What if someone built a high-end gaming PC with the guts of a PS4 Pro in the same machine? Well, that's what the Origin Big O is. Ahead of CES 2020, Origin PC (known for boutique-style prebuilt PCs) sent us a prototype of its latest version of the Big O and we took it for a spin. Previous models of the Big O also included an Xbox One and Nintendo Switch alongside the PS4 and standalone PC and PS4, but here we have the PS4 edition. To be clear, this is not a PC that runs PS4 games; it's simply a computer case that houses both a full PC and independent PS4 Pro system--thus, you can use both systems simultaneously.
As for the parts that the gaming PC uses, some of its notable specs are as follows: AMD Ryzen 3900X CPU, Nvidia RTX 2070 Super, 16GB (8GBx2) Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz RAM, a 500GB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe SSD and a 1TB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe SSD, and a custom liquid cooling system. The PS4 Pro side of things also has a few customizations, such as a 2TB SSD for storage and a custom cooling system, too. However, there is no disc drive for the PS4 Pro on this model so all PS4 games have to be downloaded. Since this is just a prototype, we currently don't have information on release timing or pricing.
In the video above, we outline all of this information and play Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC and Apex Legends on PS4 simultaneously to give the Origin Big O a test. This is just one of the many things we'll see at the show, so be sure to keep up with our coverage and our sister site CNET for all things CES 2020.