Alienware is reportedly working on amping up the power on it's Area 51 gaming desktop, with the new Intel Core X and AMD Ryzen 9 Threadripper processors.
Sure, the Area 51 is not the first desktop with these monster processors, but Alienware also won the exclusive rights to use AMD’s 16-core processor in its over-the-top gaming PC. That means you won’t be seeing any Threadripper-powered rigs from Asus, MSI, or any of the other typical gaming PC makers.
However, this agreement between AMD and Alienware is just till the end of the year. It also doesn’t preclude users from buying these monster parts with from computer stores or optioning them in with custom PCs built by Origin, PC Specialist etc.
Aside from the extreme processor options the new Area 51 brings, M.2 SSDs as well as Intel Optane memory are being introduced for the first time. The PC has room for up to three graphics cards and an up to 1,500-watt power supply option.
The Area 51 Threadripper Edition will be available on July 27, but pricing has yet to be announced. Likewise, the Intel Core X-powered variant’s pricing and availability are due to come at a later date.