Alienware Aurora R11: review of Dell’s new gaming PC

The Alienware Aurora R11 Gamer PC is a very powerful and customizable desktop computer. Acquiring this gaming computer might be the only way to get Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics in 2020.

The Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PC was unveiled last month at IFA 2020. Along with it are new updates to Dell gaming laptops and peripherals. The Alienware CPU is a battle tank and one of the best gaming PCs of the year. Although there is a price to pay for this power: it generates a lot of heat and is quite noisy. But let’s take a closer look at what it has to offer us in this review.

Alienware price and specifications

The entry-level configuration of the Alienware gaming PC costs $ 939.99 USD ($ 899.99 USD at the time of writing this review). It comes with an Intel Core i5 10400F processor, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super video card (4GB GDDR6), 8GB of DDR4 RAM (expandable up to 64GB), and a 1TB SATA hard drive with 7200RPM.

The $ 1,469.99 USD ($ 1,299.99 USD at the time of writing) Alienware Aurora R11 offers more power, with an Intel Core i7 10700F CPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 graphics (6GB GDDR6), and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. For storage, it has a 256 GB M.2 PCle NVMe SSD and a 1 TB SATA hard drive.

If you want to be among the first to use the new line of Nvidia RTX 3000 graphics cards, the following configuration will catch your eye. For the not very modest sum of $ 2,439.99 USD, you will get an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 (10 GB GDDR6X) graphics card. It also uses an Intel Core i7 10700F CPU, 16 GB of DDR4 RAM (expandable), a 512 GB SSD, and a 1 TB hard drive.

Alienware’s workhorse for 2020 is this desktop with an Intel Core i9 10900F processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU (11GB GDDR6), 32GB DDR4 RAM, a 1TB SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. TB.

It seems a waste that the latter does not feature next-gen Nvidia graphics, especially after the RTX 3080 was shown to perform better than the RTX 2080 Ti thanks to the new Ampere architecture. But keep in mind that all these settings are customizable, so technically you can order an Alienware Aurora R11 gaming PC with a Core i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 3090 video card (if you have all the money in the world or something like that). AMD Radeon RX 5000 graphics are also available.

Features and performance
There are many ports on the Aurora R11. On the front, there are three USB 3.2 Type-A Gen 1 ports, a USB 3.2 Type C Gen 1 port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and microphone input. The motherboard offers many more USB ports and necessary connections.

The performance was tested with an Nvidia RTX 3090, Nvidia’s most powerful graphics card yet. The Alienware Aurora R11 ran Tomb Raider flawlessly on its highest settings in both 1080p (149fps) and 4K (64fps). In Grand Theft Auto V, the Aurora hit 161 fps in 1080p and 64 fps in 4K at the highest settings. There is no doubt that it is one of the best gaming computers in 2020.

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