CyberpowerPC UK Infinity X147 GRE review: a punchy HD gaming PC

AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE breaks free from China.

Jump to: Specification | Performance | Gaming | Conclusion

Upgrading your gaming PC at the end of 2023 can only mean two things. First, you want to play the amazing roster of games that came out this year. Second, you have high expectations for what’s to come and want to prepare as best you can. Whatever your motivation, the Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE aims to take you into 2024 in style.

There’s a lot of value in going for a prebuilt these days. Not only does it sidestep the hassle of wiring it all yourself, but you might also save money in the process. Conscious of skyrocketing component prices, many UK retailers are taking labour costs on the chin and passing savings onto you.

That’s not the only allure here. CyberPowerPC UK Infinity X147 GRE packs Intel’s latest 14th Gen Core and carries a graphics card that’s otherwise exclusive to China. The only way to get your hands on a Golden Rabbit Edition is by grabbing a turnkey system just like this one.

The front fan on the Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC shining in all the RGB colours.

Specification

The Infinity X147 GRE tucks everything inside a Lian Li Lancool-216 ARGB. The I/O is a little light, featuring two Type-A USB 3.0 ports, a single Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack. For what it’s worth, you can swap these from their default top position to the bottom-left instead. This is particularly handy to reach the power button easier if you pop it on your desk, although you might think twice when you see the noise levels.

Booting it transforms the outside of system from a plain black husk into an attractive light show. It’s not quite the Vegas level of RGB we’ve seen from some vendors, but the huge front-facing 160mm fans make an impression. Inside is tamer than you might expect. Only the three top-loaded 120mm fans and the AIO cooler shine through the tempered glass panel. The rest is completely stealthy. Even the 32GB Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM doesn’t light up.

Since we consider the Intel Core i7-14700K to be the best CPU for premium builds, the i7-14700KF isn’t a far cry. It’s essentially an identical chip but without integrated graphics. It has the same 20 cores (8P+12E), 5.6GHz turbo clock, and 33MB L3 cache. It’s also completely overclockable, supported by the CyberpowerPC UK Master Liquid Lite 360 ARGB AIO. If anything, the KF trims a little off the price to make the system more affordable. It’s worth it considering you have a discrete GPU to lean on.

This is the first time we’ve handled an AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE. It doesn’t aim to be the best graphics card, sitting between the RX 7800 XT and RX 7900 XT. Aesthetically speaking, it could benefit from a dash of RGB lighting in a system like this. The stealthy approach isn’t bad, though, and the three-fan shroud has something of a Cyberpunk quality to it. It’s my kind of card.

A close-up of the AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE graphics card inside the Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC.

Both components sit on an MSI MAG Z790 Tomahawk WiFi motherboard. As the name suggests, it boasts a premium WiFi 6E alongside a 2.5G Ethernet port to keep you connected. The rear I/O is pretty robust, with ten USB ports. Four are USB 3.2 5Gbps Gen 1 Type-A, five are Gen 2 10Gbps (four Type-A and one Type-C), and there’s Gen 2×2 Type-C at 20Gbps.

A single Samsung 990 Pro takes care of storage, but there’s plenty of room at 2TB. It’s rated at the upper end of Gen 4, claiming up to 7,450MBps read speed and 6,900MBps write. Better yet, there are three other unoccupied Gen 4 M.2 slots available. CyberPowerPC UK gives you the option to add more ahead of checkout, but there’s no rush. You can always add more later down the line. MSI even makes upgrading as simple as possible with an EZ M.2 clip rather than a screw below the Frozr heatshields.

Powering the party is a Gold-rated 850W MSI MAG A850GL PCIe5 supply. You wouldn’t notice it below the shroud, but it’s actually more compact than your usual PSU. Still, it has plenty of overhead for a system like this. AMD recommends a 750W power supply for the RX 7900 XT, which guzzles up to 315W against the 260W that the 7900 GRE comparatively sips.

CyberPowerPC UK lets you customise just about anything in this build, from the surrounding case right down to thermal paste. Changes could come at a nominal fee or even save you money depending on what you select. Perhaps the most impressive of the bunch is a custom laser engraving that gives your rig some personal flair from just £25.

The inside of the Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC, with RGB fans and AIO cooler shining yellow and green.

As it comes, the CyberPowerPC UK Infinity X147 GRE costs £2,002.80 including VAT (the first number you see excludes tax). Estimating the cost as a DIY build is a little difficult given the graphics card isn’t available to us. That said, using the lesser RX 7800 XT as a substitute, the build clocks in around £2,126.92. It’s safe to say CyberPowerPC UK saves you a chunk of money regardless, especially including the labour involved.

The system is protected by a five-year warranty at no extra cost. This includes labour for the entirety, two years for parts, and two years collect and return. You can bump this up to three years collect and return for £149. No matter which plan you go for, CyberPowerPC UK offers lifetime technical support for free.

Performance

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's Cinebench single core score sitting at 2,046.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's Cinebench multi core score sitting at 31,296.

The Intel Core i7-14700KF falls quite a bit short of the previous generation i9 but squeezes past the Ryzen 9 7950X3D in Cinebench single-core scores. It falls behind its rival in multi-core performance despite drawing 5W more juice to power four more cores. This is likely owed to the strength of Ryzen 9 7950X3D’s 32 threads against Core i7-14700KF’s 28.

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's AIDA bandwitch copy score sitting at 73,589.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's AIDA memory latency score sitting at 81.9.

In our AIDA memory bandwidth copy tests, 32GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR5 RAM holds its own with an above average score. The latency is right around the ballpark for 5,200MHz, which is what our test system sports. You may fare a tad better, since CyberPowerPC UK only offers 5,600MHz in the commercial configuration, but it’s a little like splitting hairs in these benchmarks.

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's CrystalDiskMark sequential read speed sitting at 7,135.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's CrystalDiskMark sequential write speed sitting at 6,798.

Samsung’s 2TB 990 Pro is a veteran, and it shows what it’s capable of as one of the best SSDs. It doesn’t quite reach its rated 7,450MBps read speed, instead clocking 7,135MBps in Crystal Disk Mark. It’s close enough not to tell the difference when gaming, though. Its 6,798MBps write speed is also shy of the 6,900MBps rating, but it tickles the toes of nearest system with just a 2MBps difference.

Gaming

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's PCMark 10 score sitting at 10,401.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's 3DMark Time Spy score sitting at 20,787.

Finally, an Intel processor puts an end to the AMD domination in PCMark 10. Core i7-14700KF and Radeon RX 7900 GRE prove to be a deadly combination, cracking the top three and taking silver medal. Unsurprisingly, RX 7900 GRE is no match for 7900 XT, XTX, or the RTX 4090 in 3DMark, but it trounces last generation’s RTX 3080 Ti.

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker 1080p score sitting at 215fps max and 86fps minimum.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker 1440p score sitting at 171fps max and 87fps minimum.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker 4K resolution score sitting at 94fps max and 63fps minimum.

AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE doesn’t set the world alight with its gaming performance. Despite not being a 4K graphics card, it keeps its head above water with a steady 60fps without the help of FSR. 1440p is where it shines the most, with a minimum frame rate not only higher than its peers, but higher than its minimum at 1080p.

GameFPS @ 1080pFPS @ 1440pFPS @ 2160p
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ultra High Quality, FSR Off)15712677
Cyberpunk 2077 (Ray Tracing: Ultra, FSR On)756734
Far Cry 6 (Ultra Quality, HD Textures and DXR On)134125477
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction (Ultra Quality)261208103

All systems struggle with Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K, but Infinity X147 GRE holds its own comparatively. 4K60 is on the table for most games, especially if you enlist the help of upscalers, but I’m reluctant to call it a UHD PC when there are better options for similar prices. Instead, this excels more in the 1080p ring than anything else. In some games, this is the system you’d want in your corner with an HD 240Hz gaming monitor.

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's system power consumption saps 106W idle and 589W under load.

Core i7-14700KF and RX 7900 GRE aren’t the most efficient duo. Chugging 589W isn’t too surprising when gaming, but it’s notably more power hungry than RX 7900 XTX configurations, let alone the XT model. It’s also in triple figures when idling, which is less than ideal with rising energy prices.

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Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's system noise clocks in 43dBA idle and 51dBA under load.

Usually, bigger fans push more air while spinning slower than their smaller counterparts. Unfortunately, the CyberPowerPC UK Infinity X147 GRE is roaringly loud out of the box. Part of the problem comes from the all-mesh design, which lends itself to airflow, but it cranks up the volume in the process. Even the idle sound exceeds some systems we’ve tested while they’re gaming. We can guide you on how to make a PC quieter, but it’s a bit of an uphill battle with such a booming default curve.

Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's CPU temperature under load reaches 72 degrees Celcius.
Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC's GPU temperature under load reaches 52 degrees Celcius.

For what it’s worth, the fans do a fantastic job at cooling. They keep RX 7900 GRE on zero RPM until the absolute latest moment, and the 360mm AIO radiator as cool as a cucumber. At the height of gaming, the Infinity X147 GRE boasts the best CPU temperature we’ve seen in Cyberpunk 2077. GPU temps aren’t far behind, sitting in the top three and just a couple of degrees from its closest rival.

Conclusion

All eyes are on AMD Radeon RX 7900 GRE, since you can’t officially get it outside of a prebuilt. Combined with Intel Core i7-14700KF ditching the integrated graphics, the £2,002.80 price tag is actually cheaper than building it yourself. This seems to be a running trend, ditching the labour tax to offset astronomically priced GPUs. We’re certainly not complaining.

It packs a punch at 1080p, with higher frame rates in some games than the RX 7900 XTX. There’s still a question of value depending on what you want out of your system, though. Availability is a bit shaky for the PCSpecialist Odin TX, but it offers up to 48% higher frame rates at 4K and up to 34% at 1440p for just £46 more. Naturally, that comes with the need for higher spec monitors, which further inflates the cost.

For those content with HD gaming in mind, it ticks most of the boxes without costing an arm and a leg. If you’re not satisfied with the figures you see, you can use the Infinity X147 GRE as a baseline and make some reasonable adjustments until you’re happy. That’s the beauty of CyberPowerPC UK PCs.

Looking down on the Cyberpower Infinity X147 GRE gaming PC from a high angle.

CyberPowerPC UK Infinity X147 GRE

Verdict: A nifty HD gaming PC with an exclusive graphics card that’s cheaper than building DIY.


Club386 Approved

Pros

Exclusive GPU
Superior cooling
Cheaper than DIY
Five-year warranty

Cons

Very loud
Not great 4K value
Slightly slower RAM


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