Dell will use the new CPU in its Dell XPS Tower Special Edition and Alienware Aurora desktops. This is the first time 8-core CPU configurations will be available in either desktop, with i5, i7 and i9 options to select from. The new Intel CPUs were previously code-named Coffee Lake, and numerous leaks identified the parts, including the Core i9-9900K.
Also launching with the Alienware Aurora is the latest advancement in software personalization and command/control from Alienware – the New Alienware Command Center. First launched on the new Alienware Area-51 in January, this new interface helps novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune their Alienware Aurora and accompanying peripherals to their gaming needs.
The Aurora comes with advanced liquid cooling, with a chassis built for thermal pathways. The XPS Tower Special Edition will be available in the U.S. and China on October 29, U.S. pricing starting at $1,100, and the Alienware Aurora will be available globally on October 30, starting at $900, direct from Alienware.com and in retail stores.
Also launching with the Alienware Aurora is the new Alienware Command Center. It gives players control over their system lighting – including managing Alienware’s keyboards, mice and headphone, and access to the Alienware Aurora’s advanced overclocking tools.
In addition to more cores, Intel has added a new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) that gives incredible overclockability that provides a simple interface for a quick fix — or get deep into the clocks and voltages. The command center also has the Game Library, which lets gamers customize their system lighting, performance, acoustics on a game by game basis to give compete control over their gaming world.