Eclipse’s Galaxy i567r577 uses the latest CPU and motherboard technology to deliver superb performance and the highest score in our processing-speed benchmark.

Eclipse’s Galaxy i567r577 uses the latest CPU and motherboard technology to deliver superb performance and the highest score in our processing-speed benchmark. Its dual-core Intel Core i5 600-series processor is very similar to the Core i3 range, but it adds a turbo boost feature and an integrated graphics chip.

The Core i5 670 used by the Eclipse Galaxy i567r577 is the fastest chip in the 600 series, running at 3.46GHz as standard and 3.73GHz with the turbo boost engaged. It scored 139 points in our WorldBench 6 speed test.

The CPU is combined with an ASRock motherboard that uses the latest H55 chipset. It has a pair of PCI Express x16 slots (the Arbico has just one), enabling you to add a second graphics card using CrossFireX or Quad CrossFireX technology. A 4GB allocation of RAM and a 500GB hard drive are also supplied with the Eclipse Galaxy i567r577.

If you’re an avid gamer, it’s possible to get an ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card at this price point. The Eclipse’s HD 5570 delivers only around half the performance in our gaming tests, but it shaves £50 off the Eclipse Galaxy i567r577's purchase price. If you’re not into gaming at all, you could save more money by relying solely on the CPU’s integrated graphics.

The Eclipse Galaxy i567r577's 22in Hanns-G monitor doesn’t stretch to the full-HD resolution offered by three of the machines in our chart, but you may find the slightly larger-rendered text and icons easier on the eyes. Also note that external speakers aren’t supplied.

Budget desktop PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Stronghold
  2. Palicomp Core i5 Blast 750-24 Plus
  3. Arbico i5 6607 Pro
  4. Eclipse Galaxy i567r557
  5. CyberPower Ultra Triton XT

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