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The CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR 8060 series continues to offer excellent performance value for the cost in this latest version GXiVR8060A10.
Name: GXiVR8060A10 Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC
Date First Available: August 2020 (From Amazon)
Category: Gaming/General Purpose
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR GXIVR8060A10 Review
The GXiVR8060A10 is the latest version update to CyberpowerPC’s Gamer Xtreme VR range. In this review, we’ll cover the hardware components, software and use-cases best suited for this computer.
CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8060A10 At A Glance
⊕ Latest generation 6-core Intel processor
⊕ Super fast M.2 solid state drive (SSD) for storage
⊕ Great looking case, VR Ready
⊖ Specific hardware brands/make may vary
⊖ No optical drive
⊖ Possible lower-quality PSU
GTX1660 Super 6GB
Intel Core i5-10400F
500GB M.2 SSD
- Windows 10 Home
- Wi-Fi ready
- Comes with LED gaming keyboard & mouse
- 1 year warranty
- Free lifetime tech support
- VR Ready
- RGB fan lighting/transparent viewing window on case
This review can also apply to the previous CyberpowerPC model GXiVR8060A9; as the internal component specifications seem to be exactly the same as the GXiVR8060A10 model. The only difference we can tell between the two models is the case. They do seem to be retailing at different prices at the time of this review too, so it could be worth checking out both options if you want to get the best deal.
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|GXiVR8060A9 CyberpowerPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
The GXiVR8060A10 is a prebuilt gaming tower computer offered as a complete package that includes a gaming keyboard and mouse, wireless connectivity, and the Windows 10 Home operating system. The GXiVR8060 series has been frequently updated by CyberpowerPC and this latest edition includes a 10th generation Intel CPU, updated mid-level graphics card from Nvidia, and a decent-sized solid state drive.Contents (Click to View Contents)
Who Is/Isn’t It For?
What You Get
⁃ Other Inclusions
⁃ What Games Can It Play?
⁃ Recommended Upgrades (Short Term/Immediate)
⁃ Other Upgrade Considerations
Reference: Other Specifications
- Update version of Nvidia’s mid-range series graphics card – GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB
- Includes RGB 7 color gaming keyboard and mouse, wireless connectivity and Windows 10
- Tempered glass side panel on case and 4 RGB LED case fans (remote controllable)
- Upgrade options in the future
- 1 year parts/labor warranty and free lifetime technical support
- Not overclockable
- Only 500GB storage (but can be upgraded easily)
- Unknown brand of power supply (may be low quality)
- Component brands may vary depending on availability
- Low amount of RAM (but can be upgraded easily)
Who Is It For?
It seems that CyberPowerPC’s GXiVR8060 series computers are targeted towards gamers as the intended user. Because of this hardware selections appear to optimize the cost to performance ratio when it comes to running games. For a gaming PC, the highest budgeted component should typically be the graphics card and the CPU, and other components such as the motherboard, PSU and memory can typically be less expensive items while still getting the best overall gaming performance for the overall PC cost. While the GXiVR8060 range is specifically aimed towards gamers, other tasks such as web browsing, video streaming, using Office applications, and the like will also be quite easily handled by this PC.
Who Isn’t It For?
If you are only looking for a computer to do basic tasks such as web browsing and streaming videos then there are less expensive PCs available which will perform just as well for these types of tasks. If you’re going to be playing a lot of demanding games, then the GXiVR8060A10 will probably be overkill for your purposes.
If you’re looking for a computer that can also do CPU intensive tasks such as heavy video editing, rendering or compiling code, etc. we’d recommend looking into a PC that has a CPU with hyper-threading such as an i7. These types of use-cases would also likely need more memory than CyberpowerPC’s GXiVR8060A10 offers (though this can be easily upgraded).
If you’re a serious gamer, this PC will probably suit your needs, but for those who want to play at 4K display resolutions, just be aware that you might have limited performance and need to spend a lot of time adjusting game settings in order to get a decent result. The limitation here is the graphics card memory – 6GB is probably about the bare-minimum of video memory required for 4K gaming (8GB or 12Gb are recommended for 4K resolution). Although the GTX 1660 Super is a great mid-range card it may struggle with the additional load of rendering 4K. Older games will probably be playable on 4K but you might hit limitations with more recent game titles that are more demanding.
What You Get
CyberPowerPC have specified some excellent choices optimizing hardware selections to produce good gaming performance for this price range.
|GFX||GTX 1660 Super 6GB|
|MBU||Intel B460 Series|
|PSU||Unspecified (reported as 600W in some user reviews)|
On a side note, the only difference we can tell between the GXiVR8060A9 and GXiVR8060A10 models from CyberpowerPC are the case – the front panel of the GXiVR8060A9 appears to be slightly different than the GXiVR8060A10. However, all internal hardware specifications are otherwise unchanged.
The GXiVR8060A10 uses a 10th generation Intel i5 processor: the i5-10400F. This processor was released in Q2 of 2020 and is a 6-core, 2.9Ghz (which can boost to 4.3Ghz) processor with hyperthreading. The “F” series of Intel’s CPUs lack an integrated graphics processing unit, meaning you must have a separate graphics card if using this CPU (for the GXiVR8060A10 PC, that’s the GTX 1660 Super 6GB graphics card which we’ll cover next). The i5-10400F is a great processor for a mid-level gaming PC. It provides enough processing power for gaming and since it’s not too old it would probably work well with any future graphics card upgrades you might choose to undertake in the future.
The CPU comes with a stock/standard Intel CPU cooler.
For any gaming computer, the graphics card choice is one of the most important components. CyberpowerPC have opted for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super 6GB, which is an upgrade to the original GTX 1660 6GB card that we saw in the previous GXiVR8060A8 version of the Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC.
The GTX 1660 Super graphics card was released in Quarter 4 of 2019, and according to Nvidia it offers a speed increase of up to 20% compared to the original GTX 1660, and is also touted as being up to 1.5x faster than the previous-generation GTX 1060 6GB. 6GB of video memory will allow for larger graphics textures to be loaded meaning you can play at a higher display resolution and with higher quality settings in games.
The GTX1660 Super 6GB probably falls a bit short for 4K gaming. If you want to be able to play at 4K display resolutions, you might be able to adjust graphics settings (especially for older titles) to get a playable result, but realistically to get a good gaming experience at these higher graphics settings a higher-end graphics card is what you need. If you do decide to opt for a graphics card upgrade in the future, the CPU in the GXiVR8060A10 will be compatible with graphics card upgrades.
The GXiVR8060A10 is specified as having an Intel B460 chipset, which was launched in Q2 of 2020. Although the specific brand of motherboard is unspecified, you should get a B460 chipset motherboard of some description (for CyberpowerPC’s offerings on Amazon are subject to parts availability at the time they are built, and because of this specific hardware parts brands/models may vary).
By checking the B460 chipset features you may be able to get an idea of what you can expect from any motherboard with this chipset. This chipset is designed as a budget offering but does include some extra features, however most notably it does not support overclocking (something to be aware of if overclocking is something you might want to do in the future). That being said, the B460 should still suit the majority of people buying a prebuilt gaming PC in this price range. Additionally users may want to be aware that the B460 chipset does not have any USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (10Gb/s), which is not a huge deal, it just means you’ll only have slower 3.2 Gen 1 USB ports (5Gb/s).
B460 series motherboards should typically allow for intermediate upgrades such as future RAM upgrades, provided that you get a motherboard with enough available free RAM slots available. This will be partly dependent on the RAM configuration that you get from CyberpowerPC, as it could be either 1 or 2 sticks. The B460 chipset is specified as having a minimum of 2 dual in-line memory modules (DIMM) per channel. This means you should have a minimum of 2 RAM stick ports on any B460 motherboard that you get, but motherboards typically may have multiple channels meaning you could have 4 or 6 RAM slots as well. 2 or 4 RAM slots is typical. If the specific details about the motherboard are important to you and you’re considering purchasing this PC, we’d recommend contacting CyberpowerPC’s sales or tech team to confirm exactly what brand/model motherboard you can expect to receive before you purchase.
If you want to look at a typical build in more detail, check out this youtube unboxing (though keep in mind that exact hardware might vary to what is shown in this video). You can get a good look at the different case fan lighting options at around the 7 min 30 second mark:
CyberpowerPC have included 8GB of DDR4 RAM in the GXiVR8060A10, which is a fairly standard offering. Since there are no specifics on the type or configuration of RAM provided (remember that specific components may vary according to parts availability) it could either come as 1 x 8GB stick or possibly 2 x 4GB sticks. It is fairly typical for most pre-built systems in this price range not to state which model or brand of RAM you’re getting. While 8GB should be enough for gaming and most desktop computing tasks, it’s worth noting that this is considered fairly minimum by today’s standard and could potentially limit the amount of multitasking you can perform, especially as applications get more resource-intensive in the future. An upgrade to 16GB of total RAM may be easy provided that you have free RAM slots available on whatever brand of motherboard you end up with. Most users are reporting that their motherboards have 4 slots available which would make a RAM upgrade fairly easy as you can simply plug in additional RAM to the free slots.
The GXiVR8060A10 comes with a single solid state drive (SSD), which is a M.2 NVMe form factor. SSDs are much faster than older hard disk drives (HDDs) and if you are coming from a HDD you will definitely notice a difference in loading and startup times. CyberpowerPC have included a 500GB SSD, which is a decent amount of space, but not huge by today’s standards. Should you require more space you can pretty easily incorporate an additional storage drive (either HDD or SSD). There is no brand specified for the NVMe M.2 500GB SSD that comes with the GXiVR8060A10, and the specific brand likely varies according to parts availability at the time. Most motherboards may also typically only have a single M.2 slot that will be already taken by the supplied SSD – so if you want to add more storage space, it would have to be either by SATA connected drives (or an external portable drive via USB).
Power Supply (PSU)
Pretty typically for CyberpowerPC (and many other prebuilt computer products), the power supply does not really get a mention in this computer’s specifications. The Amazon product reviews revealed a few reports from several other buyers of a 600W PSU in the GXiVR8060A10, of varying brands from EVGA, which is quite decent, to a complete no-name box with no markings at all.
It’s worth being aware that prebuilt PC offerings can commonly be thrown together with a cheaper power supply unit in the build in order to save on part costs. The only issue with this is that cheaper PSUs can potentially be less reliable and fail (and in the worst-case scenario a catastrophic PSU failure could affect other hardware components in your PC as well). We did see a number of purchasers on Amazon who reported total power supply failures. While not an immediate concern, we would recommend doing your own research on the brand of PSU that comes with your PC and if it looks dodgy you might want to switch it out for a reputable PSU by a named manufacturer just to be on the safe side.
WIFI and Connectivity The Amazon product listing includes 802.11AC WiFi under the connectivity specifications, though it’s unclear if this is via an in-built module of the motherboard or a separate wifi card that plugs into the motherboard. Because parts may vary depending on availability, it is possible you may get either of these options. If the details are important to you, you could reach out to CyberpowerPC for further guidance on what to expect.
Connectivity also includes 1 x RJ-45 10/100/1000 gigabit ethernet (LAN) port.
For USB ports, the specifications list 6x USB 3.1 and 2x USB 2.0 will be available. Along with the graphics capability, this means the computer is ‘VR ready’, and should be able to handle any VR applications.
Optical Drive No optical drive is supplied with the GXiVR8060A10, which is pretty standard for prebuilt PCs these days. The case for this computer won’t support an internal optical drive since there are case fans in the way. If you think you’ll need an optical drive for some reason, a portable USB optical drive is probably your best bet.
Operating System The GXiVR8060A10 comes preinstalled with a genuine copy of Windows 10 Home edition.
Other GXiVR8060A10 is Virtual Reality (VR) ready, which means that it has enough USB ports for connection of VR headsets/controllers, and that the graphics card is powerful enough to support VR applications and games.
Case Case has been updated since the previous GXiVR8060A9 version of this computer, but both versions still include a clear side panel allowing you to see inside the case and 4 RGB LED case fans total. It appears that the front panel has changed since the GXiVR8060A9 and appears to allow for better ventilation. Quite a few user reviews mention it has great airflow. The RGB fans are fully addressable RGB color-changing LEDs that can be easily customized using the remote control supplied. Case dimensions are reported as 8.2″ x 18.6″ x 18.8″.
Peripherals/Accessories The GXiVR8060A10 comes with a gaming USB keyboard and RGB 7-color mouse (both wired). The mouse also includes user-programmable buttons that can be used for gaming hotkeys/macros.
Support/Warranties The PC comes with CyberpowerPC’s standard 1 year parts and labor warranty, and free lifetime technical support.
In this section we’ll take a closer look at the GXiVR8060A8’s performance.
CyberpowerPC have in the past offered options with great performance per dollar in their Gamer Xtreme VR series computers, and this latest version continues that theme. Both the CPU and graphics card are relatively new hardware releases, which will serve users well for at least several years or more. The i5-10400 has enough processing power to handle recent game titles, while the GTX 1660 Super graphics card also offers great performance. We love the fact that this PC is fitted out with a super-fast 550GB solid state drive, which is a decent amount of storage space, (though some users may require additional storage space). Although the 8GB RAM that is offered is fairly standard for most PCs these days, for power users who might find this a bit low RAM is one of the easiest hardware components to upgrade. Because the hardware selections have been geared towards playing computer games, you’ll find that the GXiVR8060A10 is easily able to handle everyday computing tasks.
Where it excels:
- Computer games – should be able to handle all recent or older gaming titles on high or ultra settings, even with high display resolutions (FHD/1080p and QHD/1440p)
- Watching videos, organizing/editing photos
- Streaming services (Netflix/Youtube/Hulu/Stan/Amazon Prime etc)
- Web browsing will be no issue at all
- Home and work applications (Microsoft Office, PDF readers, Accounting tools etc)
- General multitasking
It should also be capable of:
- Video or photo editing software to do video/image editing
- Virtual Reality applications and gaming (the PC is “VR Ready”, so nothing additional is required)
- Processor- or graphics-intensive applications (graphics rendering, modelling, video conversions etc)
May struggle with:
- Running games at very large display resolutions such as 4K (the GXiVR8060A10 could handle it, but you would very likely need to dial back any display quality/texture settings in order to get a smooth gaming experience)
What Games Can It Play?
Since the GTX 1660 Super is a very capable graphics card and it’s been paired with a great CPU, the GXiVR8060A10 should perform well in nearly any game you throw at it. Depending on the particular game title, users can expect to be able to play with high or ultra high display settings and still achieve a high framerate (at FHD/1080p and QHD/1440p display resolutions).
The GTX 1660 Super graphics card has 6GB of graphics card RAM which is a good amount of space to store textures and details, and this will allow for higher FPS rate. For those wanting to try Virtual Reality applications, it should be just plug-and-play once you have a VR headset and controller. The GXiVR8060A10 has all the necessary hardware required to support any VR applications.
The actual performance increase you will see between the GTX 1660 graphics card (which was in one of the earlier versions GXiVR8060A8 of this computer) and the GTX 1660 Super version (that is this computer) depends on the specific game title. Some benchmark average FPS for the GTX 1660 Super graphics card are (source):
- Shadow of the Tomb Raider (DX12 Highest Quality): 79 FPS (1080p); 53 FPS (1440p)
- Just Cause 4 (Very High Quality): 74 FPS (1080p); 53 FPS (1440p)
- Resident Evil 2 (DX11 Max Quality): 96 FPS (1080p); 62 FPS (1440p)
- Rainbow Six Siege (Ultra Quality): 129 FPS (1080p); 81 FPS (1440p)
- Battlefield V (DX11 Ultra Quality): 86 FPS (1080p); 64 FPS (1440p)
- Far Cry New Dawn (Ultra Quality): 90 FPS (1080p); 69 FPS (1440p)
- The Division 2 (DX12 Ultra Quality): 74 FPS (1080p); 50 FPS (1440p)
- Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Very High Quality): 81 FPS (1080p); 59 FPS (1440p)
- Prey (Very High Quality): 129 FPS (1080p); 77 FPS (1440p)
- Star Wars Battlefront II (Ultra Quality): 93 FPS (1080p); 61 FPS (1440p)
- Project Cars 2 (Ultra Quality): 65 FPS (1080p); 51 FPS (1440p)
- Monster Hunter: World (Highest Quality): 67 FPS (1080p); 42 FPS (1440p)
- For Honor (Extreme Quality): 106 FPS (1080p); 72 FPS (1440p)
- The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt (Ultra Quality): 71 FPS (1080p); 51 FPS (1440p)
- Sniper Elite 4 (DX12 Ultra Quality): 116 FPS (1080p); 83 FPS (1440p)
- Kingdom Come Deliverance (Very High Quality): 71 FPS (1080p); 47 FPS (1440p)
- Middle-earth Shadow of War (Very High Quality): 64 FPS (1080p); 46 FPS (1440p)
GXiVR8060A10 is ready to go out of the box, and should be super easy and simple to set up. Like nearly all desktop computers, you will be able to upgrade individual parts if you wish to do so in the future. Although most users won’t need to do any upgrades immediately to get a great experience, we’ve shared a few ideas below for those who might be interested in future upgrades (either short or longer term).
Recommended Upgrades (Short Term/Immediate)
As mentioned previously, prebuilt PCs are notorious for often having lower-quality power supplies since this is an easy cost-saving for manufacturers. Because of this, one of our first recommendations is to check the power supply unit that your machine has, and do your own research into the brand or model number. If anything dodgy seems to come up or you find a lot of other people reporting that this unit has failed for them, then it may be worthwhile to consider a PSU upgrade. Although you’d be replacing a new unit, sometimes it’s just not worth the risk as a catastrophic power supply failure can have the potential to damage other hardware in your computer as well.
- Power Supply Unit (PSU) Replacement/Upgrade A bad power supply can potentially cause performance issues or a even a lower lifespan for other hardware parts in your computer, especially if they’re constantly subjected to a poor quality of supply power. If you’re unlucky enough to get a PSU that fails catastrophically, there’s a chance this could also flow through to other parts and damage them immediately as well. You can usually avoid these issues by opting for a quality PSU from a reputable and well-known manufacturer. We like EVGA supplies (such as this 600W unit from Amazon), as they often come with a few years of warranty coverage.
- Memory (RAM) Upgrade A memory upgrade is one of the easiest upgrades to do, however you will usually only get a noticeable improvement in performance if your current RAM is the limiting factor in your PC. This is commonly called ‘bottlenecking’ (where one part holds back the rest of the system). RAM bottlenecking typically can be recognized by signs like slow responsiveness, stuttering and laggy applications. You can also check your current RAM usage by using the inbuilt Windows task manager, or by a separate benchmarking application. Although 8GB of RAM that the GXiVR8060A10 comes with is fairly standard in PCs, some users may want to immediately upgrade to have a total of 16GB or more of RAM
Other Upgrade Considerations
For those who like to plan ahead, sometimes it can be worth considering how long you intend to keep using a particular computer. If you’re hoping to get as much life as you can out of your purchase, it could be useful to pre-plan when and what you might do to it to extend its usable lifetime when it inevitably starts to get a bit dated in the future.
One of the most important things that will ensure a good long life for any PC is to get something where the most important components (for gaming PCs these are the graphics card and CPU) are recent. Quite often more recently-released hardware can easily surpass even older ‘high end’ models in performance, just because of how quickly technology is improving. GXiVR8060A10 has somewhat recent-release processor and graphics cards, from mid-2020 and late-2019 respectively and should last at least several years before you might need to think of upgrading. Typically an upgrade is only necessary as newer games and applications start to get more and more demanding – and if this is the case you could think of upgrading the graphics card and processor should you see the need.
Other future upgrades you might what to consider in the future might be:
Graphics Card Upgrade As mentioned above, you probably won’t need to think about doing a graphics card upgrade for several years. It probably doesn’t make sense to replace the graphics card on the GXiVR8060A10 in the near future, especially given the cost of graphics cards at the moment. We’d therefore recommend reviewing the available graphics card options a few years in the future.
Storage Upgrade The case appears to have plenty of space available to support additional drives, whether they are SSD or hard drives. Depending on what motherboard you get, it’s unlikely that it will have a second M.2 port for another NVMe form factor SSD, so you’ll probably need to source a SATA connected option.
At the time of this review, the GXiVR8060A10 is priced at around $1oo0, but we’ve also seen it on sale for about $100 cheaper in the past.
Even if you were going to build your own computer instead, you’d probably be looking at a similar total cost to pull together this hardware from and assemble it yourself (graphics cards in particular are still unfortunately quite expensive). Plus the GXiVR8060A10 comes ready to go out-of-the-box with an official operating system preinstalled. Add the extra bonus items like the keyboard and mouse additions, and overall you end up with a tough deal to beat.
There are quite a few other prebuilt gaming computers available at a similar price point at the time we’re writing this review.
A few other closely matched option in both performance and price are:
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|SkyTech Blaze II Gaming Computer PC Desktop - Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, GTX 1660 Super 6G, 500G SSD, 16GB DDR4 3000, RGB, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
|SkyTech Shadow Gaming Computer PC Desktop - Ryzen 5 3600 6-Core 3.6GHz, 1660 Super 6G, 1TB SSD, 16GB DDR4 3000, RGB Fans, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, Black||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
If you’re looking for some slightly cheaper options, check out the below options:
|HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super, Intel Core i3-10100, 8 GB DDR4 RAM, 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD, Windows 10 Home, USB Mouse and Keyboard, Compact Tower Design (TG01-1022, 2020)||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
|2021 Newest HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop Computer, AMD 6-Core Ryzen 5 3500 Processor(Beat i5-9400, Upto 4.1GHz), GeForce GTX 1650 Super 4 GB, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe NVMe SSD,Mouse and Keyboard, Win 10 Home||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
|SkyTech Blaze 3.0 Gaming Computer PC Desktop - Intel i3-10100F, GTX 1650, 500GB SSD, 8GB DDR4 3000, RGB Fans, AC WiFi, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, White||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
|CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme Gaming PC, Intel Core i3-10105F 3.7GHz, Intel Iris Xe 4GB, 8GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe SSD, WiFi Ready & Win 10 Home (GXi8800A4)||Prime||Buy on Amazon|
These of course come with a compromise to hardware which usually means a less powerful graphics card. That does also mean you can get them for several hundred dollars cheaper than the GXiVR8060A10 if your budget is tight.
CyberpowerPC’s GXiVR8060A10 delivers good value for money for a intermediate level prebuilt gaming PC. Good selections for the processor and graphics card make this an excellent option for casual or serious gamers who want to be able to play recent games with high quality settings.
Reference: Other Specifications
Main Specifications: Intel i5-10400F 2.9GHz, GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6GB, 8GB DDR4, 500GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi Ready & Windows 10 Home
Other: VR Ready, USB Gaming Keyboard and RGB LED Mouse, RGB LED Fans
Dimensions: 18.8 x 8.2 x 18.6 inches
More details: Available at Amazon listing