Nvidia awards top gaming PCs with GeForce GTX Battlebox seal of approval
If you’re looking to invest in a new gaming rig in time for the holidays, Nvidia has decided to make sure you can select a PC that has its seal of approval by branding select systems as GeForce GTX Battleboxes.That’s right, GeForce GTX Battlebox is now a thing manufacturers will be vying to get added to their top-of-the-line PCs. Nvidia says it has decided to implement this program because of all the great games that are coming to PC in the near future that benefit from having all their settings turned up to 11.Key titles mentioned include Watch Dogs, Batman: Arkham Origins, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Splinter Cel: Blacklist, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.So far four system builder brands have managed to achieve GeForce GTX Battlebox status. They are: Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Maingear, and Origin PCs. Others will surely follow.In order to qualify, a PC has to use either a GeForce GTX 780 or Titan graphics cards in 2- or 3-way SLI configurations. The processor has to be an overclocked Intel Haswell Core i5 or i7 chip, DDR3 memory (16GB or 32GB) and a fast SSD storage solution must also be in use. Not only does this ensure you can play the games as the developers intended, but both Nvidia and the system builders can claim GeForce GTX Battleboxes are “4K ready.”As you’d expect, these systems will not be cheap (think $2,000 to $3,000), but then again if you are looking to purchase the ultimate gaming rig the Battlebox seal of approval is guaranteeing you a seriously powerful machine. It just comes at a premium price, probably with part of that premium being applied because it is a Battlebox.