Like the Chillblast Fusion Terminator and CyberPower Gamer Infinity Quad GT, the Evesham Oxegen CRX88 is a PC that should age well. This quad-core machine will only start to excel when faced with a software library of true multithreaded titles.
Of course, that time has yet to come, and estimates vary as to just how good multicore chips will be in the future. Nonetheless, in today’s environment, the Evesham Oxegen CRX88 is slightly off the pace, while the performance of the third- and fourth-placed PCs offer tempting alternatives for quad-core fans.
The main difference between this machine and the quad-core Chillblast Fusion Terminator is the graphics sub-system. While both the Chillblast Fusion Terminator and CyberPower Gamer Infinity Quad GT have exciting 8800 GTX and dual-GT line-ups, the Evesham Oxegen CRX88 is restricted to a single 8800 GT. This lacks the firepower needed to compete with the other systems.
But that’s not to say that the Evesham Oxegen CRX88 isn’t otherwise well-equipped. The sound system is very good, as is the 500GB hard drive, while the Samsung DVD writer is pretty much the best on the market. The Evesham Oxegen CRX88 also has much the best software bundle. Unfortunately, with so many top-notch PC systems occupying the places ahead of it, the Evesham Oxegen CRX88 struggles to mark itself out as an inspiring option.
Power PCs chart ranking as of Feb 08 issue
- Mesh G92 Titan
- Arbico Elite 8800GT SLI
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity Quad GT
- Chillblast Fusion Terminator
- Evesham Oxegen CRX88