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Eclipse Fusion i76n460 review

£749 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse Computers

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Eclipse's Fusion i76n460 is a fast gaming machine, but we've seen budget desktop PCs with slower processors offering the same level of general performance.

Eclipse's Fusion i76n460 is a fast gaming machine, but we've seen budget desktop PCs with slower processors offering the same level of general performance.

Also based on the 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-760, Eclipse’s Fusion i76n460 achieved 135 points in our processing-speed benchmark. This performance is plenty fast enough, and comfortably beats the three machines placed below it in the chart, but it’s still four points less than Chillblast was able to achieve. We’ve also seen budget desktop PCs with the slower 2.66GHz version of the processor performing just as well.

Gaming performance is excellent, courtesy of a 1GB nVidia GeForce GTX 460 graphics card. This DirectX 11.0-compatible card offers all the latest features, including PhysX acceleration in supported games. It’s also noticeably faster than the 768MB version of the card found in competing systems. This enabled the Eclipse Fusion i76n460 budget desktop PC to achieve a chart-leading score of 30fps in our ‘Very High Quality’ Crysis test at 1680x1050.

As with most budget desktop PCs at this price point, you get a 1TB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 memory. The Eclipse Fusion i76n460 also packs a beefy 800W power supply unit (PSU), and the same USB 3.0-capable Asus motherboard that we admired in the Best Buy Chillblast.

The 23in full-HD monitor isn’t supplemented with external speakers, so factor a pair into the price if you intend to use the Eclipse Fusion i76n460 budget desktop PC for playing films or music.

For a fast gaming system, the EZCool N-800D system case is a little plain: it has none of the flashy details or transparent side panels often seen. However, its glossy black finish and blue illuminated power switch lend the Eclipse Fusion i76n460 budget desktop PC an air of elegance.

Chart ranking: Budget PCs

  1. Chillblast Fusion Midas
  2. Eclipse Fusion i76n460
  3. Palicomp Core i5 Blast 760-24 USB3
  4. Arbico i5-7670 XL
  5. CyberPower Infinity i3 Apollo (repeat)

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Eclipse Fusion i76n460 Expert Verdict »

2.8GHz Intel Core i5-760
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
4GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
8 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard
800W EZCool PSU
23in AOC monitor (0.27mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB Palit nVidia GeForce GTX 460 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 80/30fps
Stalker: Call of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 77/49fps)
onboard sound
speakers built into monitor
max DVD speeds: 24x/24x/12x/12x/6x/8x/16x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW/-ROM)
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 135
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

If you’re keen on games, the Eclipse Fusion i76n460 budget desktop PC is likely to deliver the best experience – speakers notwithstanding. However, Arbico’s i5-7670 XL produced slightly faster framerates in our Stalker: Call of Pripyat tests – if your games favour ATI hardware, that PC may make a better choice.

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