Bought this unit today from the Futureshop store in Cambridge (even though it said online only) based on the Web Specs. Problem is the web specs were wrong for the Graphics. It does not have dual HD 4870 cards (512 mb each for 1gb total), just one HD 4870 1Gb version.
The lack of crossfire makes a big difference in the perceived cost benefits of this system and explains why only a 500 watt power supply was included to run the system.
Then, when I took it back to futureshop, the computer guy tries to tell me that the dual DVI ports on the back was my dual card setup. Computer savvy --
Heh, I'd stick it to them...advertized system is NOT what they sold you...they owe you a graphics card...and that's a fact. I'd be speaking to the manager, adn then the regional manager, and then head office.
Thanks for the info though...I'm off to futureshop shortly... We'll see what I come back with...
Releases 19 Feb/09. There's powerful and then there's the Gateway FX6800 desktop, boasting Intel's all-new Core i7 920 processor. Combined with a head-spinning 9GB system memory, we dare you to find a task that this machine can't handle with seamless ease. It's also home to an unreal 1TB of storage space, and dual ATI HD4870 graphics cards with 1GB dedicated system memory
I like the case actually. Even with 1 card, its a good deal. However, you could probably go to the store with a printout saying, it's supposed to come with 2 graphics cards, and they would probably do something about it.
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They updated the website, but in true Futureshop fashion they now indicate that the rig has and I quote "dual ATI HD4870 graphics cards with 2GB total dedicated video memory". Should be definitely worth the fight for either a second card or the upgrade to the HD 4870 X2 (2GB of Ram).