The CyberpowerPC Gamer GXiVR8060A11 is a solid pick for a midrange gaming tower, that packs fluid Full HD and QHD gaming performance into a quality package, although it’s not quite the top value in its class.
- Neatly organised, compact case
- Room to expand inside
- Highly configurable
- Good value
- Could use a Type-C port
- Lacks a card reader
The CyberPowerPC GXiVR8060A11 is an affordable beast of a gaming PC that packs some seriously fast components into a sleek and elegant chassis that shows them off. This gaming PC is a refreshed update of its predecessor from last year, the CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A10 that was our top pick for midrange gaming desktops.
With the Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8060A11, the company is offering even beefy specs including an eleventh generation CPU and Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 GPU; a perfect combination for fluid Full HD and QHD gaming performance, all at a very reasonable price.
With its glass side windows and gamer-inspired façade trimmed with RGB circles on the front panel, it’s got a lot of style in its otherwise straightforward chassis. This is an appealing gaming PC that’s not over-the-top in its gaming aesthetic that it ends up looking gaudy.
The CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme SLC8260A5 remains our top pick among midrange pre-built gaming towers for its even cleaner looks, beefier Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU and AMD Ryzen 7 3800X GPU, but its younger sibling the Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8060A11 is a fine, more affordable alternative.
CyberpowerPC Gamer GXiVR8060A11 Specs
- Desktop Class: Gaming & Entertainment
- CPU: Intel Core i5-11400F (2.60 GHz)
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060(6GB)
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 500 GB SSD
- Connectivity: 2.5G Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
- Operating system: Windows 11 Home
- Weight: 31.4 pounds
- Size (W x D x H): 22 x 21.5 x 12 inches
The CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A11 looks like its predecessor from last year, sporting the same case design but newer components on the inside. In fact, the design hasn’t changed since we reviewed the first yberPowerPC in May 2018, just a few variations depending on the model, but the spec sheet has greatly improved over time.
Those inclined to over-the-top gamer aesthetic will find the Gamer Xtreme’s look quite appealing. Well, it isn’t screaming with Sci-Fi inspired design, but it gets its share of RGBs on the front panel, some illuminating from the tempered side glass window and around the rear cooling fan. The façade has its upper and lower sections squared, and an CyberpowerPC logo at the bottom reminds you this is a gaming system.
Beyond that, however, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme doesn’t have any exceptional design frills, which we honestly like. We also like the black chassis theme, though we’ve seen white chassis designs on machines like the Skytech Shiva that look equally appealing. The side panel pops open effortlessly, all you need to do is unscrew a few thumbscrews on the side glass panel. This gives you easy access to the neat interior, especially if you’d like to upgrade or customize.
Port selection is good, but it lacks USB Type-C that’s becoming pretty standard even among gaming towers. In total, you have four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, Ethernet ports. Should you need to hook the system to more than one display, there are DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI ports on the RTX 2060 graphics card. These ports are handy when connecting your PC to a VR headset, since the Element MR 208i is VR Ready out of the box. Wireless connectivity comes via 802.11AC Wi-Fi.
Also bundled into the package are a gaming mouse and keyboard, not the best, but we appreciate the fact that you have something to get you going before you can purchase a serious gaming combo.
Read More: CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme SLC8260A5 review
CyberpowerPC Gamer performance
In 2021, we’ve seen Nvidia and AMD go head-to-head with top-tier GPUs – GeForce RTX 3090 and Radeon RX 6900 XT, both delivering incrementally fast gaming performance than ever before, of course at a premium price. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB) in the CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A11 sits at the bottom of the ladder, but this GPU brings quite a few things to the table. Not only has it mastered Full HD and QHD gaming, but it also lets you enjoy the fluency of Nvidia’s ray traced future while keeping things affordable.
Despite having the smallest complement of RT and Tensor Cores in Nvidia’s RTX lineup so far, the Nvidia RTX 2060 still manages to pull of all the Turing architecture’s tricks including DLSS and ray-tracing, something you wouldn’t do with the predecessor – Nvidia GTX 2060. In fact, this GPU can play Battlefield V at a consistent 64-69 fps with the game running at 1080p with Ultra quality settings and ray tracing.
Unfortunately, tuning up the fidelity to 2,560 x 1,440 on the same game drops the frame rate to 41fps – 44fps, still on ultra-quality settings and ray tracing. However, 4K played at the same settings is surprisingly still somewhat playable with the frame rate averaging around 26fps.
While the CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A11 is billed as a gaming PC, its configuration makes for a capable productivity/entertainment machine. The 11th generation Intel i5-11400F processor, 8GB RAM, 500GB SSD are more than enough for anyone looking for a workhorse that doubles up as a gaming hub. It runs at stock speeds, making it ideal for real-world productivity, content-creation workflows and pretty everything you’d want to run on a mainstream desktop PC.
Should you buy the CyberpowerPC GXiVR8060A11?
Though the CyberpowerPC Gamer GXiVR8060A11 doesn’t stand above the SkyTech Shadow 3.0 or the CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme SLC8260A5, it’s a respectable affordable alternative that deserves consideration. Consistently good quality inside and out, sleek gaming look with RGB lighting, lots of storage, latest components, and future upgrade potential make it a safe choice.
That said, our only real reservation with this tower is that for a few hundred dollars more, you can get an Nvidia RTX 3060 with better performance over the RTX 2060 used here, but we’re glad that even CyberpowerPC themselves offer lots of configurations to choose from. But if your budget doesn’t take you that far, the CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme won’t make you wish you spent extra.
iBUYPOWER Pro Gaming PC Computer Desktop Element MR 208i (Intel i7-11700F 2.5GHz,NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, 16GB DDR4, 240GB SSD, 1TB HDD, WiFi Ready, Windows 10 Home)
$1,349.99 in stock