SkyTech Prism Gaming PC Review
Our review gaming desktop, the SkyTech Prism is everything. Expensive. Beautiful. Powerful. If we had to choose words, those would be it. This is without a doubt one of the most gorgeous PCs we’ve reviewed despite the extremely high price tag.
- Beautiful build quality
- Excellent PC case
- Extremely powerful
- Very expensive
- Like, really expensive
Most gamers think the best gaming PCs, with their glass side panels and blazing RGB lighting are the epitome of sophistication. We, they are mostly. The SkyTech Prism politely agrees, and extends the glass from the side go the front panel, too. In fact, the company’s new desktop has more in common with the HP Omen Obelisk, only that it gets an even better design from a boutique builder.
And although its design is what will draw your eye at first, the range of components that you can fill it make everything ready for butter-smooth gaming. This is a powerhouse that doesn’t feel the need to overcompensate, the same way it isn’t overpriced.
This is a gaming machine that can certainly be whatever you need. We’re talking of high-end features ranging from the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (12-core), 32GB RAM and the peppy Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card. Naturally, you’re paying a fair shake for this level of perfection and power. For pro-gamers and professional creatives, the SkyTech Prism is one of the best gaming PCs you can buy today.
SkyTech Prism Specs
|Processor/Chipset||AMD RYZEN 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost)|
|RAM||32GB TridentZ 3600|
|Graphics Processor||Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11GB|
|Storage||1TB SSD + 2TB 7200 RPM|
|Connections||1 x HDMI , 3 x Display Port | 1 x USB 3.2, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 3.1, and 1 Front USB-Type-C|
|Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax | Bluetooth 5.0|
|Motherboard||ASROCK X570Taichi Motherboard|
The Prism is quite a looker, and that might be one of the reasons you’ll want to buy this machine. It sports a half-glass chassis and brushed metal façade that are both elegant and durable. Once again, we insist that design and ease of access to the internal components, especially when you need to do an upgrade, are two areas where it gets advantage over competitors.
In recent years, we’ve seen lots of boutique-built gaming PCs with transparent side panels, but this one is quite different. The front panel is made of transparent glass, which extends to the left side panel, exposing the neat cooling fans and cable work. The side setup can be removed with four small screws, making it easy to swap components in and out a simple process, and there is a proper place for all the cables.
If there’s one thing the SkyTech Prism doesn’t lack, it’s ports. On the front of the machine, there is an easy-access USB Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.1 port. Around the back, you’ll find seven USB 3.2 ports, one USB-C port, two Ethernet ports, an optical audio port and five different 3.5 mm sound jacks (for various types of accessories and applications). The GPU has three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port. If there’s a gadget you can’t plug into the SkyTech Prism, I can’t think of it. Wireless connectivity comes via Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax and Bluetooth 5.0. It doesn’t come with a bundled gaming monitor, but you can grab a high-res gaming screen like the 34-inch Asus ROG Swift PG349Q.
As mentioned above, upgrading the Prism is quite straight-forward, thanks to the clean internal structure and easy-to-remove glass panel.
Because the SkyTech has two main performance features that are pretty distinct – AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and RTX 2080 Ti GPU, it’s hard to generalize the performance of this gaming PC for any particular workload. Still, one awesome thing about this configuration is that it touts the new flagship Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11G. This we want to mention again, is a GPU far superior than the GTX 1080 Ti.
Not only does it run faster, but its Turing architecture also allows for real-time ray tracing and deep learning supersampling (DLSS), which is a major step over the traditional Temporal Anti-Aliasing.
While ray tracing isn’t currently utilized in many games, this functionality does make the RTX 2080 Ti future-proof, as well as a powerhouse when handling demanding triple-A games on Ultra settings and high resolutions.
SkyTech pairs this GPU with the a 12-core AMD Ryzen 9 3900x processor on a Asrock X570 Taichi motherboard, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB SSD + 1TB HDD and G.Skill RGB 32GB TridentZ RAM to guarantee top-notch gaming performance.
On the rise of the Tomb Raider benchmark (1440p, Very High settings), the RTX 2080 Ti nailed 98.4 frames per second, flying past its predecessor, the GTX 1080 Ti (78.3 fps), and its closest competitor, the Titan V (91.3). Similarly, the RTX 2080 (78.6 fps) similarly beats the GTX 1080 (61 fps), but the Titan X is a bit closer, nailing 78.4 fps.
Tuning the settings higher upto 4K yields an exiting 80.4 fps, wrecking the GTX 1080 Ti’s 65.8 fps. Other AAA games also played fluently (Ultra settings; 1440p): The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (156.4 fps), Grand Theft Auto V (99.6 fps) and Destiny 2 (164.8 fps). Overall, in all AA games, however, everything plays like butter. Whether you’re playing Hitman 2 or the Witcher 3, you won’t experience any latency or tearing, only smooth movements and rock-solid performance.
So, is the SkyTech Prism a worthy addition to your gaming line? From what we’ve seen, absolutely. That signature case is a bold new in the SkyTech playbook, packing robust features and clever, practical accents like the half-glass design at the front. At the end of the day, the SkyTech Prism is fine. If you don’t take price or the current gaming pc market into consideration, it’s ultimately a pretty capable gaming rig.
Buy it if…
Price isn’t a concern
The SkyTech Prism is an expensive gaming PC, with lots of power, and there’s little doubt about that. You’re not getting the same components elsewhere for less, and that conforms that you’re really paying for the luxurious build quality.
You want epic gaming power
SkyTech configured the Prism with the most powerful hardware on the market today, particularly the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU and RTX 2080 Ti GPU. If you want computing horsepower in a beautiful chassis, SkyTech Prism has you covered.
SkyTech Prism Gaming Computer PC Desktop – AMD RYZEN 9 3900X, RTX 2080 TI 11G, Asrock X570 Taichi, Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB, G.Skill RGB 32G TridentZ 3600, 2TB HDD, 802.11ax, Window 10 Pro