It looks like Nvidia has detailed new recommendations for its GeForce GTX Battlebox pre-built PCs. Battlebox PCs are systems that are made by selected Nvidia partners, which, if qualified, are then slapped with a special “Battlebox” label. Interestingly, Nvidia’s new Battlebox Ultimate and Battlebox Essential PC requirements now include AMD Ryzen CPUs.
Yeap, that’s right folks. Nvidia has included Ryzen CPUs – a product made by its closest competitor – as recommended hardware for its GeForce GTX Battlebox PCs. Based on their listed specifications, Nvidia has provided consumers with the recommendation of either going with an AMD Ryzen 7 processor (Battlebox Ultimate) or Ryzen 5 processor (Battlebox Essential).
When it comes to their specific specifications, to earn the Nvidia Battlebox Ultimate badge a pre-built system must be fitted with a GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an SSD, Windows 10 and a G-Sync monitor. Meanwhile, the company’s Battlebox Essential badge requires a custom PC to be equipped with a GTX 1060 6GB graphics card, 8GB RAM, an SSD, Windows 10, and a G-Sync monitor.
Consumers will also be able to opt for Intel Core processors as well. The minimum Intel CPU that consumers can choose with a Battlebox Ultimate approved PC is a Core i7 processor, while the lowest CPU configuration that comes with the Battlebox Essential ready system is an Intel Core i5 processor.
While it seems rather surprising that Nvidia has opted to add AMD CPUs in for its approved custom PCs, it’ll obviously be unlikely to see the green company recommending any of AMD’s Radeon graphics cards in the near future.