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CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo review

£749 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

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

CyberPower’s Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC is built around a dual-core Core i3-530 processor. CyberPower sells this system with the CPU overclocked to 3.4GHz, resulting in a 138-point score in our WorldBench 6 test. However, we’re concerned only with this chip’s stock speeds: at 2.93GHz, its 123-point tally lags somewhat behind the competition.

Even when overclocked, it’s possible to find an unclocked machine with similar bench performance at the same price as the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC – look to the Eclipse Matrix, for example.

The CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC's MSI motherboard doesn’t offer USB 3.0 support and provides limited expansion potential with only a pair of PCI Express 1x slots and a single PCI slot free.

Don’t rule out the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC yet, however. The cash saved on a cheaper processor has enabled the inclusion of a whopping 1TB of storage and the largest monitor here, at 23.6in. The HKC offers a full-HD resolution, making it a great choice for watching films or playing games. Its larger pixel pitch also improves text readability.

Budget PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Nautilus
  2. Arbico i7-9250 XL
  3. DinoPC Elmisaur 750 OC
  4. Eclipse Matrix i567r577
  5. CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo

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2.93GHz Intel Core i3-530 (sold overclocked to 3.4GHz)
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
MSI H55M-E33 motherboard
700W WinPower PSU
23.6in HKC 2249A (0.27mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB HIS ATI Radeon HD 5770 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 57/25fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 96/43fps)
onboard Realtek ALC889
speakers built into monitor
24x/24x/12x/16x/6x/8x/12x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+ DL/-RW/+RW/-RAM/-ROM)
three-year limited return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 123
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

Whether you’re a speed freak or not, you’ll find the CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo desktop PC fun to use. Gamers will love its transparent side panel and the ability to boost system performance at the flick of a switch, although it’s possible to get a faster system for the same money.

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