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IFA 2017 | Acer Predator Orion 9000: Up to 18 cores, 4 GPUs, and 128 GB RAM

Acer forgoes 'gaming red' LEDs in favour of a sleek blue look. (Source: Acer)
Acer forgoes 'gaming red' LEDs in favour of a sleek blue look. (Source: Acer)
Acer have announced their new Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop, with the top end configuration including an Intel Core i9 CPU, two GTX 1080 Ti or four RX Vega, and 128 GB of quad-channel RAM.

In the lead up to IFA 2017 and PAX West 2017, we have seen a range of new options for those who want the ease of buying a pre-built gaming system. These include the Lenovo Legion Gaming Desktop and the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop with a transparent side panel. However, now Acer has announced what is probably the most impressive set of specifications in a pre-built gaming PC at IFA 2017.

The Acer Predator Orion 9000 has been designed for running displays up to 8K resolution and providing smooth high frame rates even in demanding VR applications. Information on configuration options are a little light at this point, with Acer electing to show off the top end specifications. Those interested in paying for extreme performance can choose up to an 18 core/36 Thread Intel i9, two GTX 1080 Ti in SLI or four RX Vega in Crossfire (probably Vega 64), and up to 128 GB of quad-channel DDR4 RAM thanks to the enthusiast grade X299 motherboard.

There are two USB-C ports (Gen 1 and Gen 2), nine USB3 (8 x Gen 1 and 1 x Gen 2), two USB2, three M.2 slots, and four PCIe x16 slots. The case has an aggressive design with LED lighting on the front panel and a side panel window to show off the interior. Customers who desire improved cooling can opt for a liquid cooler in addition to Acer's 'IceTunnel 2.0,' which is their method for the process of creating airflow zones for separate components in the system.

The Acer Predator Orion 9000 will be available in Europe, Middle East, and Africa from November with base models starting at 2000 Euro, or in North America from December from US$2000.

Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)
Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)
Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)
Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)
Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)
Acer Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop. (Source: Acer)

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Craig Ward, 2017-08-30 (Update: 2017-09- 1)
Craig Ward
Craig Ward - News Editor
I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.