Today, Alienware has announced that its mid-tower desktop will be using an AMD Ryzen processor for the first time in over a decade. The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition will include the AMD Ryzen 3950X that features 16 cores and a max boost speed of 4.7 GHz. Users can get more speed with the AMD Ryzen Overclocking Utility and use the Alienware Command Center for graphics overclocking. This is also the first Alienware to support PCI-E 4.0 technology. The focus of this computer will be for creative users that edit video, stream and create content.
There are also different formats of the Ryzen Edition available, but the 3950X is the premiere processor featured. The Aurora Ryzen Edition desktops are available for sale today in North America at $1,199 USD with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500 (6 core, 16MB L3 Cache), AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB GDDR6, 8GB HyperX FURY DDR4, 1TB HDD, and 850W power supply. The entry point including the new 16-core technology starts at $2,349.99 USD with CPU liquid cooling, AMD Ryzen 9 3950X (16 core, 64MB L3 Cache), AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB GDDR6 and 8GB HyperX Fury DDR4 and 1TB SATA. China and Europe plan to launch the Aurora Ryzen Edition desktop in the first half of 2020.