3DMark confirms up to Intel Core i9-10900K, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, 64 GB of DDR4 RAM and 2 TB RAID 0 SSDs for new Dell Alienware Area-51m
It looks like Dell is on the verge of releasing a new Alienware Area-51m. The year-old machine would still give any new gaming laptop a run for its money though, with Dell including desktop processors and powerful Dell Graphics Form Factor (DGFF) GPUs in the original Area-51m.
Spotted by @_rogame on 3DMark, the so-called Area-51m R2 has been benchmarked with a Core i9-10900, a 10 core and 20 thread Comet Lake-S processor that has a 2.8 GHz base clock which it boost up to 5.2 GHz. @_rogame reports that an 11 Gbps GDDR6 GPU is also on board, "most likely the new RTX 2060".
More excitingly, a Core i9-10900K and RTX 2080 SUPER version of the Area-51m R2 has been benchmarked on 3DMark, too. Also featuring 64 GB of DDR4-2933 RAM and 2 TB of SSD storage running in RAID 0, the model scores about 10% more in 3DMark Fire Strike and Time Spy than the Core i9-9900K and RTX 2080 Area-51m that we reviewed last year.
The RTX 2080 SUPER and new RTX 2060 will likely be joined by the RTX 2070 SUPER too. Likewise, we would expect Dell to offer the Area-51m R2 with more than just Core i9 processors, 64 GB of RAM and 2 TB of SSD storage. While 3DMark has only presented NVIDIA versions of the Area-51m R2, Frank Azor teased last month that OEMs planned to release "a few Radeon powered" laptops before the end of May. A longshot perhaps, but it may not be that far-fetched considering Azor's past association with Alienware and the likelihood of the Area-51m being part of a wider Dell hardware refresh this month.