Skytech Nebula ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK Gaming PC Review
In this article I will provide my November-December 2023 review of the Skytech Nebula (ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK) and will also talk about some of the games you can play with this prebuilt PC. I will analyze the following:
- Overview of the entire build
- Processor used for Skytech Nebula ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK
- Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070)
- RAM and Hard Drive
Overview of Skytech Nebula (ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK)
The Skytech Nebula ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK gaming PC is a well-balanced, great choice for gamers who demand top-tier performance, cutting-edge graphics, and a sleek design. With the ability to effortlessly meet and exceed the recommended system requirements for modern AAA gaming titles, I feel that the Nebula ensures you’re not just playing the game; you’re experiencing it in all its glory.
The Skytech Nebula has a twelfth generation Intel processor with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, NVIDIA RTX 4070 graphics card and a one terabyte NVME hard drive. That is all great. The only recommendations I would have for making this build better is to use a newer generation processor, such as gen13 or now Intel gen14 at the time of writing this. A twelfth generation Intel i5 processor may be a little underpowered for the RTX 4070, but will do the job for most games.
What I really like about this build is that it uses Intel and NVIDIA components. The reason I like that is because of the relationship between game developers and these two vendors. They both work together well to make sure games released have been optimized for the processor and graphics card, and that firmware updates on the graphics cards and processors address gaming optimization. The last thing you want with a gaming PC is to experience bugs and performance issues due to a lack of optimization in patching and firmware updates.
Processor used for Skytech Nebula ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK
The processor used for this prebuilt PC is an Intel i5 12400F CPU. Tom’s Hardware has a positive review of the performance of the 12400F, but only provides a benchmark for Cinebench comparative to other CPUs and a benchmark for Far Cry 6 on 1080P resolution. To get a much better idea on its realistic performance, you can visit ShadowSeven’s Youtube video which shows some key performance (FPS) using the RTX 4070 with the Intel i5 12400F. The video highlights that most of the gameplay is on 1440P resolution and performs pretty well on high or max graphics settings across the board, depending on the game.
Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070)
The graphics card for this prebuilt PC is what makes the Skytech Nebula great. The RTX 4070, with a list price starting at $599 provides technological advancements from the RTX 3070 that results in up to 3.5X performance increase on certain games. How Skytech is able to offer their PC for so cheap when this card’s street price is $599 is beyond me. They must have a good discount with NVIDIA that can’t be reached by consumers. The RTX 4070 is the mid-tier option for NVIDIA’s latest generation of graphics cards, but quite honestly will be able to play any modern AAA games like RoboCop: Rogue City on max graphics settings at 4K resolution. That being said, I would not expect the i5 12400F to keep up with it, so if you try it and don’t get the FPS you are looking for, that would likely be the reason.
RAM and Hard Drive
There is not much to be said about the 16GB DDR4 3200MHZ RAM and the 1TB SSD NVME hard drive. The RAM could be expanded to 32GB to maximize the overall well-balancing of components, but 16GB should do the job for most games on the market at either 1080P, 1440P and perhaps 4K without being a bottleneck. 1TB of SSD NVME storage is enough capacity for installing RoboCop: Rogue City almost twenty times (given you don’t store anything else. For laggards out there, NVME is the latest and fastest storage medium currently available on the market, so no concerns there.
Overall, the Skytech Nebula is a good gaming PC at a lower cost point. There are some minor improvements that could be made for this graphics card, but this gaming PC will set you up for success with game releases now and for the next three to five years.