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Sunday, May 12, 2013

CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT review - overclocked gaming PC with high-performance AMD graphics

Featuring a 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K processor, overclocked to 4.6GHz, the Infinity Fusion GT PC delivers good application and gaming performance. See all gaming PC reviews.

The processor is cooled by a Corsair H60 CPU sealed-unit liquid cooler which offers slightly higher performance than the H55 found in systems we've tested recently from Chillblast and Yoyotech. It uses a thinner radiator which provides space for its twin fans. See all Power PC reviews.

CyberPower has gone for a high-end AMD graphics card in the form of a Radeon HD 7970, here manufactured by XFX. This card offers slightly faster memory performance than the latter's system, but overall performance was pretty much the same. You'll have no trouble running games at high resolution and with high-quality settings with this card.

The Infinity Fusion GT achieved a fast storage performance, thanks to a pair of 128GB Plextor M5S SSDs configured as a RAID 0 pair. It's worth noting that other PC makers have used a single 256GB version of the same SSD, which measured only fractionally slower and without the added complexity and danger of RAID 0.

These components are clearly visible through the transparent side panel of the Corsair Carbide 300R system case, which also provides plenty of expansion room – and a pair of handy front-facing USB 3.0 ports.

We were disappointed by the selection of mouse and keyboard. The Logitech MK330 wireless combo is a low-cost general-purpose kit offering nothing to the gamer. Serious first-person shooter fans will want to exchange this right away. On the other hand, we were pleased to find a Blu-ray writer included – the only example in this group test.

A smart-looking 23.6in AOC i2367FH monitor is included, with a very thin bezel and great colour reproduction, although it's an IPS model which may disappoint purists who demand the very fastest response times.

CyberPower participates in AMD's “Never Settle Reloaded” promotion which means that the included graphics card entitles you to free copies of Bioshock Infinite, Far Cry 3 and Crysis 3 – games that total about £90 at retail. 

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