Portability and performance are the top considerations on a gamer’s list when choosing a computer. Settling for a laptop is the best choice if a gamer wants to play on the move. However, for power and performance, nothing beats a desktop PC.
Over the years, gaming desktop PCs have evolved into powerful machines. Processor capability, graphics, storage, and the number of peripherals are the four key considerations in today’s gaming world. The iBuyPower AM900Z Desktop is one the best gaming machines on the market today. I checked it out and here is my take on how it meets the four parameters.
One user considered it a boutique built desktop PC. The iBuyPower AM900Z Desktop comes with the panache of a high-performance gaming PC. The first design feature that stands out is its tampered glass on the one-panel side. It replaces the transparent glass that has become ubiquitous with desktop gaming computers.
The outer design is just as great as the prospective performance. The black tower flaunts a glass and steel casings and does not have the cheap look of the traditional black rectangle PCs. Gamers can see the dotted LED lights as well as the interior cabling.
Most prebuilt gaming systems come with liquid coolers. On the other hand, AM900Z gives a break to those who have been frustrated by this system. It comes with a dedicated heat sink air cooler CPU. Such configuration promises faster and better cooling.
As with most powerful gaming PC of the modern age, the iBuyPower AM900Z is a behemoth of a machine. If you have a small desk, then you will have to find a bigger one or extend it hold this machine. The 25-inch tall machine has cross-sectional dimensions of 21.38 by 12.5 inches.
It uses the latest and possibly the fastest processor in the market today, the 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700K processor. It is built on a quad-core chip having a clock speed of 4.2 GHz. It also comes with Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology that delivers an additional 4.5 GHz which makes it possible to play 3D games at maximum frame rates, with improved details, and high resolution.
For those gamers interested in PC with great multitasking experience, here is your machine of choice. The manufacturer has configured in the Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. It has eight simultaneous threads meaning each processor core can handle two tasks at a time. Talk of taking the gaming experience to the next level.
A high-performance processor requires great graphics, and the iBuyPower AM900Z obeys this gaming world’s golden rule. It comes with GeForce GTX1070 graphics card. It is the best card in the GTX 10xx series and by extension in the market. It allows gaming at maximum Full HD setting and 1440p resolution. To understand the magnificence of this feature, consider this; 1080p offers 60frames/sec on average, and that has remained the best quality in most gaming systems.
The best part about the graphics card is possibly it VR capability. VR is gaining traction in the gaming world. GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card exceeds several minimum requirements for VR equipment.
The latest trend in Gaming PCs is dual storage; AM900Z, however, has taken this a notch higher. It comes with a pre-installed one terabyte hard disk drive and a 240GB Solid-State Drive, SSD. The SATA 7200rpm HDD compliments the high-performance processor. Like other smart manufacturers, iBuyPower has installed Windows 10 Home on the SSD to enable faster booting.
While storage comes in handy for the processor, the graphics require a high-quality RAM for optimum performance. Currently, 8GB RAM is the standard for smooth gaming. IBuyPower has shot beyond this mark to provide a 16GB DDR4 RAM.
The AM900Z desktop gaming PC has eight USB ports six of which are USB 3.1 and the rest USB2.0. It also has a Display Port, HDMI and DVI connectors, and can run three monitors.