PC manufacturers are coming out of the woodwork to announce refreshed gaming rigs now that NVIDIA's new RTX 20-series graphics cards are official. Acer is the latest to break cover, announcing an across-the-board refresh to its Predator Orion series, each of which can be equipped with a range of RTX GPUs.
The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading.
At the top end, the Predator Orion 9000 desktop can pack up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti — one of the best graphics card options available — and Intel's Core i9 Extreme Edition processor with 18 cores. That's a heck of a lot of power, and it looks good too. The case sports a huge side window so you can view all of the PC's guts at any time, along with a design that acts to keep electromagnetic interference to a minimum.
The Predator Orion 5000, meanwhile, can include up to a GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, and up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ 8700K processor. Stepping things down a bit is the Predator Orion 3000, which includes a GeForce RTX 2070 cart and up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7+ processor.
All three options can be equipped with plenty of RAM and storage (depending on how deep your pockets are), and each features the usual array of customizable RGB lighting.
Pricing and availability are a mystery for now, but we should learn much more about what's on deck when the new graphics cards launch next month.