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Dedicated Gamers Double Their Fun With Dell's(tm) Latest Desktop

Dell launches next generation XPS desktop with latest dual graphicstechnology to increase performance in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

BRACKNELL, UK, Aug. 10, 2005 - Dell today announced enthusiasts and gamers can double their entertainment with advanced dual-graphics technology in its new XPS 600 system.

The DellTM XPS 600 desktop delivers high levels of performance for a richer entertainment experience with dual graphics based on new NVIDIA® technology combined with Intel® dual-core (two-in-one) processors.

The XPS 600 provides two PCI-Express x16 slots optimised for customers who want to use dual graphics cards in a single system. Dual graphics cards and dual-core processors can significantly improve performance for gaming and multimedia applications. Dell's innovative use of dual x16 PCIe graphics with NVIDIA scalable link interface (SLITM) X16 technology can increase video bandwidth by up to 100 percent compared to competitive dual x8 PCIe-based systems. As a result, XPS 600 users can play 3-D games and DVDs at the highest resolution settings for realistic entertainment, and can easily run any future applications and devices requiring high video bandwidth.

"Dell worked aggressively with NVIDIA and the leading game developers to bring dual-graphics innovation quickly to customers," said Emily Campbell, Director of Consumer Products, Dell EMEA. "The innovation behind the XPS 600 gives gamers and enthusiasts bleeding edge performance and entertainment value, along with the support services to keep their systems staying up all night right along with them."

"Dell is the world's first computer company to deliver an Intel-based PC powered by NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 technology," Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of NVIDIA said. "Dell and NVIDIA are enabling customers to play all of today's popular games or movies at the most intense and vivid settings-the way they're meant to be played-while offering the system performance necessary to run future games and multimedia applications."

Blasting the Boundaries of 32-bit Computing

The first Dell consumer desktop to offer dual graphics, the XPS 600 can deliver up to 150 percent faster graphics performance compared to the previous Dell XPS*1. Dell engineered the XPS 600 to enable enthusiasts to take full advantage of their two x16 PCIe graphics cards and dual-core processors, which can improve multitasking, and for enjoying multimedia In contrast, previously customers could install x16 cards in existing dual-core/dual-graphics system designs but could only run them at the x8 graphics bandwidth.

The latest Dell XPS 600 continues to offer users high end expandability with up to 1.5TB of RAID capable storage, ideal for storing a users growing library of games, photography and video. Along with this Dell offer a comprehensive 1 Year Onsite Service and technical support, upgradeable to 4 Years for peace of mind, these features provide XPS 600 users extreme performance without compromise.

Additional XPS 600 specifications:

  • Dual NVIDIA GeForceTM 7800 GTX 256MB x16 PCIe graphics cards
  • NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 IntelTM Edition media and communications processor
  • System uses 667MHz DDR2 memory
  • Intel Extreme Edition, Pentium® 4 6xx single-core, and 8xx dual-core processors
  • WindowsTM XP Home or Professional Operating System
  • Wide array of optical devices including DVD+/-RW drives, (Dual optical capable)
  • Designated XPS support and Dell Support 3.0 proactive alert application

Pricing and Availability

The XPS 600 starts at £1399 including VAT and delivery with a Pentium 4 640 processor with HT Technology, 1024MB Dual Channel DDR2 533MHz memory, 250GB SATA hard drive, dual 16X DVD-ROM +R/-RW drives, Windows XP Home, and single NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX x16 PCIe graphics card. The new system is available later this month in EMEA. For more information on DimensionTM or XPS products, visit: http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx?c=uk&cs=ukdhs

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About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) is a trusted and diversified information-technology supplier and partner, and sells a comprehensive portfolio of products and services directly to customers Worldwide. Dell, recognised by Fortune magazine as America's most admired company and No. 3 globally, designs, builds and delivers innovative, tailored systems that provide customers with exceptional value. Company revenue for the past year was $51.1 billion. For more information about Dell and its products and services, visit http://www.dell.co.uk/

Pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes, fees, and shipping and handling charges are extra, and vary. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

*1Based on the 3D Mark05 benchmark tests performed by Dell Labs in July 27, 2005 comparing the XPS 600 with Intel Pentium 4 670 processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB x16 PCIe graphics cards, dual channel DDR2 533MHz 2x 512 MB, Windows XP Pro SP2, 250GB HDD, and integrated audio with a Dimension XPS Gen 5 with Intel Pentium 4 670 processor, single ATI X850XT Platinum Edition graphics card, dual channel DDR2 533MHz 2x 512 MB, Windows XP Pro SP2, 250GB HDD, and integrated audio. Actual performance will vary.

® 2005 Dell Corporation Limited. Dell, XPS, Dimension and the Dell logo are either registered or unregistered trademarks of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

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