The Mesh Elite E6700 GTS PCA sees Mesh returning to more predictable territory - with some very pleasing results. In fact, as an overall exhibition of features and components, the Elite E6700 puts on quite a show.
- CyberPower Infinity Crossfire GT
- Arbico CD8800 XL
- Mesh Elite E6700 GTS PCA
- Mesh Elite Q6600 PCA
- Evesham Axis R6 XT
After June's foray into the increasingly exciting world of Quad-core technology (see the Elite Q6600 PCA), this month's new entry from Mesh sees it returning to more predictable territory - although still with some very pleasing results. In fact, as an overall exhibition of features and components, the Elite E6700 puts on quite a show.
For a start, we have the appearance of the Core 2 Duo E6700 CPU. Doubted this is no longer the stunner it once was - four of this month's Top Five offer this exact chip - but you still get some pretty sizzling performance from the chip. In this Vista-tinted age, the 2GB of DDR RAM can only be described as an essential inclusion. But, again, the Mesh delivers.
Whether you think this the best of the PCs for visuals will depend on your priorities. The 22in Mirai screen is expansive and, while it still lacks the top quality of the 20in Samsung screen, it does manage to create an eye-catching display - far more so than the 22in Iiyama. The 640MB 8800 GTS is a very decent card, although it does lag behind the 8800 GTX (predictably) and (perhaps more surprisingly) the ATI HD 2900 XT. The latter is an excellent card that offers clear performance advantages over the similarly priced 8800 GTS - in some cases, the Mesh found itself 10-20fps behind the CyberPower.