Alienware’s AREA-51 Now with 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper

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Alienware is excited to announce the new Alienware Area-51 with the 2nd Generation Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors. Designed for PC gaming, game streaming, megatasking and content creation, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Edition of Alienware’s award-winning flagship desktop goes on sale November 8, starting at $2,199.99 USD1, direct from

The 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper comes in two powerful options: 16-core (2950X) and 12-core (2920X). In addition, the current Area-51 AMD portfolio will be upgraded to include the 8-core (1900X). For our community of content creators, the 2nd Gen chips are ideal for running CPU-taxing applications that require high core counts, delivering the muscle to fulfill your vision. For game streamers, it’s equally suited to the most immersive PC titles, offering fluid gaming experiences in 4K, 8K, and VR environments, while delivering dynamic gameplay footage to their community of followers.

Instantly recognizable with its iconic triad-shaped chassis, the Alienware Area-51 2nd Gen Threadripper Edition comes with the latest tech, and an effortlessly upgradeable, tool-less design.  Equipped with our most powerful liquid-cooling unit to date, it’s engineered for thermal management which includes headroom for the next generation upgrades. The Area-51 supports our highest-performance configurations including support for NVIDIA SLI with the latest GeForce RTX graphics and AMD Radeon Crossfire graphics technology, which enables up to triple and quad graphics configurations thanks to a chipset that enables up to 64 PCIe Gen 3 lanes.  While the shape enables great thermal advantages over a traditional rectangle, it also enables great user ergonomics. No longer are you getting down on your hands and knees to see the front panel ports or the rear cables.

Lastly, included with all Alienware systems, the Area-51 2nd Gen Threadripper Edition comes with the award-winning Alienware Command Center. Back in January, Alienware Command Center was completely redesigned from the ground up to give the user control over both, their hardware and their software environment. Users can customize the software with light and dark themes, background animations, and select from different viewing modes to encourage ultimate personalization. Create a custom game and system themes, manage all your game content through the game library, monitor and control thermal and power management setting, and dial in the perfect audio settings with Sound Center. Command Center was designed to be the center of your gaming environment.

Whether you’re rendering a 3D model, editing photography, video or sound, or playing graphic-intensive PC games, you can be sure that with the new Alienware Area-51 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper Edition, your only limit is your imagination. Click here to learn more.

1Please note, regional availability and configurations will vary

About the Author: Joe Olmsted

Joe Olmsted serves as the director of product management for Alienware products at Dell. In this role, Joe leads a team of people who define all products that carry the Alienware brand. Joe first joined Alienware in 2003 while Alienware was still a small business operated in Miami, FL. Joe first left his mark on the brand by bringing a series of living room focused PCs to market under the DHS moniker. Over eight of the next eleven years, Joe has been defining and developing nearly every type of product from Alienware including peripherals, desktops and notebooks. Prior to joining Alienware / Dell, Joe held various product marketing positions at Intel, NEC and was a co-founder in an online music startup. Joe now resides in Austin, Texas with his wife and daughter.
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