Pros

  • Lots of add-ons
  • Great keyboard and mouse

Cons

  • Not a top-notch gaming PC
  • Average general-purpose performance

At A Glance

Though not the best gaming PC around, the Black Pearl is solid, feature-packed, and attractively priced.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 39747
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 Extreme 965
Processor speed 3200.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Optiquest Q241wb
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset XFX GTX 280
Video Bus PCI Express
Storage
Raid type RAID 0
Drive size 1300.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI slots 4.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 2.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 0.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x8)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x5)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 1
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 3072.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type BD
Second Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower
External Drive Bays 6.0
Internal Drive Bays 6.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 148.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Superior
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 162.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 160.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 271.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 306.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 214.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 155.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 291.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 163.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 185.0
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Superior
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 195.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 226.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 223.29   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 197.44   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 129.08   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 144.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 144.02   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 143.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 81.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 121.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 128.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 147.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 124.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 149.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 146.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 149.63   Frames per second (higher is better)