If you’ve struggled to nab a PS5 or Xbox Series X since launch, then you might want to take a look at NVIDIA and Scan’s new gaming PC.
Powered by the hugely popular NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, the newly announced 3XS Gamer Node aims to take on the likes of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
In addition to the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti GPU, the new PC features an AMD Ryzen 5600X CPU, and a 1TB Intel 665P SSD.
With speedy loading times, SSD drives have been one of the big selling points of next-gen consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Likewise, the NVIDIA 3XS Gamer Node supports real-time Ray Tracing, which is one of the defining features of next-gen consoles.
The miniature(ish) gaming PC even looks a bit like the Xbox Series X, albeit slightly wider and not quite as tall.
“This 3XS Gamer Node RTX features the brand-new 8GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card featuring new GDDR6 memory, 2nd generation RT cores, 3rd generation Tensor cores, Reflex Low Latency technology, RTX IO and NVIDIA Broadcast,” reads the official description.
“We have paired this powerful GPU with the 6C/12T AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU.
“The system also includes 16GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4, an AsRock A520M ITX/AC motherboard and a massive 1TB Intel 665p NVMe M.2 SSD for lightning quick loading times and file transfer and storage.”
According to the listing on Scan, the device comes pre-installed with Windows 10 Home, as well as a 3-year warranty.
The 3XS Gamer Node is available to pre-order from tech retailer Scan, where it is currently listed at £1,199.
While it’s more expensive than the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X (unless you buy from a scalper), the 3XS has one or two advantages over its console counterparts.
Cyberpunk 2077, for example, currently looks and performs far better on PC, especially with the next-gen upgrade delayed until summer.
The PC can also be used with a virtual reality headset such as the Oculus Rift, or with a cable for Oculus Quest.
The 3XS Gamer Node specs in full…
• GPU: GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
• CPU: AMD Ryzen 5600X
• Storage: 1TB Intel 665P M.2 SSD
• PSU: 550W Corsair CV Series CV550
• Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengence LPX Black 3200Mhz
• Motherboard: AsRock A520M-ITX/AC
• Case: Fractal Design Node 304 Black Mini ITX Case