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CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review

It’s tricky to find gaming hardware at decent prices right now, so it’s pleasing to see the CyberPower Infinity X115 GT. This fully-featured gaming rig includes current-generation components at a level that won’t break your bank account.

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060 takes centre stage in the Infinity, and elsewhere this PC uses an Intel Core i5 processor, loads of memory and a super-fast Intel SSD.

In the UK, the Infinity X115 GT will set you back a very reasonable £1,189. If you’re an American buyer, you’ll need to base your rig around a CyberPower machine like the Gamer Infinity 8000 and configure its specification. The closest match arrives at $1,677, and that rig is almost the same as the UK rig, albeit with a bigger and better motherboard.

The system we’ve reviewed here is the Infinity X115 GT – the UK model. The US version we’ve mentioned is based on a near-identical specification, so expect the same pros and cons. Also, remember that the pictures on this review represent CyberPower’s systems and don’t reflect the exact machine you’ll get, especially if you customise the components. Don’t worry, though: you’ll get superb build quality and design no matter which PC you buy.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review – Components

There’s a lot to like about the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060. It might be the most affordable card from Nvidia’s slate of desktop Ampere products, but it still has a monster 12GB of GDDR6 memory alongside 3,584 stream processors and 28 Ray-Tracing cores. That’s plenty of power for single-screen gaming and esports.

MSI makes the CyberPower’s card, and it’s one of the firm’s Gaming X 12G designs. That means that the core’s original boost speed of 1777MHz has been improved to 1837MHz. Elsewhere, this model has two hefty fans and attractive RGB LEDs.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT

An Intel Core i5-11400 processor joins the Nvidia GPU. Like the graphics card, it’s a pretty modest component, but that doesn’t mean it’s a weak bit of silicon. It has six cores with Hyper-Threading alongside base and boost speeds of 2.6GHz and 4.4GHz.

Those are two solid components for mid-range gaming, and the rest of the specification is suitably impressive. Sixteen gigabytes of dual-channel DDR4 memory at 3200MHz is good, and the 1TB Intel 670p SSD has a solid capacity alongside decent read and write speeds of 3,351MB/s and 2,525MB/s. The Cooler Master MWE power supply serves up a decent 650W of power with an 80 Plus Gold certification, and a modular design is impressive at this price.

The motherboard is fine, too, but it’s the CyberPower’s weakest component. It’s an MSI B560M PRO-VDH WIFI, and it does tick the basic boxes at this level: it has two free memory slots, two M.2 connectors and a pair of PCI-E x1 sockets that are ripe for expansion. It’s got great networking, with super-fast 2.5Gbps Ethernet included alongside dual-band 802.11 WiFi 6 and Bluetooth.

Go beyond this, though, and it’s underwhelming. It’s a micro-ATX board, so it loses out on slots and connectors when compared to an ATX board, and the second M.2 connector and none of those PCI-E x1 slots support the faster PCI-E 4.0 standard. Entry-level Realtek circuitry provides the audio, there are no good-looking heatsinks or RGB-LEDs, and the number of on-board connectors, buttons and displays is necessarily limited.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT

The rear connectivity is basic, too. Two USB 3.2 Gen 2 connectors run at 10Gbps, but the rest of the USB ports are slower, there’s no USB-C, and only three audio jacks.

This motherboard is fine for mainstream gaming, esports and computing: most people won’t be bothered by the slower M.2 and PCI-E connectors or the absence of high-end features because they won’t upgrade the components. But this isn’t the board to choose if you want to tinker with your PC. The US does better here: the Infinity 8000 is sold with ATX boards that have more features.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review – Design

The micro-ATX motherboard means CyberPower has been able to use a smaller chassis for this PC. The Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L is only 410mm tall and 436mm deep, and so this system will fit into a wider selection of spaces than your average ATX tower. If you want to cram a PC into a small room or under a desk, that’s handy, and it makes the Infinity easier to take to gaming events.

The chassis looks good, too. The two 120mm intake fans have RGB LEDs that glow through the meshed front panel, and the front has slatted sides and sleek angles. There’s a tempered glass side panel, a PSU shroud and neat cabling throughout – CyberPower has done a great job.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT

And, happily, the small graphics card and the low-profile Intel cooler means that the chassis is still spacious, despite its modest dimensions. Around the back, there’s room for extra fans and two hard disks, although this more affordable enclosure so it doesn’t include plastic or metal cages.

On top of the case – and helpfully angled towards the user – are two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports alongside two audio jacks. Sadly, though, there are no USB-C ports and no button to alter the lighting.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review – Gaming Performance

The RTX 3060 might not be the fastest graphics card, but it’s a rock-solid core for 1080p gaming and esports titles.

The overclocked card played Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at 1080p and Ultra settings with an average of 62fps, and it ran CyberPunk 2077 at 59fps. Those are encouraging results: you’ll be able to play any of today’s top single-player games at smooth framerates without compromising on graphics quality – as long as you’re happy with 1080p. It will do the same with Ray-Traced games, too.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT

If you want to step up to 1440p then you’ve got a bit of headroom, too: the boosted RTX 3060 ran Valhalla and CyberPunk at 48fps and 36fps. Modest widescreens are within reach here, too, although you may have to drop a graphics option or two. Don’t expect 4K gaming, though – that’s too much for this chip, and you’ll have to spend more on an upgrade to make that happen.

The RTX 3060 is an excellent card for esports. It ran through the undemanding Doom Eternal at 1080p and 1440p with framerates of 241fps and 186fps. That bodes well when games like Fortnite, Overwatch and League of Legends require even less graphical grunt. If you’re playing at 1080p, the CyberPower will run esports games with the pace required by 240Hz displays, and it’ll run 1440p panels at 144Hz-friendly speeds.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review – Application & Thermal Performance

The Core i5-11400 is a solid mid-range processor that’ll cope with a wide range of tasks. It won’t cause you issues or bottlenecks in any mainstream gaming situation at 1080p or 1440p. It won’t balk at as many browser tabs as you want to throw at it, and it’ll run any Office application without breaking a sweat. The Core i5 chip will handle basic photo-editing and video work, too, but it’s not capable enough to handle any trickier content-creation tasks.

Happily, the CyberPower is consistently cool and quiet, with modest noise output when gaming and running tricky work benchmarks. That’s good – it means no fan noise. Beefier Intel and AMD processors are worth the extra cash if you want to tackle tougher workloads, and benchmarks illustrate the gulf between this processor and more capable chips.

In Geekbench 5’s single- and multi-core tests the Core i5-11400 delivers scores of around 1,500 and 7,400 points. Those are solid results, but the pricier Core i7-11700K scores 1,700 and 10,700 points in those same tests. If you’re happy switching over to AMD, the mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X is marginally quicker than the i5-11400, and the Ryzen 7 5800X is faster than every other part we’ve mentioned here in the multi-core benchmark.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT

If you want to play mainstream games and handle everyday tasks, you don’t need to think about a processor upgrade. But if you do want to use this PC for content-creation and other trickier tasks, then those other parts are better options, with the Core i7 and Ryzen 7 CPUs the best choices.

If you want to upgrade to one of those Intel Core i7 chips, it’ll cost an extra £195 or $210, and you’ll need to spend a little more on better cooling, too – expect to spend at least £50 or $50 there. The Infinity X115 GT and Gamer Infinity 8000 systems are Intel-only. Still, CyberPower also produces a broad range of equivalent AMD-based desktops, so you can recreate this specification with the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X or the Ryzen 7 5800X if you’d prefer.

That’s not the end of CyberPower’s customisation options. Few PC companies are as versatile as CyberPower when it comes to building your perfect PC: you can change every part in this system, so you could opt for a better motherboard, more storage, a beefier chassis, or a different graphics card.

You can make changes and additions beyond the components, too – you can package your PC with external storage, monitors, headsets, and peripherals including mice and keyboards.

Excellent warranties protect the Infinity X115 GT and Gamer Infinity 8000. UK customers are covered by a five-year labour deal that has a tremendous two years of parts protection, and in the US you get a generous three years of servicing alongside one year of parts coverage.

CyberPower Infinity X115 GT Review – Conclusion

There’s an awful lot to like about the CyberPower Infinity X115 GT. The overclocked Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 delivers top-notch gaming speeds for 1080p gameplay and for motoring through top esports titles, and the Core i5 processor delivers solid everyday computing power. Elsewhere, there’s solid memory and storage and a good-looking, compact and quiet chassis. The price is superb, too: it’s hard to find a PC with these components for less cash.

The price does involve some compromise. The motherboard is fine for basic computing, but it doesn’t offer much beyond this, and you’ll get more creative power if you opt for an AMD processor or spend more. The RTX 3060 can’t handle huge widescreens or 4K gaming either.

Those are acceptable and entirely understandable at this price, though, and if you need a mainstream gaming PC then the lack of a high-end motherboard or more powerful processor just won’t be an issue – especially when this system delivers solid performance at such a tempting price.

The GoodRecommended Award

  • Great 1080p and esports pace
  • Attractive, compact and neat case
  • Solid memory and storage
  • Cheaper than most competitors

The Bad

  • Processor is outpaced elsewhere
  • Can’t handle high-end gaming
  • Basic motherboard

The Specs

CPU: 2.6GHz Intel Core i5-11400
Motherboard: MSI B560M PRO-VDH WIFI
Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3,200MHz DDR4
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 3060 12GB
Storage: 1TB Intel 670p NVMe M.2 SSD
Case: Cooler Master MasterBox MB311L
Cooling: Cooling: CPU: Intel low-profile cooler with 1 x 80mm fans; GPU: 2 x 90mm fan; front: 2 x 120mm fans; rear: 1 x 120mm fan
PSU: Cooler Master MWE 650W
Ports: Front: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x audio, rear: 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x PS/2, 1 x audio
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Warranty: 5yr Labour (6mth C&R, 2yr parts)

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Mike Jennings

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