The Arbico i5 6607 Pro's dual-core Intel Core i5 660 processor has a slightly slower clock speed than the 3.46GHz 670 selected by the Eclipse, but it still produces some very impressive results.
The Arbico i5 6607 Pro combines a 3.33GHz Intel Core i5 660 processor with a motherboard that uses the H55 chipset. This dual-core CPU has a slightly slower clock speed than the 3.46GHz 670 selected by the Eclipse, but the Arbico still produces some very impressive results.
Fast-clocked dual-core processors tend to do better than multi-core chips in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test. With the 660’s turbo mode boosting processing power to 3.6GHz running single-threaded applications, we weren’t surprised to see the Arbico i5 6607 Pro turn in a very high 135-point score.
The Asus P7H55-M motherboard is based on the H55 chipset, technology specifically designed for use with Intel’s new CPUs. It includes some clever overclocking options that eke out every last bit of performance.However, the limited selection of slots makes the Arbico i5 6607 Pro less upgradable than the Eclipse Galaxy.
The Arbico i5 6607 Pro's 4GB allocation of DDR3 RAM and 500GB hard drive are fairly standard at this price point. The ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics card is a more interesting – if expensive – inclusion, delivering satisfying gameplay and considerably more power than both the CyberPower’s HD 5670 and the Eclipse’s HD 5570.
The Arbico i5 6607 Pro's 22in monitor comes with digital and analogue inputs, but its 1680x1050 resolution falls short of full-HD. You’ll also have to make do with its built-in speakers – an external set isn’t supplied.
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