Dream Machine 2013 pays homage to the PC's early days while being uncompromisingly cutting-edge at over $16,000
There’s an old saying that we stand on the shoulders of our predecessors, because without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Sure, sometimes you may want to throw the CPU out with the liquid-cooling water, and shrink everything into a proprietary PC shaped like a garbage can, but that pays absolutely no respect to our past.
Rather than pretend to be with the cool kids in some chic, brushed-aluminum chassis, or lie our asses off that a 2-watt CPU/GPU is something to crow about, this year’s Dream Machine is an audacious tribute to all that has gone before it.
Has the "Gaming Supercomputer" era officially begun?
CyberPower PC is certainly excited about the release of Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, as are many other boutique system builders. Not only is Titan a, well, titan in the GPU space, it's also based on architecture that's been used in several supercomputers. This fact has led CyberPower to declare this the "Gaming Supercomputer" era, which for CyberPower actually begins on February 21, which is when customers will be able to configure Titan in new builds.
The Titan's reduced length makes it an ideal fit for small form factor (SFF) gaming rigs.
Nvidia today unleashed its GeForce GTX Titan graphics card, which is supposed to offer nearly the same performance as its dual-GPU GTX 690 (check out our Titan preview). Equally remarkable is that Nvidia was able to shorten the length of the card by an inch, reduce noise output, and keep temperatures in check. Put it all together and you have a potent card destined for SFF systems, a point that wasn't lost on Digital Storm.