What you need to know
- Dell announced the Alienware Aurora R11.
- The desktop PC is Alienware's first with PCI-e liquid cooled graphics.
- The Aurora R11 starts at $1,130 and is available now.
Dell announced the Alienware Aurora R11 (opens in new tab) today in addition to several other pieces of hardware. The Aurora R11 is the first PC from Alienware to feature PCI-e liquid cooling graphics. It's available with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 10900KF. People can also choose up to AMD Radeon VII graphics if they prefer an AMD system. The Aurora R11 starts at $1,130 and is available today. More affordable configurations will be available from May 28, 2020 starting at $880.
Dell highlights that the Aurora R11 reduces noise and temperature when compared to older devices. People should see up to a 19.5 percent reduction in temperature and a 69.2 percent noise reduction.
|Category||Alienware Aurora R11|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 10 Pro
|Processor||10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400F|
10th Gen Intel Core i5-10600KF
10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700KF
10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900KF
|Graphics||Up to Liquid cool NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER|
Up to AMD Radeon VII
|Memory||Up to dual channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP (2933MHz)|
Up to 64GB dual channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP (3200MHz)
|Storage||Up to 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD (single)|
Up to 32GB M.2 PCIe Intel Optane Memory + 2TB SATA 7200RPM 6GB/s
2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
|Power supply||Up to 1000W|
|Front ports||Headphone/Line Out|
2x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 w/Powershare technology
1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 w/Powershare technology
|Rear ports||1x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)|
1x SPDIF Digital Output (Coaxial)
6x Type-A USB 2.0
1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 w/Powershare technology
3x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1
1x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2
RJ-45 Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
1x Microphone In
1x Line in
1x Line out
Rear Surround Output
Side Surround Output
|Wireless||Up to Kill Wi-Fi 6|
Up to Bluetooth 5.1
The Aurora R11 is built for "tool-less upgrades," making it easy to slot in better internals. It has a large optional 1000W power supply and a range of upgradeable configurations are available. The system can also be overclocked to tweak performance. People can also play around with the look of the Aurora R11 with its customizable AlienFX lighting zones on Alienware's Lunar Light models.
Liquid cooled graphics
Alienware Aurora R11
An upgradeable and customizable PC
This desktop PC comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER or AMD Radeon VII graphics. It's designed for "tool-less upgrades" and has options for customizable lighting zones.
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They show the dedicated liquid cooling for the GPU (so, no SLI for you) but not for the CPU. They just show the heatsink/pump sitting there. Kinda odd system, but, then again, it's Dell.
Great spec but I do prefer the case / layout- design of the Alienware Area-51 but it looks like only the mobile version is offered as of March 2020
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