The CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A10 is a capable midrange gaming PC with good build quality, and packs the latest 10th generation Intel core i5 processor and Nvidia GTX 1660 Super graphics cards for the ultimate gaming and productivity performance
- Solid performance
- Good price
- Loads of ports
- Plenty of room for future upgrades
- Range of configurations can be confusing
These days gaming PC architecture can deliver the performance needed if correctly specified, for less money, than ever before. And, the popularity of systems like the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A10 for video editing, software development and data processing has never been greater.
Today, we’re looking at the Gamer GXiVR8060A10, a design that takes the best of what Intel has in desktop hardware and combines it with a very capable Nvidia GPU solution.
It comes at a competitive price range and an impressive specification, but is that enough to dominate the volatile market for entry-level gaming equipment?
Custom rigs are ideal machines for enthusiasts gamers and designers, as they deliver as much higher level of performance compared to similarly-priced mainstreams PCs, with better overall specs, and that can directly impact on productivity.
With that objective in mind, CyberpowerPC based the MasterBox NR640 that offers enough space for future upgrades, should you need to grow the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR into something bigger through upgrades. As designed, the front panel features a trio of LED circles, a transparent side glass panel, and an LED-lit cooling fan on the rear.
Standing at 18.8 x 8.2 x 18.6 inches, the Gamer Xtreme is smaller than many of its competitors, which are equally designed to accommodate future upgrades. The iBUYPOWER Element MR 9320 is 21.8 x 12.7 x 20.5 inches while the SkyTech Gaming [RTX 2070] Oracle X closes in size at 18.7 x 8.27 x 18.5 inches.
The CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A10 has a diverse number of connectivity ports, with some in the front and a few others around the back, so you have several ways of connecting our accessories and devices.
In total, you have six USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port and a 7.1 audio channel output. For multi-monitor setup, you have an HDMI and DisplayPort; wireless connectivity comes via 802.11AC Wi-Fi.
The Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8060A10 in this review is billed as a gaming desktop, but looking at its feature set, it’s obvious that this machine can easily double for both gaming and productivity. Our review unit comes with a 10th-Gen, six-core Intel Core i5-10400F processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM, and 500GB SSD storage, alongside a 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super graphics card. This is enough power for web browsing, photo-editing, medium productivity task and some moderate video encoding.
On the other hand, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super (with 6GB) will deliver decent frame rates on most modern games at high settings played at 1080p resolutions. This chip is a refreshed update of the GTX 1660 Ti, like the one found on the SkyTech Blaze II, another exciting gaming desktop in the same price range.
Gaming & VR
Back to gaming, this 1080p-optimized machine handles modern titles pretty well. Played at high graphics settings and 1080p resolution, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey yields 76 fps, Far Cry New Dawn plays at 89 fps, while Shadow of the Tomb Raider plays at 81 fps. The latter’s performance is quite remarkable, since even consoles only run this game at 60 fps (and, not at perfect consistency).
If you compare this machine’s benchmark numbers, you’ll appreciate the over 60 fps on most games, and that’s the much you’d ask of a midrange gaming desktop that can be had at such a reasonable price. If you need to play at higher resolutions, maybe for 4K at Ultra settings, be sure to check out the CyberpowerPC Gamer SLC8260A2 and HP Omen Obelisk 875-1023 that rock Intel ‘s high-end RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super graphics cards, respectively.
There are great things about the Gamer Supreme VR, tempered with a few areas where it could have easily been much better if CyberPowerPC paid more attention to the details.
The positive aspects are the solids and high performing platform, sleek package that can handle both gaming and productivity tasks with equal aplomb.
CyberPowerPC allows the GXiVR8060A10 to be customized for those that need specifically a compute platform or a general productivity platform, with plenty of performance layers on CPU, GPU and storage.
But for those looking for the very finest gaming levels, there are better (but pricey) alternatives like the HP Obelisk 875-1023 with its Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU, or the Omen 30L (GT13-0093), that rocks an Intel Core i9-10900K processor and Nvidia’s flagship Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card.
For gamers on budget, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXiVR8060A10 still offers good value in its configuration of the review hardware, it has good expansion options that make it a perfect match for gamers looking for the ultimate midrange gaming platform.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel i5-10400F 2.9GHz, GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, 8GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe SSD, WiFi Ready & Win 10 Home (GXiVR8060A10)
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