Dell launches Alienware Area-51 R7 gaming desktop with AMD 2nd-gen ThreadripperVentureBeatNovember 9, 2018 0 By NewsTakers
The new gaming desktop will offer the second generation Ryzen Threadripper Edition processors, options for 16 cores, 12 cores, or eight cores.
AMD’s Threadripper series is based on the Zen architecture, which is challenging Intel for dominance in PC performance and can execute 52 percent more instructions per clock cycle than the previous generation.
The starting price for the machine is $2,200, but there are a lot of options to make it more expensive.
With the various graphics options, Alienware said the machine can support 4K, 8K, and VR environments.
Above: Inside the Area-51 R7 desktop with AMD 2nd Gen Threadripper
The Area-51 R7 can support Nvidia SLI or AMD Crossfire technologies for multiple graphics cards.
Storage stars at 960 gigabytes for SSD drives and up to 2 terabytes for hard drives, and there are options for dual drives.
Liquid cooling is a standard feature.
Each machine has two chassis fans when air-cooled graphics is used.
The latest chassis has more perforations for increased airflow and two additional USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports.