The Bottom Line
- Powerful Quad Core Processor
- Excellent Price For Performance
- No Dedicated Graphics Card For A Gaming System
- Lacks FireWire Port
- No Software Other Than OS
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor
- 4GB PC2-6400 DDR2 Memory
- 500GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 20x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
- Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics
- Intel HDA Audio
- 10/100 Ethernet
- Six USB 2.0 Ports
- Vista Home Premium
Guide Review - CyberpowerPC Gamer Infinity 3300 Budget Desktop Personal Computer
10/16/08 - CyberpowerPC's Gamer Infinity 3300 is touted as a budget gaming desktop. This would be an excellent assessment of the system if it actually came with a graphics card that could handle PC games. The system instead ships with the Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics processor that can't handle pretty much any current 3D game. Users looking to this system for gaming will have to purchase a PCI-Express graphics card to really use it for this purpose.
Outside of the graphics, the Gamer Infinity 3300 has probably the best performance that can be found in a system for under $600. This is achieved thanks to the Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor. While this doesn't have an extremely high clock speed, it still outperforms just about every processor found in this price segment. It also allows for extremely fast performance with multitasking or multithreaded applications. Add to this the 4GB of memory and this system should fly through pretty much all the applications thrown at it.
There are other minor issues that some may find with the Gamer Infinity 3300. Two small items that could be an issue for folks are the peripheral ports and the software. The system does not feature a FireWire port that may make it less useful as a digital video editing platform even though it has the performance. Similarly, the system only comes with the 32-bit version of Vista without any productivity, multimedia or security software.
The Gamer Infinity 3300 really needs to be looked at as a base platform that is extremely affordable for the performance it provides. It can then be built upon to better suite the intended purpose of the machine, whether it be via a graphics card or peripherals. The system has lots of potential, it just requires extra expense to flush it out.