Commodore Gaming has announced new high-end gaming desktops that feature Intel Core i7 processors, a customizable painted chassis and a preloaded C64 emulator for retro compatibility.
Competing with the offerings of Falcon Northwest and Alienware, Commodore Gaming’s new desktop PCs deliver unrestrained gaming performance for those with deep pockets. The new Commodore XX and Commodore GX systems feature Intel’s Core i7 platform, a stylish painted chassis and a pre-loaded C64 emulator with fifty classic C64 games. While some may of have thought that the Commodore brand had long since died, it turns out that the brand had re-launched in 2007 as Commodore Gaming.
Offering top-notch performance, the new Commodore XX features an Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition processor (3.2 GHz | 8 MB L3 Cache | 6.4 GT/s QPI), an EVGA X58 SLI motherboard, 6 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 Patriot memory and dual ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics cards. The system also includes dual WD Raptor 150 GB hard drives, a 1 TB 7200 RPM drive for extra storage, a Killer NIC M1 high-performance network card, a 1000-watt OCZ power supply, a 6x Blu-ray drive, a DVD burner, a media card reader and Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit. For an added touch, acoustic dampening is added is to reduce system noise and the system chassis comes painted with a choice of design. The system configuration can be partially modified, but the described standard configuration will run you a whopping $5,999.00.
For those still looking for a stylish high-performance gaming PC, but find the Commodore XX slightly out of their league, the Commodore GX is another option that is a little easier on the wallet. The system features an Intel Core i7 940 processor (2.93 GHz | 8 MB L3 Cache | 4.8 GT/s QPI), an EVGA X58 SLI motherboard, 3 GB of 1333 MHz DDR3 OCZ memory and dual ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics cards. Also included is a 150 GB WD Raptor hard drive, a 640 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, a Killer NIC K1 high-performance network card, a 750-watt power supply, a 6x Blu-ray drive, a media card reader and Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit. The Commodore GX also includes acoustic dampening and a choice of painted chassis designs. This standard configuration for this system costs $3,399.00, which is still not exactly cheap.
For those unable to afford the newly announced Intel Core i7 systems, Commodore Gaming does also offer performance systems built on the older Intel Core 2 platform with prices starting around $1,250. If you just want a taste of that retro C64 gaming action though, head on over to the Commodore Gaming website where dozens of C64 games are playable online.