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Razer Tomahawk Intel NUC-based SFF Gaming Rig finally goes on sale

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop can support an Nvidia RTX 3080. (Image: Razer)
The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop can support an Nvidia RTX 3080. (Image: Razer)
Small form factor (SFF) PC gaming fans have been waiting since CES 2020 in January for the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop to launch. The wait is finally over with the compact but powerful Intel NUC-based gaming rig finally going live on Razer’s website.
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SFF gaming PCs have steadily increased in popularity over the past couple of years. They often deliver similar performance to full-size gaming rigs but are much more compact. Not only do they offer a significantly reduced footprint, they can, in many instances, be portable enough that they can be taken to LAN parties quite comfortably. First teased at CES 2020 in January, Razer has finally launched the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, which could well be the ultimate SFF gaming rig.

The Tomahawk offers a very similar design to Razer’s popular eGPU enclosures and isn’t much larger. It is designed around Intel’s modular Next Unit of Computing (NUC) architecture meaning that buyers could potentially upgrade their CPU in future along with their GPU. In this case, the NUC module contains a 45 W Intel Core i9-9980HK Coffee Lake CPU 8-core CPU with Hyperthreading support. It also incorporates 16 GB of DDR 4 RAM and 512 GB NVMe SSD, both of which are user upgradeable. There is also a separate 2 TB SSD included in the chassis. 

Importantly, the Tomahawk supports a full-size GPU with dimensions up to 320 x 140 mm and, in fact, ships with an Nvidia Founder’s Edition RTX 3080. Keeping things humming along is a 750 W PSU while connectivity includes 4 USB-A 3.2 ports, 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports along with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 support. The 10 L 210 mm x 365 mm x 150 aluminum chassis includes dual top-mounted fans to help manage temperatures. As you would expect from Razer, however, none of this comes cheap.

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming PC with Nvidia RTX 3080 Founder’s Edition GPU is shipping for US$3,200. It can also be had without the GPU for US$2,400. If you can stomach the pricing, you will certainly be the envy of your LAN gaming buddies.

(Image: Razer)
(Image: Razer)

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Sanjiv Sathiah
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-12- 7 (Update: 2020-12- 7)