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- Ultimate 12th Generation Small Form Factor Gaming
- Full desktop power, fully upgradeable to the i9 12900KF
- Tempered Glass Tinted Windowed Side Panel
- The highest performance graphics from the Nvidia RTX 3060 12GB GPU
- Personalize your rig with addressable RGB modes.
- Up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory
- Flexible dual-storage design using M.2 SSD and a 2.5 inch HDD or SSD in combination
- Product Dimensions 35 x 19 x 38cm (H x W x D)
BEAUTIFUL TINTED BLACK FULL GLASS SIDE PANEL – Show off all your components the way they deserve behind a protective tempered-glass side panel. This stunning tinted black glass encases the side of the chassis and allows you to see inside. It also comes with convenient thumb screws so upgrading in future is quicker and easier than ever.
A balanced RGB gaming PC with everything you need to experience breath-taking performance in the latest triple-A PC games. The powerful new Intel range of processors enable superb frame rates with no lag, but also gives you the grunt needed to capture in-game video whilst you play, then edit and upload your videos to YouTube. There’s a massive 64GB of DDR4 memory available for the best possible multi-tasking experience, whilst a large M.2 SSD and options for a secondary drive means there is plenty of space for all of your games, files and programs.
As part of our RGB series of gaming PCs this unit comes with the option for a fully controllable RGB lighting system which allows you to change the colour of your LED strips with nearly infinite variations, all from the convenience of a remote control unit. You can set various lighting effects such as strobe, breathe and pulse, control the speed at which they transition and even adjust the brightness. The RGB series gives you the control to adjust the look of your PC system to reflect your mood!
What can I expect from my new PC?
Performance guaranteed, each of our systems are tested with our “recommended specifications” across a range of performance metrics.
Our testing below has been conducted on a system configured with an i5 12400 – Stock CPU Cooler – RTX 3060 Graphics Card – 1TB S70 Blade SSD – 16GB RAM 3600MHz
Performance is indicative of the above configuration and may vary depending on the options you select in the unit.
In our standardised testing – each game will be run at the maximum possible settings (unless noted otherwise) with DLSS set to Quality in each game that will allow for it, with the latest generation of Nvidia graphics cards, DLSS allows you to boost frame rates using NVIDIA RTX Tensor Cores – Make the most of your new gaming PC!
1440p: 80fps DLSS Performance
1080p: 115fps DLSS Performance
1080p: 210fps Ultra Settings
1440p: 58fps High Settings
1080p: 88fps High Settings
1440p: 88fps High Settings
1080p: 103fps Very High Settings
Idle - CPU: 28 GPU: 30
Gaming Load - CPU: 64 GPU: 62
Gaming Load: 225W
CPU Mark: 20,557
Memory Mark: 3,090
2d Mark: 1,190
Disk Mark: 51,323
3D Mark: 19,195
Read: 7,126 / Write: 6,736
Orange Room: 12,411
Blue Room: 2,639
Delivering superior performance where you need it most
Why is 12th Gen so exciting?
Intel have finally brought to market their 10nm Processors, providing not only amazing single threaded performance but multi threaded too thanks to the addition of secondary efficiency (e) cores. Working hand in hand with Windows 11 Thread Director to boost this new hybrid architecture bringing about performance boosts of almost 30% in applications when compared to the same hardware in Windows 10.
Overall, the 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs are terrific across the board, providing a large performance boost over the previous 11th Gen CPUs, and in almost every single case, handily out-performing AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series. Intel’s lead begins at the i5 and i7 level, but with the Core i9 12900K, Intel consistently came out on top. Intel’s hybrid architecture is still new and we expect to see further OS optimisations to be made and although this generation is already on top we expect the gap to only widen.
Divide and conquer
Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.
Performance-cores – P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.
Efficient-cores – E-cores are optimized for multi-threaded performance, minimizing interruptions from secondary tasks.
Intel® Thread Director — Prioritizes and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.1
Built for the next generation
Choosing the Right CPU for you
i3 – Make a splash with performance that puts gaming first
15 – mid range king – the 12th Gen CPUs are fast enough that even the Intel Core i5 12600K 6+4 Core processor, just under 40% faster in Premiere Pro compared to the AMD Ryzen 5600X and was able to effectively score on par with the significantly more expensive AMD Ryzen 5950X 16 Core. And from there, the Core i7 12700K and Core i9 12900K only give you better and better performance. Over a 7 game average we saw a 20FPS increase over the AMD 5800X and 25FPS over the i9 11900K.
i7 – Prince of performance – the Core i7 12700K also does extremely well, managing to score above every AMD Ryzen CPU we tested. It is a large 26% faster than the comparable, but slightly more expensive, Ryzen 5800X, and even manages to sneak by the Ryzen 5950X by about 6%.
i9 – Intel regaining the gaming and productivity crown
Unbeaten in every test we ran, Intel have truly reclaimed their crown with this CPU, we recommend this for the ultimate powerhouse in both gaming and productivity.