Acer today has launched its new Predator Orion 7000 liquid-cooled gaming desktops. The notable thing about this new upgradeable prebuilt is that it comes with Intel's upcoming 12th gen Alder Lake-S processors, which will debut with the new Performance Hybrid architecture consisting of big (P-) and little (E-) cores. The flagship Alder Lake-S SKU dubbed the Core i9-12900K(F) will also be on offer inside this build.
Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Product Business, Acer seems excited about these new Alder Lake-S CPUs stating:
In order to offer that next-level performance, we’re excited to be among the first companies bringing the new 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs to our product portfolio.
To get the best out of Alder Lake, Intel worked closely with Microsoft on its new Thread Director feature for the most optimal Windows 11 performance. That's good news for the Orion 7000 as it will come with the Windows 11 Home OS. Performance leaks also suggest that the gaming on Alder Lake-S will be very sound.
For a gaming PC, a processor is only part of the equation and so the Predator Orion 7000 comes with a GeForce RTX 3090 dedicated graphics card.
Other notable hardware specifications pf the Predator Orion 7000 are:
- up to 64GB DDR5-4000 memory
- PCIe Gen5
Up to 2X 1TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD
Up to 2X 3TB HDD SATA3
2.5-inch USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C hotswap drive bay
Front: three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C, and two audio jacks.
Rear: three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C, two USB 2.0 ports, and three audio jacks
Intel Killer 2.5G LAN
6GHz Wi-Fi 6E (AX211)
DTS:X Ultra audio
140mm Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans (120mm rear fan)
The Predator Orion 7000 will be available in North America in Q2 of this year; in EMEA and China, in Q1 of next year. Pricing for this starts at EUR 2,199 or RMB 20,000. This means the top-of-the-line Orion 7000 with an i9-12900K(F) will likely be more expensive.
You may find more details about the new Predator Orion 7000 in the original press release here.
Update: The Predator Orion 7000 will be available in EMEA and China in Q1 of next year, followed by North America in Q2.