NVIDIA announces new range of certified Battlebox PCs from partners

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:

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CategoryBattlebox UltimateBattlebox Essential
GPUGeForce GTX 1080 TiGeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
CPUIntel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (minimum)Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 (minimum)
Memory16 GB+ DDR4 RAM8 GB+ RAM
OSWindows 10Windows 10
DisplayNVIDIA 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.

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