HP shows off the HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA at CES 2009, this is a new small form factor PC that will be available on January 9 starting at $1,799. The system features Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 or Q9550 processors, 4GB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA GeForce 9800S 512MB GDDR3 graphics cards in SLI, a NVIDIA nForce 760S SLI based motherboard, a 350W external power adapter for improved thermal management and a factory sealed liquid cooling solution for the processor, graphics card and motherboard. 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth are optional.
The HP Firebird with Voodoo DNA, the successor to the award-winning HP Blackbird 002, represents the beginning of a new paradigm for performance computing. Designed for photo and video editing, music creation, gaming and other demanding tasks, the HP Firebird marks a dramatic departure from typical performance product development.
Instead of filling a chassis with expensive, energy-intensive components that are rarely fully utilized, HP considered all of the features customers demand – from performance to quiet acoustics to energy efficiency – and designed the HP Firebird to provide optimal levels of each.
Hallmark features of the HP Firebird include its sleek design with the iconic elevated chassis, which not only echoes the aggressive style of the HP Blackbird 002, but aids in cooling. Its Intel Core 2 Quad processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce 9800S small form factor graphics cards in SLI configuration and hot-swappable 320 GB dual hard drives provide customers with performance-grade operation.
Plus, its advanced thermal management system, which includes everything from its factory-sealed liquid cooling system to the energy-efficient components and external power supply, keep the system running cool and quieter at full crank than most gaming PCs do at idle.