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CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review

The CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX is the first PC to arrive on our desks with one of Nvidia’s Ampere graphics cards – and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is a monster that easily surpasses anything that the green team’s previous generation could offer.

The tremendous graphics power is paired with a solid specification elsewhere, and this machine has a surprisingly low price of £2,285 – a testament to how much power Nvidia has crammed inside a relatively affordable card.

If you’re a US buyer, you’ll need to configure this specification on CyberPower’s website. It’ll emerge at around $2,400, although the price will change if you alter any of the components.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review – The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 is the first card to use the new Ampere architecture. This new design is the first Nvidia card to use an 8nm manufacturing process, which is a big improvement on the 12nm used by 2000-series cards.

The move to 8nm allows Nvidia to cram far more hardware inside its GPUs. As usual, Nvidia uses Graphics Processing Clusters, which are divided into Streaming Multiprocessors – and those are then divided four ways, with these quartets containing the nuts-and-bolts of the card. These smaller subdivisions of hardware are where the magic happens, and Nvidia and AMD both use a similar modular approach, which is ideal for better task-delegation and multi-tasking.

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Ampere improves most of the GPU’s individual components. There’s better support for floating-point and integer operations, beefed-up Ray Tracing and Tensor cores, more cache, extra memory bandwidth, more capable raster hardware and many other upgrades.

The various improvements and the move to 8nm deliver huge gains for Nvidia, at least when it comes to raw numbers. The RTX 3080 has 8,704 stream processors, 68 Ray Tracing cores, a throughput of 29.7 single-precision TFLOPS and 760GB/s of memory bandwidth. The RTX 2080 offered 10 TFLOPS and 448GB/s, the RTX 2080 Super topped out at 11.1 TFLOPS and 496GB/s, while the expensive RTX 2080 Ti could only serve up 13.4 TFLOPS and 616GB/s. Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 has 10GB of GDDR6X memory with a 320-bit bus and 19Gbps speed – significantly better in every way than those old cards, which topped out with 8GB of memory. It’s all even more impressive when you consider the prices at play – the RTX 3080’s launch price is no different than the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Super and cheaper than the RTX 2080 Ti.

These huge upgrades are countered by the RTX 3080’s peak power draw of 320W, which is at least 70W higher than any of Nvidia’s cards from last year.

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The RTX 3080 inside CyberPower’s machine is an MSI-made Ventus 3X 10G OC model. Those are a lot of suffixes, but they essentially mean that this hefty card has three fans, huge cooling hardware and a graphene backplate to aid cooling and stability. As the name suggests, there’s an overclock too: the RTX 3080 leaves the factory with stock base and boost speeds of 1,440MHz and 1,710MHz, but this card improves the latter figure to 1,740MHz.

Elsewhere, the MSI card has an HDMI 2.1 port that supports resolutions all the way up to 10K – so 8K gaming is possible. That’s an improvement over the HDMI 1.4 and 2.0 standards that are common on older GPUs. There are three DisplayPort 1.4 connectors, but no USB Type-C.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX – Components

The Intel Core i9-10850K is an entry-level part in the Core i9 range, but it’s no slouch – it’s got ten Hyper-Threaded cores alongside base and boost speeds of 3.6GHz and 5.2GHz with TVB. There’s 16GB of 3,200MHz Corsair Vengeance LPX Black memory, and storage is handled by a 500GB WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD and a 2TB Seagate Barracuda hard disk. Power comes from an excellent Corsair RM850x unit, which has an 80 Plus Gold certification and a fully modular design.

Everything attaches to an MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi motherboard. It’s a solid slab of PCB, with good-looking metal heatsinks and RGB LEDs across the surface. It’s got two spare PCI-E x16 slots, a sole vacant PCI-E x1 connector and two vacant memory sockets, and its second M.2 connector is free and comes with a heatsink.

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The Realtek ALC1220 audio codec is a solid choice for music and gaming, and the MSI serves up 2.5Gbps Ethernet and dual-band 802.11ax WiFi 6 alongside Bluetooth 5.1. On-board there are USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 headers, plenty of fan connectors and several slots for adding lighting. At the rear, the MSI serves up a 20Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C connector, which is impressive speed, alongside four USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors, two USB 2.0 ports, a PS/2 connector and five audio jacks.

The biggest practical omission is PCI-E 4.0, which isn’t supported by this CPU or chipset. In real-world terms, that means you can’t use super-fast SSDs that you can deploy on AMD rigs – like the CyberPower Ultra 9 Gaming PC. Elsewhere, the MSI board doesn’t have on-board buttons or a post display.

This machine is covered by a three-year labour warranty that also has two years of parts coverage. That’s a good deal, but the included six months of collect-and-return service is a little disappointing – most companies offer more.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review – Design

The CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX uses an NZXT H511 chassis. If that name is familiar, that’s because this is a modified version of the popular H510. The two enclosures are almost identical, but sadly the H511 doesn’t have a USB Type-C port – the only omission and one that could make this system a little less versatile.

Get beyond that and the H511 is more impressive. It’s a robust chassis and it looks smart thanks to its clean front panel and tempered glass side, and it’s only 210mm wide and 460mm tall. That puts its on the small side when compared to other mid-tower enclosures, and it makes the NZXT a little easier to live with.

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At the front of the chassis is a Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite with two 120mm fans, and there are two exhaust fans – one in the roof and one at the rear. All four fans are equipped with RGB LEDs. There are also two strips of RGB LEDs in the front of the case, and the effect is bold and impressive.

CyberPower has done a good job of keeping the internals tidy at the front and rear – the cabling is excellent. There’s also room around the back for an extra 3.5in drive and two 2.5in SSDs, and there’s a fan control box with room for three more spinners.

The memory slots, the second M.2 connector, most of the PCI slots and the motherboard’s various headers are accessible at the front, but the water-cooling unit and the hefty graphics card do make the machine a little cramped. And, because this is a mid-range chassis, you do miss out on some features – we’ve mentioned that there’s no USB Type-C port but there’s also no button to alter the lighting, and the reasonable price of this PC means you don’t get braided cabling or anything else particularly fancy. These are minor issues, though, and will only be particularly concerning to people who want to buy a PC that they intend to extensively upgrade in the future.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review – Gaming Performance

There’s no doubt about it: the RTX 3080 is a beast. We ran a selection of top games at 4K and with their maximum settings and the new Nvidia card scythed through everything without breaking a sweat – while outpacing any of Nvidia’s last-generation hardware.

In Metro Exodus the CyberPower’s Nvidia card averaged 66fps, and in Far Cry New Dawn it averaged 97fps. The former result is twelve frames beyond the RTX 2080 Ti, and the latter is almost twenty frames beyond that older Nvidia card. And the RTX 2080 Super and RTX 2080 are further back.

The RTX 3080 played Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon with an average of 58fps – at least ten frames better than Nvidia’s previous cards. In Tomb Raider its 66fps average was more than ten frames quicker, again, and it played Battlefield V at 71fps, Total War: Warhammer II at 75fps and Wolfenstein at a mighty 147fps.

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In virtually every modern, top-end game at 4K the RTX 3080 delivered averages that comfortably exceeded a smooth 60fps, and with minimums that often hit that target – and that’s in each game’s toughest graphics settings. Drop the graphics settings even a little and you’ll get that minimum below 60fps too – if it’s not already. When it comes to 4K gaming, there simply isn’t a title that’ll make this card struggle.

That bodes well for other resolutions. The RTX 3080 zipped through 1080p and 1440p tests with loads of triple-figure framerates, so you’ve got the ability here to play absolutely any competitive title at 144Hz and 240Hz without issues – perfect for any and all esports games. VR headsets and widescreen displays won’t be a problem either.

The only way you’re going to get more graphics power at the moment is if you wait for the RTX 3090 and get your wallet ready for a pounding – and, realistically, you’ll only need that GPU if you want to push the boundaries of multi-monitor or 8K gaming.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review – Application & Thermal Performance

The CyberPower’s Intel Core i9-10850K processor and 16GB of RAM are impressive. In Geekbench 5’s single- and multi-core tests the CyberPower returned scores of 1,382 and 10,358 points, and in PC Mark 10 the CyberPower delivered a respectable result of 7,684. In Cinebench R20 this processor emerged with a score of 6,220.

It’s good pace, but the Intel chip isn’t necessarily the best option if you’re spending this amount of cash. AMD’s twelve-core Ryzen 9 5900X is quicker in lots of tests – that chip routinely scores beyond 8,500 points in Cinebench R20, and more than 12,500 points in Geekbench 5’s multi-core benchmark. AMD’s twelve-core chip is even a little quicker in Geekbench’s single-threaded benchmark.

Ultimately, any decision around the processor depends on what you’re going to be doing with your PC. If you’re largely going to be gaming, then the Intel Core i9-10850K and AMD Ryzen 9 5900X offer virtually identical performance. For day-to-day computing both are easily good enough too – they’re tremendous. But if you also want to handle tough workloads, multi-threaded applications, and content-creation tools on your machine then you’d be better off switching to CyberPower’s AMD-based Ultra 9 Gaming PC, as the red team’s chips are better in these departments.

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Of course, we’re talking about fine margins. The Intel Core i9-10850K is still excellent in tough workloads and content-creation apps. But it’s a choice that you may want to make if you’re going to prioritise how you use your new system.

One area where the processor may not make a huge amount of difference – noise output. CyberPower’s machine isn’t particularly quiet when idling or when ploughing through demanding games. It’s not too ruinous – speakers or a headset will easily drown out the noise – but this system is not subtle.

CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX Review – Conclusion

There’s an awful lot to like about the CyberPower Infinity 910 RTX. The star of the show, undoubtedly, is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. This Ampere-powered part delivers sensational gaming performance – it’ll play any high-end, modern title at 4K at Ultra settings and it’ll handle any gaming scenario around or below that, too. It’s miles faster than Nvidia’s older cards while costing no more than RTX 2080 Super systems, and while being far cheaper than RTX 2080 Ti PCs.

CyberPower has paired the hugely powerful GPU with a great Intel CPU, good components elsewhere and a case that’s smart, compact, and bold thanks to ample RGB LED lighting.

This PC isn’t perfect. The relatively small case means that the interior can be cramped, and this system is a little too noisy for environments where you want a near-silent experience. And, while the Intel CPU is a leading option for gaming, AMD’s chips are better for work and arguably more versatile.

If you do want a gaming powerhouse with world-leading speed and smart, compact design, though, CyberPower’s system is a winner. Just consider the CPU before you take the plunge.

The GoodRecommended Award

  • Incredible, Ampere-powered gaming speed
  • A decent Intel processor
  • Solid components elsewhere
  • Smart, robust, and compact chassis

The Bad

  • AMD’s CPUs are better for productivity
  • PC is a little too noisy
  • No PCI-E 4.0
  • Case is slightly cramped

The Specs

CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i9-10850K
Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Carbon WiFi
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 3,200MHz DDR4
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 10GB
Storage: 500GB WD Black SN750 NVMe M.2 SSD, 2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Case: NZXT H511
Cooling: Cooling: CPU: Cooler Master MasterLiquid Lite 240 with 2 x 120mm fans; GPU: 3 x 90mm fan; rear: 1 x 120mm fan; top: 1 x 120mm fan
PSU: Corsair RM850x 850W
Ports: Front: 2 x USB 3.1, 1 x audio; rear: 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 Type-C, 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x PS/2, 1 x 2.5Gbps Ethernet, 1 x optical S/PDIF, 5 x audio
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Warranty: 3yr Labour (6mth C&R, 2yr parts)

 

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