|Xi MTower 64SLI
Cadalyst Labs Grade: A
The Xi MTower 64SLI system from
@Xi Computer posted the fastest scores ever on the Cadalyst C2001
Benchmark test, breaking the record that @Xi previously set in
The @Xi MTower 64SLI system
led the pack with top scores on all three benchmark tests.
Housed in the standard @Xi
Computer case—a midtower design with a swing-away drive bay door and
a panel on the front with USB and FireWire connections—the MTower
64SLI offers additional USB connectors and a FireWire connector on
the back, for a total of 10 USB 2.x connections and two FireWire
connections. The case design features ten drive bays—four 5.25" and
two 3.5" external, and another five internal 3.5" bays. Combined
with the 460W Enermax power supply, this system offers tremendous
opportunities for expansion and earned an A+ in this category.
The MTower 64SLI is one of
three systems in this roundup that are SLI-capable, providing two
PCI Express 16x slots. The system also has two onboard 10/100/1000
network circuits, adding further to expandability options. We tested
the system with 2GB of DDR 400/533 memory, although fully populated
the MTower 64SLI holds 4GB of RAM.