This RTX 3080 powered Sneaker PC from NZXT is giving us a real kick

GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming sneaker
This RTX 3080 powered Sneaker PC from NZXT is giving us a real kick (Image credit: NZXT / RTFKT)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards are harder to find than gold dust right now, but a collaboration between computing hardware maker NZXT and virtual sneaker designers Artefact Studios has resulted in a concept gaming PC that's worthy of displaying such a rare piece of tech.

Upon inspection, this isn't a wearable piece of gaming hardware, so unfortunately you can't have your toes warmed by overclocking the inbuilt RTX 3080. In fact, a full spec list hasn't been released for the build so it's anyone's guess as to if this will be made available to the public or not.

The product appears to feature two NZXT Kraken Z63 AIO liquid coolers, displaying popular characters from anime such as Yu-Gi-Oh! and Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F', though given the size of the build it's likely that the exterior LCD screen is purely for display. Glimpsing inside of the sneaker case, you can see what appears to be a fully functioning small form factor PC, and the video goes on the show that this bizarre custom build can connect to a display.

There are many other questions left unanswered here: what kind of connections does it have, and how many ports are available? Is this intended for actual, practical gaming? What are the rest of the hardware specifications?

Regardless of how ridiculous the build or collectible, it certainly got our attention. Weird and wonderful custom PC builds are hardly a new concept so it isn't a stretch to believe that this is a genuine functioning rig (make sure you check out the crazy PC builds seen at Computex for more of that), though we can't feel comfortable putting any kind of shoes on the table, even if it is a fashionable gaming computer in disguise.

Via PC Gamer

Jess Weatherbed

Jess is a former TechRadar Computing writer, where she covered all aspects of Mac and PC hardware, including PC gaming and peripherals. She has been interviewed as an industry expert for the BBC, and while her educational background was in prosthetics and model-making, her true love is in tech and she has built numerous desktop computers over the last 10 years for gaming and content creation. Jess is now a journalist at The Verge.