Items tagged with Aurora

We’ve already covered Alienware’s new Area-51m R3 and m15/m17 R3 gaming laptop releases, and now it’s time to shift focus to their desktop sibling. We’re of course talking about the Aurora desktop, which is aimed squarely at the eSports market. Liquid cooling – for the processor – has long been a staple of Alienware desktops. However, the 2020 edition of the Aurora is bringing a first for company: liquid cooled graphics cards. The Aurora’s PCIe liquid cooling solution is available with its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics option, and promises a further 19.5 percent temperature decrease along with a 69.2 percent decrease in noise reduction compared... Read more...
We've already brought you news concerning new members to Dell's XPS family, but there's also a lot of movement going on over at the company's Alienware gaming division. Alienware has announced refreshes of its desktop replacement Area-51m R2 gaming laptop and the m15/m17 R3 gaming laptops. Area-51m R2 Starting off with the big daddy Area-51m, this beast of a desktop replacement laptop isn't rocking 10th generation Comet Lake-H mobile processors. Instead, it's using desktop class Comet Lake-S processors, up to a Core i9-10900K (3.7GHz base, 5.3GHz Thermal Velocity Boost).  Given its desktop replacement status, you won't be surprised to find a mammoth 17-inch display here and Tobii... Read more...
Intel had a deathgrip on high-end gaming PCs for years while AMD's processors struggled to provide enough gaming performance to be competitive in the high end enthusiast tier. The tide has recently turned, however, and this summer AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2-based 7nm processors took the world by storm. As a result of this monumental shift, Dell's gaming products division, Alienware has more recently started offering AMD's CPUs in its desktop lineup for the first time since the glory days of AMD's Phenom II. Previously we took a look at a Threadripper-powered Alienware Area-51 desktop, but on the table today we have a crazy-powerful configuration of the company's all-new Alienware Aurora... Read more...
Dell-Alienware's Aurora gaming desktop PC lineage continues with Intel's latest 9th Gen Core processors on board and a fresh injection of ray-tracing, courtesy of NVIDIA's Turing GPUs. The Alienware Aurora R8 promises richer image quality for ray-tracing supported titles, while continuing to push performance boundaries for a compact gaming PC, with evermore powerful platform hardware and self-contained liquid cooling. RTX equipped configurations can span from an Intel Core i7-9700K paired with a GeForce RTX 2070OC, 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and a 128GB SATA SSD + 2TB HDD system for around $2,159, on up to a Core i9-9900K with a GeForce RTX 2080Ti OC (or dual GeForce RTX 2080's), 64GB of HyperX... Read more...
The hardware may still be in development, but Intel just landed a major design win nonetheless, one that will reportedly culminate in the world’s first Exascale Supercomputer powered partially by Intel’s upcoming Xe graphics technology. It was just announced that Intel and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will deliver the first supercomputer capable of one exaFLOP of compute performance, or a “quintillion” floating point operations per second. The system, named “Aurora”, is being developed at the DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. It is being designed for High-Performance Computing and Artificial Intelligence applications and will be used... Read more...
The Alienware brand is as venerable a name as any in the gaming space. As Alienware celebrates over twenty years in business, its computers have become instantly recognizable thanks to distinctive, out-of-this-world styling, and science-fiction references. Dell purchased Alienware in 2006 to complement its own competing line of XPS-branded gaming machines. However, Dell has kept a largely hands-off approach, allowing Alienware to grow its own business and continue meeting consumer's expectations. So far, it has served both brands well. Alienware currently maintains three desktop families from the small-form factor Alpha to the monstrous Area-51. The subject of today's alien autopsy: the new Aurora... Read more...
Sometimes, you just have to pull out all the stops, which is essentially what Dell is doing by making its Alienware Aurora gaming desktop available with the option of including an NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z GPU. Alienware notes that the Titan Z boasts 5760 CUDA cores, 12GB of GDDR5 memory, and 8 TeraFLOPS of compute power. Of course, there’s plenty of other good stuff available for the Aurora. You can configure a system with an Intel Core i7-4820K (up to 3.9GHz), 8GB (4 x 2GB) of quad-channel DDR3-1600MHz RAM, 2TB 7200rpm HDD, and double-layer 24x CD/DVD burner ODD with a Titan Z for $3,799 (or for a limited time, $3,609.05). And of course, you can opt for more RAM and faster and/or higher-capacity... Read more...
Dell revealed its new Alienware Aurora gaming desktop computer. This new system offers immersive HD 3D gaming and multi-display technologies. The systems feature the new 2nd generation Intel Core i7-3000 series six-core CPUs, factory overclocked and liquid cooled, with the Intel X79 Express Chipset, up to 16GB of Quad Channel DDR3 memory, and the latest SATA technology. This is Dell’s first consumer system to offer the X79 chipset. The systems also support AMD CrossFireX technology and can house two graphics cards. A variety of single and dual graphics options are available. All Aurora graphics cards use GDDR5 graphics memory. The Alienware Aurora is available on Dell.com with a starting... Read more...
Enermax Unveils Aurora Wireless Compact Keyboard - First true full-functionality wireless compact keyboard - City of Industry, CA – December 10, 2009 - ENERMAX is proud to announce new addition to its award-winning AURORA keyboard series, the AURORA Micro Wireless; first wireless compact keyboard featuring total media functionalities. With integrated trackball, left-right buttons plus scroll-wheel, this wireless compact keyboard is best solution for using media center and home theater software. AURORA Micro Wireless also has two stair grasp bars on the bottom for easy & comfort remote usage or while on your lap. The adjustable 400/800/1200 dpi laser trackball gives perfect control with the... Read more...
Computer hardware enthusiasts are a unique group. Its true that some enthusiasts may spend hours, days, or weeks tweaking their BIOS and other settings to achieve optimal performance, while others might spend an entire evening painstakingly routing wires for proper cable management. Fortunate ones find themselves eagerly awaiting product launches in order to upgrade parts at every possible opportunity. This appetite for new technology is fueled by the never ending supply of components that perform faster, run cooler, consume less power and improve the overall computing experience for consumers. As one of the leading system builders in the industry, Alienware helps fuel the fire and provides an... Read more...
  Computer hardware enthusiasts are a unique group. Its true that some enthusiasts may spend hours, days, or weeks tweaking their BIOS and other settings to achieve optimal performance, while others might spend an entire evening painstakingly routing wires for proper cable management. Fortunate ones find themselves eagerly awaiting product launches in order to upgrade parts at every possible opportunity. This appetite for new technology is fueled by the never ending supply of components that perform faster, run cooler, consume less power and improve the overall computing experience for consumers. As one of the leading system builders in the industry, Alienware helps fuel the fire and... Read more...
The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870 graphics card has caused quite a stir in the hardware industry. While enthusiasts scramble to find the coin to upgrade their systems, Alienware has provided an all inclusive option for those in the market for an entire rig, loaded with some of the fastest parts available. Yesterday, Alienware announced the launch of five new configurations, consisting of all new Area 51, Aurora, and M15x gaming systems. Although each option brings something new to the table, we had the chance to check out the Aurora ALX featuring a Core i7 975 processor, X58 microATX motherboard, and two ATI Radeon HD 5870s running in CrossFire mode. If you crave cutting edge technology, then... Read more...
  We know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the latest and greatest hardware. After months of saving up every spare penny, you finally have enough money for that new upgrade that you've been yearning for since its debut. All the reviews are in agreement and you have to own what many are calling the component of the year. Those who don't buy it run the risk of suffering from mediocre benchmark scores or unexceptional frame rates. While those who are able to make the purchase waste no time posting scores on countless tech forums and showing off their new hardware to friends at LAN parties.    Well folks, its that time once again. The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870... Read more...
Alright, it's more of a kiosk and less of a storefront, but Alienware is invading a Micro Center located in Paterson, New Jersey. In honor of the event, the Dell-owned company is hosting a LAN party, giving away a fair amount of free swag, and showcasing their various systems on Saturday, July 25. There's no word on whether or not its a BYOB event, but Alienware is promising to have plenty of its own machines around for enthusiasts and gamers to oggle. To be honest, this seems an odd move for the boutique computer OEM. While it's true that parent company Dell has cut deals with Walmart, Office Max and Staples to sell retail systems, the systems themselves are mostly the lower-end Infineon... Read more...
Costing around $3200, the Alienware Aurora 7500 is not for those looking to pinch pennies. Featuring an Athlon 64 4200+ (Dual-core), 2x 7900GT cards in SLI, and Alienware's liquid cooling system, you know the system is ready for games like F.E.A.R. and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. While you can build a system with similar performance for much cheaper, Alienware has a reputation for quality and is a great choice for those looking for an already built gaming machine. "Before getting too far into the review some time should be given to the Alienware lineup. The desktop models currently available are the Aurora and Area-51 systems;... Read more...
Hello everyone.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we've just posted the world's first review of Alienware's Aurora m9700 17" SLI Notebook.  Armed with a fast Turion 64 processor, 2GB of RAM, dual 7200 RPM hard drives, and a pair of GeForce 7900 MXM cards, the Alienware Aurora m9700 SLI is as powerful as some high-end desktop systems.  Click here to check it out...  ... Read more...
  With the advent of NVIDIA's SLI technology in 2004, gaming performance on the desktop was dramatically increased which allowed users to run games at higher resolutions with more image quality enhancements. Unfortunately for mobile users, the notebook platform was left behind with no immediate solution made available beyond a single flagship GPU. Fast forward two years and we find ourselves looking at a brand new mobile platform that features NVIDIA's proven nForce4 SLI chipset as well as two discrete graphics cards. The Alienware Aurora m9700 is the world's first 17" SLI capable notebook to hit the market and it promises to provide unrivaled levels... Read more...
The beige box; you had one, I had one, just about everyone and their mother had one. It wasn't that long ago either, that we all had our generic cases on display for no one to notice. Of course, this was back in the day when megahertz ruled, megabytes were plentiful, and a 56K modem was a bragging right. Fast forward a bit, and now we're running on high speed connections, Gigahertz is the word, and Gigabytes don't really seem that big. With all these new technical advances, it was only a matter of time before the boring beige box was given a makeover. A quick trip to just about any major hardware retailer will quickly reveal just how big the PC enclosure industry has become. Cases can now be... Read more...
Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case Review @ Bjorn3D: "Lately, it seems like I have been changing my computer cases almost as often as I have been changing my oil. In two years, I have already reviewed four cases, and this is now my fifth. Don't take that the wrong way though, as I love getting in a new case to critique. Gigabyte, well known for their motherboards and videocards, has just started to offer PC enclosures and their first endeavor into this realm is the 3D Aurora. Crafted of aluminum and featuring some great case cooling, the 3D Aurora is exactly what you would expect to see from a reputable company such as Gigabyte. Read on to see all of the details." ASUS W2V 17inch Widescreen Notebook... Read more...