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Deal | Save 17% on an Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop from Dell with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti for gaming nirvana

The Alienware Aurora gaming desktops come in Dark Side of the Moon or Lunar Light colors. (Image source: Dell)
The Alienware Aurora gaming desktops come in Dark Side of the Moon or Lunar Light colors. (Image source: Dell)
Dell has now started selling its Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktops with a 17% discount coupon available. Shoppers can choose a mainstream Ryzen 5 3500 chip or go for a benchmark-breaking 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X CPU alongside 32 or 64 GB RAM and a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card from Nvidia.
Daniel R Deakin,

Dell is currently offering a decent spread over the Ryzen Editions of its Alienware Aurora R10 Gaming Desktop. These are the SKUs that offer the Turing-based GeForce 20 series graphics cards, which Dell will likely be keen to sell off as the newer Ampere-based GeForce 30 series is fully implemented into the lineup. However, this GPU refresh does mean that bargains are to be had, especially in combination with the 17% discount code.

For starters, customers can select from three different Zen 2 processors from AMD: Ryzen 5 3500, Ryzen 7 3700X, and Ryzen 9 3950X. While the first choice from the three comes in the cheapest Aurora R10, it’s still a 6-core, 6-thread workhorse of a chip that can perform well, although it doesn’t feature Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). But at US$1,004.99, buyers will get a solid machine with a Radeon RX 5300, 8 GB RAM (@2933 MHz), and a 128 GB PCIe SSD. However, just add the 17% coupon and that price gets reduced by US$170.85.

For something with more oomph, by moving up the scale curious customers will encounter the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 sporting an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor. This is an 8-core, 16-thread part that unites with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER or RTX 2080 SUPER for some serious games processing. Buyers can choose either a 512 GB or a 1 TB SSD and there is 16 GB of dual-channel RAM to help squeeze out the last drop of performance. The RTX 2060 SUPER configuration costs US$1,429.99, but US$243.10 can be knocked off the price tag by using the coupon SAVE17.

At the top of the tree (although there is a slightly cheaper SKU available with this AMD CPU) is the Aurora R10 with Ryzen 9 3950X, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 64 GB dual-channel RAM, and 2 TB SSD + 2TB HDD configuration. We first reported about this particular Zen 2/Turing gaming computer back in November of last year, when a 32 GB variant was put through its paces and hit some very gratifying fps rates in popular games. For instance, it managed 125 fps in GTA V (FHD, Very High). This beast is listed at US$4,119.98 but with the savings voucher and a US$9.99 instant discount, the price for the Ryzen 9 3950X Aurora 10 drops to US$3,411.29.

Deal with code SAVE17. (Image source: Dell)
Deal with code SAVE17. (Image source: Dell)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-09-14 (Update: 2020-09-14)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.