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Alienware Aurora R9 – Design language, Intel Optane, Availability

Alienware Aurora R9 – Design language, Intel Optane, Availability

Alienware Aurora R9: Intel Core and AMD Navi meet AiO and Sci-Fi

Alienware Aurora R9 – Parallel to the IPS monitors with 240 Hz in the new sci-fi look. Dell is also presenting the next generation of a futuristic gaming desktop PC based on Coffee Lake Refresh under the Alienware brand at Games com, the Aurora R9. In addition to GeForce GTX and RTX, AMD Navi is also available for GPUs.

New design language “Legend” with sci-fi elements

Alienware Aurora R9 –

While Dell launched the Alienware Aurora R8 at the end of 2018 as a relatively conservative midi desktop PC with Coffee Lake Refresh and GeForce RTX, the company is breaking new ground with the successor and its “Legend” design language.

Even if Alienware was never known for a subtle design language, the gaming desktop in its latest edition looks even more futuristic. Dell base on the design of its own 55 “OLED monitor AW5520QF, the critical data, price, and launch date of which the company also confirmed at Gamescom. The housing of the R9 weighs around 18 kilograms and measures 481.6 mm (H) × 222.8 mm (W) × 431.9 mm (D).

i3 to i9 with optional OC – but no trace of Ryzen

Alienware Aurora R9 –

In addition to the top model, the Intel Core i9-9900K with eight cores, 16 threads, and a turbo of 4.7 to 5 GHz, a total of six other processors of the Coffee Lake Refresh generation are available. The entry point is the Core i3-9100 with four cores and four threads and a maximum turbo clock frequency of 4.2 GHz.

Dell also offers the option of factory overclocking on all cores for the three K models (i9-9900K, i7-9700K, and i5-9600K). AMD Ryzen 3000 (test) does not yet exist, but it said: “give us a little more time “in the conversation at Gamescom. In addition to the classic air cooling of the CPU, Dell also offers a special AiO water cooling called “Legend ID-Cooling.”

Optionally with GeForce GTX, RTX, or AMD Navi

Alienware Aurora R9 –

The micro-ATX motherboard of the Aurora R9 with Intel Z370 chipset uses the Turing graphics cards GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti (test) from Nvidia. AMD can populate Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT (test ). The GeForce RTX 2080 Super (test) is also available. The AMD Radeon RX 560X with 4 GB GDDR5 VRAM makes the entry. Last but not least, there is also multi-GPU via SLI and Crossfire in the extended surcharge list that is typical for Alienware.

Up to 64 GB DDR4-3200 and Intel Optane

Alienware Aurora R9 –

The RAM of the R9 comes from Kingston’s HyperX series and is available with 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. The customer also chooses memory bandwidth: Dell plans to use DDR4-2666, DDR4-2933, and DDR4-3200 with unknown latencies for its new Aurora system. If you want, you tin also give your R9 a 16 GB upgrade with Intel Optane.

Maximum 4 TB storage space per SSD and HDD

Dell provides for the Aurora R9 either a single or dual storage solution from a single NVMe SSD or in combination with an HDD. The NVMe SSDs are installed on the Z370 mainboard via an M.2 slot and are available with a capacity of 256 GB to 2 TB. The maximum storage space can be expanded by a further 2 TB via a classic SATA HDD, giving the R9 a maximum of 4 TB storage space.

Prices and availability

The most minor currently available configuration of the Aurora R9 with i5-9400, 8 GB DDR4-2666, a GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB. And a 1 TB HDD is now available for $ 970 in the Dell online shop. With an i7-9700K, 16 GB DDR4-2933, a GeForce RTX 2070, and a 1 TB SSD, this already costs 2,470 US dollars. They should also be available in Germany in the short term. However, Dell did not mention a specific date at the trade fair either.

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