Razer has been speaking up modular gaming PCs for years. Now, after numerous concepts, CES reveals, and standard PC cases with associated branding, the corporate is definitely promoting pre-built desktop PCs 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 Factor board that accommodates the CPU, the RAM, the storage, and mainly the whole lot else you want for a useful PC.
The NUC module features a 45W Core i9-9980HK Espresso Lake processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB NVMe SSD, and a 2TB arduous drive. The reminiscence and storage are upgradable, however the CPU shouldn’t be — until Intel releases one other suitable NUC board you could swap immediately into the Tomahawk. That Espresso Lake CPU is the sort of half you would possibly discover in a high-end gaming laptop computer, so whereas it’s quick right now it might 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 Version pre-installed. The metallic 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 dimension is designed for bringing to tournaments and LAN events or simply liberating up desk area.
You’ll have to essentially worth these attributes for the Tomahawk to be price it, as a result of unsurprisingly it doesn’t come low-cost. Razer has priced it at $2,400 for the bottom mannequin with no discrete GPU or $3,200 with a GTX 3080; preorders have opened within the US, however it’s presently listed as out of inventory.