With every year that passes, there’s never a time when we aren’t in complete awe of how far technology has come. It appears that technology will continue growing and changing, reaching heights that have never been reached before.
This time around, we are once again stunned as KFC, the fast-food chain, has revealed the very first gaming console that has a built-in chicken warmer. Yes, you read that right. The KFConsole, which is powered by Intel, is a bold invention that gives us a glimpse of what the future holds for gamers all over the world.
Gone are the days when we have to decide if we want to keep playing video games or eat some delicious, warm chicken. It’s quite obvious that this invention should’ve come sooner! That said, while the KFConsole is basically just a marketing stunt, Intel’s claim that it’s a real product that truly works is unwavering.
— Mark Walton (@markalexwalton) December 22, 2020
This sensational creation was revealed on Twitter by one of Intel’s PR staff, Mark Walton. The company responsible for the one-of-a-kind hardware is Cooler Master, which is mostly known for specializing in the creation of PC cooling systems that are high in quality.
Most of the time, Cooler Master’s products are made to disperse or mop up heat. However, it appears that the company was able to find a way to turn that heat into something useful. Although, “useful” may be too strong of a word to describe this. Still, Cooler Master was able to utilize it in a unique and amusing way.
From what we can see on the KFConsole website, it appears that Cooler Master didn’t simply shove an oven inside the device. The hardware was designed in collaboration with TimePlay, a Swedish hardware modder, and it appears that KFConsole takes the heat from the CPU and then redirects it into the integrated chicken warmer.
It’s incredibly well-thought-out, as it even has its own specs. The KFConsole utilizes the Intel Nuc 9 Extreme Compute Element. These were created by Intel for the purpose of being installed inside a gaming PC, but the Nuc 9 mini-PCs as a standalone product is a real thing and are known to be incredibly powerful.
As a matter of fact, Intel’s “Ghost Canyon” Nuc 9 performs similarly to many high-end gaming laptops, and that’s no small feat. In addition to the hardware already built in the Nuc 9 are two Seagate BarraCuda 1TB SSD cards as well as a GPU that’s swappable, although it’s an unspecified ASUS one.
The announcement of the KFConsole may be incredibly amusing to many, but if it were truly to be launched as an actual console you can purchase and get delivered to your home, then it would most likely be capable of running most modern AAA games.
In addition to all these incredible features, the console also has a heated chamber where you can keep your fried chicken nice and warm to be eaten at a later time. The important question that remains now is this: how much are interested customers willing to fork out for this incredible piece of technology?