MAINGEAR and ORIGIN PC have both been on the ball this morning, announcing that each company is now offering their latest generation of gaming systems with the latest generation of AMD’s gaming chips. While these companies – commonly known as ’boutique manufacturers’ to distinguish them from major OEM players – may not sell as many systems as a company like Dell (or Alienware) or HP, they’re often one of the best or even only sources to snag the latest chip technologies.
For its part, MAINGEAR will be offering the new chips in all of their current system lineups: their desktop flagship, the SHIFT, the F131, and the smaller X-Cube. The company is quoting that the new chips, paired with new AMD Radeon graphics, let their systems hit framerates up to 24% higher than the previous platform did.
Since the new chips are all unlocked, MAINGEAR encourages customer overclocking, suggesting an easy OC up to 5GHz with custom AMD and MAINGEAR cooling solutions.
ORIGIN PC is focusing less on the systems, and more on the new chips themselves. Starting today, ORIGIN PC is shipping systems that can be configured with the FX 8350, the FX 8320, and the FX 6300, running at 4GHz, 3.5GHz, and 3.5GHz, respectively.
They’re also taking the tack of focusing on the new AMD chips’ ‘overclockability’, offering the FX 8350 and FX 8320 with what ORIGIN calls “ORIGIN PC Professional Overclocking”. Systems with this pro OC service get the FX 8320 bumped up to between 3.8 and 4.4GHz, while the FX 8350 gets bumped up to between 4.2 and 4.8GHz.
If you’re looking to pick up a pre-built gaming desktop with AMD’s latest generation of Piledriver FX CPUs, both MAINGEAR and ORIGIN are good options. You can find more about each system and manufacturer at MAINGEAR.com and ORIGINPC.com.