The purpose of this article is to discuss the performance of the Skytech Azure 2 vs Fortnite. Please note the specific SKU being referenced is ST-NEBULA-0716-B-SK.
Skytech Azure 2 (ST-AZURE2-0611-B-SK) Review
The Skytech Azure 2 represents a noteworthy upgrade from the Skytech Nebula, offering a more refined balance and enhanced specifications. If considering an upgrade from the Nebula, this PC is a commendable choice. Featuring the almost latest generation Intel i5 13600K processor, it stands as a step closer to cutting-edge technology, although Intel’s recent release of the 14th generation processors in October 2023 might be a factor to consider.
One of its prominent features is the inclusion of 32GB of RAM, providing substantial memory capability. Accompanied by the 4070 Ti graphics card, this setup is primed for demanding games like Hogwartz, known to consume around 22GB of RAM and 13GB VRAM. The abundance of RAM and the powerful graphics card sets the stage for playing most AAA titles comfortably on maximum settings at higher resolutions, promising sustained performance for years to come.
Processor (Intel i5 13600K)
The Intel i5 13600K, almost a part of the latest processor generation, boasts the “K” designation, indicating its potential for overclocking. The robust power supply ensures stability for overclocking endeavors, although it’s advisable to exercise caution to prevent overheating issues. For most AAA titles running at maximum graphics settings on resolutions like 1440P or 4K, overclocking might not be an immediate necessity, given the current performance of the 13600K. However, over time with other, newer games, that may change.
Graphics Card (NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti)
The RTX 4070 Ti, a notable upgrade from its predecessor, offers substantial improvements in performance. Benchmarks, such as those from ShadowSeven, showcase impressive results with the Intel i5 13600K, dominating 1080P with an average FPS of 74 in CyberPunk 2077. It excels in handling most AAA titles on high settings at 1080P and 1440P resolutions, maintaining high FPS. Performance may slightly drop below 60 FPS at 4K, yet it often remains above 50 FPS, maintaining a commendable performance level. The Azure 2 with the RTX 4070 Ti paired with the Intel i5 13600K is going to give you the ability to play Fortnite on Epic settings at 4K resolution.
RAM and Hard Drive
Equipped with 32GB of DDR5 5200MHz RAM, this configuration prioritizes future-proofing. While few games, notably Hogwarts Legacy, presently require this type of RAM configuration, it won’t bottleneck gaming experiences in 2023 and likely beyond. The 1TB NVME storage offers both speed and substantial space. That being said, most gamers out there are going to store more than 1TB of data and they should not store that data on a fast medium like NVME storage.
For media and files that are not mission-critical, I recommend an external hard drive, like the Buffalo LinkStation. This Buffalo LinkStation comes with 2TB of usable data after RAID 1, drive mirroring (4TB RAW storage). This will allow you to have a backup target and media file storage repository without compromising your NVME storage.
Performance with Fortnite
Given the recommended settings for Epic graphics quality in Fortnite (requiring Nvidia RTX 3070/AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT or equivalent GPU, 8 GB VRAM, Intel Core i7-8700/AMD Ryzen 7 3700x or equivalent, 16 GB RAM, NVMe Solid State Drive, Windows 10/11 64-bit), the Skytech Azure 2 significantly exceeds these specifications. With its i5 13600K and RTX 4070 Ti configuration, it comfortably surpasses Fortnite’s requirements, ensuring exceptional performance with high FPS rates and excellent visual quality. As mentioned before, you can expect to play Fortnite on 4K resolution and get beyond 60 FPS.
In conclusion, the Skytech Azure 2 stands as a substantial upgrade and an excellent choice for avid gamers seeking top-notch performance and future-proofing for gaming experiences.
Please note that Fortnite’s performance estimation is based on the hardware specifications provided and may vary based on optimizations, updates, and individual gameplay settings.