The Multiwave Direct Digital Alpha System reviewed here was a mid-range setup, ideal for comparison to a mid-range Pentium II system, here are the specifications for the system:

Multiwave Direct 21164PC Alpha System



Disk Subsystem
Primary Hard Drive Western Digital 4.3GB UDMA Hard Drive
Floppy Disk Drive 1.44MB Mitsumi FDD
CD-ROM Drive AOpen 24X
Memory Subsystem
L1 Cache (on chip) 8KB - Data + 16KB - Instruction Set
L2 Cache (off chip) 1MB
System RAM 2 x 32MB Viking 100MHz SDRAM DIMMs
Processor Subsystem
CPU Digital Alpha 21164PC 533
CPU Fan 21164PC Heatsink + Ball Bearing Fan
Motherboard Digital 164SX Motherboard - Windows NT
Thermal Pad 21164PC Thermal Pad
Sound Card Creative Labs AWE64 Value Edition
Speakers 80W Wave Speakers
Video Subsystem
Graphics Card Matrox Millennium II - 4MB PCI
Monitor Viewsonic Optiquest Q71 - 17"
Physical Attributes
Case Enclosure AOpen HX-45 MidTower AT/ATX Case
Width x Height x Depth 7.87" x 16.30" x 16.54"
Input Devices
Keyboard 104-Key Accufeel Windows 95 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse + Mousepad
Index Multiwave Digital Alpha: Under the Hood
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