532P-II MTower DP
sound like a broken record, but - once again, Xi Computer's workstation is
the fastest system in the review. I believe this is the seventh major review
in a row in which Xi Computers came out on top.
If I was the competition, I'd rush out, buy one of these screamers, and tear
it apart to determine what makes it so fast.
For the record, the
C96-2D benchmark scores for the Xi 532P-II MTower DP are: 4.07 for Release
13 with WHIP driver; 7.99 for Release 13 with Soft Engine; and 6.26 for
Release 14 with standard driver. Those numbers are 11-16% faster than the
average scores of the other Pentium IIs. That's impressive, especially
considering that the price spread is less than $150.
The Xi 532P-II MTower DP
exceeded our minimum review configuration and still stayed below our $3,500
price ceiling. It included a 4.3 GB Quantum Ultra hard drive, 64MB of RAM,
and US Robotics 56KB modem.
speak for themselves. The Xi 532P-II MTower DP offers the best performance
of the review and still manages to provide more computer for the money than
most of the competition. If you're looking for a very fast, very affordable
AutoCAD workstation, look no further than the Xi 532P-II MTower DP.