What to know about KFC console?
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As if 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, KFC, the fast-food conglomerate, has announced a new gaming console called the “KFConsole.” Claiming “the console wars are over,” KFC came out of nowhere with this announcement. According to the announcement, this is essentially a PC that was designed by Cooler Master. However, in addition to featuring gaming components, the case also comes with a “chicken chamber.” Basically, you can use the machine’s natural heat source to warm up the chicken while you play games. Capable of delivering 4k gameplay with up to 240 frames, the KFConsole could take the world by storm.

KFC reveals KFConsole details and specifications

It’s safe to say there’s not anything else like the KFConsole on the market today. The machine features everything you’d expect to find in a gaming console, plus a dedicated spot to heat up chicken. Of course, you can likely warm up other food, but chicken is KFC’s namesake, as reported by Daily Esports.

The KFConsole is part of a partnership with hardware manufacturer Cooler Master, KFC said in a statement on Tuesday.

"The Bargain Bucket-shaped machine features the world's first built-in chicken chamber, which is kitted out to keep its contents hot, ready for consumption during intense gaming sessions," KFC added.

Your chicken will be kept hot thanks to a custom-built cooling system that keeps the console hardware at a regular temperature while using heat produced by its components to warm the chicken chamber.

Other specs include an Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element and two Seagate® BarraCuda® 1TB SSD drives for storage, according to the Cooler Master website.

According to KFC and Cooler Master, the KFConsole is fully equipped for VR, Ray Tracing technology, and 4k gaming. All of this is capped off by the claim that the console can hit 240 FPS with up to a 240Hz output.

The company's mod team, led by the Swedish craftsman "Timpelay", is responsible for this beauty, including:

Chassis: Custom build of Cooler Master's NC100 (about $200 USD)

Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element: A PCIe-based module with an 9th Gen Intel mobile chip inside, basically housing multiple components in one easy-to-use container (about $1,000)

GPU: An unknown Asus RTX-supported graphics card in the rig's "hot-swappable GPU slot" (about $250 - $500)

SSD: Two (2) Seagate Barracuda / Firecuda 1TB SSD (about $200)

VR-ready with Ray-Tracing technology, 240FPS with 240Hz output, and 4K-quality gaming

How it works

What to know about KFC console?
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For fans wondering exactly how this will work, the console will likely feature a custom Operating System. In terms of playing games, the OS will presumably come with Steam or other game markets already downloaded onto it. How it will all look has still not been revealed.

The console can handle virtual reality games and offers smooth gameplay thanks to 240 frames per second frame rate and 4K display compatibility, according to details published by Cooler Master.

"This machine is capable of running games at top-level specs, all on top of keeping your meal warm for you to enjoy during your gaming experience... what's not to like?," said Mark Cheevers, PR & social media lead at KFC UK & Ireland, in the company's press release.

"If Sony or Microsoft want any tips on how to engineer a chicken chamber for their efforts next time, they'd be welcome to get in touch."

All in all, the KFConsole looks like an air fryer that’s been converted into a gaming machine. There’s no telling how well the chicken chamber will work or if the console will live up to its lofty claims. However, if it manages to outperform the Soulja Boy Console, then that’s a win for KFC.

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