For a long time, the best solution when looking for a new gaming PC was simply to “build it yourself.” That is not always the best route anymore However, with pre-built options that are sometimes more affordable and offer the peace of mind that a warranty provides. Today we take a look at Cyberpower’s Ultra 79 XTX, featuring a Ryzen 9 7900X3D and a Radeon RX 7900 XTX. Can it offer both a great experience and great value for its £3249 price tag?
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00:32 Price and key spec
01:31 CPU, GPU and memory
04:36 Motherboard/cooler (minor issue)
06:31 Single SSD, RM1000E PSU
07:43 Cabinet and cable management
09:20 CPU/System Benchmarks
12:21 Game Benchmarks
15:11 Thermals, sound and power
5:15 PM Closing thoughts
The Ultra 79 XTX Gaming PC by Cyber power is a high-end system aimed at those looking for serious gaming performance. With a price tag of £3249, it’s certainly not a budget option. AMD components are used for both the CPU and GPU, in addition, the CPU on offer is the Ryzen 9 7900X3D with AMD’s 3D V-cache technology. Going by the performance of the previous generation Ryzen 7 5800X3D, we should see great gaming performance here too. Pairing the aforementioned CPU with the top-notch RX 7900 XTX graphics card, the Gigabyte Gaming OC model to be exact, should see this system churning out some serious framerates while gaming.
- HOUSING: Corsair 5000X iCUE RGB Gaming Case – Black
- CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
- COOLER: Corsair iCUE H150i RGB ELITE 360mm liquid cooler
- SSD: 2TB WD Black SN850X M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
- MEMORY: 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5/5600MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB memory
- MOTHERBOARD: MSI MPG X670E CARBON WIFI
- POWER SUPPLY: Corsair RM1000e 1000W 80+ Gold Modular Gaming Power Supply
- VIDEO: AMD Radeon RX 7900 XTX 24 GB
The design of the Ultra 79 XTX certainly has a gamer style to it, but it’s stylish and minimal, thanks to Cyberpower matching the black variant of the Corsair iCUE 5000x RGB case. It offers full tempered glass with heavily tinted panels all around. Cyberpower has added some branding of their own to the front panel, in the form of their own logo in a small plaque just above the Corsair logo. On the front of the case are three RGB fans that can be controlled and synchronized with Corsair’s iCUE software.
The cooler chosen by Cyberpower is the Corsair H150i RGB Elite 360mm AIO. The radiator is mounted at the top of the case, with air vented through the radiator with three non-RGB 120mm Corsair fans. However, the CPU block/pump is fully RGB and can be customized using Corsair’s iCUE software. The cooler looks great overall, but Corsair’s addition of RGB fans would take it to the next level.
The star of the show is AMD’s new Ryzen 9 7900X3D processor. It has 12 cores and 24 threads running on AMD’s Zen 4 architecture. The 7900X3D has a base clock speed of 4.4 GHz and a boost clock of up to 5.6 GHz and features AMD’s 3D memory caching technology, which should ensure great gaming performance.
The system is completely team red with the Gigabyte Radeon RX 7900 XTX Gaming OC GPU. This card has 24GB of GDDR6 memory and should have absolutely no problems destroying any game you throw at it.
Since the PC uses both an AMD CPU and GPU, this should unlock the ability to use AMD’s Smart Access Memory technology, which essentially allows the CPU to directly address all of the memory on the GPU – the same as enabling a customizable BAR on a non-AMD exclusive system.
The memory in the PC is Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB. This, of course, is DDR5 and runs at 5600 MHz. One minor point I have to bring up, though, is that we think it would have been better to ditch the fancy RGB memory in favor of some faster 6000MHz RAM without RGB. While I understand that many gamers love a bit of flashy RGB, they also like frames per second.
I can’t grumble too much though as CyberPower of course offers the option to fully customize the PC on their website and you can opt for 32GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB memory at 6000MHz and you still get RGB for a very small additional cost .
The motherboard chosen by Cyberpower is the MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi. This thing has all the bells and whistles that make it a solid choice for a system like this. It’s obviously a DDR5 board, supporting up to 128GB of RAM in total. It has 4 M.2 slots, which makes adding storage space later quite easy. It has 5 case fan headers in addition to the dedicated CPU and Pump fan headers. This is a decent amount that you should cover if additional fans were added. Also, this board looks great in my opinion. The shielding or ‘armour’ for the M.2 slots and VRMs looks really clean and just helps keep everything looking neat.
There is only one disk in the system. It’s the Western Digital 2TB SN850X M.2 SSD. Two terabytes is a decent amount of storage and should cover you for installing quite a few games. The read and write speeds on this drive are fast enough for everyday use, and after installing the 10 games I used for benchmarking, it left plenty of room for other things. Plus, as I mentioned in the motherboard specs, it’s easy enough to add a little more storage later if you want.
The PC is powered by the Corsair RM1000e and as the name suggests, it’s a 1000w unit with an 80+ Gold rating, while also being fully modular. It has enough power to handle current specs and should be fine for any upgrades made to the system over the course of its life. There’s no native 12VHWR connector with this power supply, but Corsair does sell an adapter for £20 that has you covered if you ever want to change the GPU to a model that requires the new PCIe Gen5 connector.
Before we move on to see how this system performed in our benchmarks, I just wanted to make a point to commend CyberPower PC for its excellent cable management. Everything is really neat and the cable management options offered by the Corsair 5000x RGB case have been fully utilized. I was really happy to see this, as it’s these little details that add to the overall experience of buying a ready-made gaming PC.
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