CES 2023 | Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktop now available with AMD Ryzen 7000 processors
Dell has added new CPU options to the Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktop. One can now configure it with AMD's shiny new Ryzen 7000 processors. Those looking for an all-Team Red build will, unfortunately, have to wait for a bit before the PC is configurable with Radeon RX 7000 graphics cards. The new Alienware Aurora R15 models will hit shelves on January 5 starting at US$1,750.
Processor choices on the Alienware Aurora R15 desktop include the whole Zen 4 stack, ranging from the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X to the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X. There is no word about the 65W non-X processors, but they should be listed once AMD officially announces them. For the graphics card, one can pick any Ampere SKU (GeForce RTX 3050 to RTX 3090 Ti), but Ada Lovelace's options are restricted only to the flagship GeForce RTX 4090. Alternatively, the entire RDNA2 stack is also available, starting with the Radeon RX 6500 XT and ending at the Radeon RX 6900 XT, with no Rx 6x50 SKUs in sight.
The Alienware Aurora R15 gaming desktop offers plenty of memory and storage options ranging between 8 GB and 128 GB of DDR5 4,800 MT/s RAM. Dell usually uses proprietary motherboards on its Alienware SKUs, and this time, it is a custom B650 board, which is disappointing, given the pre-built's exorbitant asking price. For storage, one can pick up a 4 TB NVMe SSD. Those looking for extra space can pair it with a 2 TB 7,200 RPM mechanical hard drive.
Like its predecessors, the Alienware Aurora R15 is decked out with RGB accents all around the chassis and the quintessential alien logo, both of which can be controlled via the pre-installed AlienFX software. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.0 is also supported. Power supply options range between 750 W Platinum to 1,350 W Platinum. One can pick either air or liquid cooler for the CPU.