Acer has announced a plethora of new devices at CES 2022 and among them, there are two new Gaming desktops with the latest hardware from Intel and NVIDIA. The new Predator Orion 5000 and Orion 3000 Gaming PCs are powered by new 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake processors and NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs.
Here are the full details of the two new Gaming PCs:
Predator Orion 5000 — Full-Sized Gaming Desktop
The Predator Orion 5000 combines up to the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor (on an Intel H670 chipset) with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU in order to deliver high frame rates and incredible gaming experiences, even in the most graphically demanding games.
Alongside Windows 11, 64 GB of 4,000 MHz DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB of M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSDs, ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans support these powerful internals, keeping the system cool. This generation of fans utilize a static pressure design to optimize airflow, while sealed rifle bearings and a new arc-shaped design along the ends of the fans’ fins reduce vibration and noise.
Housed within an obsidian-hued chassis made of darkened glass and metal mesh, all this bleeding-edge hardware and ARGB flair show through a transparent side panel—the panel is also EMI-compliant, serving to protect users and their peripherals from potential electromagnetic interference. DIY enthusiasts will appreciate the chassis’ tool-less design that allows for easy access to the computer’s internals—such as to upgrade the CPUs’ air cooler to up to a 240 mm liquid cooler—and also it’s flexible configuration options that maximize future upgradability.
Latency-reducing features include Killer E3100G 2.5G Ethernet Controller and Intel Wi-Fi 6E for more reliable internet, while DTS: X® Ultra allows gamers to turn any pair of headphones or speakers into a high-end 360-degree sound system. Four USB ports (3x Type-A and 1x Type-C) and audio jacks conveniently positioned on top of the chassis allow for ease of access, while several more on the back of the tower keep infrequently-moved cables out of sight.
Predator Orion 3000 — Mid-tower Gaming PC
With up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (on an Intel B660 chipset) and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, the Predator Orion 3000 series is designed for gamers seeking the best experience that a mid-tower rig can deliver: gamers who want to max settings in their favourite titles and dive into streaming or video editing with little to no impact on performance.
Up to 64 GB of 3,200 MHz DDR4 memory and 2 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage tops the hardware off to increase responsiveness and load times, all supporting lightning-fast gaming action. Just in case 2 TB of SSD storage isn’t quite enough, 6 TB of SATA3 HDD storage is also included.
The Predator Orion 3000 Series features the same attractive design as the Orion 5000, wreathed in darkened glass, plastic, metal and mesh, with an optional transparent EMI-compliant side panel. Three 92×92 mm Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans optimize airflow and cool the internals.
Additionally, the hub of the front and rear fans have RGB LEDs built directly onto them, the lighting of which can be controlled via the PredatorSense™ software.
An Intel Killer E2600 Ethernet controller, Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (Gig+) and Control Center 2.0 provide players with all the tools necessary to clear out the online competition, while DTS:X Ultra lets them experience their favourite movies, music and games with real-world spatial sound.
The Predator Orion 3000 comes with Windows 11 out of the box.
Pricing and Availability
The Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 2,599; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,999, and in China in January starting at RMB 14,999.
The Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops will be available in North America in February starting at USD 1,999; in EMEA in March starting at EUR 1,299, and in China in January starting at RMB 11,999.