ALIENWARE AURORA R12 GAMING DESKTOP
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Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop

Tech Specs

Processor
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 11700F (8-Core, 16MB Cache, 2.5GHz to 4.9GHz w/Intel® Turbo Boost Max)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home English
Graphics Cardi
NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Ti 8GB GDDR6
Hard Drive
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Memoryi
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 XMP at 3200MHz; up to 128GB (additional memory sold separately)
Wireless
Dell Wireless DW1810 (1x1) 802.11ac with Wi-Fi, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 5.0
Case & Color
Lunar Light
Microsoft Office
No Microsoft Office License Included 30 day Trial Offer Only
Security Software
No Anti-virus Requested
Protect your purchasei
1 Year Hardware Warranty with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
Accidental Damage Service
None
Keyboard
Multi-Media Keyboard
Mouse
Optical Mouse MS116AW
Ports
Front Ports
(1x) Headphone/Line Out
(1x) Microphone/Line In
(2x) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
(1x) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A w/Powershare technology
(1x) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C w/Powershare technology

Rear Ports
(1x) SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK)
(1x) SPDIF Digital Output (Coax)
(6x) USB 2.0
(1x) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w/Powershare technology (up to 15W)
(3x) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
(1x) USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
(1x) RJ-45 Killer™ E3100G Gigabit Ethernet
(1x) Microphone In
(1x) Line In
(1x) Line Out
(1x) Center/Subwoofer Output
(1x) Rear Surround Output
(1x) Side Surround Output
Slots
Memory Slots
4 DIMMs

PCI-Express Specifications
Slot 1: x8 Gen4 electrical, x16 physical
Slot 2: x4 Gen3 electrical, x4 physical
Slot 3: x4 Gen3 electrical, x4 physical
Slot 4: x8 Gen4 electrical, x16 physical
Dimensions & Weight
Volume: 33.8L (The space occupied by the external surfaces of the chassis)
Height (maximum): 481.6 mm (18.9 in.)
Length (maximum): 431.9 mm. (17.00 in.)
Width (maximum): 222.8 mm. (8.771 in.)
Maximum weight: - 17.8 Kg. (39.2 lbs.)
Audio and Speakers
Audio Details
Internal High-Definition 7.1+2 Performance Audio

Networking and Wi-Fi Details
Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet NIC (Standard)
Dell Wireless Wi-Fi 5 DW1810 1x1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1
Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 5.1
Chassis
AlienFX Lighting Zones
2 unique programmable zones with up to 16.8 million distinct colors (Dark Side of the Moon)
4 unique programmable zones with up to 16.8 million distinct colors (Lunar Light)

Motherboard Class
Micro ATX motherboard
Intel® Z490 Chipset

Chassis Color
Dark Side of the Moon
Lunar Light (includes two additional AlienFX lighting zones and "AUR" side print)

Chassis Options
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 550W Power Supply
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 550W Power Supply
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 1000W Power Supply
Dark Side of the Moon chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 1000W Power Supply
Lunar Light chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 550W Power Supply
Lunar Light chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 550W Power Supply
Lunar Light chassis with Low-Profile Smart Cooling CPU Heatsink and 1000W Power Supply
Lunar Light chassis with High-Performance CPU Liquid Cooling and 1000W Power Supply

Operating System

Windows 10 Pro makes protecting and accessing your personal PC and important files easy, whether you’re at home or away. Safeguard sensitive material with encryption settings in BitLocker, and have the flexibility to share with specific recipients via USB. And never be without access to your PC through Remote Desktop -- placing your files at your fingertips, anywhere and anytime.


Memory

More memory (RAM) increases overall performance and enables your computer to run more applications at the same time.

3200MHz
3400MHz

Hard Drive

Greater hard drive capacity means additional space for all of your pictures, music, videos and more.

Single Drive
Dual Drives

Support


PCs:
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Monitors:
When you choose Premium Support for monitors you get 24x7 support* for set-up, configuration, video card downloads & more.
Help Me Choose: Monitor support options

Basic Hardware Support
Premium Support – Extend your hardware warranty & get a personalized 24x7 support team

Accidental Damage Service

Add Accidental Damage Service and Dell will repair or replace your system in the event of accidental drops, spills and power surges. Coverage period must match Support coverage period.


Set up your new PC fast

Dell Migrate is the simple do-it-yourself tool that moves the hard to replace data, personal records and important files to your latest Dell PC.

Move those memories and important files to your latest PC

Microsoft 365

By choosing Microsoft 365, you will have the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook, plus 1TB of cloud storage and 60 minutes of Skype calls a month. Choose between the subscription for 1 user (Microsoft 365 Personal) or up to 5 users (Microsoft 365 Home), and always have access to your documents from your mobile phone, tablet, PC or Mac.


Office Productivity Software

Add the latest Office to your PC to do your best work – anywhere, anytime and with anyone.


Security Software

Purchase a Dell PC and protect all your household devices with McAfee LiveSafe™ service, named PC Mag Editor's Choice. Easily protect and manage an unlimited number of computers, smartphones*, and tablets*.


Digitally Downloaded Software

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Alienware Aurora R12 Gaming Desktop

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Features


OPERATING SYSTEM

Available with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro: Break down boundaries and immerse yourself in the game with graphics more realistic than ever before thanks to the multi-thread scaling capabilities of the new API DirectX 12.

Windows 11

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INCREDIBLY IMMERSIVE. INTENTIONALLY INGENIOUS.

INCREDIBLY IMMERSIVE. INTENTIONALLY INGENIOUS.

Every detail of the legendary Alienware battle station is designed to heighten and excite your senses for the most immersive gaming experiences possible. That’s why every click, press, sound and frame work together to take you deeper in the game than you ever imagined.

RAISING THE BAR ONCE AGAIN

RAISING THE BAR ONCE AGAIN

Enhanced overclocking: The latest generation of the Aurora is engineered for up to 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors capable of speeds of up to 4.7GHz on turbo across all eight cores without overclocking. Elevate your performance with customized overclocking on the optional K-series processors through the Alienware Command Center software.

Made for multitasking: With up to 128GB of overclockable high performance XMP DDR4 memory, there’s no limit to what all you can do at one time. The Aurora R12 can double as a gaming content editing system or gamers can stream and record while chatting and looking up guides during game play.

Imposing power: Our new 80 PLUS Gold rated optional 1000W and 550W power supplies have been selected to power the latest graphics technologies. Engineered for exceptional levels of power efficiency, the 1000W power supply delivers incredible overall performance thanks to a highly efficient signal going into each of your components.

INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS POWER, AIRFLOW, AND COOLING

INNOVATIVE GRAPHICS POWER, AIRFLOW, AND COOLING

The Alienware Aurora offers optional custom graphics designs based on NVIDIA’s 2nd Gen RTX architecture. These custom designs are made with extensive thermals and an innovative airflow pattern engineered to prioritize graphics performance while complementing the Aurora chassis airflow as well.

Extensive cooling: Our thermal design includes quad 10mm copper heat pipes with integrated vapor chambers – our largest diameter heat pipe design to date – designed for exceptional gaming performance.

Innovative airflow: Another added boost for graphics performance is made possible by a dual-axial fan design with positive rear pressure relief – a new Alienware first for graphics cards. The positive rear pressure relief allows heat to escape from specially located vents designed to aid with flow and thermal management. This new approach is built with gamers in mind.

Engineered for efficiency: These custom graphics card designs, included in both NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 and 3090 graphics, are built with space efficiency with a max length of just 267mm that covers a 2.5x slots and offers a dual 6-pin/8-pin PCI-Express power connectors. All these choices have been made to create efficiency with uncompromised gaming performance.

Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS): Using AI rendering, NVIDIA® DLSS delivers a massive performance boost at the same power when compared to other graphics cards at similar resolutions.

NVIDIA Ampere Streaming Multiprocessors (SM): NVIDIA's 2nd Gen RTX graphics cards come with the building blocks for incredibly fast and efficient GPUs. The all-new Ampere SM brings higher throughput allowing for faster data processing while offering improved power efficiency when compared to previous gen graphics cards.

Resizable BAR: Resizable BAR is an advanced PCI-Express feature available on NVIDIA's 2nd Gen RTX graphics cards that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and designed to improve performance in games.

GRAPHICS CARD TECHNOLOGIES: AMD RADEON™ IMAGE SHARPENING

GRAPHICS CARD TECHNOLOGIES: AMD RADEON™ IMAGE SHARPENING

Detailed, Beautiful Visuals with Radeon™ Image Sharpening: Experience superior image quality with low performance impact. AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening uses an intelligent contrast-adaptive sharpening algorithm that produces visuals that look crisp and detailed. Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening combined with optional GPU Upscaling draws out details in your favorite titles.

AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening: AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS) is a contrast-adaptive sharpening algorithm designed to intelligently enhance details to deliver crisp-looking visuals with minimal performance impact.

AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag: The new Radeon Anti-Lag feature in Radeon Software is designed to help reduce input lag in GPU-limited cases. Radeon Anti-Lag controls the pace of the CPU work to make sure it doesn't get too far ahead of the GPU, reducing the amount of CPU work queued up. As a result, Radeon Anti-Lag can shrink input lag by almost a full frame, restoring the responsiveness to your game.

AMD Radeon™ FreeSync™ Technology: AMD Radeon FreeSync technology in the AMD Radeon™ RX graphics on the Alienware Aurora resolves the communication issues between processor and monitor, eliminating image tears and choppiness for effortlessly smooth gameplay.

ENGINEERED FOR AN UNENDING ADVANTAGE

ENGINEERED FOR AN UNENDING ADVANTAGE

Engineering dominance: Based on the innovative Legend industrial design, the Aurora R12 ensures airflow moves more fluidly and efficiently to decrease temperatures at the voltage regulator heatsinks by up to 8%, compared to the previous Aurora R9’s industrial design. Lower temperatures and more efficient airflow increase performance while maintaining stability for higher overclocking which results in higher frames per second while gaming.

Gaming made timeless: With DIY in mind, the Aurora R12 is equipped with an innovative PSU swing-arm, which enables a variety of benefits like tool-less graphics and expansion bay upgrades, as well as a compact chassis size. It also allows graphics cards to be positioned for purposeful airflow. The swing-arm carries the power supply which allows for airflow through the side vent, while securing and reducing vibrations during shipping to the cards themselves.

LEGENDS LIVE ON

LEGENDS LIVE ON

Light it up: AlienFX RGB LED lighting adds an instantly iconic look to the Aurora. For our Lunar Light option, we've added a bold font-facing lighting ring and extra Alienware wordmark lighting zone that's unmistakably unique to Alienware engineering.

The future of design: The Legend industrial design innovates the elements of Alienware's roots and pushes the Aurora into a new realm. The unique design helps avid gamers stand out from the crowd thanks to bold, continuous lighting and the iconic central loop of AlienFX that unleashes dynamic color versatility. Plus, thoughtfully positioned front I/O ports, easy to reach rear ports and upgradeable components offer extreme gaming flexibility. Finally, functional front airways and hexagonal-shaped side venting boosts intake efficiency and maximizes air movement.

Legendary looks: Find your own battle style and choose from Lunar Light or Dark Side of the Moon color options featuring an ultra-smooth satin finish.

Flexibility is key: The Aurora is thoughtfully engineered for enhanced usability. With an easy-access side entry panel and conveniently placed ports, including three USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A) ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C) port, plus a headset and mic plug-in all located in the front of the system, it’s built for easy flexibility.

PRO-LEVEL VICTORIES

Weapon of choice: The Alienware Aurora is the official PC of choice for the players and staff of Team Liquid. You can find the Aurora powering all the gameplay, livestreams and content creation in both Alienware Training Facilities located in Los Angeles, USA and Utrecht, Netherlands.

Get schooled: The Alienware Aurora is coming to the classroom thanks to an esports for EDU initiative that enables universities across the United States to develop their own esports programs using uncompromising gear.
PERFORMANCE THAT RISES BEYOND

PERFORMANCE THAT RISES BEYOND

Killer™ Technology: Never miss a beat with integrated networking solutions like Killer™ 3100G Ethernet LAN and optional Killer™ DoubleShot Pro technology that send your connection signals into turbo-boost when Killer™ LAN is already enabled. The Aurora R12 also offers a new optional upgrade to Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i (2x2) 802.11ax Wireless and Bluetooth 5.1 for improved connectivity.

Demand more: Experience the desktop that delivers incredibly fast load times with support for up to 4TB of total storage space with a combo option that features PCIe NVMe SSDs and a 7200RPM hard drive. Stay connected with up to 15 total USB ports, Digital Audio Out, Wireless and Wired technologies.

ALIENWARE COMMAND CENTER

The Alienware Command Center is continuously updated. Our latest version now includes features specifically desired by the gaming community with auto-tuned game profiles, a new responsive UI, intuitive overclocking options and all-new AlienFX settings.

THERMAL CONTROL

Thermal control

Experience a performance-optimized airflow. The rear and top vents of the Alienware Aurora work as exhaust to keep temperatures in ideal ranges by removing heat from the system. The front and side vents simultaneously take in cool air to enable high performance and maintain system health.

OPTIMAL OVERCLOCKING

Optimal overclocking

The Alienware Command Center includes an easy and intuitive overclocking control module that allows the user to quickly and safely squeeze additional performance out of their system. Create your own system overclocking profiles, then easily control their system performance.

ENHANCED ALIENFX

Enhanced AlienFX

The latest AlienFX hardware and software supports full RGB values with up to 16.8 million colors. Easily manage your FX lighting zones, edit peripheral settings and save new themes you can then assign for each game.

PORTS & SLOTS

Ports & Slots

Front Ports

1. (2x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports | 2. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports with Powershare technology | 3. Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port with Powershare technology | 4. Headphone/Line Out | 5. Microphone/Line In

Rear Ports

6. SPDIF Digital Output (Coax) | 7. SPDIF Digital Output (TOSLINK) | 8. RJ-45 Killer E3100G Gigabit Ethernet | 9. (6x) Type-A USB 2.0 Ports | 10. Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 with Powershare technology (up to 15W) | 11. Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 | 12. Side Surround Output | 13. Microphone In | 14. Line Out | 15. (3x) Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 | 16. Rear Surround Output | 17. Center/Subwoofer Output | 18. Line in

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Dimensions & Weight

1. Height: 18.9" (481.6mm) | 2. Width: 8.771" (222.8mm) | 3. Length: 17" (431.9mm) | Volume: 33.8 L | Maximum Weight: 39.2 lb. (17.8 kg) i

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES

 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GAMING ACCESSORIES

ALIENWARE 25 GAMING MONITOR | AW2521H

ALIENWARE 25 GAMING MONITOR | AW2521H

Experience high-speed action and fluid movement with our fastest display featuring up to a 360Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ on a 25-inch screen using Fast IPS technology.

ALIENWARE 27 GAMING MONITOR |AW2721D

ALIENWARE 27 GAMING MONITOR |AW2721D

Custom AlienFX lighting stands out on this 27-inch monitor featuring a 240Hz refresh rate, 1-ms response time, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology.

ALIENWARE 38 CURVED GAMING MONITOR | AW3821DW

ALIENWARE 38 CURVED GAMING MONITOR | AW3821DW

Enhance all the action on this 38-inch curved monitor with WQHD resolution, customizable AlienFX lighting, and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology.

ALIENWARE RGB MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD | AW410K

ALIENWARE RGB MECHANICAL GAMING KEYBOARD | AW410K

Bring competitive edge to every game with this mechanical keyboard featuring brown switches, 15 programmable macro key functions, onboard memory and 13 RGB lighting zones.

ALIENWARE 7.1 GAMING HEADSET | AW510H

ALIENWARE 7.1 GAMING HEADSET | AW510H

Get engrossed in your games on the Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset, showcasing 7.1 surround sound with Alienware Cosmic Sound technology.

ALIENWARE WIRED/WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE | AW610M

ALIENWARE WIRED/WIRELESS GAMING MOUSE | AW610M

Get performance that takes no prisoners on a wired or wireless gaming mouse with rechargeable lithium ion battery and 7 fully programmable buttons.