In the real world,
raw performance is weighted against cost. Bang for the buck in a pure
graphics environment means systems that can generate graphically rich
pictures in a short amount of time for the least amount of
For the performance oriented but budget-conscious, the Xi 600 Mtower
DP is the best choice. When you compare its good overall
benchmark scores with its low price tag, it shows up as a real bargain.
Its Viewperf CDRS-03 score was midrange (20), but still nothing to squawk
about. It was a top scorer in Fourier and BYTE mark floating-point
tests, and it had the second-highest Microsoft Access - based database
score. It got middle-of-the-road results on C++, yet it's certainly
still a strong choice for programmers.
"Sporting a fast CPU and a low price, the Xi 600 MTower DP should
make a great Windows NT workstation.
With solid overall performance scores, better-than-average graphics
performance, and a $2,999 price tag, it represents
the best bang for your buck."