Gamescom 2015 is underway over in Cologne, Germany, and amid all of the outstanding game reveals, some pretty fantastic hardware news has come along. Despite cries of its demise, PC Gaming is still going strong and today Acer has unleashed their newest gaming desktop PC, the Predator G6.
First things first this thing just looks beastly. All sorts of sharp angles and red accents behind a black exterior. This is the sort of case that you won’t want to hide inside of a desk. Looks are one thing, but we all know when it comes to gaming PCs, it’s really what’s under the hood that counts. Acer has you covered there too. Here are just a few of the impressive specs for the Predator G6:
- Up to 64GB DDR4 dual-channel memory
- 6th Gen Intel Core i7-6700K
- “One Punch” CPU overclocking capability
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics
- IceTunnel cooling system
- Support for UHD 4K2K (3840 X 2160) display
- Front-facing Acer Easy-swap expansion bay for up to 12TB of storage
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 and Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX) 5.0 and 5.1 channel audio support package
I’ll often joke about whether or not a machine can run a graphically intense and hardware challenging game such as Crysis. I’m pretty sure the Predator G6 will be able to run Crysis with no issue whatsoever.
The only bad news is that the Acer Predator G6 is not expected to be available until October in North America. Pricing and configurations will be announced closer to the launch date, so if you’re looking for a new gaming PC, keep an eye on Acer.
You can read the full release below.
Acer Unleashes New Game Changing
Predator G6 Desktop
COLOGNE, Germany (August 5, 2015): Today Acer announces the release of its “Unstoppable Fighting Machine,” the Acer Predator G6-710 gaming desktop. This is the first in a series of unveilings of Acer’s game changing Predator range during Gamescom. Acer will unleash the full gaming portfolio at IFA 2015 in Berlin in September.
The Predator G6-710 unveiled today at Gamescom in Cologne can be viewed at the TeamAcer Booth in Hall 10.1 / D050, which will be open to the public from August 6 – 9, 2015.
“We are thrilled to unveil our new Predator gaming machine for hardcore gamers that’s as enthralling on the exterior with its belligerent armour design as it is on the inside,” said Andrew Hou, general manager, Stationary Computing Business Unit, Acer. “It combines the bleeding edge technology gamers need to perform at their best. And with performance to spare, they can rest assured their investment will last for many, many gaming sessions.”
Powered by the latest 6th Generation Intel® Core® i7-6700K processors, the Acer Predator G6-710 delivers maximum power by utilising the massive potential of the Intel core, the latest Windows 10 OS, and a market-dominating 64GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory. This huge amount of RAM futureproofs the G6-710 against new game releases, and lets users play, stream, work or have any other compute intensive tasks running with ease. The “One-Punch” CPU overclocking capability is combined with the IceTunnel cooling system to keep the system chilled at excess speeds, giving players an overwhelming power boost to take them through any tricky in-game situation. Network connectivity comes in the way of super-speedy WiFi 802.11ac. All of this is monitored and controlled from the PredatorSense control hub, which offers full running stats such as CPU clock rate, temperature, and the fan speed. Players can also adjust the lighting, fan and the overclock stage through the portal.
“The new 6th Gen Intel Core enthusiast desktop processors were designed specifically with gamers and enthusiasts in mind,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel corporate vice president and general manager, Desktop Client Platforms Group. “We’re excited to work closely with Acer to bring amazing performance and overclocking to gaming enthusiasts everywhere.”
To see this power turned into action, the G6-710 is running NVIDIA’s® GeForce® GTX 980 with UHD 4K2K (3840 x 2160) display capabilities. Paired with a matching high resolution monitor, such as the curved Predator X34 with G-SYNC technology, even the most demanding gamer can enjoy visuals with incredible detail free from lagging and stuttering.
Intimidating Visuals and Sound
The G6-710 comes with Creative Sound Blaster™ X-Fi MB5 (with Environmental Audio Extensions (EAX®) 5.0 and 5.1 channel audio support) with new UI and customisable personal sound profile so users can tune the system to a new level of audio immersion. Whether on headphones, external speakers or the unit’s audio hardware, the ability to clearly hear specific sounds in a gaming environment is key to the whole experience and it’s just one of a few elements of SBX Pro Studio that supports optimum gaming, video and audio across the board. With four audio jacks, this unit is also perfect for group play.
All this is packed into a radically redesigned armour-like shell crafted to look the part of an unstoppable fighting machine. The casing allows for a bi-directional inflow of air to enable the IceTunnel cooling, and also houses the expansion slots (1 x PCI-E X16 slot, 2 x PCI-E X1 slots, 2 x M.2 slots), letting the beast support up to 12TB of storage (expandable by a further 512GB
with SSD). Outfitted with the included SteelSeries APEX RAW keyboard, SteelSeries Sensei RAW gaming mouse and lavish USB port provision (6 x USB 3.0/ 2 x USB 2.0), there’s ample room to add in any extra peripherals a gamer needs to annihilate the competition.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer Predator G6-710 desktop PC will be available in October in North America with pricing and configurations announced at that time. To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via www.acer.com.