Dell has updated their Alienware Aurora desktop computer line with the latest technology for the ultimate PC gaming experience. The new systems come loaded with the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3000 series six-core CPUs, factory overclocked and liquid cooled, with the Intel X79 Express Chipset (Dell's first consumer system to offer this chipset), Quad Channel DDR3 memory and the latest SATA technology. Plus dual graphics cards and beyond 1080p gaming with immersive multi-display and 3D HD capabilities allow gamers to experience any game at its best — as intended by the game developers.
And the gaming desktops are intelligently designed for unparalleled customization. In addition to raw power, an innovative chassis design and intuitive internal component layout allows for user-friendly upgrades and optimized thermal management.
The Aurora's maintenance-free, high performance CPU Liquid Cooling replaces the standard heat sink and fan that comes with most PCs, and its Active Venting system provides additional heat dissipation during heavy gaming. This unique design increases component longevity and allows Aurora to stay nearly twice as quiet as competitors with traditional heat sink and fan layouts. Additionally, all core components inside the Aurora are purposefully compartmentalized in chambers that provide clean, clear and easy tool-less access for upgrades, maintenance or showing off.
Supporting AMD CrossFireX technology, Alienware Aurora is capable of housing two graphics cards for maximum performance and extreme graphics power. All Aurora graphics cards use GDDR5 graphics memory, the most advanced offering available. With Microsoft's DirectX 11 graphics API, complex virtual worlds will come alive.
All Alienware laptops and desktops come complete with the Alienware Command Center, which provides intuitive, user-friendly access to exclusive applications and controls, including AlienFX lighting effects, Thermal Controls and AlienFusion power management system. AlienFX allows users to customize the exterior lighting zones on the chassis with over 25 billion color combinations for a one-of-a-kind personalized experience. Updates and new releases download directly into Command Center, creating a constantly evolving tool for users to modify and personalize their gaming computer.
- 2nd Generation 3000 series Intel Core i7 Six Core Processor Options
- New Intel X79 Express Chipset with Unlocked BIOS for Overclocking
- Single and Dual Graphics Options:
- 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870
- 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6950
- 1.25GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
- 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
- 3GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
- Dual 1GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6870 – AMD CrossFireX
- Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6950 – AMD CrossFireX
- 8GB or 16GB Quad Channel 1600MHz DDR3 Memory Options
- Fast 7,200RPM Hard Drive Options up to 2TB; 256GB and 512GB SSD Options
- Single and Dual Optical Drive Options; Including Blu-ray Disc Reader and Burner
- High Quality Audio Options:
- Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio with Waves MAXX Audio Software (Standard)
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio (Optional)
- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (Optional)
- System Dimensions: height: 16.77″ (426mm), depth: 25.39″ (645mm), width: 9.85″ (250mm); weight: starting at 45lbs (20.41kg)
Availability and Pricing
The Dell Alienware Aurora is available now on Dell.com with a starting price of $2,199.