Best Gaming Desktop PCs: Dell/ Alienware
European Hardware Community Awards 2020
Features & Design
A NEW FIRST IN POWER
RAISING THE BAR ONCE AGAIN
High-speed memory: With more and faster memory come greater multitasking capabilities. Your system can double as a gaming content editing system or you can stream and record while chatting and looking up guides while you track your quest. With massive amounts of high performance XMP DDR4 memory there’s no limit to what all you can do at one time.
1000W power supply: With more power comes more possibilities. With an impressive 1000W power supply – another first for Aurora - you can upgrade to higher-wattage components, like higher-end graphics card setups as well as cleaner, more efficient, energy.
INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS POWER, AIRFLOW, AND COOLING
The Alienware Aurora now 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 new 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 of these choices have been made to create efficiency with uncompromised gaming performance.
GRAPHICS CARD TECHNOLOGIES: AMD RADEON™ IMAGE SHARPENING
AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening: AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS) is a contrast-adaptive sharpening algorithm designed to intelligently enhance details to deliver crisp-looking visuals with minimal performance impact.
AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag: The new Radeon Anti-Lag feature in Radeon Software is designed to help reduce input lag in GPU-limited cases. Radeon Anti-Lag controls the pace of the CPU work to make sure it doesn't get too far ahead of the GPU, reducing the amount of CPU work queued up. As a result, Radeon Anti-Lag can shrink input lag by almost a full frame, restoring the responsiveness to your game.
AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™ Technology: AMD Radeon FreeSync technology in the AMD Radeon™ RX graphics on the Alienware Aurora resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor, eliminating image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.
Get schooled: The Alienware Aurora is coming to the classroom thanks to an eSports for EDU initiative that enables universities across the United States to develop their own eSports programs using uncompromising gear.
ENGINEERED FOR AN UNENDING ADVANTAGE
Gaming made timeless: The new Alienware Aurora is thoughtfully engineered with an innovative PSU swing-arm, which enables a variety of benefits like tool-less graphics and expansion bays and a compact chassis size. It also allows graphics cards to be perfectly positioned for purposeful airflow. We ensured 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.
Added safety: To ensure safety and to avoid any damage or injury we created the stop-anywhere function on the PSU swing-arm. This prevents the swing-arm from falling or swinging while in use. Additionally, we included a locking mechanism that secures the swing-arm while open and being worked on.
LEGENDS LIVE ON
The future of design: The new Legend Industrial Design innovates the elements of Alienware's roots and pushes 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 colors: Find your own battle style with either a Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon Alienware Aurora featuring an ultra-smooth, satin finish.
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, its built for easy flexibility.
PERFORMANCE THAT RISES BEYOND
Demand more: Experience the desktop that delivers incredibly fast load times with 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, the Alienware Aurora gives you everything you need to connect your favorite gaming peripherals, external storage devices, and even premium fidelity audio systems for 7.1 HD Audio experiences. If that wasn’t enough, Killer networking and up to Wi-Fi 6 technology keeps you connected to make sure the internet is streaming at full speed.
Create your own system overclocking profiles, then easily control their system performance.
Easily manage your FX lighting zones, edit peripheral settings and save new themes you can then assign for each game.
NEW ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER
Ports & Slots
1. (2x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports | 2. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports with Powershare technology | 3. (1x) Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port with Powershare technology | 4. (1x) Headphone/Line Out | 5. (1x) Microphone/Line In
6. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coaxial) | 7. (1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 8. (1x) RJ-45 Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet | 9. (6x) Type-A USB 2.0 Ports | 10. (1x) Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Powershare technology | 11. (1x) 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 Center/Subwoofer Output | 17. Center/Subwoofer Output | 18. Line in
*IO ports subject to graphics card selected.
Dimensions & Weight
HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES
Best Gaming Desktop PCs: Dell/ Alienware
Alienware Aurora Series: The Best Gaming PC
"When it comes to stylish, powerful, customizable gaming PCs, the Alienware Aurora is one of the most reliable names around, and that’s why it’s won our first annual Tom’s Guide Award as the best gaming PC you can buy." — Tom's Guide
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