Three of Falcon Northwest’s custom PC builds now have the ability to roll with the new Intel X99 chipset. You’ll find Intel’s first consumer-aimed 8-core processors ready to push out high-powered action with the first new memory released to the market in seven full years. That’s DDR4, and it’s heavy duty.
There’s nothing like a completely unique gaming PC build to bring an organization’s spirits up. The folks at NVIDIA and Falcon Northwest have teamed up this month to present a one-of-a-kind tower made to benefit the Philip Scholz Memorial Foundation. This build is stacked, using a Falcon Northwest Tiki as its casing and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black within.
After having played the Titanfall Beta on both the Xbox One and PC (via Origin on Windows 8), we’ve come to one conclusion. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, we’d recommend simply skipping the demo of the PC side of things. When you’ve got a ramped-up beast of a gaming PC pitted against the Xbox One, gameplay is comparable - but the graphics delivery difference is immense.
One of the most high-end-friendly builds to be shown in Valve’s first wave of Steam Machines revealed at CES 2014 was the Falcon Northwest Tiki, a tower with a price range topping out at $6,000 USD. According to Falcon Northwest President Kelt Reeves, the range they’ve offered thus far is just an early estimate, one that pre-supposes SteamOS users will have wants and needs all over the spectrum, not just at one single price-point with a single configuration. It would seem that not every Steam Machine manufacturer is attempting to make a gaming console.
Always aiming to be the best of the best in gaming, NVIDIA has revealed their intentions for the upcoming holiday season with a set of tower builds going by the name GeForce GTX Battlebox. Several manufacturers of custom-made gaming PCs are onboard, including Falcon Northwest, Digital Storm, Maingear, and Origin. Each monster build in the GTX Battlebox program represents a new generation in gaming machines aimed directly at what NVIDIA describes as "this Holiday’s AAA, combat-focused games", made to play these games "at super high resolutions, at high settings and [with] every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled."
This week is a the 2013 edition of the Red Bull Training Grounds tournament with a battle between some of the best StarCraft II gamers from around the world aiming at eachother's hordes. What we've done is to take a peek at what's under the hood of the gaming rigs that'll be powering this tournament: Falcon Northwest Tiki, NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, and customizations everywhere in-between.
The Falcon Northwest Tiki is a custom-built pre-constructed gaming PC that emphasizes both a radically small form factor and high performance processing power. We had the opportunity to take a peek at this system thanks to NVIDIA - inside this tiny tower is the newest most fantastic consumer-aimed graphics card on the market: the NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN, the consumer product riding the wave of the impact the TITAN supercomputer. We'll be continuing to explore the ins and outs of the TITAN over the coming year as products such as Project SHIELD become available - for now, this review of the Tiki should serve as a primer for those of you considering a TITAN of your own - and/or a full Falcon Northwest build, of course.