Summary

Our Score

8/10

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Of course I have to remember that Mesh rushed this machine out to us before Christmas, in order to be the first X850XT PE equipped machine in our labs, so I can forgive one or two build issues. I would hope that none of these problems will appear in production systems. But one area where the Elite 560 DVI-Xtreme does excel is performance.

The SYSMark 2004 score is quite impressive at 214 and the overall PCMark 2004 score of 5922 is equally good, but I doubt anyone would buy this PC and use it only for office and productivity applications, due to its high-end gaming graphics card. 3DMark03 is getting long in the tooth with a card like this and although 13,444 is not the highest score achieved in our labs it’s still very high. 3DMark05 pushed the card further, and this is the first PC at TrustedReviews to break the 6,000 mark with a score of 6,072.

I have to apologies for the lack of Half-Life 2 benchmarks, but as we have just moved offices and not had our Internet connection set up as yet there was no way to get Half-Life 2 up and running. The Elite 560 DVI-Xtreme managed to achieve 91.1fps in Doom 3, which is a pretty good score only outdone by the top of the range cards from nVidia. The Unreal Tournament 2004 timedemo finished with a reasonably impressive frame rate of 117.7 while Far Cry was something of a disappointment with a mere 65.27fps. It goes to show that with the current generation of graphics cards and games, you have to mix and match depending on what games you like to play if you want to get the best performance out of your gaming PC.

The Mesh Elite 560 DVI-Xtreme should appeal to anyone looking for a high-end gaming PC that’s ideal for video editing or even heavy duty image editing. Mesh has also thrown in a three year on-site warranty so you’re covered just in case something goes wrong. However, there is one thing that takes the shine off the Mesh and that’s the steep asking price of £1,878.83 + £45.83 for delivery, making this a very expensive PC. Ultimately though, it’s one of those “you get what you pay for” situations, and if Mesh sorts out the build quality issues, the Elite 560 DVI-Xtreme will be a well specified and very fast PC.

Verdict

The Mesh Elite 560 DVI-Xtreme is a feature rich performance machine with masses of hard drive space and memory, but it isn’t without its faults. If you’ve got deep pockets, this Mesh will keep you at the cutting edge of PC technology for a while at least.

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