Yoyotech Fi7epower 4.8 review

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The lack of cable tangle is criticial here, since the Survivor’s comparatively compact dimensions mean there isn’t much room in which to manoeuvre when upgrading and replacing components. The top half of the case is dominated by the Thermaltake Frio processor cooler and its pair of 120mm fans, and the Radeon HD 6970 graphics card is only a millimetre short of touching the hard disk cage.

In terms of upgrade space, there isn’t much room to play with here, either, with no DIMM sockets remaining, just one of the two PCI Express x16 slots (limited to x8 speed here) available for use, and pairs of PCI Express x1 and PCI sockets vacant. The advantage to having that third x16 slots blocked, however, is an extra pair of USB 3 sockets (the system has four in total).

Elsewhere, the graphics card makes accessing the Asus P8P67 PRO motherboard’s spare SATA ports difficult, the four spare hard disk cages feel a little flimsy, and there are only single 5.25in and 3.5in bays vacant at the front of the chassis.

Yoyotech hasn’t quite hit the mark when it comes to noise levels, either. While the Fi7epower’s quiet hum isn’t much worse than that of the Palicomp, it can’t compete with the Chillblast’s near-silent operation; the Yoyotech’s graphics card was noticeably louder when stressed too.

Yoyotech Fi7EPOWER 4.8

The monitor – an Iiyama ProLite E2208HDS – is on the small side with a 22in diagonal and a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, but quality is fine throughout. The only sign of backlight bleeding is a sliver along the bottom edge, detail is sharp, and slightly cold colours don’t ruin the viewing experience.

It’s a shame Yoyotech had to downsize to a 22in monitor to bring its system in on budget. Luckily, you’re able to customise the machine before you buy and, with a 24in Iiyama ProLite E2407HDS available for just £20 exc VAT more, you’d be mad to not upgrade.

The keyboard and mouse from Dyanmode is another weak spot. The former has a flexible base and an annoyingly loud click that’s a far cry from the softer and more comfortable typing you’ll get on the average Logitech or Microsoft unit. The latter is better, but again below average. We’d advise another (inexpensive) upgrade.

It isn’t the perfect PC, then – the chassis is a little cramped and it isn’t the best in gaming machines, either – but with this much raw power on tap it’s easy to forgive the odd snag. The Yoyotech Fi7epower gains the fastest PC Pro application benchmark score ever and doesn’t break the bank in doing so; if you’re looking for the ultimate in performance, it’s the machine to buy.


Warranty 1 yr return to base

Basic specifications

Total hard disk capacity 2,000GB
RAM capacity 8.00GB
Screen size 22.0in


CPU family Intel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency 3.40GHz
CPU overclocked frequency 4.80GHz
Processor socket LGA 1155
HSF (heatsink-fan) Thermaltake Frio


Motherboard Asus P8P67 PRO
Motherboard chipset Intel P67
Conventional PCI slots free 2
Conventional PCI slots total 2
PCI-E x16 slots free 1
PCI-E x16 slots total 3
PCI-E x8 slots free 0
PCI-E x8 slots total 0
PCI-E x4 slots free 0
PCI-E x4 slots total 0
PCI-E x1 slots free 1
PCI-E x1 slots total 2
Internal SATA connectors 4
Internal SAS connectors 1
Internal PATA connectors 1
Internal floppy connectors 0
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec


Memory type DDR3
Memory sockets free 0
Memory sockets total 4

Graphics card

Graphics card AMD Radeon HD 6970
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
3D performance setting Low
Graphics chipset AMD Radeon HD 6970
Graphics card RAM 2.00GB
DVI-I outputs 2
HDMI outputs 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 1
Number of graphics cards 1

Hard disk

Hard disk Samsung Spinpoint EcoGreen F4
Capacity 2.00TB
Hard disk usable capacity 1.86TB
Internal disk interface SATA/300
Cache size 32MB
Hard disk 2 make and model N/A
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 spindle speed N/A
Hard disk 2 cache size N/A
Hard disk 3 make and model N/A
Hard disk 3 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 4 make and model N/A
Hard disk 4 nominal capacity N/A


Optical disc technology DVD writer
Optical disk 2 make and model N/A
Optical disk 3 make and model N/A


Monitor make and model Iiyama Prolite E2208HDS
Resolution screen horizontal 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 1,080
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel response time 5ms
Contrast ratio 1,000:1
Screen brightness 300cd/m2
DVI inputs 1
HDMI inputs 1
VGA inputs 1
DisplayPort inputs 0

Additional Peripherals

Speakers N/A
Speaker type N/A
Sound card Realtek HD Audio
Peripherals N/A


Chassis BitFenix Survivor
Case format Full tower
Dimensions 230 x 510 x 502mm (WDH)

Power supply

Power supply N/A
Power supply rating N/A
Power supply efficiency N/A

Free drive bays

Free front panel 5.25in bays 1

Rear ports

USB ports (downstream) 8
eSATA ports 3
PS/2 mouse port yes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 1
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1
Modem no
3.5mm audio jacks 6

Front ports

Front panel USB ports 2
Front panel eSATA ports 1
Front panel memory card reader no

Mouse & Keyboard

Mouse and keyboard Dynamode wireless keyboard and mouse

Operating system and software

OS family Windows 7
Recovery method N/A
Software supplied N/A

Noise and power

Idle/eco noise level N/A
Peak noise level N/A
Idle power consumption 140W
Peak power consumption 468W

Performance tests

Overall application benchmark score 3.49
Office application benchmark score 3.01
2D graphics application benchmark score 3.57
Encoding application benchmark score 2.89
Multitasking application benchmark score 4.49
3D performance (crysis) low settings 230fps
3D performance setting Low

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