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CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix review

£1,299 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Despite supplying one of the cheapest systems in the chart, CyberPower has been able to specify a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-930 processor and a premium Asus X58-chipset motherboard for its Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC. The compromises have all been made elsewhere.

Despite supplying one of the cheapest systems in the chart, CyberPower has been able to specify a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-930 processor and a premium Asus X58-chipset motherboard for its Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC. The compromises have all been made elsewhere.

Despite supplying one of the cheapest systems in the chart, CyberPower has been able to specify a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7-930 processor and a premium Asus X58-chipset motherboard for its Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC. The compromises have all been made elsewhere.

The triple-channel memory architecture of the Core i7-930 dictates that memory be installed in groups of three, so 6GB of system memory is installed in the CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC rather than the 8GB found in the Arbico and Chillblast.

The CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC also lacks a performance-boosting SSD and comes with a lower-spec graphics card than the DinoPC.

Performance results are very good nonetheless. The CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC's 145-point tally in our WorldBench 6 real-world speed test is highly commendable, while its factory-overclocked graphics card meant gaming performance from its GTX 470 was just as good as the DinoPC’s GTX 480.

Storage comes in the form of a single 1TB drive. The CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC's provisions will be more than adequate for most people, but faster setups are available from SSD or Raid 0 arrays.

The CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC's Asus P6X58D-E motherboard supports both USB 3.0 and 6Gbps SATA. Better performance is also available from its X58 chipset than the P55 model used by the Core i7-800-series CPUs. In addition to the six memory slots and triple-channel memory supporting up to 24GB, there are three PCI Express x16 slots – two of which operate at x16 speed simultaneously.

A Blu-ray drive and a 24in BenQ monitor are provided with the CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC. The display supports a full-HD resolution and comes with LED backlighting, but no external speakers are provided.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Tracer
  2. Arbico Elite i7-8670 HSD
  3. CyberPower Infinity i7 Phoenix
  4. DinoPC Ultrasaur 860 OC
  5. Eclipse Reaper xFire i796r587

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2.8GHz Intel Core i7-930
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
6GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard
950W CyberPower PSU
24in BenQ G2420HDBL (0.28mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1,280MB MSI nVidia GeForce GTX 470 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 82/41fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 124/76fps)
onboard Realtek ALC889
4x BD-ROM
24x/24x/12x/12x/6x/8x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-ROM)
three-year limited return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 145
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

CyberPower’s Infinity i7 Phoenix desktop PC delivers tremendous upgrade potential, excellent performance and good value.

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