Power and Performance: Exploring the Acer Predator Orion 5000 Gaming PC

edited June 24 in Gaming

Attention all  serious PC gaming enthusiasts! Please find yourself a seat and prepare to be blown away by the raw power of the Acer Predator Orion 5000 gaming desktop. This high-end gaming PC is the ticket to future-ready immersive gaming experiences where you’ll forget about lags and glitches, and simply excel at whatever game you’re playing.

On top of smashing performance, this Acer gaming desktop is also a visual feast. The Orion 5000 is ready to transform your gaming table into a work of light art. 

ARGB LEDs light up the fans and motherboard, while a clear side panel lets you  view the slick Intel and Nvidia components. Read on to discover why the Predator Orion 5000 is the desktop gaming PC you need on your gaming journey.

Orion 5000 in focus

There are currently 9 models in the Predator Orion 5000 family. Prices start from $1,749.99 for the entry level PO5-650-UB11 model, featuring NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 with 8 GB dedicated memory, 16 GB, DDR5 SDRAM standard memory, and 1 TB SSD. At the upper echelons of the Orion 5000 range, the PO5-650-UR13 model can be yours for only $2,999.99, and comes decked out with NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 with 16 GB dedicated memory, 16 GB, DDR5 SDRAM standard memory, and 1 TB SSD, 2 TB HDD storage. For today’s review, we’ve selected a model in the middle of the price range ($2,199.99) : the Predator Orion 5000 PO5-650-UB22 gaming desktop. Let’s jump right in and check out the tech-specs:

  • Operating System: Windows 11 Home 
  • Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-13700F Hexadeca-core (16 Core) 2.10 GHz 
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® RTX™ 4070 Ti 
  • Graphics Memory Capacity: Up to 12 GB 
  • Memory: 32 GB DDR5 SDRAM upgradable to 64GB 
  • Total memory slots: 4 
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi, Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0 
  • Ethernet Technology: 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet 
  • Interfaces/Ports: USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A x 3, USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C x 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A x 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2x3 Type-C x 1 
  • I/O Expansions: PCI Express x 1 Slots x 1, PCI Express x 16 Slots x 2, M.2 Interfaces x 3 
  • Dimensions: Height 19.1” x Width 8.6” x Depth 19.9”

Outperform with Orion 5000

A sight to behold, and a marvel to use, the Predator Orion 5000 will ensure that you are the task-master of whatever you choose to do on your PC. Running Windows 11 Home edition, the 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 Processor with new performance hybrid architecture will optimize your gaming, streaming, editing, and multitasking experiences. The Orion 5000 family features NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 40 Series GPUs, the gold standard in speed for gamers and creators today. Powered by the ultra-efficient NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture, the 40 Series GPUs deliver a quantum leap in both performance and AI-powered graphics.

This architecture uses ray tracing to simulate real-world light, immersing players in ultra-detailed game environments like never before. This AI powered graphics enhancement employs fourth generation Tensor Cores and Optical Flow Accelerator to create additional high-quality frames. With unmatched efficiency, as well as the lowest latency, you’ll be free to play, explore, create and accelerate your workflow with unprecedented speed.

Fan the flames and keep cool

With the searing performance power of the Predator Orion 5000, one might ponder the heat ramifications. Don’t sweat it. Keeping the temps low has never been more efficient, or creative, thanks to the latest ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans. Utilizing a static pressure design, the icy cool FrostBlades optimize airflow while reducing vibration and noise via sealed rifle bearings. Fan noise is also kept to a minimum thanks to a new arc-shaped design along the ends of the custom-engineered bionic blades.

Light and sound

ARGB (alpha, red, green, blue) is the color model used in customizable LED lighting. While you may be familiar with the colors listed above, Alpha represents the transparency or opacity of the light emitted. With up to 16.7M colors available, the front, rear and CPU fans, as well as Motherboard can be lit up however you choose with Pulsar Lighting via the PredatorSense™ utility app.

With all this talk of raw gaming power, fans, and lights, let’s not neglect sound. DTS:X® ULTRA augments the immersive experience of the Orion 5000, by turning your headphones or speakers into a high-end 360° surround system with real-world spatial sound.

Transparent operations

The Orion 5000’s spartan inspired chassis is a top-quality build of metal, mesh, plastic and smoky glass. Lights on or off, the futuristic obsidian chassis is thankfully easy to access. The futuristic look is not just a look, for the Orion 5000 is future ready for upgrades as and when they are required. Featuring a tool-less, DIY design, access to the four memory slots couldn’t be easier, allowing you to swap between and load apps with convenience and speed.

The EMI-Compliant (Electromagnetic interference) side panel guards the inner workings of your Orion 5000 against external interference. The chassis is also designed with user convenience in mind: you’ll find three USB Type-A and one USB Type-C port, as well as audio jacks on the front top of the chassis, you won’t need to stretch around the back of the PC for access.

The takeaway

We hope that you’ve had a blast reading about the raw power and precise performance of Acer’s Predator Orion 5000 gaming PC. This is a head-turning overachiever, powered by the latest, greatest Intel processors and Nvidia GPUs. The spaceship-like, customizable ARGB-enabled LED setup will illuminate your path to new gaming, streaming and editing heights. This stylish powerhouse is kept frosty cool with the help of ARGB-infused Predator FrostBlade™ 2.0 fans, adding even more radiance to your gaming setup.

All of this radiance and performance is conveniently accessible via the tool-less design, so upgrades and maintenance are as hassle free as they can be. If you’re in the market for a beyond-fast gaming desktop to accelerate your workflow and maximize your gaming experience, then check out Acer’s Predator Orion 5000 range today.

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Edmund is an English copywriter based in New Taipei City, Taiwan. He is a widely published writer and translator with two decades of experience in the field of bridging linguistic and cultural gaps between Chinese and English.


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