Alienware Aurora R16 is getting an upgrade with options including 14th Gen Intel CPUs

In August of this year, Dell’s subsidiary brand, Alienware, unveiled its latest Aurora R16 desktop, epitomizing a fresh design ethos. Its facade is more compact, yet it boasts a superior thermal design. The pinnacle of its configuration features the Intel Core i9-13900F processor, paired with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4080 graphics card.

With Intel’s release of the 14th generation Core desktop processors, the Aurora R16 has witnessed a consequent upgrade, now offering the choice of the Core i7-14700KF and the Core i9-14900KF processors. The i9-14900KF, possessing a core configuration of 8P+16E, touts 24 cores and 32 threads, an L3 cache of 36MB, and reaches a turbo frequency soaring up to 6 GHz. Meanwhile, the i7-14700KF, with an 8P+12E core arrangement, boasts 20 cores and 28 threads, an L3 cache of 33MB, and a turbo frequency peaking at 5.6 GHz.

Beyond the processor enhancements, an option for NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090 has been added, finally integrating the current pinnacle of gaming graphics prowess. Additionally, the Aurora R16 offers up to a lavish 64GB of DDR5 RAM; storage choices that escalate up to 8TB (2x 4TB); an 80 PLUS Platinum power supply with wattage ranging from 500W to 1000W; and a unified 240mm water-cooling radiator. The chassis is further adorned with a 120mm fan at the rear, all complemented by the luminous RGB “AlienFX” lighting effects.

In terms of physical stature, the Aurora R16 measures 458.4×197×418 mm and weighs in at 15.374kg. This design not only conserves spatial footprint but also enhances space efficiency. Its total volume has seen a reduction of approximately 40%, maintaining an internal volume steadfast at 25.2L. According to Alienware, this optimized design results in a 20% noise reduction, a 10% drop in CPU temperature, and a 6% decrease in GPU temperature. The frontal panel’s side also incorporates the “AlienFX Stadium Loop” for enhanced airflow into the chassis, further embellished with an RGB light strip.

The novel configuration is set to launch on October 17, 2023. Models furnished with the 14th generation Core desktop processors commence at a starting price of $2199.99.