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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Aspire XC-605 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (350 megahertz) amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of PCs of this age and type is 300MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 690MHz.
Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers
On average Acer few processor core computers have good ratings as do all computers produced by Acer.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire XC-605 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.
Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Across all the similar spec computers that have been around for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605 the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Aspire XC-605 has a quite big max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire XC-605. The average hard drive capacity of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 is 650GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB.
If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price] (2TB and higher rated).
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Similar spec computers that came out more than a year ago have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. The Aspire XC-605 has a fairly big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age.
If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_3132464_price] (2TB and higher rated).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 6 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that were released one year ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Four Processor Threads
The Acer Aspire XC-605 has more processor threads than most of the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605. Most of the few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 only have between two and three processor threads, however this Acer PC has four processor threads.
Supports One Case Placement
The number of placements supported by the Acer Aspire XC-605 is more than most personal computers that were launched more than a year ago. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by personal computers that came out around the same time as the Aspire XC-605.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
With a width of only 100 millimeters, the Aspire XC-605 is one of the narrower similar spec personal computers that were released more than a year ago amongst few processor core computers of this age. The narrowest personal computer of this spec and age is 29mm wide and the widest is 660mm.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Aspire XC-605 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
At only 1.7 gigabytes, the Acer Aspire XC-605 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year. Across all the few processor core computers that are a similar age to the Aspire XC-605 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 3.1GB.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire XC-605 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Aspire XC-605 which has two USB 3.0 ports.
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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
Most computers of a comparable type and age to the Aspire XC-605 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Aspire XC-605 which has one PCI Express x1 slot.
2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire XC-605
Released Over a Year Ago
This desktop computer has been on the market for over a year.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.6 gigahertz, the Aspire XC-605 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a similar time to the Aspire XC-605.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Water Cooling System
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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For the actual hardware, this is a good buy. Very compact, 3 processor, 4gb ram, optical drive, 1tb hd, and windows os. Not bad for the price. Even comes with a decent mouse and kb
None, it was DOA
Good price for 3
Small, quiet, cheap, decently powerful processor for the price, and room for a small amount of upgrades like a low pro. video card and 16g of ram
All around its a wonderful little pc, and its on sale
Because I didn't have time to set it up in the 30 day window from purchase, I am stuck with this piece of crp
To fit most video cards would require some modification to the case due to the pci express slot being so close to the top. But I know hardcore gaming is not what this was meant for and the on board gr
Power supply is also a bit weak for any upgrades at only 220w