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Dell announces new Alienware Area-51 desktops

by on13 June 2017

Coming with AMD Threadripper and Intel Core-X

Dell has announced that its Alienware Area-51 desktop PCs will be getting a major update in the form of AMD's upcoming Threadripper and Intel Core-X HEDT CPUs, all available as soon as both AMD and Intel release those chips.

Whichever high end CPU you choose, the system will be packed in the Alienware iconic new case and liquid cooled.

When it comes to AMD's upcoming Threadripper CPUs, Dell has confirmed that it managed to secure a deal making it the OEM exclusive partner for 12-core/24-thread and 16-core/32-thread SKUs.

The system runs on an AMD X399 chipset and will have plenty of GPU choices starting with Geforce GTX 1050 Ti or RX 570 with 4GB of RAM all the way up to GTX 1080 Ti and RX 580, as well as SLI or Crossfire X options, up to 64GB of quad-channel HyperX DDR4 memory running at 2933MHz, up to 1TB of SSD storage with 2TB of HDD storage and plenty of other options.

The Area-51 desktop with AMD Threadripper CPUs will be available on July 27th but the pricing will be announced at a later date.

In case you are looking for an Intel Core-X equipped Area-51 system, Dell has you covered as well, although the company does not have a specific date, other than it will be available in late summer.

These also include a wide range of SKUs, including the 6-core Core i7-7800X, the 8-core Core i7-7820X and the 10-core Core i9-7900X, all with Alienware Advanced CPU Liquid Cooling. The GPU, as well as all other options, are the same as on the AMD Threadripper SKUs. It uses the Intel X299 chipset motherboard.

Of course, we will keep an eye out for these systems but it appears that AMD will beat Intel to the market when it comes to high end CPUs.

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