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Titanic: Nvidia’s Battlebox range aims for unsinkable PC performance

1 Oct 2013  by   Peter Parrish
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Nvidia 4K graph

It’s a GPU story, so here’s a lovely graph all about 4K performance.

There’s always room for some absurdly high-performance PC gaming, even if it does come at a stupidly high price. Nvidia, ever keen to push the limits of this sort of thing, have announced a ‘Battlebox’ range of pre-built PCs to offer support for 4K resolution gaming. They’re quite powerful, as you can imagine.

The low end Battlebox options have a pair of GTX 780 cards running in dual SLI configuration. If you’re some sort of disposable income machine, you can also opt for a box with three (!) GTX Titans in SLI. Don’t forget to leave a couple of thousand aside for the 4K-capible monitor too.

With AMD tying up the next-gen console GPU market, Nvidia has come out swinging, stating that:

Batman: Arkham Origins features console-destroying graphics, advanced GPU-accelerated NVIDIA PhysX effects, DirectX 11 Tessellation, NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion, NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing, NVIDIA Bokeh and Depth of Field, and NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has graphics better than those of any next-gen console, plus Tessellation, HBAO+, PCSS, TXAA, and advanced Godrays. Call of Duty: Ghosts has the best graphics of any system, bolstered by DX11, PhysX, and Tessellation. And the massively anticipated Watch Dogs has better-than-next-gen graphics, backed by HBAO+, and TXAA.

Console destroying! Better-than-next-gen! True, but all of that comes at a price. Even the lowest end Battleboxes are going to cost well over $2,000 USD. If you go high-end, it’s closer to $10,000 USD. One for rich enthusiasts only, really.

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  1. sorudo

    i don’t really care about 60FPS since most we can see is max 60FPS, we’ll only notice any difference under 30FPS and that’s when we’re talking about ppl who look at every single detail, the average doesn’t see any chipping till around 25FPS.

    it’s better to focus on stability, it makes it easier to see what makes the card so powerful.

    October 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm

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