AVA Direct Custom GT3 SFF Gaming System Review

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Preliminary Testing, SANDRA

We tested the AVA Direct GT3, exactly as it came configured, against similarly priced pre-built systems.Specifically, we tested against a Dell system, one from iBuyPower, and another from Velocity Micro.

HotHardware's Test Systems
Performance Comparisons

System 1:

AVA Direct Custom GT3
Intel Core i7 920 (2.66GHz)
ASUS P6T X58 3-way SLI/quad GPU CrossFire motherboard
6GB Kingston DDR3-1333
(3 x 2048)
ATI Radeon HD 4850
500GB Western Digital Caviar Black HDD
Windows Vista Home Premium x64

System 2:

Dell XPS 625 Phenom II Gaming System
AMD Phenom II X4 940 (3.0 GHz)
AMD 790FX Custom Motherboard
4GB DDR2-800 (2 x 2048)
ATI Radeon HD 4850
150GB Western Digital Velociraptor (10,000RPM)
Windows Vista Home Premium X64

System 3:
iBuyPower Gamer Paladin F970
Intel Core i7 965 (3.2GHz)

Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Intel X58 Chipset Motherboard
12GB Corsair DDR3-1333 (2GB x 6)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295
128GB 2.5-inch SATA MLC SSD
1TB Serial-ATA-II 7200rpm
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit

AVA Direct GT3 CPU & Memory Configurations As Reported By CPU-Z
Preliminary Testing with SiSoft SANDRA 2009
Synthetic Benchmarks

Our first tests were conducted by simply running SiSoftware's SANDRA 2009. We ran a handful of the suite's built-in benchmarks and came up with the following results:

CPU Benchmark

Memory Bandwidth

Multi-Media Benchmark

Physical Disks

Clearly, the AVA Direct GT3 is performing where it should be considering its hardware configuration, but is it enough for gaming on the go? Let's go deeper with a vigorous round of benchmarking and see if the GT3 offers everything you'll need for your next LAN fest.     

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