Cyberpower Infinity i5 Achilles XT - Gaming, Value & Verdict

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



  • Recommended by TR
Cyberpower Infinity i5 Achilles XT


Our Score:


Finally we get onto the most important component of any gaming machine: its graphics card. Cyberpower has opted for an AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5770, which is about the most powerful solution we would expect for the money given current component prices. It gives you DirectX 11 compatibility so that you can turn on all the details and special effects in the latest games (though consequently you might have to lower the resolution, as this card won't be powerful enough to run more demanding titles at maximum everything).

Amazingly, Crysis still remains one of the most intense gaming benchmarks three years after its release. Consequently you've no hope of running it at maximum detail, but the Infinity i5 Achilles XT can just about deliver a playable framerate of 27fps average at 1080p if you kick the detail settings down a notch. If you want a smooth experience, you'll need to upgrade to a Radeon HD 5850.

Stalker: Call of Pripyat, on the other hand, runs perfectly with everything maxed out. And this is rather more representative of most games so you can be hopeful of decent overall performance.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty 4 gives a good indication of how older games will perform, which is very well indeed. To sum up, this Cyberpower's games performance, it will play all but the most demanding titles, and though you'll have to make the occasional sacrifice that's simply unavoidable at the its budget price.

Speaking of price, we would recommend that you upgrade or just ditch the included monitor and peripherals. As mentioned before, the latter option brings this machine down to a very enticing £642. To put into perspective what kind of value this represents, consider that it consistently outperforms the OverclockersUK Titan Xenomorph AVP yet remains quieter and costs £125 less! For that kind of money, we really have very few complaints.


As long as you upgrade or altogether remove the poor monitor, keyboard and mouse Cyberpower has chosen to include with its excellent Infinity i5 Achilles XT PC, you're getting a great deal on a competent gaming system.


June 28, 2010, 2:55 am

I have the GA-P55-UD2 motherboard, and you do notice the lack of spare expansion slots once you begin to expand. I've added a PCI-E Soundcard and that's about as much as you can fit in it. So, if a motherboard upgrade is available I'd go for full-size ATX if possible. The 10 rear USB ports do make up for this slightly though.

Also, any reason why there's no direct side-on picture of the unit for this review? I always like seeing how tidy they've done the cabling, and am unable to see this with the current pictures.


June 29, 2010, 9:06 pm


"any reason why there's no direct side-on picture of the unit for this review?"

There is. Have you checked the Extra Pictures page?


July 1, 2010, 6:29 pm

Doh, that's what I get for only reading up to the verdict - missed the last three pages. And, completely agree with the article, that's one of the best cable tidying jobs I've seen in a pre-built PC.

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