Intel has solely simply taken the wraps off its thirteenth era Core CPUs, however system builder Alienware has wasted no time in refreshing its line-up of gaming desktops. The Alienware Aurora R15 can be first out the gate with Nvidia 40 Sequence graphics playing cards, promising ridiculous ranges of efficiency for discerning avid gamers with large 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 additional 120mm followers to maintain all the pieces cool when it’s working onerous. The case has gained hexagonal facet venting to extend air circulate, 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 readily available to feed it (and the CPU) sufficient volts to deal with nearly any recreation 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 retaining the CPU as a lot as 5˚C cooler below 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 appears to be like like extra of the identical – whereas being a bit of pleasant on the pockets.
Anticipate a 34in curved ultrawide panel, with 3440×1440 decision, 0.1ms response occasions and a 165Hz refresh fee 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, quite 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 decreased blue mild.
Lastly, the AW420K gaming keyboard goals to unencumber a bit of extra desk area 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 high plate to present 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 can be becoming a member of Alienware’s US line-up later this 12 months, with UK and European availability but to be confirmed. Anticipate 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 on how liberal you’re with the choices checklist.