SkyTech Prism II Review
- AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core 3.8 GHz (4.6 GHz Max Boost) CPU
- With 1TB PCIe Gen4 NVME Internal Solid State Drive
- Video Card- GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6X Graphics Card
- High to Ultra settings, crisp 1440p Full HD or 4K resolution
- Smooth 60+ FPS, 32GB DDR4 3600MHz RGB Gaming Memory
- Showcase with the Stunning Phanteks Qube Case – White
- 802.11AC Wi-Fi, No Bloatware, Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- DisplayPort & HDMI Graphic Output Options, HD Audio & Mic
- Also Maintain Higher Boost Speed with 360mm AIO Cooler
- And With 9x 6 RGB Fans for Maximum Cooling Performance
- Powered by 80 Plus GOLD Certified 850 Watt Power Supply
- Free Gaming Keyboard & Mouse, Lifetime Free Technical Support
- 1 Year Warranty on Parts and Labor, Assembled in the USA
Skytech Prism II Gaming PC Desktop – AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8GHz, RTX 3090 24GB, 32GB 3600mhz RGB Memory, 1TB Gen4 SSD, 360mm AIO
Is the Skytech Prism II a gaming PC that can handle graphics design apps as well, or is it a productivity powerhouse that can run the latest games, too? Looking at the design, it looks gamer, but I know it handles both areas very well. This expensive PC mixes a beautiful design with powerful hardware, and potential buyers will undoubtedly spend a lot of money on such a fraudulent machine.
The fact is, while the Skytech Prism II gets a lot (if not all) right, it also only came out after the big push for Nvidia’s RTX 30-series GPUs. As such, the system comes with the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. Nothing can be better than this.
By far, the RTX 3090 is the most powerful graphics card you can buy today, delivering butter-smooth 8K gaming performance along with jaw-dropping 3D rendering and encoding performance. Packing the latest hardware (both GPU and CPU), this machine is downright powerful, and it’s quite as future-proofed as it should be.
The Skytec ST-PRISM-II-0105 certainly offers a way to get the most up-to-date specs in a premium, modern system, but you’ll absolutely rock your wallet for it. For all its value, it is easily one of the best gaming PCs for 2023.
|Standing screen display size
|3.8 GHz ryzen_9_3900x
|32 GB DDR4
|1 TB SSD
|GeForce RTX 3090 24GB GDDR6X
|Graphics Card Ram Size
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports
|Item model number
|Windows 10 Home
|21.1 x 20 x 14 inches
|Item Dimensions LxWxH
|21.1 x 20 x 14 inches
|Computer Memory Type
|Hard Drive Interface
|Hard Drive Rotational Speed
When closed, the Skytec Prism II doesn’t look like much – just a standard tower with clear-window front and side panels that provide a realistic view of the interior.
But press the power button and the system breathes with color from an elaborate custom RGB lighting setup. Three fans on the front panel (one covered with clear glass) each cycle independently, and random lighting enhances the RGB effect.
Through the clear glass side panels of Skytech Prism II, you’ll see the system’s top-mounted radiator and three fans. The lights reveal the clean aesthetics and clean interior, with neat cable work and well-organized hardware including the CPU, GPU, and RAM.
The Skytec Prism II has a lot of ports. On the front, you get one USB-C port, two USB-A ports, and a 3.5mm audio jack combo: mic and audio. On the back, you get six USB-A ports, a USB-C port, an Ethernet port, a PS/2 port, a handful of 3.5mm audio jacks, HDMI, and DisplayPort.
Skytech Prism II with Additional DisplayPorts are available on the GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card: one HDMI 2.1 port and three DisplayPort 1.4a. There is no VirtualLink port at this point in time because VirtualLink is literally dead. All of these outputs are capable of 8K60 via DSC (Display Stream Compression), a visually lossless technology that isn’t completely lossless, but you won’t mind 8K.
That said, we’ve seen a few cards with five outputs, many opting for dual HDMI 2.1, so keep that in mind if you’re buying this PC for a multi-monitor setup.
Gaming And Graphics Performance
Our SkyTech Prism II review unit packs an RTX 3090 (24GB GDDR6X), Nvidia’s most powerful graphics card to date. When it comes to gaming performance, we’ll just come out and say – the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 is about 10-20% faster than the RTX 3080, and it’s clearly worth the upgrade.
This is a card primarily aimed at taking advantage of 8K gaming and professional 3D rendering; That’s despite the fact that 8K exists pretty much exclusively in the realm of high-end TVs, which means the panels aren’t exactly that wide. Sure, this will almost certainly change in the coming years, but there just isn’t a single monitor that supports the resolution.
In real-world gaming with Skytech Prism II, however, the RTX 3090 is an excellent performer: controls played at 4K resolution with the RTX on the highest settings, as well as on DLSS, stabilized the game at around 60 frames per second (60 fps), but It sometimes falls in heavy combat until the mid-50s.
The Prism ST-PRISM-II-0105 will tear through Shadow of the Tomb Raider at its highest settings at both 1080p (151 fps) and 4K (65 fps), easily beating both the CUK Mantis and OMEN 30L. It also beats the RTX 3070-based SkyTech Chronos, which sees more gains in 4K.
On Grand Theft Auto V, the Skytec Prism II hits 162 fps at 1080p resolution and 63 fps at 4K at every setting, blowing away the Mote desktop outfitted with the 20-series GPU. Again, the SkyTech Prism beat the Cronis by 14 frames at 4K, but only by a smidge at 1080p.
The components in our configuration of the Skytech Prism II make for a powerful productivity machine as well for gaming, and if you can use a lot of cores, a Ryzen-based system is a better choice over Intel-based machines. Ten cores are enough for gaming, but for tasks like video editing and other highly threaded tasks, our review model with the 12-core and 24-thread AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is more than enough.
While the Ryzen 9 3900X doesn’t seem quite as promising on paper as the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X, it’s still a powerful 12-core CPU. And with Nvidia’s RTX 3090 paired with 32GB of RAM and a speedy 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, the SkyTech Prism II is as powerful at productivity and workstation tasks as it is playing games.
Our Rating | Excellent
The Skytech Prism II (ST-PRISM-II-0105) is an absolute powerhouse that’s easy to recommend, outfitted with the Ryzen 3900X and RTX 3090, both of which have high-end components for class-leading performance, if you’re into Can afford it and find it in stock. Just know that you are getting a future-proof machine.
- Top-tier performance with Ryzen 9 and RTX 3090
- Attractive, well-cooled case
- Reasonably quiet operation
- Very little bloatware
- Lean internal storage
With one of the best CPUs and most powerful graphics cards available on the market today, Skytech Prism II is offers a lot to like, in an attractive, stylish package. The asking price of around $4000 is certainly tough, but in these times when that graphics card alone routinely sells for well over $2000, the Ryzen 9 3900X often sells for closer to $700, and even more so. Even though most desktops with current-gen graphics cards are mostly sold out, it’s hard to decide which high-end gaming rig is more or less worth anything else.
Just in case you have more time to look around, you might find a system with similar specs to the Prism II a little less. But unless you get the mining craze subsidy, that system won’t cost much less than Skytech’s.
That said, with its sleek, upgradeable shell, quiet operation, and top-tier performance in both gaming and productivity, the SkyTech Prism II desktop is easy to recommend for those who can afford it.