By Joan Bennett
Dell has launched the new Alienware Aurora gaming desktop computer. It is the company’s most advanced desktop ever, says Dell. Alienware Aurora is available now on Dell.com with a starting price of $2,199.
The Alienware Aurora systems come loaded with the 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.
The desktop’s 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. Supporting AMD CrossFireX technology, Alienware Aurora is capable of housing two graphics cards. All Aurora graphics cards use GDDR5 graphics memory.
All Alienware laptops and desktops come complete with the Alienware Command Center, which provides access to applications and controls, including AlienFX lighting effects, Thermal Controls and AlienFusion power management system. AlienFX also allows users to customize the exterior lighting zones on the chassis with over 25 billion color combinations.
- 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
- Internal High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio with Waves MAXX Audio Software (Standard)
- System Dimensions: height: 16.77” (426mm), depth: 25.39” (645mm), width: 9.85” (250mm); weight: starting at 45lbs (20.41kg)