Alienware has debuted a new Area-51 desktop PC, the first Area-51 that the company is publicly calling a “next-generation” PC gaming rig.
The new Alienware Area-51 desktop is essentially an overhauled Area-51 7500. Now featuring the NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI-based motherboard, as well as an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 dual GPU single graphics card, the Area-51 desktop supports what Alienware says is “the most robust gaming platform in the industry.”
The nForce 790i Ultra SLI is the only nForce platform to support DDR3 memory up to 2GHz. Compatible with 1600MHz FSB Intel CPUs, it also provides the Area-51 with the next-generation Intel 45 nanometer CPU capabilities. The nForce 790i Ultra SLI also allows for NVIDIA 2-way, 3-way and Quad SLI technology.
One of the most exciting editions to the revamped Alienware Area-51 is the inclusion of the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 graphics card. Housing dual GeForce 9800 GPUs, the 9800 GX2 delivers SLI power on a single card. Up to 50-percent faster than the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, the GeForce 9800 GX2 is the fastest consumer graphics solution on the market.
Alienware is quite proud of this inclusion, stating that “teamed with the nForce 790i Ultra SLI motherboard, the 9800 GX2 delivers the most lifelike high definition PC gaming, the highest possible frame rates and ultra-smooth Blu-ray Disc playback.”
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