Intel's Broadwell-E, NVIDIA Pascal GPUs invade Alienware Area 51 PC

The Alienware Area 51 PC.

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Published Mon, Jun 13 2016 2:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

E3 2016 -- We can't visit Alienware's E3 booth just yet, but the PC maker is unveiling a slew of upgraded systems this year including the Area 51. Alienware's full-tower desktop, which supports up to three full length video cards in SLI, is now getting a performance from Intel's Broadwell-E CPU and NVIDIA's Pascal GPUs.

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If you want to run NVIDIA's VR Funhouse (which boasts an absurd amount of physics and particles), you can load it up with three NVIDIA GTX 1080 cards, or you can boost it with the insane (albeit a touch overpriced) 10-core Intel Core-i7 6950x. The Area 51 also supports AMD Radeon graphics, and we're sure that the upcoming RX 480 will get integrated once it's released.

Alienware Area-51 configuration options include:

• New Intel K-Series Core i7 processor with 6 cores, all the way up to the new X-Series Extreme Edition Core-i7 processor with 10 cores (a.k.a. Broadwell-E)

• Graphics options include single, dual, or even triple card configurations featuring both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics

• 8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133 MHz memory to a whopping 64GB of Quad Channel DDR4 2400 MHz

• 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s storage is standard with a host of options going beyond 6TBs of storage

• Starting at $1699 SAPP

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