NVIDIA first launched its Battlebox PC program in 2015 to offer an easy way to certify the power of partner PC offerings. Now, NVIDIA has announced a new generation of Battlebox PCs from partners with updated spec guidelines.

The new PCs go by the names of Battlebox Essential or Battlebox Ultimate. Here's a look at the spec guidelines for each:

Category Battlebox Ultimate Battlebox Essential
GPU GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
CPU Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (minimum) Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 (minimum)
Memory 16 GB+ DDR4 RAM 8 GB+ RAM
Storage SSD SSD
OS Windows 10 Windows 10
Display NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor (if the system ships with a monitor) NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor (if the system ships with a monitor)

Battlebox Ultimate PCs are meant to handle 4K and VR gaming with relative ease, and they have specs to match. Meanwhile, NVIDIA says, Battlebox Essential PCs are geared more towards hitting solid 60 FPS performance with 1080p gaming — hence the lower-powered GTX 1060.

At the moment, new Battlebox Ultimate and Essential PCs are available from partners like Origin, CyberPowerPC, and Maingear with quite a bit of variety despite the spec restrictions. For more, you can check out NVIDIA's dedicated Battlebox page.