Acer’s Predator line of gaming systems has now been officially refreshed, and has gone on sale packing a Core i7-3770K CPU and other Ivy Bridge related goodies. While all models sport the 3770K, there are several pricing variations available based upon the inclusion of a boot SSD and the kind of graphics card used.
After a slight gaff the other day, which resulted in an overseas Acer webpage briefly outing the eagerly awaited midrange GeForce GTX 660, the specs for the lower end models now feature a GeForce GTX 560 (expect that one to change in a few weeks).
The local Predator press release, which landed in our inbox this morning, has been culled of any GTX 660 mentions, but it does feature a GPU that we haven’t heard off. The highest end $4,699 model of Predator apparently comes with a GeForce GTX 680 Ti GPU.
Unfortunately the details beyond this are quite sparse, from the press release –
The first two models of the series boast an NVIDIA GTX560 graphics processor with 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The next tier allows customers to upgrade to an NVIDIA GTX670 with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, dual DVI and HDMI outputs. The premium model has a staggering top of the line NVIDIA GTX680Ti card with 2GB of GDDR5 RAM and the same dual DVI and HDMI outputs. Across all models, the system is powered by a 750Watt power supply to ensure that there is enough power to run all connected devices and internal components with high performance.
Of course, this could just be a typo, but it is a very specific typo which is again repeated in the spec tables at the bottom of the page. We’ve contacted both Acer and NVIDIA for comment, but don’t expect too much clarification, especially if this is indeed an unannounced high end NVIDIA card (which it would likely be holding back until the announcement of AMD’s rumoured high end 1GHz RADEON HD 7970 card).
Update: We've heard back from NVIDIA and it says that the model of GPU should be the standard GeForce GTX 680, we are still waiting to hear back from Acer however with final word on the situation.