CES 2022 | Acer reveals the Predator Orion 5000 and the Predator Orion 3000 gaming desktops with 12th gen Intel Core i7 processors and RTX 30 series GPUs
Acer has announced the Predator Orion 5000 and the Orion 3000 gaming desktops. Both desktops share the same design and the cooling solution. The key difference between the Orion 5000 and the Orion 3000 is the market segments that they target. Where the Orion 5000 targets the upper echelon of the gaming sector, the Orion 3000 is geared more towards mid-range, price-conscious buyers.
The Predator Orion 5000 is equipped with the Intel H670 chipset platform and can be configured with a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. Acer has packed the Orion 5000 with 64 GB of 4000 MHz DDR5 memory, along with the option to get up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 NVMe storage.
The casing of the Predator Orion 5000 also looks awesome. It has an obsidian finish over the entire chassis and a darkened glass side panel giving the PC a sleek look. In addition to looking sleek, the Orion 5000’s case adopts a tool-less design, resulting in easy disassembly. According to Acer, users can also customize the CPU cooling up to a 240 mm water cooler.
Finally, Orion 5000 comes with Intel WiFi 6E, DTS:X Ultra surround sound, and a Killer E3100G 2.5G ethernet controller for better connectivity. Add in plenty of USB ports, both on the front and the back, and we can see the appeal of this pre-built gaming desktop.
Moving on to Acer’s mid-range offering, the Predator Orion 3000 boasts the same case as the Orion 5000, including similar connectivity options and ports. The major difference between the two desktops is the Orion 3000’s Intel B660 chipset motherboard and a less powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. Similarly, Acer has also used the less expensive 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM in the Orion 3000 to keep the cost down.
Finally, you can configure the Orion 3000 with up to 2 TB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD. And if you want more storage, Acer allows you to shove an additional 6 TB of SATA HDD.
To sum it all up, Acer has got a lot right with the Orion 5000 and the Orion 3000 gaming desktops. The Orion 5000 will first go on sale in China this month at a starting price of RMB14,999. North America will follow suit in February with a base price of US$2,599. Folks in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will see the Orion 5000 launching in March at a starting price of €1,999.
The Orion 3000 will follow the same release schedule with prices ranging from US$1,999 for North America, and €1,299 for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Gamers in China will have to shell out RMB11,999.
Acer Press Release