CyberpowerPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 Review
- System: Intel Core i5-11600KF 3.9GHz 6-Core Processor
- Intel B560 Chipset, 16GB DDR4, 500GB PCI-E NVMe SSD
- With 1TB HDD and Genuine Windows 11 Home 64-bit
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB Video Card, 1x HDMI
- 2x DisplayPort, Connectivity: 6 x USB 3.1, 2 x USB 2.0
- 1x RJ-45 Network Ethernet 10/100/1000, 802.11AC Wi-Fi
- And Audio: 7.1 Channel Also With Keyboard and mouse
- With Special feature: Tempered Glass Side Case Panel
- Custom RGB Case Lighting, 7 Colors RGB Gaming Mouse
- 1-year parts and labor With Free lifetime tech support
CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme VR Gaming PC, Intel Core i5-11600KF 3.9GHz, 16GB DDR4, GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, 500GB NVMe SSD, 1TB HDD, WiFi Ready & Win 11 Home (GXiVR8480A10)
It’s no secret that CyberPower offers its gaming desktop ad infinitum, we’ve reviewed more than 25 configurations, and most of them earned our Editors’ Choice award. The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 model we’re reviewing today is a refreshing update to our favorite CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8060A10 from last year, with new components, all of the time offered at great prices.
This budget-conscious mid-tower surprises with high-end flourishes such as a trio of LED-lit fans, while its perky Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card make a perfect pair for smooth 1080p gaming. For a solid feature set, especially the new 11th-generation processor and RTX 3060 graphics card, CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10’s our newest Editors’ Choice pick for entry-level gaming rigs.
Should you want to go absolutely high-end, CyberPower offers the Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8080A20, which has an Intel Core i9-10900K CPU, GeForce RTX 3090 (24GB), and 16GB of RAM; Or you can go with the Skytec Prism II which has a similar configuration, save for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. But that jump in performance comes at a price, but both are worth every buck you spend.
|Standing screen display size||0.1|
|Processor||3.9 GHz core_i5|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Hard Drive||1 TB HDD|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||12 GB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||2|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||6|
|Series||Gamer Xtreme VR|
|Item model number||GXiVR8480A10|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Home|
|Item Weight||34.4 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||23.54 x 22.28 x 12.36 inches|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Flash Memory Size||500|
|Hard Drive Interface||Serial ATA-600|
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed||7200 RPM|
The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 comes in a familiar CyberPowerPC chassis – a trio of LED circles on the front panel, with the CyberPowerPC logo on the bottom of the front panel. It’s set on a Masterbox NR640 case, which measures 23.5 x 12.4 x 22.3 inches with a tempered glass side panel, so you can neatly see the cables on the inside. There is also an illuminated LED-lit rear fan, which adds to the gamer character of the system.
While the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 doesn’t include an optical drive (after all, most modern PCs don’t include this feature), it does get strong port options, including an easy-access port on the front panel. In total, you have six USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, and a 7.1 audio channel output.
Keyboard And Mouse
The CyberPower gaming mouse and keyboard are also bundled in the package of CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10; Although very basic – you can always get a great gaming combo – something the Redragon S101 recommends. Although you’ll have to buy a gaming monitor separately (if you don’t have one), we recommend the ASUS VG278QR, which has a 1080p resolution, a 144Hz refresh rate, and supports Nvidia G-Sync.
The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 unit in this review is an Intel desktop with an Intel Core i5-11600KF CPU, 16GB of DDR4 memory, a 500GB NVMe SSD boot drive, and a 1TB HDD storage drive with 7200-RPM speeds. This puts it in the upper mid-range for desktop gaming PCs right now.
For example, in Shadow of the Tomb Raider running at very high settings, the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 hits over 97 fps average at FHD and 34 fps on average at 4K. That’s a slightly higher FHD performance than the SkyTech Shadow 3.0 (RTX 2060, 6GB), though the SkyTech machine also pulls out nearly the same frame rate at 4K.
Provided you stick to FHD (1080p resolution), modern games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Far Cry New Dawn will definitely play well above the 81 fps category average.
It comes with HDMI and two DisplayPorts for a dual-monitor setup, while wireless connectivity comes in the way of 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
Again, higher frame rates set precedence over visual fidelity in competitive gaming anyway. So, if you’re looking for higher esports performance standards, you can rest easy that the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 can handle Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Rocket League without breaking a sweat when played via an SSD or HDD.
Our Rating | Excellent
The CYBERPOWERPC Gamer GXiVR8480A10 Mid Tower Fluid packs 1080p gaming performance into a quality package without being too expensive, making it a top value in its class.
- Solid 1080p gaming performance for the money
- Snazzy-looking case
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- No front USB-C ports or flash-card reader
Anyone looking to dive into the world of PC gaming or need a pre-build rig to play more esports titles without breaking the bank should find real value in the Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8480A10 Gaming PC. Aside from putting aside the included keyboard and mouse for something better, users will find this system a capable gamer, and the fact that it’s VR-ready gives it an even better value.
More importantly, 1080p performance at mid to high-level settings is respectable on most AAA games and those who want to upgrade eventually can do so without issue. As it stands, the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Xtreme GXiVR8480A10 is an attractive option for a mid-range gaming desktop PC; And from a price versus performance perspective, it’s our Editors’ Latest Choice.