Just when we though that Acer could not have gotten more extreme when it came to creating an overly powerful gaming laptop in the form of the 21 X, the company has gone ahead and made the post powerful manufactured gaming PC and showcased it at the IFA in Berlin this year.
The computer was one among the various announcements made by Acer in at the event. The Predator Orion 9000 PC was the stand-out system among the line-up of products. The chassis of the system is so huge that it even requires wheels to be moved. Being the most powerful PC ever, it is not surprising that Acer would have fitted the PC with the latest Core i9 Extreme Edition chips and high-end graphics cards to boot.
To put it in detail, the PC showcased at IFA featured an 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE processor, which by itself costs $2,000. One the inside, is a CrossFire setup between four AMD Radeon Vega graphics cards. Supporting the heavy load of applications and games that will probably be played at high resolution on the system, is 128GB of memory.
Other configurations of the system will be customizable. Buyers may also opt to get the Intel Core i9-7900X along with the GTX 1080i in SLI. It is unsure whether the high-end AMD Ryzen cards will feature in the form of other variations yet. The entire chassis can support up to 42TB of storage. The PC’s chassis consists of five different fan mounts and one of them supports an all in one liquid cooling unit as well, courtesy of Coolermaster.
About the chassis itself, PC Mag reports the impressive technical aspects that Acer has brought to the Predator Orion 9000. The case is sleek despite its heft and consists of the genetics that the Predator range is known to pass down from generation to generation. The case is made of carbon fibre, along with RGB lighting along the vents and panels to accentuate the sharp features of the Predator.
To show off the impressive internals, there is also a transparent side panel window that can be made to come loose for accessibility. Connectivity wise, the system will come with two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports which will consist of one Type C and one Type A, two USB 2.0 ports and eight USB 3.1 ports with one of those eight ports being a Type C port. For expandability, the system also features three M.2 slots and four PCIe x16 slots.
All of this enthusiast-grade tech will cost anywhere between $2,000 to $3,000 and could go up based on the variant chosen. It will be released to the masses before the end of the year, probably sometime in December.