iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC Intel i7-7700

iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC Intel i7-7700 Review

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We have in the recent past reviewed a series of iBUYPOWER gaming desktops. We conclude our series with the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC, which happens to be the best of it’s kind our series. It bears all the strengths of its siblings but packs on better specs to take the crown as the king on the hill.

Pros

 

  • Runs on a strong processor – the Intel Core i7-7700
  • Excellent graphics card selection

Cons

 

  • Fairly pricey

Verdict

 

  • The iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC is an excellent machine. It offers a wonderful gaming experience and has good looks to go with it.

iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC Specs


ProcessorIntel i7-7700 4-Core 3.60Ghz (4.20Ghz Max Turbo)
ChipsetIntel B250 Chipset
RAM16GB DDR4-3000
Internal Storage1TB HDD 7200 RPM | 120GB SSD Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 Windows 10 Home 64-bit
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB Dedicated Gaming Video Card
       Display connectors
VR Ready Display Connectors – Dual Link DVI-D, HDMI, & VGA
Ports2 x USB 3.0 | 4 x USB 2.0 | 1x RJ-45
ConnectivityNetwork Ethernet 10/100/1000 |  WiFi  802.11ac Wireless Adapter
AudioAudio: 7.1 Channel Keyboard and Mouse
OtheriBUYPOWER Gaming Keyboard & Mouse
Warranty1 Year Parts & Labor + Warranty Free Lifetime Tech Support
Optical Drive TypeDVD-RW
Dimensions25 x 12.5 x 21.38 inches
Weight30 pounds
Item model numberChimera AM009i

 

PERFORMANCE


The recently released iBUYPOWER AM00XX series of machines has featured several processors with varying speeds. Pardon me for calling the series AM00XX, that’s for lack of a better name to describe the series. The first four characters don’t seem to change, so it’s fitting to represent the changing characters with Xs. I know you get the point. Anyhow, the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC is the creme de la creme in this series; the king of the hill if you like.

You ask me why I say that. For starters, it’s got the heftiest price tag… well, that’s obviously clear. What is not so obvious is that it sports a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700 processor with a base clock speed of 3.60Ghz and a Max Turbo speed of 4.20Ghz. Now that’s impressive.

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Processor


While the Core i7-7700 not the most powerful processor, it sure can stack quite a punch performance-wise. The Intel Core i7-4790K and i7-7700K both built on the same platform as the Core i7-7700 offers better performance in comparison. But that’s beside the point. Below are a few specifications of the Kaby Lake Intel  Core i7-7700 processor.

Further Specification:

  • Lithography Process: 14nm
  • 4 Core & 8 Threads
  • Integrated Iris (HD 630) Graphics with 350MHz base clock and upto 1150MHz max GPU clock
  • Frequency: 3.60 GHz. Max Turbo Frequency 4.20 GHz
  • Virtual Reality (VR) ready
  • Display Resolution up to 4096×2304
  • DDR4 & DDR3L Support

When it comes to gaming, the Core i7-7700 performs quite well. According to Userbenchmark, the  Core i7-7700 processor is ranked 13th/948 while the Core i7-7700K is ranked 7th/948. Further, cpubenchmarks gives it the 3rd best CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common CPUs. Thus the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC is well suited for gaming, you can count on that. You can expect that it will not bottleneck your graphics card, and will play comfortably even the most recent games at medium to high settings.

Graphics


Similar to the iBUYPOWER AM001i, the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC runs on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 dedicated graphics.

Quoting what we earlier said on the same, “The GTX 1060 is powered by a 16nm Pascal architecture. It has 6GB of GDDR5 memory, which is plenty sufficient for today’s games as Full HD and 1440p resolutions. Performance of the GTX 1060 is on equal footing with GeForce GTX 980 according to Benchmarks.

Intrinsically that means that GTX 1060 is nearly twice as fast as the GeForce 960. Even AMD’s Radeon RX 480 falls 5% behind it. So what does that mean to the user. Well, it means you can play games at a resolution of 2560 x 1440 without breaking a sweat.” That speaks well for the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC. 

Ram and internal storage


Further, the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC runs on 16 GB DDR4 RAM. That’s plenty of RAM for most uses, and you can further upgrade that to 32 GB.  To top it all up, the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC houses a 1TB HDD and 120GB SSD. That guarantees high-speed booting and loading, and awesome real estate for all your storage needs.

Peripherals


Along with all its impressive features, the iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC comes with a gaming keyboard and mouse. They are tweaked for gaming and bear the iBUYPOWER insignia that glows an angry red. They don’t disappoint your expectation.

Thinking of building a gaming pc online?


The iBUYPOWER AM009i Desktop Gaming PC is an impressive build of a machine. A choice selection of specs was here demonstrated, resulting in a gaming powerhouse. And that does not limit it from performing as a normal PC. As a matter of fact, it performs better than most desktop computers you’ll find in the market. It has a beautiful design and the crimson LED lit tempered glass side make a beautiful sight to behold, creating just the right environment for gaming.

The downside is, of course, the price. Although the price tag is quite decent for a gaming desktop with the features above mentioned, it would be close to 20% cheaper to build a similar machine were you to do it on your own. However, in comparison with other assemblers and manufacturers, the price isn’t at all bad.

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