Dell Aurora R11 LedeSource: Dell

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 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.

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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
Microphone/Line In
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
Center/Subwoofer Output
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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