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Nvidia puts AMD inside Battlebox

by on26 May 2017

It wanted the best

Nvidia is putting AMD under the bonnet of its “GeForce GTX Battlebox” PC – although obviously not its GPU gear.

For those who came in late, Nvidia’s Battlebox PCs are made by suppliers to minimum specifications laid out by Nvidia. The big idea is that a GeForce GTX Battlebox provides you with baseline level of performance.

In the past Battlebox configurations relied solely on Intel processors, this was mostly because AMD’s Bulldozer-based CPUs were not good enough for top of the range work.

It looks like even Nvidia acknowledges that Ryzen has changed that, and so it will allow the Chip into its Battlebox PCs.

The Battlebox Ultimate will be based around a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, with either an Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7 (minimum) and 16GB or more DDR4 RAM.

The Battlebox Essential will have a 6GB GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, with either an Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5 (minimum) and 8GB or more DDR4 RAM.

Nvidia wants system builders to include SSD storage, Windows 10, and a G-Sync monitor if the system includes a display.

Battlebox Ultimate PCs were designed for gaming experiences, and can manage 4K gaming and virtual reality, while Battlebox Essential PCs are optimised for solid 1080p gameplay.

Last modified on 26 May 2017
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