The Viglen Incepta Professional RX combines an overclocked AMD processor to deliver application performance that outpaces every rival on test today.
The updated Ryzen 2 chip offers more cores than the Core i3 and Core i5 parts found in its competitors, giving it comparable single-threaded speeds but a huge advantage in multi-threaded tests. Those latter results are important, because they meant that this rig will be far better at a far wider range of productivity tools.
The RX 560 graphics card is a more modest chip, but that’s no surprise considering the top-tier processor and the Viglen’s £999 price. The Radeon chip will handle gaming at 1080p, and it’ll handle work software as well – but all three of its rivals deliver better frame rates when gaming.
Those components sit inside a case that’s neat, tidy and quiet, with solid exterior build quality.
It’s a shame that this machine is undermined by a few small errors. The single-channel memory hits performance, and the motherboard is missing a couple of features. And, while the CPU and GPU are capable enough, you could potentially find more balance in systems that have mid-range processors and beefier graphics cards.
The £899 PC Specialist Enigma Pro offers more gaming performance thanks to a GTX 1070, and the £1,199 CyberPower Infinity X66 GTX provides a Core i5 chip, with its increased IPC, for only a little more cash. The Overclockers UK Cobalt offers similar performance, but better memory and a more versatile motherboard.
That said, Viglen has built this PC for productivity on a budget, and in most of the key areas it delivers: it’s got far better processing performance than any rival inside a quiet, versatile and smart-looking case. If you’re after a system for getting the job done, you could do a lot worse.
The model we’ve reviewed here is available from Viglen for £999.
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- Faster processing performance than most rivals
- More cores than the competition
- Neat, tidy and quiet case
- GPU that’s capable with 1080p games and graphical applications
- Rival machines are much quicker in games
- Single-channel memory is disappointing
- Motherboard is a little basic
KitGuru says: Viglen’s system deploys a brand-new AMD processor to serve up more multi-threaded and application power than its rivals can muster, and this machine is neat and quiet – ideal for an office. However, the GPU is mediocre, and the specification is a little underwhelming elsewhere.