Tool-less side panels make component upgrades easy and the push-open top gives users a quick way to switch fans. Graphics can be up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega video cards or a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards in SLI. The Predator Orion 9000 – which Acer says is its most powerful gaming desktop to date – is damn hefty, thanks to its high-end innards.
The Predator Orion 9000 features a liquid cooler for the CPU, complete with multiple RGB lighting zones. Acer’s Jeff Lee highlights this by saying, “With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it is a platform that takes gamers and intense graphic users beyond their dreams”. When you combine these CPUs and GPUs with up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, Predator Orion 9000 will be able to handle compute-intensive tasks easily.
Acer is about to dial the knobs to 11 with its Predator gaming desktop lineup. On the connectivity front the Acer Predator Orion 9000 includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. The Predator Orion 9000 supports up to 128GB of quad channel DDR4 memory and up to three M.2 SSDs. The curved, 35-inch ultrawide boasts a 3440 x 1440 resolution and ticks virtually every box when it comes to features: 200Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, HDR support, G-Sync, and 1000 nits brightness. Acer says that the Predator Orion 9000 is an “extreme platform for gaming and content creation”.
A 1800R curve helps to improve immersion, particularly in simulation games, while Predator GameView allows the monitor to optimise visuals for different type of games and BlueLightShield reduces blue light emitted by the monitor. Featuring a driver diaphragm made from biocellulose with rubber surround, the Predator Galea 500 headset delivers clear highs with resounding lows, and responds quickly to precisely reproduce vocals and mid-high range notes, while an acoustic cavity helps deliver punchy rhythmic bass.
Gamers can order the Predator Orion 9000 with optional fans that also have customizable RGB lighting.
Acer said the Predator Orion 9000 Series gaming desktops would be available overseas in November for €1,999 and would be available stateside in December for $1,999. Luckily, Acer has you covered with its Predator X35 display. In EMEA that availability will begin in November 2017 starting at €1,999 Euro.