Like clockwork, when Intel and Nvidia launch new elements, PC distributors replace their present designs. And proper on cue, Alienware has introduced its Aurora R15 desktop, making the most of the brand new thirteenth Gen Intel Core CPUs and GPUs as much as Nvidia’s RTX 40-series, in addition to Radeon RX 6000 choices. Maybe extra fascinating than the spec replace is that Alienware is making slight modifications to its case to permit for higher cooling — an enchancment that’s sorely wanted.
For years, the Alienware Aurora collection has include the choice for 120 mm all-in-one liquid CPU coolers, even when the businesses that make the CPU do not suggest them. Now, Alienware is providing 240 mm coolers (which means a bigger radiator and a pair of 120 mm followers), with a complete of 5 120 mm followers within the case.
|CPU||As much as thirteenth Gen Intel Core i9-13900K/KF|
|GPU||Nvidia: As much as GeForce RTX 4090, RTX 3090 Ti|
|AMD: As much as Radeon RX 6900 XT|
|Reminiscence||As much as 64GB DDR5-4800|
|Storage||As much as 4TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSD + 2TB 7,200-RPM SATA HDD|
|Cooling||Air cooler or 240mm AIO|
|Energy Provide||750W or 1,350W 80 Plus Platinum|
|Motherboard||Customized Alienware motherboard with Intel Z7490 chipset|
|Chassis Quantity||44 liters|
|Chassis Dimensions||23.2 x 20.1 x 8.85 inches|
Moreover, Alienware has added facet venting. With out the glass facet panel, it appears like an fascinating flourish. However with glass, it seems to take up a big quantity of house below the glass facet panel. That tumbler is now far smaller, exhibiting much less of the internals contained in the case. If it really means higher CPU efficiency, I am for it. However I will should see the way it appears in particular person. In any other case, the design hasn’t modified a lot in any respect, all the way down to the odd non-obligatory rear cable cowl. Regardless that it has typically made our record of the greatest gaming PCs, cooling has been a sore spot for the Aurora line, particularly for duties apart from gaming, so we’re curious to see how the additional venting and bigger radiator assist out.
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To make room for the larger cooler, evidently Alienware has eliminated the HDD cage from the highest of the stem. However there’s nonetheless a 3.5-inch drive bay in Alienware’s photos, simply on the underside of the system.
To future-proof the system, Alienware is providing as much as a 1,350-watt energy provide, up from 1,000W in earlier generations. That must be lots for even top-end graphics playing cards, however with each CPU and GPUs requiring extra energy, it is good to have respiratory room. All the PSUs that Alienware is providing, from the 750W base possibility as much as the top-end model, are all 80 Plus Platinum-rated. (Within the Alienware R13, a 460W beginning capability is bronze rated.)
The opposite modifications embrace transferring to quicker DDR5-4800 reminiscence (as much as 64GB in two DIMM slots) and 12-phase voltage regulation with the goal of sustaining peak efficiency for longer durations of time.
It seems that Alienware remains to be utilizing a customized motherboard. Whereas that permits for additional ports within the entrance, it is nonetheless a disgrace to see that with these different small updates, the motherboard will stay largely irreplaceable for these inclined to hold onto a system for a number of years and need to improve.
Alienware claims that these modifications let it ship 58% extra energy to the CPU and obtain “double-digit” will increase to efficiency, whereas additionally operating the CPU as much as 5 levels Celsius cooler. It additionally says the vents enable for 19% extra airflow within the system..
Alienware hasn’t introduced pricing but for the Aurora R15. It says that can come nearer to its launch, someday this Fall.