Wednesday, August 30th 2017

Acer Expands Predator Line with Orion 9000 PC, X35 HDR Gaming Monitor

Acer today announced new additions to its premium Predator gaming line, which include the Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktops with Windows 10, its most powerful to date; and the Predator X35 monitor leveraging NVIDIA G-SYNC and Acer HDR Ultra technologies for ultra-smooth performance and stunning visuals.

Designed to intimidate enemies and inspire game play, the commanding aesthetics of the Predator Orion 9000 series feature a black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior with customizable RGB lighting along the sides of the front bezel. A massive side window panel showcases the striking and powerful interior with a design that keeps electromagnetic interference (EMI) levels in check despite the size of the opening. Optional fans with customizable RGB lighting create a virtual light show for an even more arresting appearance. Outfitted with two handles and wheels covered with a carbon fiber pattern, the new rigs can be easily moved from one location to another. Tool-less side panels make component upgrades easy and the push-open top gives users a quick way to switch fans. A front-access headset cradle and cable management help keep the game area tidy.
"The Predator Orion 9000 is the most powerful PC we've ever made," said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer. "With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it is a platform that takes gamers and intense graphic users beyond their dreams."

The Predator Orion 9000 series feature liquid cooling and Acer's IceTunnel 2.0 to keep the temperature down while the game heats up. IceTunnel 2.0 is an advanced airflow management solution that cleverly separates the system into several thermal zones, each with an individual airflow tunnel to expel heat. Huge metal mesh panels on the front and top allow more cold air in and the rising hot air of the liquid-cooled CPU out, while up to five 120 mm fans in the front, top, and back channel cool air through the chassis. Part of the airflow is redirected towards the back of the motherboard tray to cool the storage devices. The graphic cards feature blower-style fans to drive the heat out from the back, while the PSU is self-contained to avoid thermal interference.
An Extreme Platform for Gaming and Content Creation
As one of the initial major OEMs to bring AMD's latest Radeon RX Vega graphics to a gaming desktop, Acer raises the bar with the capability to support up to 4 Radeon RX Vega cards to deliver near-photorealistic imagery - in real-time at high resolutions in stereo and at high refresh rates. Gamers also have the option of two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti cards in SLI, which support virtual reality with ease.

"We are thrilled that Acer has chosen the AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card for their highest performing PC ever made. RX Vega is a perfect complement to the Predator Orion in terms of both beauty and power. A single RX Vega enables ultra high resolutions and a tear-free, buttery smooth 60 frames per second. And with groundbreaking new features such as the High Bandwidth Cache Controller and Rapid Packed Math, gamers can only expect their system to perform better and better as new titles continue to emerge to take full advantage of them," said Scott Herkelman, VP and General Manager, Gaming, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD.

The Predator Orion 9000 will offer up to a cutting-edge Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition 18-core processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory, allowing it to handle compute-intensive tasks with ease while providing exceptional performance.
"The new Intel Core X-series processor family raises the bar for what's possible with desktop computing, delivering up to 18 cores and 36 threads for incredible performance and extreme megatasking raw power," said Anand Srivatsa, General Manager of the Desktop Platform Group, Intel. "This unprecedented level of power is on full display thanks to our strong partnership with Acer on the Predator Orion 900 featuring the Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor."

One-punch overclocking enables battlers to select turbo performance with a single press of a button.

Excellent connectivity includes two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (one Type-C and one Type-A), eight USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports (one Type-C and seven Type-A) and two USB 2.0 ports (Type-A). The Predator Orion 9000 supports a total of three M.2 slots to extend the ability to increase the speed, power and capabilities of the PC, and four PCIe x16 slots provide ample expansion for video cards.

Acer Predator X35: Awe-Inspiring Visuals
This large 35-inch, 21:9 monitor sports an immersive 1800R curve and a brilliant (3440 x 1440) WQHD resolution. Featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC, Acer HDR Ultra and quantum dot technologies, it also provides the best possible contrast quality with high dynamic range. Advanced LED local dimming in 512 individually-controlled zones shines light only when and where it is required. The Predator X35 delivers a broader, more deeply saturated color gamut covering 90 percent of the DCI-P3 color standard, and a luminance range several times greater than that of traditional dynamic range monitors. The fast 4 ms response time and high 200 Hz refresh rate combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC makes gameplay smooth and life-like with no tearing or visual artifacts.
Outfitted with Predator GameView, there are eight pre-set display modes to optimize visuals for different types of action. In addition to Standard, ECO, Graphic and Movie, there are three special game modes, including Action, Racing and Sports, which can be easily accessed through a hotkey or the On-Screen Display (OSD) menu. Gamers can also define their own custom profile and program each mode according to their preferences.
Acer BlueLightShield technology lets customers reduce blue light emissions by selecting from four different filter settings via the OSD menu. The premium VA panel enables wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees horizontally and vertically. In addition, Dark Boost technology allows fine details to be seen in dimly lit environments.

The Predator G9 Series gaming desktops will be available in North America in December with prices starting at $1,999; and in EMEA in November starting at €1,999., while the Predator X35 display will be available in Q1 2018.
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15 Comments on Acer Expands Predator Line with Orion 9000 PC, X35 HDR Gaming Monitor

#1
P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
Hmmm... "AMD Vega" but Acer is using an Intel i9 CPU for this build.... :p
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ZoneDymo
P4-630 said:
Hmmm... "AMD Vega" but Acer is using an Intel i9 CPU for this build.... :p
.... you do know Vega is a gpu right?... I mean come on now....
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P4-630
The Way It's Meant to be Played
ZoneDymo said:
.... you do know Vega is a gpu right?... I mean come on now....
I would have expected a choice between intel or AMD CPU.
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#4
Therion_I
Can't seem to find a Z35P in stock anywhere in the UK. Hopefully the X35 will be priced reasonably and have decent stock!
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Gasaraki
Therion_I said:
Can't seem to find a Z35P in stock anywhere in the UK. Hopefully the X35 will be priced reasonably and have decent stock!
HAHAHAHA, that monitor is going to cost US $2000+.

Reasons:
-Full-array backlight 512-zones dimming
-HDR10 and maybe Dolby Vision Spec
-200MHz refresh rate
-G-Sync
-Quantum Dots panel technology
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#6
cucker tarlson
This Alienware monitor looks vs this Predator monitor looks ? What do you say ?



I say alienware.
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#7
EarthDog
@Raevenlord - Does TPU have anyone at IFA?
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#8
IcePick
Gasaraki said:
HAHAHAHA, that monitor is going to cost US $2000+.

Reasons:
-Full-array backlight 512-zones dimming
-HDR10 and maybe Dolby Vision Spec
-200MHz refresh rate
-G-Sync
-Quantum Dots panel technology
HAHAHAHA It wont cost $2k. They would not sell anything. Maybe if this monitor was released wayyy back when the original x34 came out this might a be a $2k screen back then.. I have a feeling the current X34 will take a nice cut after these new X35's hit the scene at the $1200-1500 range. As technology advances the prices do not usually advance at the same rate.
You have to find the medium where you don't overprice it so much it becomes out of reach (like the 2k estimate..).
If they start charging 2k for 200MHz monitors I still wouldn't buy them, even with all those Hz. Too pricey for a 35inch screen.
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#9
Prima.Vera
Sorry Acer. This X35 monitor is CRAP and you know it. I prefer the X34 with IPS pannel and 100Hz, than this mediocre TN.
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#10
Firedrops
I really like the direction Acer is taking with its designs. That teal accent is a million times more appropriate in an work/office environment. I don't even want to have those gaudy red streaks in my own room that detracts so much from the rest of the decor. (talking about the monitor only here, that case is beyond salvation)
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#11
GreiverBlade
oh .... a heavily modified Cougar Panzer Max .... (heavily modified=uglified/and some features removed in that case ...) i hope they will not come with a "it's our own original design" :D

same side panel locking system, carry handle and global colour/pattern scheme and also "carbon" naaaahhh rather "fake carbon" just like the Panzer Max.

i widely prefer my Panzer Max look ... at last it's not written ACER on it ... and the component inside are not "so 1990 green epoxy" :laugh: (tho my RAM is ... "Predator" .... but nothing related :roll: )

the only thing i reckon to be good with ACER is their monitor ... (well 1 on 2 ... which is better than 0, it's the ratio "did held after warranty and still goes one" and "HE'S DEAD JIM!" )
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#12
Gasaraki
Prima.Vera said:
Sorry Acer. This X35 monitor is CRAP and you know it. I prefer the X34 with IPS pannel and 100Hz, than this mediocre TN.
Please read. This is a VA panel and is better than IPS.
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#13
Gasaraki
IcePick said:
HAHAHAHA It wont cost $2k. They would not sell anything. Maybe if this monitor was released wayyy back when the original x34 came out this might a be a $2k screen back then.. I have a feeling the current X34 will take a nice cut after these new X35's hit the scene at the $1200-1500 range. As technology advances the prices do not usually advance at the same rate.
You have to find the medium where you don't overprice it so much it becomes out of reach (like the 2k estimate..).
If they start charging 2k for 200MHz monitors I still wouldn't buy them, even with all those Hz. Too pricey for a 35inch screen.
I get what you are saying but it is not going to be $1500. I wish but it won't be. The current 34" G-Sync ultra-wide is $1299 , $1199 on sale.

It is only 100MHz, no HDR, no Quantum Dots, not 35", and most importantly it is not fully array backlit. Full Array Backlit with 512 zone local dimming is very expensive.

I'm thinking this 35" from Acer and Asus will be $1700.
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IcePick
Gasaraki said:
I get what you are saying but it is not going to be $1500. I wish but it won't be. The current 34" G-Sync ultra-wide is $1299 , $1199 on sale.

It is only 100MHz, no HDR, no Quantum Dots, not 35", and most importantly it is not fully array backlit. Full Array Backlit with 512 zone local dimming is very expensive.

I'm thinking this 35" from Acer and Asus will be $1700.
Lol it is not MHz. If it were it would be much more than 2k.
I don't think you understand what I am saying. Just because you've improved on a design doesn't mean the old one keeps the same value. The X35 is the X34's replacement. It will probably be priced a bit higher than original retail of the X34 but it will be still be similar. Just because you have better and newer tech doesn't mean the price doubles. Might increase, slightly, otherwise you can't sell anything at a decent rate. The companies aren't ALWAYS evil.
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