, the Intel Core  i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express chipset. The new Core i7 processors feature faster, intelligent multi-core technology that automatically applies processing power where it’s needed most.

The Gateway FX6800-01 is  entry  level gaming PC. The Core i7-920 processor is partnered with an ATI Radeon HD4850 video card, 3GB of DDR3 triple channel memory and high definition audio.

“The new Gateway FX6800-01 featuring the Intel Core i7-920 Processor is another example of our commitment to bringing high-performance PCs into the mainstream price range,” said Glenn Jystad, senior manager, desktop products for Gateway.  

The Gateway FX6800-05, priced at $2.999.99, is fueled by the even more powerful Intel Core i7-940 processor with visuals provided by ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 graphics card and 6GB of DDR3 memory.  The 1TB hard drive is partnered with  high-speed drive an 80GB Intel High Performance Solid State Drive.  

“Solid state hard drive technology on a gaming PC will make a huge difference in the fun factor,” continued Jystad. “Currently used in mission critical environments, users are seeing boot up times that are two to three times as fast and they are running cooler and quieter, and without data fragmentation, all of which are hugely valued by gamers as well.”

In addition to their powerful engines, the FX Series desktops offer numerous user friendly features that add convenience, flexibility and value to their overall proposition.

Hidden pop-out doors keep ports tucked away, out-of-view and free from dust and debris. A pop-up on the top of the system provides convenient access to media ports and the Smart Copy button, which simplifies the storing of digital photos. A hidden pop-out on the front hides the i/o ports most often used for temporary items such as a microphone, headphone, and IEEE 1394 cables.

Touch-sensitive media control buttons make it easy to control DVDs, music play lists and TV functionality. Both the models can include Blu-ray Discâ„¢ optical drives.

The FX6800 PCs come standard with two internal hard drive bays. Customers can also quickly and easily add a third and fourth hard drive by simply sliding out a tray located on the front lower section of the chassis. A completely tool-less process, users simply insert the hard drive into the tray and Vista will immediately recognize and configure it for use.

A backup button on the front of the system is tied to the backup feature found in Microsoft Windows Vista. Using this button, consumers can quickly and confidently copy their files to any storage location they choose.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

Gateway FX6800-01e:

  • Intel Core i7-920 Processor (2.66Gz Quad-Core w/ Intel Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology, new 8-thread CPU architecture with automatic acceleration up to 2.93GHz on a single core)
  • Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • ATI Radeon HD4850 w/ 512MB Discrete Video Memory
  • 3GB (3072MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory [3 x 1024MB])
  • 750GB SATA II hard drive (1) (7200RPM, 16MB cache)
  • 18X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring LabelFlashâ„¢ Technology(2)
  • 15-in-1 High Speed Digital Media Card Reader with Smart Copy Button
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit with Service Pack 1
  • 8 USB 2.0, 2 IEEE 1394a and 2 eSATA  Ports
  • HDMI Connector v1.3 (via DVI-HDMI dongle)
  • 500W Power Supply
  • One year limited warranty

Gateway FX6800

  • Intel Core i7-940 Processor (2.93GHz Quad-Core w/ Intel Hyper-Threading & Turbo Speed Technology, New 8-thread CPU architecture with automatic acceleration up to 3.20GHz on a single core)
  • Intel X58 Express Chipset
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 Graphics w/ 2048MB Discrete Video Memory
  • 6GB (6144MB DDR3 1066MHz Three Channel Memory [3 x 2GB DIMM])
  • 1TB  SATA II hard drive  (7200RPM, 16MB cache)
  • 80GB SSD (Solid State Drive)
  • 18X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring LabelFlash Technology
  • 15-in-1 High Speed Digital Media Card Reader with Smart Copy Button
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit with Service Pack 1
  • 8 USB 2.0, 2 IEEE 1394a and 2 eSATA  Ports
  • HDMI Connector v1.3 (via DVI-HDMI dongle)
  • 1000 Watt Power Supply
  • One year limited warranty


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