Acer PREDATOR ORION XConsumer Tech

Acer unveils new Predator gaming PC at global launch

In a global launch, Acer bared the latest addition to its lineup of gaming desktops: the Predator Orion X. 

The compact gaming PC combines up to the special edition 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor and up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU, custom-engineered to fit all this power in a small, portable chassis. 

The space capsule-inspired design was crafted with multiple “zones” to house the CPU, GPU, and liquid cooling system. The upgradeable gaming PC also comes with a removable magnetic front cover and metal side panels to protect the vital internals and a mechanical arm-like headset cradle at the top.

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The Predator Orion X is equipped with 13th Gen Intel i9-13900KS processor, which features 24 cores, 32 threads, 150W TDP with the latest hybrid architecture, and promises to deliver a record-setting 6 Ghz for high-powered processor performance. 

Cooling system

Leveraging the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the small gaming PC houses up to a liquid-cooled NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 GPU block that comes with 24 GB of G6X memory. To fit a GeForce RTX 4090 GPU of this stature, it adds a custom-engineered, liquid-cooled cooling module to the standard heat sink fans, making it possible to combine some of the strongest gaming components within a condensed frame.

The Predator Orion X’s chassis weighs only 9 kg (19.8 lbs) and features a modified layout with three special “zones” to allow for greater customization freedom and performance across the board. 

Zone 1 is specifically designated for greater accessibility to the CPU, PSU, and SSD, while Zone 2 keeps the VGA and dual 2.5-inch SATA HDD slots within striking distance. Zone 3 helps keep its internals at bay as it stows a 240 mm CPU liquid cooler, strategically stationed near Zone 1. Topping off its design features, the vital zones are protected with metal side panels, which can be removed using a small latch for easy upgrading, and comes with a rotatable robotic-like arm on the top that functions as a headset rest.

Gaming rig

Predator Orion X comes with up to 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM, two M.2 SSDs (up to 1 TB each), and an illuminated, hot-swap NVMe M.2 SSD drive bay for added capacity. The DIY gaming rig also offers fast and seamless connectivity with Intel Killer E3100G and Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 and a generous amount of ports including two USB3.2 Gen1 (one Type-C and one Type-A), a mic and combo jack at the front, a USB 3.2 Gen2x2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 and an RJ45 located at the rear.

The Predator Orion X comes with PredatorSense 4.0 utility app, allowing gamers to monitor the system for overclocking and customizing RGB lighting preferences using a personalized, intuitive interface geared around maximizing the system’s true potential.

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