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CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme review

£1,298 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

An Intel Core i7-2600K-based powerhouse, the CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme PC combines several high-quality components and peripherals to deliver strong performance.

An Intel Core i7-2600K-based powerhouse, the CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme PC combines several high-quality components and peripherals to deliver strong performance.

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme is the first PC we’ve seen to take advantage of Intel’s Smart Response Technology (SRT). The SSD is low in capacity at 30GB, but used only to speed up hard-drive performance, functioning as a high-speed cache. Windows sees the two drives as one super-fast unit.

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme performed well in our first round of tests, but subsequent retests gave inconsistent results. We ran WorldBench 6 37 times (normally we do so only thrice). Its highest result was 170 points, but the PC’s average was a lowly 149.

SRT requires a Z68-chipset motherboard; the Gigabyte model used by the CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme also offers two 6Gbps SATA ports and a pair of USB 3.0 connections. With no video connectors, however, it isn’t able to support the CPU’s integrated graphics.

The CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme's factory-overclocked Gainward nVidia GeForce GTX 580 ensures excellent gaming performance. Dino PC’s Palit version is faster still, but the difference is minimal.

A very good 24in BenQ display, a Blu-ray drive and a set of five Creative speakers offer an immersive multimedia experience.

Power PCs chart ranking

  1. 1. Arbico Elite i7-2657 MX mkII
    2. CyberPower Infinity Achilles Extreme
    3. Dino PC Maxosaur 2600K V2
    4. Eclipse Supernova i726n580 Sli
    5. Palicomp Phoenix i7 Attitude

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3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600K
Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
8GB DDR3 RAM
1TB SATA
30GB SSD
4 x USB 2.0
2 x USB 3.0
Gigabyte Z68A-D3 motherboard
950W CyberPower PSU
24in BenQ G2420HDBL (0.28mm pixel pitch, 1920x1080)
1.5GB Gainward nVidia GeForce GTX 580 (games scores: Crysis [High/Very High] = 100/59fps, Stalker: Call Of Pripyat [Medium/Ultra] = 204/130fps)
onboard sound
5 x Creative A520 speakers and subwoofer
10x BD-ROM
16x DVD-R/16x +R/8x -R DL/8x +R DL/5x -RAM
Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
three-year return-to-base warranty
WorldBench 6 score: 170
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

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