When you hear the name KFC, your mind probably conjures up images of fried chicken in a bucket. But now the fast food chain has released a new gaming PC ̵
KFC first dropped the video teaser trailer on Twitter in June, a day after the PlayStation 5 unveiled, likely as a fun gamer theme. While it may have started as a joke, KFC went one step further and partnered with computer hardware company Cooler Master to actually design and make a prototype of the KFConsole. And yes, it has a pull-out drawer that uses the console’s heat output to keep your snacks warm (a great way to avoid overheating, if you ask us).
The future of gaming is here.
Introducing the KFConsole. #PowerYourHunger pic.twitter.com/ssUrX41Ab1
– KFC Gaming (@kfcgaming) June 12, 2020
When you take a look at the technical specs of the system, it’s clear that KFC isn’t chatting around. It has an Intel NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element with a modified Cooler Master MasterCase NC100, two Seagate BarraCude 1TB PCIe NVMe SSDs, and a hot-swappable GPU slot (although Cooler Master’s website clearly shows an Asus graphics card). And a chicken heating chamber that serves as the cooling system for the PC.
The website also claims the console is VR ready, supports ray tracing and offers smooth gameplay up to 240fps with support for 240Hz output on all 4K displays. And of course it retains KFC’s iconic bucket design, thanks to pro-modder Tim “Timeplay” Malmborg.
Unfortunately, the KFConsole is currently unavailable for consumer purchases. However, Tom’s Hardware spoke to Mark Cheevers, head of PR and social media at KFC UK & Ireland, who stated that KFC and Cooler Master actually plan to make it available sometime in the future. Until then, just keep yourself entertained by watching KFC’s recently released mini movie, A recipe for seduction with Mario Lopez.