The news comes straight from a leak by a member of Intel’s PR department, Mark Walton, who tweeted out the photo of the alleged KFC console.
“Yes it’s real. Yes, it’s powered by Intel. And yes, it has a chicken warmer. ? #KFConsole #IntelGaming.”
The console is fully designed and manufactured by Cooler Master. The console is housed in a custom Cooler Master NC100 chassis and looking at the design of the case, it looks awfully similar to Apple’s bin-shaped Mac Pro. At the heart of this machine is Intel’s Nuc 9 Extreme kit which comes packed with Intel i9 Cpu and a first-of-its-kind hot-swappable GPU slot. The console will come equipped with one PCIe NVMe Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD and another 2.5″ Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD.
Following the reveal tweet, Walton also tweeted out a link to the official reveal by CoolerMaster which claims
“The KFConsole has arrived. Forged from the fires of the KFC ovens and built by Cooler Master from the ground up, there has never been a tastier way to experience the latest titles in stunning 4k, 240fps.”
The website is filled with more information about the console and further makes some bold statements. The site also has a dedicated section on how will the world’s “first built-in chicken chamber” work.
“Never risk letting your chicken go cold again thanks to the patented Chicken Chamber,” it says. “Utilising the system’s natural heat and airflow system you can now focus on your gameplay and enjoy hot, crispy chicken between rounds.”
Well, for once it looks like Intel’s “hot” i9 chip might be useful for other purposes also and can be used for cooking food like AMD’s old FX CPUs that were famous for running so hot that one can make egg-omelet using it.
The “KFCONSOLE” sure sounds powerful and the ability to hot-swap a GPU to next-gen is actually the best selling point in my opinion. But with the small factor design constraints, it truly depends on engineers at CoolerMaster to work their magic and cool this thing down and not sound like a jet plane.