CyberPower Black Pearl Core i7 965 EE Gaming System

CyberPower does it like a boutique builder and comes in on budget. Chris puts the Black Pearl through its paces today.
| Nov 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm CST
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: CyberPower

Introduction

CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
IntroductionOn November 3rd Intel allowed the world to see just how powerful their new Core i7 / X58 combo was. Just like a title fight with a heavyweight boxer we were knocked out by the power, speed and agility of the new platform and so were our readers from the feedback we received. Until this point Core i7 has been made of pure unobtainium; you simply could not buy it no matter how much you offered. That changes today as e-tail and retail are opening up the ring and everyone gets a chance to fight the champ. All of this boxing talk has a purpose. Unlike Intel's Netburst architecture that every overclocker on the planet has learned to tame, Core i7 is a different beast, one that takes hours to come to terms with. As I get older and gain more responsibilities, like many of you, I don't have the time to tame the beast and prefer a pre-built solution that will allow me to plug in, turn on and hit the front lines. Don't get me wrong, I still want to pull every last drop of performance out of a system and could care less what Intel says is the maximum performance of a processor. I know there is more power inside the box and want to tap all of it. CyberPower has recognized the need to offer us old school users the best components, overclocked to their potential without the need to spend hundreds of hours fine tuning and tweaking. The new CyberPower Black Pearl Series is CyberPower's answer to the age old question; build it and spend two weeks getting it right or have it made by the pros who already know the ins and outs of a new, highly complex architecture. Like all of CyberPower's systems, the Black Pearl is configurable when ordering and prices will range depending on the components ordered in the system. The best part is all of the tweaking is included with the cost of the system and done at the factory. When your box arrives on your door step all you have to do is plug it in and go straight to the battle.

Specifications, Pricing and Availability

Specifications, Pricing and AvailabilityOur sample system came configured with the best of the best as far as components go. Generally systems like this break the 5-6 thousand Dollar mark, but CyberPower has not lost their way and is still all about value to their customers. This philosophy is one that I have come to admire and it is rare in the industry. CyberPower calls it "Value Added"; I call it "give me what I want and do it for less money than the other guys". Let's have a look and see what is involved in the CyberPower Black Pearl System, a 4,499.00 Dollar system.Processor: Intel Core i7 965 EE 3.2 @ 3.6 GHzMotherboard: ASUS P6T DeluxeMemory: Kingston 3x 1GB DDR3 1800 MHz (Triple Channel)Graphics Card: 2x HIS HD 4870 X2 in CrossFireXPower Supply: Thermaltake ToughPower 1000wHard Disk (Boot): 2x Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB (RAID 0)Hard Disk Storage): Samsung HD103UJ SpinPoint F1 1TBOptical Disk 1: Sony BR-5100S Blu-ray ReaderOptical Disk 2: Sony AD-7201A DVDRW Multi WriterChassis: Cooler Master ATCS 840 Cooling: Cooler Master V8 with 1366 install kitKeyboard: Microsoft SideWinder X6Mouse: Microsoft SideWinder USB Gaming MouseOperating System: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit PremiumAdditional: NZXT Sentry LX Digital Fan Controller, case fans, card reader (8-to-1), pre-configured overclock and software optimization Once again CyberPower recognized the need for a gaming system built around the graphics cards and opted to go with the fastest on the planet. They then go the extra mile and multiply it by two. The two HIS HD 4870 X2 cards are the heart of the system while everything else just plays a supporting role. Even Intel's Core i7 965 EE can't process data fast enough for the graphics subsystem and that is why CyberPower configured the Core i7 to 3.6 GHz, a full 400 MHz faster than stock. Keeping everything together and looking fresh is Cooler Masters ATCS 840. This is Cooler Master's first all aluminum case since the WaveMaster. The ATCS 840 is guaranteed to be an instant classic; already every reviewer on the planet is fighting to get one on their test bench. The ATCS 840 right now is as rare as it gets and with good reason. Standing the test of time, the WaveMaster was on retail shelves for six years and for all of that time it was considered the best mid-tower case available. The new ATCS 840 is actually an improvement, one that took two years to design and perfect; a true beauty that masters function and form. Keeping the ATCS's five fans in check is NZXT's Sentry LX digital fan controller. The black hair line brushed aluminum matches the Cooler Master ATCS 840's finish perfectly, as if the two products were designed to accompany one another. Disk reading duty was left to Sony and their products produced in collaboration with NEC. Instead of forcing the user into an overpriced Blu-ray all-in-one unit to play and write DVD media, CyberPower chose to use a two step approach. Blu-ray reading comes from the Sony BR-5200S, the industry standard Blu-ray reader. DVD reading and writing comes from the Sony AD-7201A, a very well made DVD-RW product that competes for top honors in reviews.Cooler Master also provided the cooling solution for our overclocked Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor. The 965 EE already holds the honor as the fastest retail processor known to man and like all flagship processors it produces more than its share of heat. The Cooler Master V8 is hailed as one of the best air coolers and in the coming weeks will be known by enthusiasts as the standard for Core i7 overclocking. The slowest part of any computer system is the hard disk subsystem. It doesn't matter how many hard drives you have or what kind of RAID configuration; your hard drives are limiting your performance. CyberPower chose the fastest platter based hard drive available, the Western Digital VelociRaptor. Their next step was to double it up in a RAID 0 configuration, unleashing the beast within. I have to thank CyberPower for this one as all of my tests loaded much quicker than I am used to. The pink elephant in the room is Intel's X58 / Core i7 combo. It is not like Intel launches a new architecture every year; it is sort of like their seven year itch. Just like the first Core products, the Core i7 is leading the competition by a large margin and not looking back. The 965 EE that CyberPower chose for the Black Pearl is the flagship processor, the king of the hill. I can cliche all day long and still can't describe how powerful this processor is, so let's move on and see if the numbers can tell the tail.

Packaging

The PackagingIf you spend the money on a product, you want it to arrive in one piece. Countless times products have arrived at my door and the outside package has been destroyed, yet the inner contents were fine. That story can go both ways, though. And I have had my share of surprises when a package shows little damage and the contents inside were shattered. It all comes down to how a product is packaged.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The box that the Black Pearl arrived in is quite large. But when ordering a full system, having a little extra around the waist is not a bad thing.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The inside packaging is elegant and as you can see the inside box has total 360 degree coverage.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
As we start to peel away the layers we find the accessories and graphics cards that are kept out of the system during shipping so that they don't damage the aluminium case.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The system ships inside of the Cooler Master ATCS 840 box. See what I mean by instant classic; Cooler Master is already calling the case a classic on the box. Normally I would say this is jumping the gun, but I have to agree with Cooler Master on this one; Classic indeed.
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Here is a shot of the inner box from the side.

The CyberPower Black Pearl - Exterior

CyberPower Black Pearl - Exterior
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The NZXT Sentry gives the ATCS 840 a digital look and breaks apart the natural, plain appearance of the case.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Here we get a better look at the digital fan controller. The only thing that does not sit right is the direction of the hair lines in the aluminium. The case's go up and down while the controllers are side to side. However, at a foot or two away the effect becomes unnoticeable.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The entire case is brushed aluminium and each side panel is crafted to perfection.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
CyberPower chose to place the Thermaltake ToughPower 1000 Watt PSU at the bottom of the case. Here we see the back of the two mighty HIS 4870 X2 graphics cards that are paired in CrossfireX mode from the factory. The ASUS P6T Deluxe offers a massive amount of connections on its I/O panel, including two eSATA ports.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
One thing I noticed about the case is that it is prone to showing finger prints. The discoloured areas are from handling the case.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
At the top of the case is where we find the power and reset buttons.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Peek-a-boo, I see you. The front USB, eSATA, FireWire and audio ports are done tactfully and can be hidden by pushing down on the top plate.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Here we see the fan controller in action. For more information be sure to read Andrew Jones' review of the NZXT Sentry here.

The CyberPower Black Pearl - Internals

CyberPower Black Pearl- Internals
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
CyberPower does a great job with cable management. It usually takes me an hour just to plan where I am going to stash the cables and another hour making it happen.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The Thermaltake ToughPower 1000 Watt is a good choice for this system; you don't want to blue screen in the middle of a game because your PSU can't keep up with the system.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Here we see the core of the system, the dual HIS HD 4870 X2's. The 4870 X2 is the current king of graphics cards; two of them is pure gaming bliss.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Data is fed to the system via two Western Digital VelociRaptors in RAID 0. A Samsung SpinPoint 1TB storage drive is included so you do not have to clutter up your boot disk.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Cooling is left up to Cooler Master. At the top we see the two massive fans that are whisper quiet and actually blow down to cool the system. An additional 120mm fan is at the bottom of the case and it blows out. I was skeptical about this configuration, but in practice it performed very well.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The other side of the case is where CyberPower hid the remaining cables. From this angle we can see the massive fan in the front of the case that cools the hard drives and brings in additional cool air.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
I have received a lot of emails asking if this even exists and now I can finally say with certainty that the V8 does have an LGA 1366 back plate and mounting hardware will be available to the public shortly.

Accessories and Software Configuration

Accessories
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The Black Pearl arrived here with Microsoft's new SideWinder X6 gaming keyboard. After using the X6 to test the system I concluded that it is a piece of work that is very good for gaming. CyberPower also includes an accessory bag, basically a notebook bag with a T-Shirt and some additional hardware needed to get the system up and running.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
All of the manuals came with the system as well as a Windows Vista Install disk. Software Configuration Processes use system resources and can slow down a computer system. Most processes come from the operating system, but many come from the software installed. Here we take a look at how the system comes from the factory.
CyberPower Black Pearl
Paint Shop Pro 6 (psp.exe) was added for the purpose of the review due to its extensive screen capture capabilities. Other than my install, the system comes very clean and ready for you to start adding games galore.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
Here we see the installed software list. The CyberPower Black Pearl comes with everything you need to start watching Blu-ray movies. All of the drivers are accounted for and the system is as smooth as butter. Let's get to the testing!

Benchmarks List and Testing Configuration

Benchmark List and Testing ConfigurationSystem tests are conducted with the system configured as it arrived to our testing lab. Drivers will only be updated if needed for a particular test, such as a new game added to the program test list that requires a special set of drivers, in which case the pre-installed drivers will be removed. Any driver change will be noted when this occurs. System Tests- Boot and Shutdown Times- FutureMark PCMark VantageProcessor and Memory Tests- EVEREST Cache and Memory- Passmark - ScienceMark 2Disk Tests- HD Tune- EVEREST Average Read Access- Passmark Advanced TestsVideo and Gaming Tests- FutureMark 3DMark Vantage- Crysis- PT Boats Demo- World in Conflict- Far Cry 2Compression and Audio Tests- Quickpar Create and Repair- WinRAR- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder- RightMark Audio Analyser

Benchmarks - System Tests

Boot Up and Shutdown TimesWindows Vista makes testing the start up and shut down time difficult, since the operating system from the outside seems random. For this test I turned the system on and shut it down three times, measuring the time it took for each test. The average times are then presented, as below.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The CyberPower Black Pearl only takes six seconds to shut down, but takes over eighty seconds to boot. This is due to the ASUS P6T's RAID system that brings on a long pause after the RAID array starts working. To be honest, I would rather have a nice RAID 0 array with a set of VelociRaptors than worry about twenty extra seconds of boot time. FutureMark PCMark VantagePCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and high-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. PCMark Vantage is easy enough for even the most casual enthusiast to use yet supports in-depth, professional industry grade testing.ORB Link: http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcmv=127440
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
None of our FutureMark software picked up the correct overclock of the processor. Here we see the CyberPower kicking ass and taking names. The world record for PCMark vantage is only a little over 15,000 and the Black Pearl came within the top 10% of all scores submitted to FutureMark.

Benchmarks - Processor and Memory Capabilities

EVEREST Cache and MemoryEVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The Core i7 965 EE processor comes overclocked to 3.6, up from 3.2 which equates to a 13% overclock. Intel finally has an answer to AMD's huge memory bandwidth performance. Here we see that the Core i7 is pushing big memory bandwidth numbers. PassmarkFast, easy to use PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest ™ allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.The CPU tests cover mathematical operations, compression, encryption, SSE, 3DNow! instructions and more.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The Core 2 Quad system I tested the other day scored a 600 in Integer Math, which wasn't bad. The Core i7 overclocked to 3.6 scores just a little under 2,600. ScienceMark 2ScienceMark 2.0 is a mathematical program designed to stress the memory subsystems of both desktop/workstation and server environments to determine the read/write latency as well as the overall memory bandwidth available between the CPU and the memory controller.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
ScienceMark 2 didn't care too much for the Core i7 and the Stream test would not complete. I really hope someone updates the code soon as I have always loved using this benchmark to test processor performance.

Benchmarks - Disk Performance

HD TuneHD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:- Benchmark: measures the performance - Info: shows detailed information- Health: checks the health status by using SMART - Error Scan: scans the surface for errors - Temperature display HD Tune may also work with other storage devices such as memory cards, USB sticks, iPods, etc.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The Western Digital VelociRaptor gives the best of both worlds when used in RAID 0; high sustained transfer rates and low access times. Just imagine what you computer would be like moving data at an average of 175 MB/s . EVEREST Average Read AccessEVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
With the platters moving at 10,000 RPMs data can be accessed faster than on 7,200 RPM drives. Here we see that even with two drives in RAID 0 the average access time is only 7.2 milliseconds. Some 7,200 RPM drives take up to 15 ms in the same test.Passmark Advanced Disk TestsThis Advanced Disk Test, which is part of PerformanceTest, measures the data transfer speed when reading or writing data to one or more disks. The speed that data can be transferred between memory and a hard disk drive is one of a system's most important performance aspects. There are quite a few factors which have a bearing on this speed and the Advanced Disk Drive Test allows the user to vary most of these factors and compare the results.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
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Even when the VelociRaptors are used in RAID 0, they perform well in Passmark's Advanced Disk Tests.

Benchmarks - Gaming

FutureMark 3DMark Vantage3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware. 3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.ORB Link (Entry): http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=523707 ORB Link (Performance):http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=523729 ORB Link (High): http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=523745 ORB Link (Extreme):http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dmv=523767
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
The CyberPower Black Pearl is first and foremost a gaming system. Here we see the Black Pearl nearly breaking the 40K mark in the Entry Test. With numbers like these you would think the system was being cooled with some exotic chiller or LN2, but this is how the system comes from the factory. CrysisFrom the makers of Far Cry, Crysis offers FPS fans the best-looking, most highly-evolving gameplay, requiring the player to use adaptive tactics and total customization of weapons and armor to survive in dynamic, hostile environments including Zero-G. Real time editing, bump mapping, dynamic lights, network system, integrated physics system, shaders, shadows and a dynamic music system are just some of the state of-the-art features the CryENGINE™ 2 offers. The CryENGINE™ 2 comes complete with all of its internal tools and also includes the CryENGINE™ 2 Sandbox world editing system.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
CyberPower has just written the book on how to tame Crysis. Here we see the Black Pearl making the game playable at 1920x1200 with 4x AA enabled. PT BoatsPT Boats: Knights of the Sea is a naval action simulator that places gamers in charge of a mosquito fleet of the Allied Forces, Russia or Germany during the height of World War II.Using the latest Direct X 10 technology PT Boards - Knights of the Sea manages to apply a lot of stress to the components of today which in turn gives us quite an intensive benchmark.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
PT Boats is another DirectX 10 benchmark that can wreck havoc on a gaming system. Here we see strong performance at up to 1920x1200 with AA on 4X. 8X AA seems to be where performance drops off in all of our gaming tests.

Benchmarks - Gaming Cont.

World in ConflictWorld in Conflict is a real-time strategy video game by Massive Entertainment and to be published by Sierra Entertainment for Windows (DX9 and DX10) and the Xbox 360.The game is set in 1989 where economic troubles cripple the Soviet Union and threaten to dissolve it. However, the title pursues a "what if" scenario where, in this case, the Soviet Union does not collapse and instead pursues a course of war to remain in power. It is an intensive new game is sure to put plenty of stress on even the latest graphics cards and we use the built-in benchmarking for our testing.
CyberPower Black Pearl Gaming PC
World in Conflict has now been reduced to a CPU benchmark with the CyberPower Black Pearl. The HIS 4870 X2 cards have made the game CPU limited, even with a Core i7 running at 3.6. Far Cry 2Far Cry 2, the next-generation first-person shooter from Ubisoft, will take you deep into the most beautiful but also most hostile environments in the world: Africa! More than just a visual and technological achievement, Far Cry 2, the true sequel to the award-winning PC game, will provide you with an unprecedented gaming experience.The Dunia Engine was built specifically for Far Cry 2 by the award-winning Ubisoft Montreal development team. It delivers the most realistic destructible environments, amazing special effects such as dynamic fire propagation and storm effects, real-time night-and-day cycle, dynamic music system, non-scripted enemy A.I. and so much more.
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As you can tell, I really like the Far Cry 2 benchmark software. Here we see that the graphics cards do not like AA disabled and to be honest, why would you want to shut it off. The game is playable all the way up to 1920x1200 in Ultra mode with 4xAA. What more could you ask for?

Benchmarks - Compression, Encoding and Audio

WinRARWinRAR is a powerful archive manager. It can backup your data and reduce the size of email attachments, decompress RAR, ZIP and other files downloaded from Internet and create new archives in RAR and ZIP file format.The built-in "Benchmark and Hardware test" feature allows for quick and easy comparison of decompression times between systems.
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WinRAR plays heavily on processor performance and the i7 used in CyberPower's Black Pearl produced the fastest score in our labs to date. Quickpar Create and RepairQuickPar is a utility for creating Parity Volumes using the Reed Solomon algorithm. Parity Volumes may be used to verify that a set of files have not been corrupted, or to reconstruct damaged files (providing that you have a sufficient quantity of Parity Volumes to match the missing or damaged files).
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The same can be said about the Quickpar score. The fastest Core 2 Quad processors score in the high 1300's, but the Black Pearl scores well into the 1800's.Windows Media Encoder 9In this test we take a 2 minute 1080p video and encode it into a 720p video. Scoring is determined by the amount of time taken for the task to complete. Lower is better.The video used for this encoding test is The Magic of Flight (IMAX) which is readily available for download on Microsoft's HD Content Showcase page.
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My last Core 2 Quad system review took 5 minutes to perform this operation, but the Black Pearl does it in 3 minutes and 42 seconds. RightMark Audio AnalyserRMAA suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. A more common mark is also provided for those unfamiliar with measured technical parameters.A new version is the result of two years of development by best experts in digital audio. RMAA 6.0 raises the bar of comfort and functionality for spectrum analyzers. That's why it is a program of choice for enthusiasts, professionals, and audio magazines around the world; and some manufacturers are developing new devices with the mandatory testing of their quality in RMAA. In short, the program at the moment is a de-facto standard providing quick and easy measurement of technical parameters, without the need to spend tens of thousands of dollars on specialized measurement systems.
CyberPower Gamer Xtreme XE Gaming PC
We have seen a pretty wide range of scores from different motherboards with this audio benchmark. The ASUS P6T performed very good in many of the tests, but the average score in THD + Noise brought the overall score down to Good. If you'd like to view a more in-depth analysis of the results with individual charts, click here.

Final Thoughts

Final ThoughtsTesting a full system is difficult and time consuming, but the CyberPower Black Pearl made my job a lot easier. CyberPower chose the best components for the system and put together a well oiled machine that was capable of besting every benchmark score set by this lab to date. Just like the Gamer Xtreme XE system we looked at last month, it would be difficult to order all of the components used in this system and spend less money than the Black Pearl costs on its own. CyberPower does a really good job when it comes to price; the Black Pearl configured as we tested it today came in at 4,499 Dollars. That is still quite a stack of change, but we are on Day 1 of i7 hitting the market. As time passes the cost of both Core i7 and X58 motherboards will decline and CyberPower will be able to include more of their Value Added super special sauce to the mix. Simply put, you can't build a system with better components than our sample Black Pearl. CyberPower has chosen the best of the best, wrapped everything together and put a bow on top. There wasn't a reason to go in and tweak settings, it has already been done. Cable management was already performed and the only thing we had to do was install our software and get started.
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