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Acer Predator 17X will carry GTX 980 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM

Acer Predator 17X will carry GTX 980 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM
Acer Predator 17X will carry GTX 980 GPU and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM
The Predator 17 gets thicker and more powerful with this triple-fan system and overclockable hardware.

The Acer Predator 17X will carry the most powerful mobile GPU available to go above and beyond the minimum requirements for virtual reality. The GTX 980 can also be found on a handful of enthusiast-level gaming notebooks including certain Clevo barebones like the Eurocom DLX7 and the Asus GX700. As for CPU power, the new Acer can make use of a Core i7-6820HK. Three system fans are used for cooling and to help cope with the overclockable CPU up to 4 GHz and the GPU up to 1310 MHz and 3.7 GHz VRAM.

When compared to the original Predator 17, the Predator 17X will be slightly thicker in size but with a completely redesigned interior to handle the demanding 300 W TDP GPU and system.

The 17.3-inch IPS display will have 1080p and 2160p (4K) options with G-Sync to significantly reduce screen tearing. DDR4-2133 RAM comes standard with up to three NVMe PCIe SSDs in RAID 0. The versatile Thunderbolt 3 is supported for additional displays, docks, and other accessories.

Also worth mentioning is the set of four speakers with dedicated subwoofer. Headphones of up to 600 ohms are supported while the keyboard gets the Full RGB spectrum of backlight colors.

The Predator 17X will launch this June for 3000 Euros.

Technical specifications:

  • Display: 17.3-inch IPS at 1920 x 1080 or 3840 x 2160 resolution with G-Sync
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-6820HK / 6700HQ
  • Nvidia Geforce GTX 980 with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM
  • RAM: DDR4-2133, up to 64 GB
  • Storage: Up to three PCIe SSDs in RAID 0 array
  • Connectivity: Thunderbolt 3, USB-Type-C, + more unannounced
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Features: Quadl speakers + Subwoofer, RGB keyboard
  • 423 x 321 x 45 mm
  • 4.55 kg

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Andreas Müller, J. Simon Leitner, Allen Ngo, 2016-04-22 (Update: 2016-04-22)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.