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Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 review

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Eclipse Computers

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Eclipse's Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC lists a familiar set of components to deliver strong performance, but it lags behind the chart leader.

Eclipse's Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC lists a familiar set of components to deliver strong performance, but it lags behind the chart leader.

Its name might lead you to expect a dual-GPU Crossfire system, but the Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC from Eclipse comes with just one graphics card. Its Asus motherboard will let you add another, however.

Based on the seemingly unbeatable Intel Core i7-950 processor running at 3.06GHz, the Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC lists a familiar set of components. Its motherboard supports 6Gbps SATA and USB 3.0, and is fitted with 6GB of DDR3 RAM. Like the DinoPC, it also comes with a huge 2TB hard drive.

Eclipse has plumped for an ATI Radeon HD 6870 – an excellent card that outperforms the nVidia GeForce GTX 460 seen in some of the competition. The Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC uses the standard version of the 6870, but performance figures in our tests were still very high, reaching 41fps in Crysis at ‘Very High Quality’ settings.

The Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC was the slowest of the group for general performance, however, with 142 points scored in WorldBench 6. This is still a very fast PC, but it lags some way behind the Best Buy Chillblast.

Its Silverstone system case is less substantial than the Cooler Master Storm selected by Palicomp, and it doesn’t have the Mesh’s handy SATA dock – the Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC is also considerably cheaper than both.

Were it not for the DinoPC’s larger version, the Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 power desktop PC's 24in Hanns-G monitor would have been more impressive. This screen does come with an HDMI port, however.

Power desktop PCs chart ranking

  1. Chillblast Fusion Raven
  2. Palicomp Core i7 Blitz 960-24 BLU
  3. Mesh R&D 960
  4. DinoPC Fermisaur 870
  5. Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687

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Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 Expert Verdict »
3.06GHz Intel Core i7-950
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
6GB DDR3 RAM
2TB SATA
6 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Asus P6X58D-E motherboard
650W EZCool PSU
23.6in Hanns-G HH241D (0.27mm pixel pitch
1920x1080)
1GB ATI Radeon HD 6870 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 79/41fps
Stalker: Call Of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 154/85fps)
onboard sound
speakers built into monitor
4x BD-ROM
24x/24x/12x/12x/6x/8x (DVD-R/+R/-R DL/+R DL/-RW/+RW)
one-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 142
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

The Eclipse Supernova Crossfire i795r687 is a good desktop PC, but the lack of external speakers and small differences here and there nudge it down the chart in this very close competition.

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