Back in 2013, when Ultra-HD screens were first starting to roll out on to the PC gaming market, Nvidia launched the GeForce Battlebox, a standardised gaming PC package for those looking to tackle 4K. There have been a few iterations since then but this year, Nvidia is simplifying things a bit with the new GeForce Battlebox Ultimate and Battlebox Essential bundles. Both featuring a combination of either AMD Ryzen or Intel CPU and a GTX 1080Ti or GTX 1060.
The GeForce GTX Battlebox has been in the works between Nvidia and top system builders to ensure each part in the rig works seamlessly for a smooth experience. The Battlebox Ultimate is the higher end machine, targeting 4K/60fps specifically, meanwhile the Battlebox Essential is targeting 1080p/60fps.
Here is the minimum spec sheet for both:
|GeForce Battlebox Ultimate||GeForce Battlebox Essential|
|GPU||GTX 1080Ti||GTX 1060|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen 7||Intel Core i5 or AMD Ryzen 5|
|Memory||16GB+ DDR4||8GB+ DDR4|
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Display||Nvidia G-Sync monitor||Nvidia G-Sync monitor|
You can expect Nvidia Battlebox certified systems to start popping up at various retailers soon.
KitGuru Says: The specs for both machines certainly make sense but as always when it comes to pre-built systems, it will come down to pricing for many.