Dell gears up for more gaming

Dell has bolstered its desktop PC line with the launch of its latest gaming machine, the Dimension XPS Generation 5. This builds on the previous Dimension by offering support for no less than three 500GB hard drives and featuring higher specification graphics cards.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  June 29, 2005

Dell has bolstered its desktop PC line with the launch of its latest gaming machine, the Dimension XPS Generation 5. This builds on the previous Dimension by offering support for no less than three 500GB hard drives and featuring higher specification graphics cards. The Dimension XPS Generation 5 is based on the latest processors, chipsets and video solutions to hit the market. The key concerns of gamers – namely speed and graphics - are taken care of by Intel’s new dual-core Pentium D processors and high-end graphics cards by nVidia and/or ATi. Whereas the previous Dimension was equipped with only mid-range graphics cards (such as ATi’s X300 SE), the XPS Gen 5 is ready to tackle the most demanding of shoot ‘em ups and racers thanks to its offer of either nVidia’s high-end 256MB GeForce 6800 card or ATi’s 256MB Radeon X850 XT PE. Dell has also taken into account the many megabytes of hard disk space needed to store the latest games by making the Dimension G5 able to support three 500GB Serial ATA 2 hard drives. This huge capacity also means users can store thousands of digital songs or hundreds of hours worth of digital video. On the RAM front, Dell’s Dimension includes new advanced dual-channel memory (up to 4GB) to help gamers load programs faster, navigate screens more quickly and experience smoother game play. In terms of the display that games and program are viewed on, the G5 PC comes with either a standard 17" CRT monitor or optional flat-panel upgrade, up to 24-inches in panel size. “We engineered the Dimension XPS Generation 5 to deliver the latest processors, graphics, and sound options for the ultimate gaming and multi-media experience,” commented Peter Winkle, dimension product manager, Dell EMEA. “Adding to this, the innovative, stylish design, this is a system that offers the consumer one of the highest levels of expandability and configurability in one multimedia workstation designed specifically for the home user.” The Dimension XPS Generation 5 is priced from US$1634 (depending upon exact system configuration). Further specs and info are available from www.dell.com/xps.

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