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CyberPower Ultra Triton XT review

£549 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

It’s unusual to find a CyberPower PC languishing in fifth place in our charts, and the Ultra Triton XT certainly isn’t a bad machine: its slower performance is quite understandable, given its £549 price tag.

It’s unusual to find a CyberPower PC languishing in fifth place in our charts, and the Ultra Triton XT certainly isn’t a bad machine: its slower performance is quite understandable, given its £549 price tag.

It’s unusual to find a CyberPower PC languishing in fifth place in our charts, and the Ultra Triton XT certainly isn’t a bad machine: its slower performance is quite understandable, given its £549 price tag.

It’s also surprising just how much you get for your money, with the CyberPower Ultra Triton XT's 3.1GHz AMD chip powering it to a 122-point score in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test – that’s just seven points lower the Chillblast, which costs £201 more. And you still get 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 500GB hard drive.

The Phenom II X2 500 BE includes four cores, but with two disabled it’s technically a dual-core chip. CyberPower has used its Asus motherboard to ‘unlock’ the hidden cores, effectively turning this CPU into a Phenom II X4. This operation isn’t supported by AMD and it’s possible that future Bios may reverse the alterations, so it’s pleasing to see a generous three-year warranty covering the CyberPower Ultra Triton XT.

The CyberPower Ultra Triton XT's ATI Radeon HD 5670 graphics card is considerably slower than the HD 5770 used by the more expensive systems and comes with half the video memory, but it’s still able to turn in framerates faster than the Eclipse.

The CyberPower Ultra Triton XT's supplied monitor supports a full-HD resolution, but its smaller screen size means text and icons will appear smaller than on the 23in and 24in displays supplied with the competition. Only the tiny speakers built into this monitor are provided for audio playback, although a set could be added at minimal cost.

Budget desktop PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Stronghold
  2. Palicomp Core i5 Blast 750-24 Plus
  3. Arbico i5 6607 Pro
  4. Eclipse Galaxy i567r557
  5. CyberPower Ultra Triton XT

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3.1GHz AMD Phenom II X2 550
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
500GB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
Asus M4A78LT-M LE 7600G motherboard
WinPower 450W PSU
22in AOC F22S+ (0.25mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
512MB PCI Express Powercolor ATI Radeon HD 5670 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 50/16fps
Fear = 122fps)
onboard sound
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 22x/22x/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: 122
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Provided you’re comfortable with its core-unlocking tricks, the CyberPower Ultra Triton XT should provide a great computing experience for far less money than the competition.

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