NVIDIA GeForce GTX Battlebox: Military Grade Gaming
Tech enthusiasts, gamers, this festive season will be an exciting one, defined by a new generation of games featuring new effects, new techniques, and new innovations. Watch Dogs will revolutionise open world action with industry-leading graphics, advanced city simulation models, and new gameplay options, both on PCs and on mobile devices like the Tegra Note. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag upgrades to a jaw-dropping new-generation engine, integrates tessellated oceans that batter the player’s fleet, and brings the best elements of previous games under one banner, creating the ultimate Assassin’s Creed experience. If you’re like us, the quality of your experience in these, and other games is paramount.
To assure that ultimate experience, NVIDIA has readied the GeForce GTX Battlebox program. Working in concert with hand-picked system builders, we’ve developed a new breed of gaming machine purposely built to play this season’s AAA, combat-focused games at super high resolutions, at high settings and with every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled. For example Batman: Arkham Origins features console-destroying graphics, advanced GPU-accelerated NVIDIA PhysX effects, DirectX 11 Tessellation, NVIDIA HBAO+ Ambient Occlusion, NVIDIA TXAA anti-aliasing, NVIDIA Bokeh and Depth of Field, and NVIDIA Percentage-Closer Soft Shadows. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has graphics better than those of any next-gen console, plus Tessellation, HBAO+, PCSS, TXAA, and advanced Godrays. Call of Duty: Ghosts has the best graphics of any system, bolstered by DX11, PhysX, and Tessellation. And the massively anticipated Watch Dogs has better-than-next-gen graphics, backed by HBAO+, and TXAA.
Each GeForce GTX Battlebox performance powerhouse features GeForce GTX 780 and GTX TITANs GPUs in 2 and 3-Way SLI configurations, supported by Intel i7 CPUs, advanced cooling systems, high-speed DDR3 RAM to assist with overclocking, and the latest high-speed SSDs, which load the action in record time. With the performance afforded by such setups, GeForce GTX Battleboxes are ready for 4K Gaming, the ‘next big thing’ for enthusiast PC gamers.
Paired with a powerful GeForce GTX SLI system, brand new 3840x2160 “4K” monitors raise the image quality bar so considerably that you won’t be able to resist the upgrade to 4K after seeing the night and day difference for yourself. 4K Gaming is the new cutting edge, and to play this Season’s best games at 4K at fluid frame rates, with max settings enabled, you will need the power of the SLI GeForce GTX GPUs built into every Battlebox. And unlike other multi-GPU configurations you may have experienced, SLI delivers a flawless experience thanks to our exclusive frame metering technologies, a fact corroborated by leading independent press.
4K Gaming increases image quality by a factor of four, as evidenced by this 1:1, side-by-side comparison with a 1920x1080 “HD” screen. The benefits extend far beyond graphical fidelity, too, as explained in our 4K Gaming editorial.
In addition to high-end, cutting edge kit tuned to perfection, GeForce GTX Battlebox systems come equipped with NVIDIA’s new SLI Bridge, a highly desirable solution that enthusiasts have relentlessly asked for since we first revealed its existence alongside the GeForce GTX TITAN, last February. Themed to match the award-winning design of the TITAN, GeForce GTX 780, and GeForce GTX 770, the new SLI Bridge enables illumination of its GeForce GTX Claw logo, which perfectly matches the illuminated “GeForce GTX” text on the GPUs themselves.
Alongside 4K-Ready GeForce GTX Battlebox systems, boutique builders will be offering 4K monitors at the point of sale. At present, only ASUS sell a 4K monitor in the form of the 31.5” PQ321QE, but expect a host of new models to choose from in the near future.
If you want to remain on the cutting edge and experience the coming generation of games, you will need an SLI-equipped performance powerhouse, like a GeForce GTX Battlebox. Sure, you can turn down the settings or lower the resolution, but you’ll be missing out on single-screen 4K Gaming and Surround triple-screen, super widescreen gaming. You will also not experience new fidelity-revolutionising, performance-intensive techniques like 3D foliage, which reacts realistically in real-time to weather and player actions. While only one example, it is indicative of the increase in image quality that will transform games over the coming year.
NVIDIA has worked hand-in-hand with the industry’s leading developers to ensure their games are best on PC, and work flawlessly at 4K without config file hacks or NVIDIA Control Panel edits. The examples above will be further bolstered with NVIDIA-exclusive technology, such as PhysX, TXAA, and HBAO+.
For the DIY-averse, boutique-built rigs are the perfect choice, making expert use of premium materials and components, wrapped up in customised cases with excellent airflow and modder-esque cable braiding and routing. There are many models and builds, but only NVIDIA GeForce GTX Battlebox SLI systems are designed to give the buyer a flawless experience at 4K, in Surround, or when Downsampling from 4K to another resolution on an older 1920x or 2560x panels.
For a look at some of the GeForce GTX Battlebox systems available today, please see our GeForce GTX Battlebox Where to Buy page.