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ALIENWARE AURORA R12 GAMING DESKTOP

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THE ENDLESS ADVANTAGE

Powerhouse desktop with 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors in a chassis designed for high-performance gaming and tool-less upgradability features.

OPERATING SYSTEM

Available with Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro: Break down boundaries and immerse yourself in the game with graphics more realistic than ever before thanks to the multi-thread scaling capabilities of the new API DirectX 12.
INCREDIBLY IMMERSIVE. INTENTIONALLY INGENIOUS.

INCREDIBLY IMMERSIVE. INTENTIONALLY INGENIOUS.

Every detail of the legendary Alienware battle station is designed to heighten and excite your senses for the most immersive gaming experiences possible. That’s why every click, press, sound and frame work together to take you deeper in the game than you ever imagined.
RAISING THE BAR ONCE AGAIN

RAISING THE BAR ONCE AGAIN

Enhanced overclocking: The latest generation of the Aurora is engineered for up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors capable of speeds of up to 4.7GHz on turbo across all eight cores without overclocking. Elevate your performance with customized overclocking on the optional K-series processors through the Alienware Command Center software.

Made for multitasking: With up to 128GB* of overclockable XMP DDR4 memory, there’s no limit to what all you can do at one time. The Aurora R12 can double as a gaming content editing system or gamers can stream and record while chatting and looking up guides during game play.

Imposing power: Our new 80 PLUS Gold rated optional 1000W and 550W power supplies have been selected to power the latest graphics technologies. Engineered for exceptional levels of power efficiency, the 1000W power supply delivers incredible overall performance thanks to a highly efficient signal going into each of your components.

*Image shown features liquid-cooled CPU
INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS POWER, AIRFLOW, AND COOLING

INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS POWER, AIRFLOW, AND COOLING

The Alienware Aurora offers optional custom graphics designs based on NVIDIA’s 2nd Gen RTX architecture. These custom designs are made with extensive thermals and an innovative airflow pattern engineered to prioritize graphics performance while complementing the Aurora chassis airflow as well.

Extensive cooling: Our thermal design includes quad 10mm copper heat pipes with integrated vapor chambers – our largest diameter heat pipe design to date – designed for exceptional gaming performance.

Innovative airflow: Another added boost for graphics performance is made possible by a dual-axial fan design with positive rear pressure relief – a new Alienware first for graphics cards. The positive rear pressure relief allows heat to escape from specially located vents designed to aid with flow and thermal management. This new approach is built with gamers in mind.

Engineered for efficiency: These custom graphics card designs, included in both NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 and 3090 graphics, are built with space efficiency with a max length of just 267mm that covers a 2.5x slots and offers a dual 6-pin/8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. All these choices have been made to create efficiency with uncompromised gaming performance.

Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS): Using AI rendering, NVIDIA® DLSS delivers a massive performance boost at the same power when compared to other graphics cards at similar resolutions.

NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors (SM): NVIDIA's 2nd Gen RTX graphics cards come with the building blocks for incredibly fast and efficient GPUs. The all-new Ampere SM brings higher throughput allowing for faster data processing while offering improved power efficiency when compared to previous gen graphics cards.

Resizable BAR: Resizable BAR is an advanced PCI-Express feature available on NVIDIA's 2nd Gen RTX graphics cards that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and designed to improve performance in games.

ENGINEERED FOR AN UNENDING ADVANTAGE

Engineering dominance: Based on the innovative Legend industrial design, the Aurora R12 ensures airflow moves more fluidly and efficiently to decrease temperatures at the voltage regulator heatsinks by up to 8%, compared to the previous Aurora R9’s industrial design. Lower temperatures and more efficient airflow increase performance while maintaining stability for higher overclocking which results in higher frames per second while gaming.

Gaming made timeless: With DIY in mind, the Aurora R12 is equipped with an innovative PSU swing-arm, which enables a variety of benefits like tool-less graphics and expansion bay upgrades, as well as a compact chassis size. It also allows graphics cards to be positioned for purposeful airflow. The swing-arm carries the power supply which allows for airflow through the side vent, while securing and reducing vibrations during shipping to the cards themselves.

*Image shown features liquid-cooled CPU
LEGENDS LIVE ON

LEGENDS LIVE ON

Light it up: AlienFX RGB LED lighting adds an instantly iconic look to the Aurora. Our Lunar Light chassis includes a bold font-facing lighting ring and extra Alienware wordmark lighting zone that's unmistakably unique to Alienware engineering.

The future of design: The Legend industrial design innovates the elements of Alienware's roots and pushes the Aurora into a new realm. The unique design helps avid gamers stand out from the crowd thanks to bold, continuous lighting and the iconic central loop of AlienFX that unleashes dynamic color versatility. Plus, thoughtfully positioned front I/O ports, easy to reach rear ports and upgradeable components offer extreme gaming flexibility. Finally, functional front airways and hexagonal-shaped side venting boosts intake efficiency and maximizes air movement.

Legendary looks: An ultra-smooth, satin-finished chassis gives the Aurora a sleek, premium appearance that will look good no matter where you place it.

Flexibility is key: The Aurora is thoughtfully engineered for enhanced usability. With an easy-access side entry panel and conveniently placed ports, including three USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A) ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) port, plus a headset and mic plug-in all located in the front of the system, it’s built for easy flexibility.

PRO-LEVEL VICTORIES

Weapon of choice: The Alienware Aurora is the official PC of choice for the players and staff of Team Liquid. You can find the Aurora powering all the gameplay, livestreams and content creation in both Alienware Training Facilities located in Los Angeles, USA and Utrecht, Netherlands.
PERFORMANCE THAT RISES BEYOND

PERFORMANCE THAT RISES BEYOND

Killer™ Technology: Never miss a beat with integrated networking solutions like Killer™ E3100 2.5G Ethernet NIC and Killer™ DoubleShot Pro technology that send your connection signals into turbo-boost when Killer™ LAN is already enabled. The Aurora R12 also features Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1 for improved connectivity.

Demand more: Experience the desktop that delivers incredibly fast load times with support for up to 4TB* of total storage space with a combo option that features PCIe NVMe SSDs and a 7200RPM hard drive. Stay connected with up to 15 total USB ports, Digital Audio Out, Wireless and Wired technologies.

*Image shown features liquid-cooled CPU

ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER

The Alienware Command Center is continuously updated. Our latest version now includes features specifically desired by the gaming community with auto-tuned game profiles, a new responsive UI, intuitive overclocking options and all-new AlienFX settings.
THERMAL CONTROL
Thermal control
Experience a performance-optimized airflow. The rear and top vents of the Alienware Aurora work as exhaust to keep temperatures in ideal ranges by removing heat from the system. The front and side vents simultaneously take in cool air to enable high performance and maintain system health.
OPTIMAL OVERCLOCKING
Optimal overclocking
The Alienware Command Center includes an easy and intuitive overclocking control module that allows the user to quickly and safely squeeze additional performance out of their system. Create your own system overclocking profiles, then easily control their system performance.
ENHANCED ALIENFX
Enhanced AlienFX
The latest AlienFX hardware and software supports full RGB values with up to 16.8 million colors. Easily manage your FX lighting zones, edit peripheral settings and save new themes you can then assign for each game.
Windows 11

Their latest. Our greatest.

Dynamic doesn’t begin to describe this duo. Together, Windows 11 and Dell PCs create a best-in-class experience.

A fresh perspective
An inspiring new look and feel makes for a calmer experience.

Balance your life
Refocus your workflow with snap assistant. Or Switch between desktops for greater organization of open windows.

Life’s better together
Call, chat, and make plans come to life with Teams on Windows 11* right from your PC regardless of what computer or phone or tablet they are on.*

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PORTS & SLOTS

Ports & Slots

Front Ports

1. (2x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports | 2. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports with Powershare technology | 3. Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port with Powershare technology | 4. Headphone/Line Out | 5. Microphone/Line In

Rear Ports

6. SPDIF Digital Output (Coax) | 7. SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 8. RJ-45 Killer E3100G Gigabit Ethernet | 9. (6x) Type-A USB 2.0 Ports | 10. Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Powershare technology (up to 15W) | 11. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 | 12. Side Surround Output | 13. Microphone In | 14. Line Out | 15. (3x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 | 16. Rear Surround Output | 17. Center/Subwoofer Output | 18. Line in

*IO ports subject to graphics card selected.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dimensions & Weight

1. Height: 481.6mm (18.9) | 2. Width: 222.8mm (8.771) | 3. Length: 431.9mm (17) | Volume: 33.8 L | Maximum Weight: 17.8 kg (39.2 lb.) *
HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES
 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES

ALIENWARE 25 GAMING MONITOR | AW2521H
ALIENWARE 25 GAMING MONITOR | AW2521H
Experience high-speed action and fluid movement with our fastest display featuring up to a 360Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ on a 25-inch screen using Fast IPS technology.
ALIENWARE 27 GAMING MONITOR |AW2721D
ALIENWARE 27 GAMING MONITOR |AW2721D
Custom AlienFX lighting stands out on this 27-inch monitor featuring a 240Hz refresh rate, 1-ms response time, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology.
ALIENWARE 38 CURVED GAMING MONITOR | AW3821DW
ALIENWARE 38 CURVED GAMING MONITOR | AW3821DW
Enhance all the action on this 38-inch curved monitor with WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology.
ALIENWARE RGB MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD | AW410K
ALIENWARE RGB MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD | AW410K
Bring competitive edge to every game with this mechanical keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, onboard memory and 13 RGB lighting zones.
ALIENWARE 7.1 GAMING HEADSET | AW510H
ALIENWARE 7.1 GAMING HEADSET | AW510H
Get engrossed in your games on the Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset, showcasing 7.1 surround sound with Alienware Cosmic Sound technology.
ALIENWARE WIRED/WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE | AW610M
ALIENWARE WIRED/WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE | AW610M
Get performance that takes no prisoners on a wired or wireless gaming mouse with rechargeable lithium ion battery and 7 fully programmable buttons.

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