Intel has solely simply taken the wraps off its thirteenth technology Core CPUs, however system builder Alienware has wasted no time in refreshing its line-up of gaming desktops. The Alienware Aurora R15 can also be first out the gate with Nvidia 40 Collection graphics playing cards, promising ridiculous ranges of efficiency for discerning players with huge wallets.
Every Aurora R15 configured with a Ok-series Intel Raptor Lake processor (ie unlocked chips that’ll deal with a dab of overclocking) will get a 240mm liquid cooler, together with three further 120mm followers to maintain every thing cool when it’s working arduous. The case has gained hexagonal aspect venting to extend air movement, and there’s an choice to step as much as the 240mm Cryo-Tech liquid cooler full with chunkier radiator.
Relying on spec, you’ll be capable to add an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card, with an 80 Plus Platinum-rated 1350W energy provide available to feed it (and the CPU) sufficient volts to deal with nearly any sport you’d care to throw at it. Alienware reckons a totally kitted-out R15 will ship a double digit efficiency uplift over the earlier gen mannequin, whereas protecting the CPU as a lot as 5˚C cooler beneath load.
It’s joined by the AW3423DWF, Alienware’s second QD-OLED gaming monitor. The agency was one of many first out of the gate with quantum dot OLED tech, courtesy of final 12 months’s AW3423DW, and this variant seems to be like extra of the identical – whereas being slightly pleasant on the pockets.
Count on a 34in curved ultrawide panel, with 3440×1440 decision, 0.1ms response occasions and a 165Hz refresh charge whereas PC gaming, or 120Hz VRR when hooked as much as a next-gen console. The most important distinction appears to be AMD FreeSync Premium Professional adaptive sync, relatively than the nVidia G-Sync discovered on the pricier mannequin. The design has been slimmed down a bit for simpler wall-mounting, and has been given the TUV seal of approval for diminished blue mild.
Lastly, the AW420K gaming keyboard goals to release slightly extra desk house by ditching the quantity pad. It’s Alienware’s first tenkeyless ‘board, with a travel-friendly footprint and removable USB cable. The underside has cable administration channels, the highest has a strong steel prime plate to provide mud and particles fewer locations to cover, and the switches are tried-and-tested Cherry MX Reds. Naturally the entire thing has RGB backlighting, in case your gaming station is in want of a glow up.
All three fashions will probably be becoming a member of Alienware’s US line-up later this 12 months, with UK and European availability but to be confirmed. Count on to pay $130 (round £120) for the Tenkeyless keyboard and $1100 (roughly £1050) for the QD-OLED monitor. Aurora R15 costs are nonetheless TBC, however will rely upon how liberal you’re with the choices checklist.