Chic gaming PC with brute performance

After the Orion 3000 gaming PC may persuade in our evaluate only in the near past, the high-end Orion 7000 pc, which obtained a refresh in October 2022, now has to show itself. In our Acer Predator Orion 7000 evaluate, we check out what the stylish all-in-one PC from the present 12 months and with Intel Core i9-12900K has up its sleeve and let you know why even passionate PC hobbyists may weaken at this gaming PC.
Technical knowledge

Type title

Up to Intel Core i9-12900K (16 cores, 24 threads, 2.40 – 5.20 GHz)

Graphics performance
as much as NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU (10 GB GDDR6 VRAM)

Power provide
800 watts

Memory house
1,024 MB SSD (check unit); as much as 4 TB

32 GB RAM (check gadget); as much as 64 GB DDR5 RAM

Operating system
Windows 11 Home

Intel Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet; Intel Wi-Fi Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211; Bluetooth 5.1

I/O panel
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2x 3.5mm jack

Dimensions (H x W x D)
485 mm x 219 mm x 504.8 mm

19.1 kg

Power wire, mouse, keyboard

€ 3,368.00 *

Acer Predator Orion 7000 evaluate: scope of supply and design

Modern, smooth design
Removable 2.5-inch onerous drive enclosure
Mouse and keyboard included

You can get began immediately with the Acer Predator Orion 7000, identical to with the Orion 3000. In addition to the ability cable, a handbook and the guarantee card, this gaming PC additionally comes with a high-quality mouse and keyboard mixture immediately.
In phrases of design, the highest mannequin has the same look to its smaller sibling and is totally black when switched off. However, there may be one apparent distinction. While the tempered glass facet panel was non-obligatory on the 3000 mannequin, the Acer Predator Orion 7000 comes with a view inside.

And it already leaves an excellent, tidy impression, particularly for the reason that in depth RGB lighting comes into its personal very nicely. The dimensions of the entire PC are a bit bigger than its sibling with 485 mm x 219 mm x 504.8 mm, however the pc nonetheless appears comparatively compact, although it weighs over 19 kg.
It can also be noticeable that the variety of followers has elevated in comparison with the 3000. Two massive Predator FrostBlade 2.0 followers are discovered within the entrance alone, and a complete of 4 are distributed all through the case.
Unfortunately, the Orion 7000 doesn’t have a sensible deal with like its smaller sibling. Instead, there may be an virtually equivalent, offset energy button. Another particular characteristic on the higher facet: Here you could find a 2.5-inch onerous drive enclosure that may be exchanged on the push of a button, which is linked through USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C to rapidly develop the storage with out opening the PC.

All in all, the Acer Predator Orion 7000 actually does look extraordinarily stylish and high-quality and is at the least as well-made. In phrases of design, the entire PC definitely doesn’t have to cover behind self-built computer systems.
Interior and cooling

Glass facet panel could be opened rapidly
Thoughtfully designed and tidy inside
Excellent upkeep capabilities

You can get contained in the Acer Predator Orion 7000 in a short time. Only two Phillips screws must be faraway from the glass panel and it must be launched through the “Open” slider on the again.
As already talked about, the inside appears nicely thought-out and tidy, and the cable administration can also be convincing throughout the board. I as soon as owned a whole PC in 2014, the place the cables regarded fairly totally different at the moment.
It is noticeable that the graphics card is put in on edge. Of course, this makes excellent sense when it comes to airflow. Because the nice and cozy exhaust air is instantly discharged by the ice tunnel in entrance of it.
The motherboard, however, has a quite simple look. The solely factor that basically catches the attention is the CPU water cooling with the Predator brand, on to the best of it are the 2 16 GB RAM bars in slots 2 and 4, so two extra slots are nonetheless accessible and simply accessible.

Das Innenleben wirkt durchdacht und aufgeräumt.

Mit zwei Schrauben und einem Schieberegler geht’s ans Innenleben.

Below that sits the M.2 SSD, however a second further slot can also be accessible right here. In addition, two extra 3.5-inch HDDs could be positioned within the corresponding cage on the underside, whereas the generously sized energy provide with 800 watts finds room on the underside left.
This not solely leads to an excellent airflow and a tidy inside, however the upkeep and improve choices are additionally wonderful.
Fans, cooling and noise ranges

Four massive case followers (3 with ARGB)
Excellent cooling performance
PC will get very loud underneath full load

In whole, the Acer Predator Orion 7000 makes use of 4 beneficiant case followers, three of which (two on the entrance and the one on the again) have ARGB lighting. A fourth, unlit, sits instantly above the CPU.
And these followers, specifically the Predator FrostBlade 2.0, completely pack a punch. The cooling performance was already fairly convincing within the Orion 3000. Here, nevertheless, it goes even additional.

Die FrotBlade 2.0 Lüfter sorgen für eine hervorragende Kühlung, werden aber unter Last sehr laut.

Der Ice Tunnel sorgt für Frischluft an der GPU

Even underneath full load and over the long run, the complete system by no means received above 54 levels throughout our check. It will get a bit hotter with the CPU, peaks of 100 levels happen right here for a short while, however then the temperature drops once more in a short time.
But the Intel Core i9-12900K isn’t recognized for its cool head anyway. In any case, the temperatures aren’t alarming at any time and I couldn’t decide a throttling of the performance, even throughout hours of gaming. It’s the same story with the graphics card, which will get a most of 70 levels heat on common.

The CPU is saved in verify by an AIO liquid cooling
On the opposite hand, the system’s quantity marks a double-edged sword. In idle mode and regular use (together with gaming), the system stays whisper quiet. An common of round 32.4 dB (A) is recorded right here.
However, the Orion 7000 can get extraordinarily loud underneath full load. I first observed this within the Cinebench R23 check, when the followers sped up for the primary time. However, even throughout 4K gaming, a full 70 decibels are recorded. Fortunately, that is very seldom the case, however when the followers do hit full throttle, it’s fairly (unpleasantly) loud.
If you don’t care concerning the noise, you possibly can even overclock the CPU on the push of a button utilizing the PredatorSense software program and manually regulate the fan controls to optimize the cooling or adapt it to the elevated performance.
Features and ports

CPU, graphics card, RAM and SSD at present prime stage
Convincing collection of ports that hardly leaves something lacking
2.5G LAN and WiFi 6E

The tools of the Acer Predator Orion 7000 is greater than respectable, though the brand new {hardware} refresh for the 12 months 2023 is already within the beginning blocks. The star of the system is after all the Intel Core i9-12900K CPU with 16 cores and 24 threads that clock with as much as 5.2 GHz. The energy consumption is 125 watts, whereas the CPU permits itself a most of 241 watts in Turbo mode. Thus, the 800-watt energy provide by no means reaches its limits in view of the complete system.
In addition, there’s a GeForce RTX 3080 with 10 GB GDDR6 VRAM, in addition to 32 GB of quick DDR5-4000 MHz RAM from Samsung. The 1 TB M.2 SSD is linked through PCIe Gen4 x4 and also needs to be very highly effective. Fast 2.5G LAN (Intel Killer E3100G 2.5G) and WiFi6E are after all additionally a part of the bundle, as is Bluetooth 5.1. In quick: Acer hasn’t skimped on the tools.

The collection of ports doesn’t actually depart something to be desired both. You’ll discover 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C and two 3.5 mm jacks within the I/O panel on the highest.
On the again, you’ve 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2x USB 2.0, 1x RJ-45 LAN, three audio ports and – on the graphics card, two DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 accessible.

The Predator 7000 solely lacks an SD card reader and a devoted sound card. However, the onboard sound options DTS:X Ultra and thus creates a digital 360-degree encompass sound with linked headsets and audio system, which is totally convincing.
Acer Predator Orion 7000 evaluate: software program and RGB lighting

Practical companion software program
Nearly no bloatware
Nice, fairly discreet, RGB lighting

Ex-factory, the Acer Predator Orion 7000 ships with Windows 11 Home, which is accordingly fast to arrange. Fortunately, the producer installs virtually no annoying bloatware. However, the sensible PredatorSense software program is put in, which gives an actual added worth.
Within the software program, you can’t solely regulate system, CPU and GPU temperatures, but additionally, for instance, overclock the CPU in two levels, manually management all followers (individually) and regulate the Pulsar RGB lighting.

Here you possibly can select from a lot of results, both globally or for particular person areas, which you’ll be able to regulate when it comes to colours, velocity and lots of different parameters. The RGB lighting cuts a superb determine and appears comparatively discreet and never too obtrusive, particularly as a result of barely darkened glass facet panel. This makes the complete gaming PC look much more stylish.

Practical, gaming and benchmark check

Excellent performance throughout the board
Excellent gaming performance

Now we get all the way down to the nitty gritty. With the elements put in and the worth, I naturally go into the Acer Predator Orion 7000 evaluate with a sure expectation. A brute quick CPU, high-end GPU and a quick working reminiscence ought to – at the least in idea – present for prime charges.
By the best way, you can even select a sooner RTX 3090 for the GPU, albeit for a surcharge. In observe, the Orion 7000 even exceeded my expectations.
Especially relating to demanding multi-tasking and gaming, the entire PC can solely smile tiredly typically. Pushing it to the restrict is definitely solely potential if you need to play probably the most demanding video games in 4K and with most particulars.

To check performance, I consulted a number of benchmarks. I measured the productiveness and system performance utilizing PCMark 10 and Cinebench R23, and the AS SSD benchmark was used for testing the SSD. Gaming performance is measured utilizing 3DMark’s Time Spy and Fire Strike checks, in addition to varied video games like F1 22, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, Final Fantasy XV, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Forza Horizon 5, and extra.

All of the checks I did have been with the traditional CPU profile, not touching the fan management. So, in idea, you possibly can tease out much more performance in observe with only a few tweaks.
SSD benchmark
As with the Orion 3000, Acer additionally depends on an SSD from Micron for the Predator Orion 7000. More exactly, the Micron 3400 with 176-layer NAND, which is linked through PCIe Gen4 x4 in distinction to the mid-range gaming PC and thus performs significantly better in observe.
The CrystalDisk benchmark exhibits 6,582.41 MB/s in sequential learn. Thus, the SSD really scrapes the utmost of what the producer has introduced (6,600 MB/s).
The AS SSD benchmark exhibits the same image: Here, 5,036.22 MB/s learn and 4,103.24 MB/s write are recorded ultimately and thus greater than double the performance of the Micron SSD within the Orion 3000. The put in SSD additionally performs excellently in 4K learn and write and 4K-64-Thrd and achieves an total rating of 6,902 factors ultimately, which is adequate for a top-7 placement amongst all SSDs examined by us to this point.

Or in brief, the NVMe SSD writes and reads with equal velocity and undoubtedly doesn’t signify a bottleneck for the system.
Cinebench R23 and PCMark 10
I check out what the put in CPU is able to within the Cinebench R23 benchmark, whereas PCMark 10 places the complete system by its paces. I examine it to the Acer Predator Orion 3000 and the Gigabyte AORUS 17 XE4 (our evaluate), which is probably the most highly effective gaming pocket book that has handed by our check course to this point.
The larger clocked and elevated variety of cores of the Core i9-12900K promise a considerably higher system performance on paper. But is that this assumption confirmed in observe?
Indeed. The multi-core performance in Cinebench R23 seems virtually twice as excessive with over 26,000 factors as within the case of the Predator Orion 3000 with Intel Core i7-12700F, in addition to the Gigabyte pocket book. The particular person cores additionally work a lot sooner, so {that a} larger result’s achieved ultimately.
Interestingly, the Acer Predator Orion 7000’s lead within the PCMark 10 check doesn’t end up fairly as massive, particularly in comparison with the Intel Core i7 12700H in Gigabyte’s already talked about pocket book. The laptop computer even has a minimal lead within the important check, however the Orion 7000 then noticeably pulls away within the demanding checks within the space of digital content material creation.
In abstract: Acer’s full PC additionally scores in these checks with a brute performance and doesn’t even come near its limits in demanding video modifying.

Predator Orion 7000
Predator Orion 3000
Gigabyte AORUS 17

Cinebench R23 Multi
26,203 pts
13,677 pts
14,497 pts

Cinebench R23 Single
2,034 pts
1,789 pts.
1,780 pts.

PCMark 10 whole
8,255 pts
7,785 pts.
7,775 pts.

PCMark 10 Essentials
10,447 pts
9,952 pts.
10,920 pts.

PCMark 10 Product.
10,301 pts.
9,869 pts.
10,090 pts.

PCMark 10 Digital CC.
14,185 pts.
13,034 pts.
11,576 pts.

Graphics performance: 3DMark and gaming checks.
Although the Acer Predator Orion 7000 in our check configuration is “solely” geared up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 together with 10 GB GDDR6 VRAM, the graphics performance can also be virtually past doubt.
Of course: With an RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090, with which Acer additionally gives the gaming PC, much more performance is feasible, particularly for 4K gaming.
But the gaming PC can deal with even the most recent and most demanding titles in Ultra HD and with most particulars with out actually batting an eyelash and, for those who go all the way down to 1440p, even with body charges within the triple-digit vary.

Benchmark / Test
Acer Predator Orion 7000
Acer Predator Orion 3000

Fire Strike Total
34,852 pts
26,046 pts.

Time Spy Total
18,327 pts
12,694 pts.

F1 22 (1440p, Max. Details, Max. Raytracing)
70 FPS
51 FPS

Final Fantasy XV (1440p, Max. Details)
164.4 FPS / 16,463 pts
98.3 FPS / 9,830 pts

Forza Horizon 5 (1440p, Max. Details)
127 FPS
100 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (1440p, Max Details)
147 FPS
118 FPS

Acer Predator Orion 7000 evaluate: conclusion
In the check, the Acer Predator Orion 7000 is nearly emblematic of how full PCs have developed in recent times. Not solely does the potent gaming pc look excellent and futuristic, it additionally depends on clear workmanship, cable administration and high-quality elements on the within.
Apart from the high-end CPU, the quick DDR5 RAM from Samsung and the M.2 SSD from Micron are additionally on the best stage. The put in GeForce RTX 3080 from Nvidia additionally performs on the prime as a graphics card – it is usually praiseworthy that every one elements could be upgraded simply and in only a few steps. The put in energy provide additionally has sufficient reserves for this.
I solely have one level to complain about, and that’s the very excessive working quantity of the gaming PC. It rarely reaches that in observe, even after hours of gaming, however when the followers are at full throttle, it will get fairly loud.
With the Acer Predator Orion 7000, you get an excellently manufactured, extraordinarily high-performance gaming PC geared up with fancy RGB lighting, which completely lives as much as its worth. And on this kind, it’s nonetheless nicely positioned for 1440p gaming within the subsequent few years.
However, if you’re enthusiastic about shopping for it, I might maybe wait a bit longer. Because the {hardware} refresh to the thirteenth era of Intel Core processors is imminent, which signifies that the present variant ought to in all probability additionally drop in worth.

Design & workmanship

Case & cooling

Noise stage



Value for cash


Outstanding gaming PC with excellent cooling and spectacular {hardware} at a excessive however completely truthful worth.

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