If you are still looking for a new gaming PC at the end of the year, you might find one at discounter Aldi this week. The online store offers the Medion Erazer Hunter X20 – including Intel Core i9-12900KF, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and 32 GB DDR5 RAM.
Medion Erazer Hunter X20: On sale at Aldi from 08.12.
Medion presented the new gaming PC Erazer Hunter X30 with strong hardware at gamescom 2022, but the predecessor with hardly weaker hardware will be on sale at discounter Aldi in its own online store from 08 December.
It is, at least according to the technical equipment, an updated and adapted model compared to the gaming PC with the same name, which was also offered at Aldi at the beginning of the year. This one carried the model name MD34715, while the new version is called MD34765.
However, the new gaming PC has much more powerful hardware to offer. It is powered by the Intel Core i9-12900KF processor, which combines 16 cores (8 performance and 8 efficiency cores) with 24 threads and clocks between 3.20 GHz. and 5.20 GHz. An Alphacool Eisbaer 240 water cooling system is used for the necessary cooling.
It is supported by 32 gigabytes of fast DDR5-4800 working memory. A total of four terabytes of system memory are distributed equally between a 2 TB PCIe SSD and a 2 TB HDD. Unfortunately, Aldi does not provide details about the speeds of the installed SSD. We can only hope that it won’t be the bottleneck of the otherwise well-equipped gaming PC.
The components are installed on a Gigabyte Z690 AORUS PRO AX motherboard, while graphics computation is handled by an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti with 12 GB of GDDR6X graphics memory. Thus, even the most modern games should be playable in 4K resolution without any problems. Especially since the graphics card comes with three DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI 2.1 port.
An RTX 3090 (24 GB VRAM) or the new GeForce RTX 4000 graphics cards, such as the RTX 4080 (16 GB VRAM) or RTX 4090 (24 GB GDDR6), would be even better suited for the absolute high-end segment, but they would also drive the price up significantly. After all, the “cheapest” GeForce RTX 4080 alone is priced at around 1,500 Euros.
However, the installed 3080 Ti offers more than enough reserves for 4K gaming and should be easy to upgrade afterwards.
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The rest of the equipment is also convincing
Even otherwise, the Medion Erazer Hunter X20 leaves hardly anything to be desired. Aldi, for example, speaks of a branded case from InWin, which focuses on a sleek look. Judging by the looks, it seems to be an adapted version of the InWin A5.
A 750 watt power supply from Seasonic (Focus GX-750) is installed. Fast WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and a network controller for 2.5 Gigabit LAN are also offered. The sound is realized onboard via a Realtek 7.1 channel high definition audio chip.
The Medion gaming PC measures 22.7 cm x 44.6 cm x 48 cm and weighs around 15 kilograms. Windows 11 Home is pre-installed, just like various software trial versions. A wired mouse is also included in the scope of delivery.
In terms of ports, the Erazer Hunter X20 is also well positioned, offering 2 x USB 3.2 Gen1, 1 x Mic in, 1 x Audio out in the I/O panel, as well as a wide selection at the back:
- 4 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 2×2 Type-C
- 2 x Wi-Fi antenna connector
- 1 x LAN (RJ-45)
- 2 x Audio Jack
- 1 x SPDIF OUT
- 1 x HDMI 2.1
- 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
Price and Availability
If the Medion Erazer Hunter X20 piques your interest, then you should pay a visit to the Aldi online shop on December 08 at 07:00, because that’s when the gaming PC offer starts. As always, it is only valid while stocks last. Past experience shows that you should be quick, because it will probably be out of stock quickly. 3,299.00 Euros are due for the Hunter X20.
If you rather have your eyes on an AMD system, you will find it directly at Medion. The similarly equipped Medion Erazer Hunter X25 with AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and RX 6800 XT graphics card is currently available for 3,099.95 Euros.