Making good use of Intel’s 3.2GHz Core i7 960 processor, the Arbico Elite 9655 HD records a blistering 156 points in WorldBench 6.
No stranger to the top of our performance charts, Arbico has once again delivered a storming system, in the form of the Elite 9655 HD. Making good use of Intel's 3.2GHz Core i7 960 processor, this system records a blistering 156 points in WorldBench 6.
The Arbico Elite 9655 HD comes with 6GB of DDR3 memory in a three-channel configuration. It also packs three 500GB hard drives and a powerful 850W PSU.
As is the case with most PCs in this category, a 24in monitor is supplied with the Arbico Elite 9655 HD. The AOC 416V is a 16:10-format display with a 1920x1080 resolution: an ideal companion for the Blu-ray drive. You get more pixels than with the 16:9 models supplied by CyberPower and Mesh, although this screen is a little narrower.
Completing the Arbico Elite 9655 HD's multimedia credentials is a set of 5.1-channel speakers (five speakers and a subwoofer).
Only the choice of graphics card prevents the Arbico Elite 9655 HD from taking top honours: whereas the competition has gone for AMD's flagship single-GPU card, the Radeon HD 5870, Arbico has stepped things down a notch with the HD 5850. The Elite's gaming framerates are therefore a little slower than those of the competition.
Chart ranking (issue 177)
- Mesh Ice7 5870 HD
- Arbico Elite 9655 HD
- CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Heaven (April 2010)
- Chillblast Fusion Eagle
- Eclipse Titan X58 i795R585
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