• 2006

Hardware Description

Targeted at the gaming community, this model featured the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors with dual nVidia GeForce 7900 GTX in SLI mode, a 7200RPM SATA hard drive and dual-channel DDR2 RAM. For the first time in an XPS desktop, the BIOS allowed overclocking, while the aluminum case featured a distinctive "leaning" design. The XPS 700 used significantly larger power supplies than the other XPS models to accommodate higher-end video cards and overclocked CPUs. Like its forerunners, it used a non-standard non-ATX motherboard, thereby limiting upgradability. It was replaced by the XPS 710 and many customers were offered a free motherboard upgrade to XPS 720 specification following complaints about the system.