Alienware did not wait lengthy to launch its redesigned Aurora gaming desktop. The Dell model has released each the Intel-powered Aurora R13 (above) and AMD-based Aurora Ryzen Version R14 with their anticipated chassis redesign and, for the R13, a processor improve. The Intel machine now makes use of Twelfth-generation Core (aka Alder Lake) processors starting from a 10-core 3.7GHz Core i5 by means of to the unlocked 16-core, 3.2GHz Core i9K and i9KF. The AMD fashions proceed to make use of Ryzen 5000-series chips as much as and together with the 16-core 5950X.
The spotlight, as you may anticipate, stays that distinct Legend 2.0 chassis. You may anticipate 50 p.c extra inside quantity, tool-free entry, extra customizable lighting and a extra extensively accessible clear facet panel. That and an total cleaner structure ought to assist the Aurora run cooler and quieter than its predecessor whereas nonetheless permitting for simpler upgrades. It in all probability will not sway you if you happen to’re decided to construct your personal rig, nevertheless it may make life simpler if you happen to’re content material to purchase a pre-built system.
The R13 and Ryzen R14 fashions can be found at the moment beginning at $1,250 for the AMD machine and $1,480 for its Intel-equipped counterpart. Improve choices will stay acquainted and embody as much as 128GB of RAM, GeForce RTX 3090 or RX 6900 XT graphics and 4TB of whole storage (2TB SSD and 2TB spinning disk).
And don’t fret if you happen to’re a creator who’d desire a extra sedate case — Dell has you lined as effectively. The corporate has teased a brand new XPS Desktop (under) that maintains the ‘secure’ design of earlier than, however in a a lot bigger (27L versus 19L) kind that improves airflow and customization within the toolless chassis. You will need to be content material with ‘simply’ Twelfth-gen Intel Core i5, i7 and i9 processors, however you may have the identical reminiscence, graphics and storage selections. You should use liquid cooling, too, if fan noise or throttling are points.
The brand new XPS tower arrives later within the fall beginning at $919. As such, it could be the higher purchase if you happen to’re extra enthusiastic about uncooked energy than an attention-grabbing enclosure.
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