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CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 review

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate might be based on Intel's older E8500 chip, but it has a secret weapon: faster DDR3 RAM.

With Intel’s older E8500 chip inside, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 could have been left behind by the competition. But this desktop PC has a secret weapon. By using faster (and considerably more expensive) DDR3 RAM, CyberPower hopes to recover some of the performance lost to Intel’s brand-new E8600 chip.

In our tests, this action plan didn’t yield stunning results. The CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 scored 119 points in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test – a score just one point above the slowest of this month’s budget machines. The computer’s HD 4870 graphics card also turned in slightly disappointing scores in our gaming tests.

Still, the DDR3 RAM isn’t the only trick up the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3’s sleeve. Its Coolermaster Dominator 690 case is a well-built, spacious and feature-packed model, with excellent airflow potential. Five 5.25in and five 3.5in drive bays are provided.

Support for Crossfire technology means it’s possible to add a second graphics card to the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 later on, and the 780W Hiper power supply is powerful enough to accommodate this.

Sadly, only a single 500GB hard drive is fitted and memory expansion will be tricky: the CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3’s 4GB allocation is supplied in four 1GB sticks. Neither is a standalone sound card supplied, and the speakers are a simple 2.1-channel set.

A 22in Hanns-G display and Blu-ray drive complete the package.


Chart ranking: Power desktop PCs (January issue)

  1. Arbico Elite 8626GTX
  2. Zoostorm 64-6406
  3. Chillblast Fusion Photon
  4. CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3
  5. Mesh Xtreme GTX260 PCA


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CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 Expert Verdict »

3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500
Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit (choose XP or Vista 32bit at no extra cost)
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATA
Gigabyte GA-EP45T-DS3R
10 x USB 2.0
22in Hanns-G H223W (0.28mm pixel pitch
1,680x1,050)
512MB PCI Express Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 4870 (games scores: Crysis = 60fps
Fear = 228fps)
onboard Realtek ALC889A
2 x Logitech S220
subwoofer
6x BD-ROM
20x/20x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
Nero Essentials
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score 119
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The CyberPower Gamer Infinity XT Ultimate DDR3 is a well-constructed PC with high-quality components and excellent upgrade potential.


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