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CADALYST Magazine December Speedy Systems for 3D CAD Modeling Of more lasting importance, AMD's Athlon processor is clearly faster than Intel's Pentium 4 processor. The pair of workstations from Xi Computer show conclusively that the 1.5GHz Athlon delivers more speed at the application level than the 2GHz Pentium 4. And keep in mind that compared to the Athlon, the Pentium 4 has a 33% advantage in raw clock speed. Throw in the fact that the Athlon-based work- station is cheaper, and there's little doubt that the Athlon offers the best value on the market today. —A.L

Best Buy PC World Magazine October Top Ten Power PC's Xi's 1400 MTower SP includes an AMD Athlon-1400 processor with 256MB of 266-MHz DDR SDRAM, and 82GB of storage space available on two hard drives connected to an IDE RAID card. All this led the 1400 MTower SP to a PC WorldBench 2000 score of 242, the highest we've seen yet for a Windows 2000 system. Xi supplies a Leadtek WinFast GeForce3 board for high-end graphics. 

PC World Magazine July Athlon Top 10 Power PC's  Xi's 1400 MTower SP includes an AMD Athlon-1400 processor with 256MB of 266-MHz DDR SDRAM, and 82GB of storage space available on two hard drives connected to an IDE RAID card. All this led the 1400 MTower SP to a PC WorldBench 2000 score of 242, the highest we've seen yet for a Windows 2000 system. 

PC World Magazine July P4 Souped up with a 1.7-GHz Pentium 4 processor, 256MB of PC800 RDRAM, and 80GB of hard drive space spread over two drives connected to an IDE RAID card, it's small wonder that the Xi MTower SP 4170 earned a dazzling 227 on our PC WorldBench 2000 tests.

CADALYST Magazine August  5 Out Of 5 Stars The Xi 2400 MTower MP ran smoothly through our bench-mark tests, ultimately sharing top honors for overall performance. Not only is it a fast system, the MTower MP is also the most economical of the systems tested here. Speed, in combination with economy, high-quality parts, a good warranty, and lots of room for expansion, make the Xi 2400 MTower MP an excellent value. Highly Recommended. - R.L.

CADALYST Magazine April   5 Out Of 5 Stars  The Xi 1200K MTower SP featured 384MB of DDR RAM, filling the three RAM sockets on the motherboard with 128MB SIMMS of PC2100 266MHz DDR RAM. Using other SIMMS, you can populate the Gigabyte motherboard with up to 1GB of RAM.

CADENCE Magazine April Xi usually offers decent systems with good or great performance... With the highest score in every test..., this entry from Xi follows the same pattern...

Cnet February The unanimous winner was the Xi 1.2GHz Athlon system with DDR--a bit of an upset. Not only did the Athlon-based Xi DDR MTower SP pound the Pentium 4-based system at business tasks, it out-jabbed the P4 in 3D performance, the Pentium 4's raison d'Ítre. You know the results; now check out the gory details.

CADALYST Magazine January  Based on a 1.2GHz AMD Athlon Thunderbird processor, the Xi 1200K MTower SP is a speedy and moderately priced system. This Xi system either equaled or excelled the scores of the Pentium 4 systems— significant when you consider that the Pentium 4 systems were running 300MHz faster and using a front-end bus speed that was twice as fast.