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Yoyotech Warbird RS

Yoyotech Warbird RS

Verdict

An attractive desktop PC that provides benchmark-crushing performances across the board

Review Date: 2 Dec 2013

Price when reviewed: £0

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

Wired2Fire HAL 4000

Wired2Fire HAL 4000

Chillblast Photo OC V

Chillblast Photo OC V

Cyberpower Infinity Fusion GT

CyberPower Infinity Fusion GT

Yoyotech Warbird RS2

Yoyotech Warbird RS

Cyberpower Infinity Fusion Pro

Cyberpower Infinity Fusion Pro
Details
Part Code HAL 4000 Photo OC V Infinity Fusion GT Warbird RS2 Infinity Fusion Pro
Review Date 27 Feb 2013 22 Nov 2013 4 Apr 2013 2 Dec 2013 25 Oct 2013
Price ex VAT £1,166 £1,499 £1,207 £1,133 £1,457
Price inc VAT £1,399 £1,799 £1,448 £1,359 £1,748
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Features & Design 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Value for Money 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 2 yr return to base 2yr collect and return 3 yr return to base 1 yr return to base 3 yr return to base
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 1,240GB 1,256GB 128GB 1,256GB
RAM capacity 8.00GB 16.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB 8.00GB
Screen size 23.0in 23.0in 27.0in
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7 Intel Core i7
CPU nominal frequency 3.40GHz 3.40GHz 3.50GHz 3.70GHz
CPU overclocked frequency 4.40GHz 4.50GHz 4.60GHz 4.30GHz 4.60GHz
Processor socket LGA 1155 LGA 1155
HSF (heatsink-fan) Antec Kuhler H20 N/A Corsair Hydro Corsair Hydro Series H80
Motherboard
Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Asus X79 Deluxe MSI Z77A-G45 MSI Z87M-G43 Gigabyte X79-UP4
Motherboard chipset Intel Z77 Intel Z77 Intel Z87 Express Intel X79
Conventional PCI slots free 0 0 1
Conventional PCI slots total 0 0 1
PCI-E x16 slots free 0 2 1 2
PCI-E x16 slots total 1 3 2 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 0 3 2
PCI-E x1 slots total 0 3 2
Internal SATA connectors 4 0
Internal SAS connectors 0
Internal PATA connectors 1
Internal floppy connectors 0
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3 DDR3 DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets free 0 2 2 6
Memory sockets total 2 4 4 8
Hard disk
Hard disk Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Samsung 840 Plextor M5S Toshiba SSD Samsung 840
Capacity 120GB 250GB 128GB 128GB 256GB
Hard disk usable capacity 111GB 119GB
Internal disk interface SATA/600 SATA 6Gbit/s
Spindle speed N/A
Hard disk 2 make and model Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Plextor M5S Seagate Barracuda
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity 120GB 128GB 1,000GB 1,000GB
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity 111 119
Hard disk 2 spindle speed 7,200RPM
Hard disk 3 make and model Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B Seagate Barracuda
Hard disk 3 nominal capacity 1,000GB 1,000GB
Drives
Optical drive Toshiba
Optical disc technology Blu-ray writer Blu-ray writer DVD writer Blu-ray writer
Monitor
Monitor make and model AOC I2367FH AOC i2369VM
Resolution screen horizontal 1,920 1,920 1,920
Resolution screen vertical 1,080 1,080 1,080
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Contrast ratio 891:1 1,000:1
Screen brightness 249cd/m2 256cd/m2
DVI inputs 1 1
HDMI inputs 1 1
VGA inputs 1
DisplayPort inputs 1
Rear ports
USB ports (downstream) 4 7 4 6 8
eSATA ports 2 2 2
PS/2 mouse port yes yes yes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0 1 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1 1 1
Modem no
3.5mm audio jacks 3 6 1
Graphics card
Graphics card EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics AMD Radeon HD 7970 Asus GeForce GTX 780 DirectCU II MSI GeForce GTX 770
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no no no
3D performance setting Low High High Medium
Graphics chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 AMD Radeon HD 7970 Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
Graphics card RAM 2.00GB 2.93GB
DVI-I outputs 2 2 2 1
HDMI outputs 2 1 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1 1
DisplayPort outputs 1 1 1
Number of graphics cards 1 1 1
Additional Peripherals
Peripherals Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse
Case
Chassis Fractal Design Node 304 Corsair Carbide 330R Corsair Carbide 300R Aerocool DS Cube
Case format Small form-factor Full tower
Dimensions 250 x 374 x 210mm (WDH) 210 x 485 x 475mm (WDH) 265 x 384 x 414mm (WDH) 206 x 520 x 586mm (WDH)
Power supply
Power supply Xigmatek Tauro Corsair 750W Corsair CX600 Cooler Master B600W
Power supply rating 600W 600W 600W
Free drive bays
Free front panel 5.25in bays 0 2 0 3
Front ports
Front panel USB ports 2 2
Front panel memory card reader no no
Mouse & Keyboard
Mouse and keyboard Logitech MK330 wireless keyboard and mouse Micrrosoft
Operating system and software
OS family Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8 Windows 8
Noise and power
Idle power consumption 85W 254W 92W 89W 74W
Peak power consumption 393W 424W 434W 314W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 198fps 225fps 105fps 232fps 136fps
3D performance setting Low High High Medium
Overall Real World Benchmark score 1.25 1.43 1.19 1.29 1.22
Responsiveness score 1.16 1.17 1.12 1.27 1.07
Media score 1.32 1.59 1.28 1.29 1.29
Multitasking score 1.27 1.43 1.16 1.31 1.25
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