Dell XPS 8300 Media Desktop Review
Specification and Methodology
Dell XPS 8300
HH Comparison Build: Z68/i5-2500/ Samsung 8GB DDR3-1333/ 2x WD in RAID 0, Dell GTX 560Ti.
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Intel RST 10.6
The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
Good Benchmarking Practice