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Alienware Aurora R4 System Specifications

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Alienware Aurora R4 System Specifications





Table of Contents :

  1. System Specifications
  2. Unique Features
  3. Need to Know

This article provides all the technical specifications for the Alienware Aurora R4 as well as the supported features and important information

Supported Systems:

  Alienware Aurora R4

1. System Specifications

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Ivy Bridge)

  • Intel® Core™ i7-3930K Six Core (12M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz w/ Turbo Boost))
  • Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Six Core Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz w/ Turbo Boost))
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4820K Quad Core (10M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz w/ Turbo Boost))
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4930K Six Core (12M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz w/ Turbo Boost))
  • Intel® Core™ i7-4960X Six Core Extreme Edition (15M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz w/ Turbo Boost))

Intel® X79 Express Chipset (Intel® BD82X79 PCH)

Click here for detailed specifications

Note: Some of the features described on the link above have been disabled and are not available on your system due to design and technical limitations.

DD3 Non-ECC Quad Channel supporting overclocked and XMP Memory

  • DDR3-1333 PC3-10600
  • DDR3-1600 PC3-12800
  • DDR3-1866 PC3-14900

Minimum: 8Gb
Maximum: 32Gb

4x 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM Slots for use with the following configurations:

  • 8Gb (2x4 Gb DIMMS)
  • 16Gb (2x8 Gb DIMMS)
  • 24Gb (2x8 Gb + 2x4Gb DIMMS)
  • 32Gb (4x8 Gb DIMMS)

4x SATA II 3Gb/s Ports | 2x SATA III 6Gb/s Ports

Following configurations can be used:

  • 4x 3.5" SATA I/II/III Hard Drive
  • 4x 2.5" SATA I/II/III Solid State or Regular Drives

RAID Support

  • Spanning Disks
  • RAID 0 — Stripe
  • RAID 1 — Mirror
  • RAID 10 (0+1)
  • 2.5" drives requires a special cradle that is not included with the system.
  • Only 2 Hard Drives will work at SATA III Speeds

2x 5.25" Internal Drive Bays for SATA II Tray Loaded Optical Drives

  • 8x BD-RE drive - Can read/write CD,DVD and Blu-ray Disks.
  • 12x DVDRW/BD-ROM drive - Can read/write CD and DVD but can only read Blu-ray Disks.
  • 8x DVDRW/BD-ROM drive - Can read/write CD and DVD but can only read Blu-ray Disks.
  • 24x DVD+/-RW drive - Can read/write CD and DVD. Can't read/write Blu-ray Disks

Realtek Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card

  • MS3871 Bluetooth and Wireless Combo Card WLAN 802.11b/g/n 1T1R+BT2.1

Integrated Realtek ALC892 Codec

  • 5.1/7.1 Support
  • Digital S/PDIF



1 Rear Left/Right Speakers 2 Center Speaker
3 Line-in 4 Front Left/Right Speakers
5 Microphone port 6 Side Left/Right Speakers


Note: You can add a PCIe Audio card like a Creative Sound Blaster® X-Fi™. This is not possible if you have a Dual Video Card Configuration.

Video card support is defined by the following technical considerations:

  • Bus Support
    • Two PCIe™ x16 Slots
  • Dual Video Card Support
    • AMD Crossfire
  • Supplementary Power Connectors
    • 2 6 pin
    • 2 8 pin
  • Power Consumption
    • Dual Video Cards: Up to 300 Watts per card
    • Single Video Card: Up to 600 Watts
Note: Before selecting a video card for your Aurora make sure you check the power consumption and the amount of supplementary power ports needed.



1 Optical S/PDIF 2 Coaxial S/PDIF
3 USB 2.0 4 LAN Network Port
5 USB 3.0 6 Audio Jacks
7 Discrete Video Card / Sound Card 8 Power Supply Diagnostic LED
9 Power Supply Diagnostic Button 10 Power Connector
11 Security Lock Latch 12 Security Lock Slot
13 Rear Panel LED Button    


Dimensions and Weight


  • Height: 16.77" (426mm)
  • Depth: 25.39" (645mm)
  • Width: 9.847" (250mm)
  • Average Weight: 45lbs (20.41 Kg.)
Note: The weight of your desktop will vary depending on the configuration and the manufacturing variability.

Motherboard Form Factor


Micro-ATX Motherboard

Alienware™ 875 Watt Multi-GPU Approved Power Supply

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2. Unique Features

AlienFX system lighting

SLN296935_en_US__15img_aw_Aurora_AlienFX_mr_v1   Your choices are nearly endless with a palette of 20 colors and multiple lighting zones. The standard Aurora chassis has 4 AlienFX lighting zones with up to 160 thousand color combinations while the optional ALX chassis has a total of 8 lighting zones with over 25 billion color combinations for a truly custom experience. Set the zones to morph from one color to another, to pulse at a specific tempo or to remain solid. Even set the zones to flash and alert you in the case of practically any system event, like getting an email or a message from a friend.


SLN296935_en_US__16img_aw_Aurora_Adrenaline_mr_v1   Launch games your way with personalized shortcuts in Game Mode, maximize performance with the new Accelerator feature, and keep an eye on resource consumption with Performance Monitoring..


SLN296935_en_US__17img_aw_Aurora_fusion_mr_v1   Access your system’s power-management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back for more everyday programs.

Alienware Thermal Controls

SLN296935_en_US__18img_aw_Aurora_Thermals_mr_v1   Alienware’s Thermal Controls allow you to control the thermal and venting behavior of your Aurora. You can also create and save multiple thermal and venting profiles for different usage scenarios.



Active Venting

The Aurora chassis features a sophisticated system of thermally monitored and controlled air chambers that allow you to monitor your system's internal temperatures. The optional ALX chassis features the addition of automated Active Venting for on-demand heat dissipation during intense gaming sessions.


High-performance CPU liquid cooling

Keeping the Aurora cool is key for component longevity and performance. All Aurora systems come equipped with CPU liquid cooling that enables reduced system acoustics, improved heat transfer and greater overclocking potential than traditional heatsinks and fans. For even lower CPU temperatures and less fan noise, upgrade to the optional Premium CPU Liquid Cooling solution (premium solution comes standard with ALX chassis upgrade).



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3. Need to Know

Active Venting:
  • The ALX version of Alienware Aurora-R4 has Active Top Vents and the Standard version has fixed vent holes.
  • The behavior of the vents on ALX version can be customized by Thermal Controls in Alien Command Center.


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21 Feb 2021



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