Aldi is one of those shops where you can pop in for bread and come out with an inflatable flamingo, a set of dog toys and a new lawnmower, but a gaming PC? Yeah, even I didn’t see that coming.
The budget supermarket has shocked the world by unveiling what’s actually a pretty sweet gaming PC, and it’ll set you back just a fraction of what a similar one would cost you.
The specs – which include the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card – are as follows:
- Intel® Core™ i5-9400 Processor
- 2.9 GHz, up to 4.1 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
- 6 Cores and 9 MB Intel® Smart Cache
- NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 Graphics
- With 6,144 MB GDDR6 VRAM
- 1,024 GB PCIe SSD
- 16 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
- Hot-Swap HDD Frame1
- Fast Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11 ac-Standard-Technology with up to 1,73 Gbps (2×2)
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Network Controller Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)
- Windows 10
Admittedly, the processor is on the lower-end of the spectrum, but the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 more than makes up for it, as it opens up the doors for ray-tracing, and should be able to support most modern games that are hitting the market right now.
At under £1000, this is a steal for anyone who wants an entry-level gaming PC, though if you’ve got the time and inclination you probably could build a slightly improved version for less money.
The PC’s official description reads: “Take gaming to the next level when you invest in this Gaming Desktop PC. Featuring 1024 GB Pie SSD with 16GB DDR4-2666 RAM, Intel® Core™ i5-9400 Processor 2.9 GHz, up to 4.1 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and 6 Cores and 9MB Intel® Smart Cache, you can be sure you’ve got the right machine to take on all of your fellow gamers. Be the best at your favourite game when you’re playing on this powerful PC.”
Featured Image Credit: Aldi