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Dell Aurora will be one of the first PCs to ship with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti graphics

Dell Aurora will be one of the first PCs to ship with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics (Source: Dell)
Dell Aurora will be one of the first PCs to ship with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics (Source: Dell)
The OEM is promising an October ship date to be as quick as possible with the next generation of Nvidia graphics. No word yet on pricing, but we know pre-orders will begin this September. The new hardware will be an internal update to the existing lineup of Alienware Aurora PCs.

Nvidia took its sweet time to unveil the proper successor to the GeForce Pascal series today while the rest of the world was yearning for it to finally become official. Now that GeForce Turing has been confirmed, OEMs and system builders everywhere can at last begin advertising their respective products updated with GeForce RTX graphics.

Dell was quick to jump in on the announcement without even waiting a full day from Nvidia's press reveal. The manufacturer will be updating its Alienware Aurora desktop PC with next generation graphics from Nvidia for a launch in October. Thus, Dell could be the best chance for enthusiast gamers who may be wanting the latest and greatest in consumer graphics as soon as possible. Pre-built PCs are less likely to run out of stock when compared to standalone graphics cards at launch.

Nothing else has changed about the chassis as Dell will only be updating its internal specifications. The PC will support up to 600 W (2 x 300 W) of graphics power plus an additional 120 W for CPU overclocking. Dell is keeping quiet on how much the GeForce RTX-equipped configuration will cost likely because it will be quite pricey. The bottom-of-the-barrel configuration of the Aurora will continue to start at $900 USD with the i5-8400 CPU and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics.

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Allen Ngo, 2018-08-20 (Update: 2018-08-20)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.