The incredibly fast CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT desktop PC is our first review system to use the new 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K. This processor makes all other contenders appear rather slow.

Update, 1 February 2011: Intel has stopped shipments of the chipset used with its latest generation of Core processors after it found a design flaw. At the time of writing CyberPower is unable to ship this model as specified, but is hoping that the problem can be solved remotely by motherboard manufactuers, allowing normal service to be resumed.

The incredibly fast CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT desktop PC is our first review system to use the new 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K. This processor makes all other contenders appear rather slow.

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT desktop PC's quad-core i7-2600K offers some new technologies, but its main benefit is the speed boost it provides. Not only does it have a higher clock speed than previous chips, but an improved version of Turbo Boost lets it push a single core to 3.8GHz without overclocking. However, the ‘K’ in this chip’s name means it has been designed to facilitate overclocking, and reports suggest large speed increases can be achieved using standard cooling.

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT desktop PC recorded 171 points in WorldBench 6 – the best score we’ve seen. In fact, it should have done even better in this test, perhaps scoring 180 points: the Nero portion of the benchmark was uncharacteristically slow, which we suspect was caused by the configuration of the Achilles’ Crucial solid-state disk (SSD).

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT desktop PC is also fitted with a one-terabyte (1TB) hard disk and 8GB of DDR3 RAM. BenQ’s 24in LED-backlit display delivers rich colour and high-quality graphics, although it lacks an HDMI port.

The Radeon HD 6950 graphics card is not so exemplary; we’d like to have seen a 6970. The Cooler Master Elite 310 system case is also unimpressive for a PC of this calibre, and no surround-sound speakers are supplied. Specifying a slightly slower and less expensive ‘Sandy Bridge’ processor and a better graphics card would have made the CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT an even better all-round PC.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. CyberPower Infinity Achilles GT
  2. Chillblast Fusion Torpedo
  3. Arbico Elite i7969 HSD
  4. Palicomp Kinetic Blitz 950-6970
  5. DinoPC Maxosaur 870

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