The Ultra’s offer a fantastic combination of reasonable prices and great performance and the component list has been very carefully put together by our expert system builders.
They give a marked improvement over the Pro PC series and offer a lot of opportunity for customisation with many optional upgrades available to them.
CPU, Chipset & RAM
At the heart of the Ultra machines is the new Intel Core i5 3.8GHz (7600k) CPU, this is the latest Kaby Lake i5 processor and it’s a really strong performer.
It is a quad core CPU however it does not have the hyper-threading technology of the more expensive i7 chips, despite this it is performs really well under multi-tasking workloads. (The i7 Quad Core with Hyper Threading is an upgrade option).
The motherboard selection is based on the Z270 chipset which offers the best performance for Kaby Lake systems and you get features like SATA III and USB 3.0 ports as standard.
One of the biggest new features of the Kaby Lake series is the support of DDR4 RAM. DDR4 is significantly faster in operation than DDR3 which benefits the overall speed and responsiveness of your computer. We start the Ultra’s with 8GB of DDR4 which is a good amount of RAM, increasing to 16GB or even 32GB is an option for all Ultra PC buyers.
The Ultra series come with Solid State Drives as standard. These new type of hard drives offer amazing performance improvements over traditional drives, you can read more about solid state drives here.
The SSD makes system boot times much quicker and programs open instantly rather than you having to sit around waiting for them to respond.
You have the option of increasing the capacity of your SSD on the upgrade options.
A secondary hard drive can be added as well if required meaning that you can get the performance of the SSD coupled with the larger storage space of a traditional hard drive.
Graphics power and monitor outputs are supplied by nVidia GT 730 2GB cards, these are dual monitor capable graphics cards and we install enough of them to power as many screens as you need.
Each card has 1 DVI, 1 HDMI and 1 VGA port on them and any 2 of these can be used simultaneously, we also supply a handy DVI to HDMI adapter with each graphics card in the PC so that each graphics card can connect up to 2 DVI or 2 HDMI screens. So a Six Monitor Capable Ultra PC has 3 graphics cards installed and comes with 3 DVI – HDMI adapters. (Note with bundle purchases, you don’t need to worry, we supply the correct cables to connect straight up to you screens).
The GT cards are different to most on the market because they are passively cooled meaning that they have no cooling fans, this aids reliability as there are fewer moving parts and also drastically cuts down on noise levels making them run silently.
For customers looking to support between 8 and 18 screens from their Ultra PC we also offer the AMD W4100 cards or the W600 cards, these feature MiniDisplayPort connectors on the back which require adapters to connect up to either HDMI or DVI monitors, you can read more about these adapters and graphics card on the Ultra PC upgrade options page.
Case, Power & Cooling
Your new Ultra PC will be housed in a gorgeous Fractal Design Core 2300 case, this offers great looks and superb cooling and also features two front mounted USB ports.
Power is supplied by a Corsair low noise supply, this ensures a really quiet system build and provides highly stable power outputs which helps toward a long life PC.
CPU cooling is handled by an enhanced Artic Freezer cooling block, this ensures your Kaby Lake chip stays cool even under large workloads and also aids system longevity.
Capable Machines at a Great Price
Overall the Ultra machines are great options for people who want a computer than can perform well with multi-tasking workloads.
It offers great performance for the vast majority of day to day tasks that you’d undertake on a PC (such as Internet usage, Word Processing, displaying charting software) and is certainly no slouch either when it comes to more demanding workloads.
As a comparison of performance, many customers would not notice a difference between an Ultra with the i7 CPU upgrade and 16GB of RAM when comparing it to a more expensive Extreme PC making it a better option for many.
The selection of quality components ensures that this machine is virtually silent and on a price / performance basis you will be hard pressed to find a better option on the market anywhere else.
See our full range of Multi-Screen Computers.
Written by Darren @ Multiple Monitors
Last Updated: January, 2017