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£751-£1,000 PCs chart: CyberPower Infinity 860

£999 inc VAT

Manufacturer: CyberPower

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

The CyberPower Infinity 860 struggles to keep up with the leaders in this category despite housing the quickest CPU (central processing unit) in the Top Five – the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700.

The CyberPower Infinity 860 struggles to keep up with the leaders in this category despite housing the quickest CPU (central processing unit) in the Top Five – the Intel Core 2 Duo E6700.


  1. Chillblast Fusion Raider 6600
  2. Mesh Elite GTS Media
  3. Evesham Solar Storm
  4. CyberPower Infinity 860
  5. Zoostorm 4-6405 Advanced PC

Fourth place

It might be the fastest chip on paper, but this theoretical dominance didn’t convert into a particularly high score in our tests, with the CyberPower falling just behind the E6600-powered Chillblast, Mesh and Evesham PCs.

The CyberPower also features one of the best graphics cards, in the shape of the 640MB GeForce 8800 GTS. This translated into a slightly better effort in our games tests, with the Infinity finishing ahead of the Evesham. It still trailed behind the Chillblast. The raw specifications suggest this PC would be the best system overall, so we were slightly surprised to see only moderate real-world performance.

For a PC at this price point onboard sound is a bit of a disappointment, and the CyberPower doesn’t feature much in the way of extras. That said, we can understand that plenty of the budget must have been lavished on the processor and graphics. This PC also suffers from having an extremely noisy case, a fault that may grate on the nerves rather more than CyberPower’s inability to translate strong base components into truly devastating speed.

CyberPower Infinity 860 Expert Verdict »

2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6700
Windows Vista Home Premium
2GB DDR RAM
320GB serial ATA
Asus P5N-E SLI motherboard
6 USB ports
19in HannsG HU196DP flat-panel, 0.294mm pixel pitch, 1,280x1,024 maximum resolution
640MB nVidia GeForce 8800 GTS, PCI Express
onboard Realtek High Definition sound
5 x Creative Inspire T6100 speakers
maximum DVD speeds 16x/18x/18x (DVD -ROM/-R/+R) 8x/8x (-R DL/+R DL) 6x/8x/12x (-RW/+RW/-RAM)
3-year RTB warranty
WorldBench 6 score 102
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

CyberPower has gone all out on its CPU and graphics, leaving other component areas perilously weak against its components.

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