We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
Budget PCs Reviews
15,670 Reviews

CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo review

£749 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's Core i3 processor offers a significantly higher clock speed than the 2.66GHz i5 750 favoured by its rivals.

The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's Core i3 processor offers a significantly higher clock speed than the 2.66GHz i5 750 favoured by its rivals.

CyberPower's Infinity i3 Apollo is the first Core i3-powered entrant to our charts. The 3.06GHz 540 CPU seen here offers a significantly higher clock speed than the 2.66GHz i5 750 favoured elsewhere, but this dual-core chip can't offer the same future-proofing as the quad-core i5- and i7-based machines.

Those who run lots of apps at once will notice a performance decrease with the Core i3. For most users, however, the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo will deliver an excellent computing experience. Its higher clock speed enables it to run individual processes faster, while hyperthreading technology boosts its multiprocessing capabilities.

This performance boost is reflected in our WorldBench 6 test, with the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's Core i3 540 beating the Core i5 750 and delivering the best performance score of the group.

Graphics duties are taken care of by a Radeon HD 5750. Although it's slower than the HD 5770 found in our Best Buy Arbico, it'll save around £10 on the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's overall system price. If you're into gaming, you probably won't find this a good trade-off.

The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's other specifications are fairly typical for a system at this price point and include a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 650W PSU.

The 22in Digimate monitor offers a digital connection and reasonably good picture quality, but the 1680x1050 screen resolution isn't capable of producing a full-HD image. As we noted earlier, this will make text and icons appear slightly larger on the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo's display.

Chart ranking: Budget desktop PCs (issue 177)

  1. Arbico HD 7577 XL
  2. Mesh Ice5 5750 HD
  3. Chillblast Fusion Scimitar
  4. CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo
  5. Eclipse Matrix Crossfire i786R577

>> NEXT PAGE: Buying advice

CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo Expert Verdict »
3.06GHz Intel Core i3 540
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATA
MSI H55M-E33 motherboard
6 x USB 2.0
650W WinPower PSU
22in Digimate L2262WD (0.28mm pixel pitch
1680x1050)
1GB PCI Express Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5750 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 63/21fps
Fear = 176fps)
onboard Realtek ALC889
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 24x/24x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 137
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Finished with a distinctive blue trim, the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo is a smart-looking PC that delivers excellent performance in our tests, and comes with a long three-year warranty. However, quad core processors and faster graphics cards are available in systems at the same price.

There are currently no price comparisons for this product.
  • CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo XT review

    CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo XT

    The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo XT budget desktop PC's striking looks will appeal to gamers, but can its internals live up to this strong first impression?

  • CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo review

    CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo

    CyberPower’s Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC is sold with around a dual-core Core i3-530 processor overclocked to 3.4GHz, but at stock speeds it lags behind the competition.

  • CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Phoenix (Windows 7 edition) review

    CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Phoenix (Windows 7 edition)

    First submitted two months ago with Windows Vista installed, the CyberPower Gamer Infinity i7 Phoenix has had a makeover. And the results are good.

  • CyberPower Apollo XT review

    CyberPower Apollo XT

    CyberPower’s Apollo XT budget desktop PC looks like a gaming beast. Unfortunately, there’s little inside worth showing off on a £500 budget.

  • CyberPower Power Infinity Pro 'Penryn' desktop PC review

    CyberPower Power Infinity Pro 'Penryn' desktop PC

    This Penryn-based CyberPower Power Infinity Pro desktop PC packs a big punch in gaming performance, but it'll also wallop your wallet. It's currently available only in the US, but we put it through its paces to test out Intel's newest quad-core CPU.


IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 release date, price, features: Windows 9 will be a free update

IDG UK Sites

Windows 9 and the death of the OS as a must-have product

IDG UK Sites

Photoshop for Chromebook: a full version of Adobe's art & photography software will be streamed to...

IDG UK Sites

Best iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus deals: iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus tariffs, contracts and prices UK