Building your own desktop is nearly similar to remedy and will bring a whole lot of joy, but maintaining it will always be a challenge. Just like a retro project car, you never know when something might go wrong and no matter just how many times you crank ‘er up, there’s no response. Alienware’s R9 could just be the solution to the age old problem.

DESIGN

Some say it looks cool, some say it looks hot, we say it appears like an air cleanser and an extremely expensive one at that. Jokes apart, the brand new Legend Industrial design is subtle and the Lunar light and satin finish just make you intend to stare at it for longer. The Alienware branding that runs through the trunk of the machine commands respect and the black on white design silo lends it that typical ‘Alienware’ appear and feel of subtlety.

The central loop of lighting at the front end of the R9 appears like there’s an Alienware m15 that’s been slotted involved with it, and the airway surrounding it really is made to consume your enemy’s soul. We do wish the airway itself had glowing lights, but unfortunately, it resembles a major black hole.

The PSU swingarm now gets a stop-anywhere work as well, which is ideal for when you’re working beneath the hood and upgrading. It’s the safest integrated system we’ve seen on a desktop; it works wonders, letting in airflow from the medial side vent. The complete chassis was created to facilitate better airflow, which brings about cooler running temperatures and longer hours of gaming.

PERFORMANCE

REVIEW
Alienware Aurora R9 hands-on review
The mothership has landed and how!
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by Kaizad Billimoria

17 FEBRUARY 2020/11:57IST
It’s compact, professional and really wants to abduct you in to the world of gaming.

Building your own desktop is nearly similar to remedy and will bring a whole lot of joy, but maintaining it will always be a challenge. Just like a retro project car, you never know when something might go wrong and no matter just how many times you crank ‘er up, there’s no response. Alienware’s R9 could just be the solution to the age old problem.

DESIGN

Some say it looks cool, some say it looks hot, we say it appears like an air cleanser and an extremely expensive one at that. Jokes apart, the brand new Legend Industrial design is subtle and the Lunar light and satin finish just make you need to stare at it for longer. The Alienware branding that runs through the trunk of the machine commands respect and the black on white design silo lends it that typical ‘Alienware’ appear and feel of subtlety.

The central loop of lighting at the front end of the R9 appears like there’s an Alienware m15 that’s been slotted involved with it, and the airway surrounding it really is made to consume your enemy’s soul. We do wish the airway itself had glowing lights, but unfortunately, it resembles a major black hole.

The PSU swingarm now gets a stop-anywhere work as well, which is ideal for when you’re working beneath the hood and upgrading. It’s the safest integrated system we’ve seen on a desktop; it works wonders, letting in airflow from the medial side vent. The complete chassis was created to facilitate better airflow, which brings about cooler running temperatures and longer hours of gaming.

PERFORMANCE

With not a lot of time and the stonking 9th Gen Intel Core i9 9900K with RTX 2080 Super GPU waiting to be unleashed, we directly surely got to benchmarking – and the R9 topped the charts, scoring a sweet 19,920 in Fire strike, 6267 in Fire Strike Ultra, 11867 in Fire Strike Extreme and 10,890 with time Spy. That’s quite impressive, but what really wowed us was the gaming performance. With the machine overclocked and Forza Horizon 4 loaded up, we got a reliable 90fps at 4K resolution with V-Sync off, above 120fps at Full HD and 55-60fps at 4K with V-Sync on and everything set to ‘Ultra’.

Arma 3 did show signs of some jittery lag, but was playable, hitting a regular 45-55fps with everything at ‘Ultra’. Both games are pretty demanding, however the R9 handled them without the thermals going off the charts. It can whine somewhat when subjected to benchmarks, however the fan noise isn’t that intrusive and the brand new design helps maintain it cool and calm.

SOFTWARE

You handle your battleship with the Alienware Command Centre, which handles from your Macros to overclocking. You get factory installed water cooling on the R9, which permits you to bump the CPU speed to a cool 5.2Ghz (4.7Ghz factory settings). There’s manual control aswell that allows you to create CPU speed, voltage and voltage offset. After that, you get different audio tracks profiles tuned for game genres and equaliser settings to tune it to your liking.

The brand new Command Centre makes establishing Macros super easy; you can create and save different profiles for every single game or game mode. The lights are off the charts and Alienware has provided a colour wheel and multiple effects for displaying your selected colours. There’s also zone-wise lighting designed for which individual colours could be set.

INITIAL VERDICT

This thing is a beast alright, but you’re extra cash which will buy you a 600cc motorcycle. If you’re a everyday gamer, this obviously is overkill for you personally, but if you’re training to become a professional, this is merely the proper weapon – Team Liquid uses this, in the end, and it’s already made its way to academies that train professionals for tournaments abroad.