DinoPC’s Maxosaur 870 desktop PC saves some cash by running a Core i7-870 CPU, and it still scored a very fast 152 points in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test.
DinoPC’s Maxosaur 870 is the only desktop PC here to shun Intel’s Core i7-950 processor. Instead running a Core i7-870, the Maxosaur saves some cash on a P55 rather than X58 chipset that is put to better use elsewhere – and it still scored a very fast 152 points in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test.
Many high-end PCs are provided with a speed-boosting SSD in addition to the main hard drive; the DinoPC Maxosaur 870 desktop PC is the first to be fitted with two. By combining a pair of 60GB Crucial SSDs in a Raid 0 setup, DinoPC has delivered the fastest disk sub-system in the chart. Unfortunately, performance is hampered by the lack of USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA support on the motherboard.
With a greater amount of flash storage available, applications can be installed here rather than on the DinoPC Maxosaur 870 desktop PC's main 1TB hard drive. This will drastically reduce load times.
A 25in full-HD Hanns-G monitor is supplied with the DinoPC Maxosaur 870 desktop PC. Despite it being only slightly larger than others here, it looks considerably more impressive. A Blu-ray drive complements the screen nicely, but the external speaker set lacks surround-sound and a subwoofer.
DinoPC has plumped for a Radeon HD 6870 graphics card for the Maxosaur 870 desktop PC, which isn’t as fast as the Chillblast and Palicomp’s HD 5870s.
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- DinoPC Maxosaur 870
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