Aurora R11 is Alienware's first PC with PCI-e liquid cooling graphics

Dell Aurora R11 Lede
Dell Aurora R11 Lede (Image credit: 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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CategoryAlienware Aurora R11
Operating systemWindows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Processor10th Gen Intel Core i5-10400F10th Gen Intel Core i5-10600KF10th Gen Intel Core i7-10700KF10th Gen Intel Core i9-10900KF
GraphicsUp to Liquid cool NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPERUp to AMD Radeon VII
MemoryUp to dual channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP (2933MHz)Up to 64GB dual channel HyperX FURY DDR4 XMP (3200MHz)
StorageUp to 2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD (single)Up to 32GB M.2 PCIe Intel Optane Memory + 2TB SATA 7200RPM 6GB/s2TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD (Boot) + 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Power supplyUp to 1000W
Front portsHeadphone/Line OutMicrophone/Line In2x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 11x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 w/Powershare technology1x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 w/Powershare technology
Rear ports1x SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)1x SPDIF Digital Output (Coaxial)6x Type-A USB 2.01x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 w/Powershare technology3x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 11x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2RJ-45 Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet1x Microphone In1x Line in1x Line outCenter/Subwoofer OutputRear Surround OutputSide Surround Output
WirelessUp to Kill Wi-Fi 6Up 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.

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