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Dell Aurora R7 starts shipping today as the first desktop to offer six-core Coffee Lake-S

Dell Alienware Aurora desktop. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop. (Source: Dell)
The refreshed Aurora R7 desktop from Alienware starts shipping today, including Intel Coffee Lake-S six-core processors and AMD RX or Nvidia GTX graphics cards. Dell claims that this is the first pre-built desktop to offer the Coffee Lake-S processors.

Announced a few weeks ago, the refreshed Alienware Aurora R7 starts shipping today in the United States. The Aurora R7 is equipped with six-core Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake-S processors, in both i5 and i7 non-overclockable or overclockable variants. K-series processors will arrive from Alienware with a factory overclock applied; the i7-8700K will come at 4.6 GHz on all cores, while the i5-8600K will be set at 4.4 GHz on all cores.

While graphics options currently include AMD RX and Nvidia GTX cards, users will be able to configure their build with AMD RX Vega 64 in late 2017. The base power supply is 460 W with an optional 850 W model for systems using multiple GPUs. The external case measurements are 360 x 472 x 212 mm (14.1 x 18.6 x 8.4 inches) L x H x W.

Aurora R7 lowerAurora R7 middleAurora R7 upper
Processori5-8400 / i5-8600K / i7-8700 / i7-8700Ki5-8400 / i5-8600K / i7-8700 / i7-8700Ki7-8700 / i7-8700K
Memory8-64 GB 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz DDR416-64 GB 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz DDR416-64 GB 2666 MHz or 2933 MHz DDR4
Graphics* AMD RX 560 / 570 / 580
* Nvidia GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 / 1080 Ti
* Dual AMD RX 570 / 580
* Dual Nvidia GTX 1070 SLI / 1080 / 1080 Ti
* Nvidia GTX 1060 / 1070 / 1080 / 1080 Ti
* Dual AMD RX 570 / 580
* Dual Nvidia GTX 1070 / 1080 / 1080 Ti
* Nvidia GTX 1070 / 1080 / 1080 Ti
* Dual AMD RX 570 / 580
* Dual Nvidia GTX 1070 / 1080 / 1080 Ti
SSDUp to 1 TB NVMeUp to 1 TB NVMeUp to 1 TB NVMe
HDDUp to 2 TB 7200rpm + 32 GB Intel OptaneUp to 2 TB 7200rpm + 32 GB Intel OptaneUp to 2 TB 7200rpm + 32 GB Intel Optane
PriceStarting from US$800Starting from US$1200Starting from US$1700
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - front. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - front. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - left side. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - left side. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - right side. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - right side. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - side removed. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - side removed. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - rear. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - rear. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - cooling intake and vent layout. (Source: Dell)
Dell Alienware Aurora desktop - cooling intake and vent layout. (Source: Dell)

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Alienware Aurora R7 reviewers guide

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Craig Ward, 2017-10-20 (Update: 2017-10-19)
Craig Ward
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.