This NZXT PC without a graphics card marks a new stage of chip shortage

NZXT has a bold new strategy for selling pre-built gaming PCs: skip graphics cards altogether. What sounds like a worthless PC at first is actually a good idea. NZXT’s $800 “Foundation” PC contains some nice components, including 500GB NVMe SSD, 16GB RAM, and 650W bronze power supply. The part that makes this work is the AMD Ryzen 5 5600G CPU-or APU, technically, because the processor includes on-board graphics processing and can run games without the need for a dedicated graphics card.

According to NZXT, the Foundation PC can run popular lightweight games well. At medium settings and 1080p, it should provide approximately 180 fps in League of Legends and approximately 70 fps in Fortnite. Depending on the game you play, AMD’s APU may be powerful enough to keep you going until you find a good graphics card like RTX 3080 in your inventory.