SkyTech Shadow Gaming PC Review

April 12, 2016
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SkyTech Shadow, what is it? Well, it’s a gaming desktop assembled by a less-known company SkyTech. The best thing about this PC seems to be the low price; your usual gaming desktop costs more than this. But it makes one ask: is this computer really powerful enough for gaming? Let’s see…

The gaming aspect

It’s GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card you will find inside the SkyTech Shadow. It surely isn’t one of the 900 series high-end cards, but still a viable choice for players. I often use GTA 5 as an example, with Full HD and very high settings you would get 30-40 frames per second. Crysis 3 would also be playable on similar settings. Easier games like Counter-Strike: Go and League of Legends are no issue here.

How about general performance?

The computer comes with AMD FX-4300, a quad-core processor boasting 3.8GHz clock speed and 4.0GHz turbo. In CPU Mark tests it receives a score of around 4600 which is a power user and gamer proof amount. Also RAM is good – 8GB – so you are not going to have problems with running more advanced software either. I believe upgrading memory to at least 16GB is possible here.

Storage drive affects performance too; on this model it is just an old-fashioned hard drive which are not known to be too fast. The 1TB 7200RPM model offers a lot of storage space, that must be said, and you can always install an extra solid-state drive if you want to up the performance.

Ports and connections

SkyTech Shadow seems to include six USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a sufficient amount for a gamer to plug his devices to. There are also HDMI, DVI and DisplayPorts for various monitors – dual screens at the same time work, too.

In the back panel there is RJ-45 port for wired network connection. The desktop also has a wireless support.

Optical drive (DVD burner) is installed on the machine.

Other features, benefits?

Keyboard and mouse are included, but display is not. So remember to buy the monitor separately if you need one!

Operating system is Windows 10 Pro, the 64-bit edition.

Summing it up

SkyTech Shadow works quite well for gaming, considering it’s indeed an affordable model. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti does a decent job (however it’s still far from being the best model) – you can keep high eye candy on many games and get average to good FPS count. Of course, the computer will work wonders for running any kind of software. There is a WiFi as well. Just pair this with a good display and you got a budget gaming desktop at your disposal!

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