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Ginger6 G6 Vision review

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Price when reviewed : £800
inc VAT

Needs more RAM to make the most of its great components


3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450, 4GB RAM, 23.6in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Ginger 6 has paired a 1TB hard disk with a super-fast 128GB SSD to give the G6 Vision a speed boost in file transfers and startup times. If you’re constantly waiting for your existing PC to load, the difference an SSD can make will be eye-opening.

Ginger6 G6 Vision

The G6 Vision reaches the Windows desktop in just under 30 seconds, letting you start work or play much sooner than with a traditional hard disk. Once you’re there, the Intel Ivy Bridge processor and 4GB of RAM should be able to handle all your desktop applications. Our multimedia benchmarks are a prime example. Finishing with an overall score of 113, the G6 Vision is around 10% faster than our reference PC. It won’t outpace an overclocked system, so you may need to look for a multiplier-unlocked processor if you plan on running intensive multithreaded applications.

You’ll also be able to play the latest games, thanks to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 SE with its 1GB of dedicated video memory. It completed our Dirt3 test at an average of 41.5fps, although our more demanding Crysis 2 test highlighted its limitations. Managing just 18.2fps, you’ll have to turn down anti-aliasing and detail settings on some games.

The G6 Vision is built in to a basic midi tower case that’s made from a combination of plastic, steel and wire mesh for added ventilation. The blue LED lights glowing from inside may not be to everyone’s taste, but they’re relatively unobtrusive. A sensibly placed I/O panel is fitted in the roof of the case, with two USB ports, a pair of 3.5mm audio jacks and a multiformat card reader.

Ginger6 G6 Vision

Once you run out of ports around the front, there are plenty more around the back, including four USB ports, two faster USB3 ports and one PS/2 port, as well as DVI, VGA and HDMI outputs for the integrated graphics card. One digital optical and three 3.5mm audio outputs complete the selection.

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Basic Specifications

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Processor Intel Core i5-3450
Processor external bus 100MHz
Processor multiplier x31
Processor clock speed 3.1GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-V LX
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/6
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support none

Internal Expansion

Case midi tower
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 2 (1)
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 2 (1)
Free Serial ATA ports 3
Free memory slots 3
Free 3.5in drive bays 2

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Crucial CT128M4SSD2 + Seagate ST1000DM003-9YN162
Interface SATA3
Total storage capacity 1,144GB


Graphics card(s) Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Se
Graphics/video ports HDMI, DVI, VGA


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs 7.1 line out, optical S/PDIF out
Speakers none

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 23.6 in
Screen model AOC 2436Vwa
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs VGA, DVI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Microsoft Wired Keyboard 600
Mouse Microsoft Wheel Mouse Optical 1.1A


Software included none
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Operating system restore option restore disc

Buying Information

Warranty one year collect and return
Price £800

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