Razer has been speaking up modular gaming PCs with streamlined swappable components for years. Now, after varied ideas, CES reveals, and customary PC circumstances with related branding, the corporate is truly promoting a pre-built desktop PC for the primary time.
The Tomahawk is the ultimate model of what we noticed at CES 2020 again in January. It’s a easy case design with two PCIe slots: one for a full-sized GPU, and one for an Intel NUC Element board that incorporates the CPU, the RAM, the storage, and principally every part else you want for a purposeful PC.
The NUC module contains a 45W Core i9-9980HK Coffee Lake processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 2TB arduous drive. The reminiscence and storage are upgradable, however the CPU is not — except Intel releases one other suitable NUC board you can swap instantly into the Tomahawk. That Coffee Lake CPU is the type of half you would possibly discover in a high-end gaming laptop computer, so whereas it’s quick as we speak it could be one thing you’d need to improve down the road.
The Tomahawk does have area for a full-size GPU as much as 320 x 140mm and there’s an choice to order it with an Nvidia GTX 3080 Founders Edition pre-installed. The 210mm x 365mm x 150mm steel chassis is 10L in capability, comes with a 750W PSU, and makes use of lively cooling. There are 4 USB-A 3.2 ports and a couple of Thunderbolt 3 ports, in addition to onboard Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 Razer says the small measurement is designed for bringing to tournaments and LAN events or simply liberating up desk area.
You’ll have to actually worth these attributes for the Tomahawk to be value it, as a result of unsurprisingly it doesn’t come low cost. Razer has priced it at $2,400 for the bottom mannequin with out a discrete GPU or $3,200 with a GTX 3080; preorders have opened within the US, however it’s at the moment listed as out of inventory.