CyberPower Infinity 3D 2000 review

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It may not have taken off in the way TV companies would like, but we’re seeing 3D appear in more PCs and laptops these days – so the arrival of CyberPower’s latest machine with a 3D monitor in tow didn’t come as a surprise.

The monitor in question is a ViewSonic VX2268wm, which has a 22in screen and is compatible with Nvidia’s 3D Vision kit – which CyberPower has included with its Infinity 3D 2000. Even without the 3D gimmick, though, it’s a reasonable display: an average Delta E of 2.3, measured contrast ratio of 991:1 and luminance of 317cd/m2 mean it’s vivid, bright and very colour accurate.

That’s a good place to start, but it isn’t perfect, with the 1,680 x 1,050 native resolution the first minor disappointment in a machine that includes a Blu-ray drive. The screen takes on a noticeable grain when lighter images are displayed, and viewing angles aren’t particularly good either – lean to the left or right and colours begin to distort. It feels cheap too, thanks to glossy plastic and, despite its chunky construction, it’s extremely wobbly.

CyberPower Infinity 3D 2000

The power to play 3D titles comes from Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card. It’s a fine mid-range card, and is capable of handling most of today’s top games – as a score of 41fps in our 1,920 x 1,080 Very High quality Crysis test demonstrates. Turn on the system’s 3D kit, though, and frame rates take a turn for the worse, with that same test returning a score of only 24fps when run at the screen’s native resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. So you may have to turn some of the options down to make some titles playable.

The effect works well thanks to the maturity of Nvidia’s drivers, but you’ll get more pure gaming grunt elsewhere – the A-Listed Chillblast Fusion Flash doesn’t come with a 3D screen, but it does include an AMD Radeon HD 6970, which scored 53fps in the Very High quality test.

Joining the graphics card is Intel’s top-end Core i7-2600K and 8GB of RAM. This normally runs at 3.4GHz, but here it’s overclocked to 4.5GHz. That’s a tad low (the Chillblast Fusion Flash ran its Core i5-2500K at 4.8GHz and scored 1.17) but it’s enough to deliver excellent levels of performance, with a benchmark score of 1.1.

The rest of the specification falls in line with what we’d expect. There’s a 32GB OCZ Onyx SSD, which CyberPower has configured to take advantage of the Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 motherboard’s ISRT caching, and storage consists of a 2TB Samsung Spinpoint F4 hard disk. There’s a Blu-ray reader, too, which makes the 1,680 x 1,050 native resolution of the monitor a little disappointing.


Warranty1 yr return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity2,000GB
RAM capacity8.00GB
Screen size22.0in


CPU familyIntel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency3.40GHz
CPU overclocked frequency4.50GHz
Processor socketLGA 1155
HSF (heatsink-fan)Asetek water-cooling


MotherboardGigabyte Z68A-D3-B3
Motherboard chipsetIntel Z68
Conventional PCI slots free2
Conventional PCI slots total2
PCI-E x16 slots free1
PCI-E x16 slots total2
PCI-E x8 slots free0
PCI-E x8 slots total0
PCI-E x4 slots free0
PCI-E x4 slots total0
PCI-E x1 slots free2
PCI-E x1 slots total2
Internal SATA connectors4
Wired adapter speed1,000Mbits/sec


Memory typeDDR3
Memory sockets free0
Memory sockets total4

Graphics card

Graphics cardNvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards?no
3D performance settingMedium
Graphics chipsetNvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Graphics card RAM1.00GB
DVI-I outputs2
HDMI outputs1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs0
DisplayPort outputs1
Number of graphics cards1

Hard disk

Hard diskSamsung Spinpoint F4
Hard disk usable capacity1.86TB
Internal disk interfaceSATA/600
Spindle speed7,200RPM
Cache size64MB
Hard disk 2 make and modelOCZ Onyx SSD
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity32GB
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity20


Optical disc technologyBlu-ray reader/DVD writer combo


Monitor make and modelViewSonic VX2268wm
Resolution screen horizontal1,680
Resolution screen vertical1,050
Resolution1680 x 1050
Pixel response time3ms
Contrast ratio1,000:1
Screen brightness300cd/m2
DVI inputs1
HDMI inputs0
VGA inputs0
DisplayPort inputs0

Additional Peripherals

SpeakersLogitech S220 2.1
Speaker type2.1
Sound cardRealtek ALC662


ChassisCooler Master HAF 912
Case formatFull tower
Dimensions230 x 496 x 480mm (WDH)

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays3

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream)6
PS/2 mouse portyes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports1
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports0
3.5mm audio jacks8

Front ports

Front panel USB ports2
Front panel memory card readerno

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse and keyboardLogitech keyboard and mouse

Operating system and software

OS familyWindows 7

Noise and power

Idle power consumption114W
Peak power consumption486W

Performance tests

3D performance (crysis) low settings134fps
3D performance settingMedium
Overall Real World Benchmark score1.10
Responsiveness score1.02
Media score1.07
Multitasking score1.21

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