by Anton Shilov
10/01/2013 | 11:00 PM
Nvidia Corp. on Tuesday unveiled its new initiative called GeForce GTX Battlebox. Under the new program leading makers of high-performance gaming PCs will offers Battlebox-branded systems optimized to run the latest PC games at super high resolutions, at high settings and every Nvidia-exclusive feature enabled.
Each Nvidia GeForce GTX Battlebox PCs features GeForce GTX 780 or GeForce GTX Titan GPUs in 2 and 3-way SLI configurations, supported by overclocked Intel Core i5 and i7 microprocessors, advanced cooling systems, high-speed DDR3 RAM to assist with overclocking, and the latest high-speed SSDs. With the performance afforded by such setups, GeForce GTX Battleboxes are ready for gaming in ultra-high definition 4K (3840*2160) resolution, the next big thin’ for enthusiast PC gamers. Quite naturally, Battlebox PCs should also come equipped with 4K monitors. Boutique PC builders will be offering Asus 31.5” PQ321Q display with 3840*2160 resolution, but a host of new models to choose from will be available in the near future.
GeForce GTX Battlebox systems come equipped with Nvidia’s new SLI bridge. Themed to match the design of the GeForce GTX Titan, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770, the new SLI Bridge enables illumination of its GeForce GTX claw logo, which matches the illuminated “GeForce GTX” text on the graphics cards themselves.
The Battlebox program is Nvidia’s indirect response to the launch of new high-end AMD Radeon R9 products, which are also claimed to be optimized for rendering in 4K resolution.
Nvidia’s Battlebox systems, which will be available from leading-edge PC makers, such as DigitalStorm, Falcom Northwest, Maingear, Origin and others, will cost from $2500 and upwards. It is hard to expect Battlebox PCs to become popular not only because their extreme prices, but also because of limited production of 4K UHD displays.