Gateway has updated its FX gaming desktop line to include the new and powerful Intel Core i7 CPU and the Intel X58 chipset. The lowest cost Core i7 offering from Gateway is the FX6800-01e with a price starting at $1,249. The machine runs the Core i7-920 CPU and offers an ATI Radeon HD4850 video card and 3GB of DDR3 RAM.
Gamers wanting more performance and with larger budgets can opt for the $2,999.99 FX6800-05 that uses the Core i7-940 CPU, ATI HD4870 X2 graphics and 6GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage for the lower cost machine is a 750GB SATA drive. The more expensive FX machine includes a 1TB HDD and an 80GB SSD.
“Fueled by the best desktop processors on the planet -- with Intel Hyper-Threading and Intel Turbo Boost Technology -- the new Gateway FX Series desktops will transport gamers to a new level of performance and PC enjoyment,” said CJ Bruno, vice president, sales and marketing group and president, Intel Americas, Inc. “Not only can the new Intel Core i7 processor handle today’s most complex and immersive games, but it’s also powerful enough to handle tomorrow’s gaming advances, ensuring these new systems will continue to meet customers’ needs for years to come.”