CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1 Desktop Review

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December 8, 2016
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CYBERPOWERPC surely isn’t the most famous merchant of gaming desktops yet they’re quickly becoming a recognized player in the field. Their products sell well and people are happy – at least if myriads of reviews are to be believed! Let’s examine one of their latest computers, the CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1, and see if it’s worthy of your dollars or not…

How is it for gaming?

As a player’s desktop, this CyberpowerPC includes a dedicated graphics card. The AMD Radeon RX470 (with 4GB VRAM) is quite a new product and it has been praised as high performance but pricey item. Well, this desktop is anything but pricey. And take a look at these benchmarks to get an idea of the performance:

– Minecraft, maxed out settings, +60FPS.
– GTA 5, high settings and 1080p, +60FPS
– Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, high settings and 1080p, +60FPS
– Battlefield 1, ultra settings and 1080p, +60FPS

So yep, it will be a smooth sail for gamers! Of course you can upgrade the card if you’re not happy with it. VR is supported, just know that SLI is not.

And for other uses?

AMD FX-4350 is the name of the processor on CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1. The quad-core chip offers a 4.2GHz clock speed and 4.3GHz turbo which are sweet, however also remember the unit was released way back in 2013. Despite being old, it still gets a decent ~5300 score in CPU Mark which is very close to desktop Intel Core i3s of the 6th generation. So the AMD can take a lot of beating, don’t be afraid to run demanding stuff like virtualization software on it!

The desktop comes with 8GB DDR3 memory which isn’t too bad an amount for the gaming folk. The motherboard has standard four RAM slots so of course installing more is possible.

Storage is brought to you by a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive. I think SSD would be a nice addition, you can install one on this machine – at least with the help of an adapter.

What ports and connections are included?

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1 hosts in total ten USB ports, sadly the majority is USB 2.0 while three are USB 3.0. The video card has HDMI-output and DisplayPorts, connecting up to three monitors at the same time works!

There’s an optical drive installed so feel free to burn CDs and DVDs as you please.

Keep in mind that just a Gigabit RJ-45 port is present for networking. So you’ll need to use cable unless you get a cheap WiFi-USB dongle and plug it in.

Miscellaneous yet important things

Just so you know, CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1 doesn’t come with a monitor, but wired keyboard and mouse it includes.

Operating system is Windows 10 Home 64-bit.

Summing it up

CYBERPOWERPC Gamer Ultra VR GUAVR3000A1 is a very affordable gaming desktop choice. But this does not mean bad performance! The RX470 is a great gaming card which allows you to play any game on high settings. Almost as importantly, any type of software will run too thanks to the high clock speed processor and 8GB memory. In short, I recommend this rig if you want to play put not spend too much money!


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