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New AMD Alienware machines out

by on21 April 2022

Ryzen 6000 processors inside

Dell and Alienware announced a suite of new AMD machines at PAX East that feature AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 processors.

The Alienware m17 R5 and m15 R7 are in the shops now alongside the Dell G15 (which starts at $900).

Ryzen 6000 processors were launched in February, offering AMD’s Zen 3+ architecture.

The Alienware m17 R7 starts at $1,500, while the larger 17-inch m17 R5 starts at $1,600. They have Nvidia’s RTX 30-series mobile GPUs for now, but Dell says AMD Advantage Edition configurations — which pair an AMD CPU and GPU will be available for the m17 R5 soon.

The m17 R5 is available with a 4K screen and both machines support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The 17-inch model can support up to an eight-core Ryzen 9 6980HX, which is the most powerful Ryzen 6000 chip AMD currently offers. It can take 64GB of DDR5 memory, along with an RTX 3080 Ti mobile GPU.

At the lower end of the market, the new Dell G15 is interesting. It starts at only $900 for a Ryzen 5 6600H, Nvidia RTX 3050, and 8GB of DDR5 memory. It can be scaled with an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti, Ryzen 9 6900HX, and 32GB of DDR5 memory. The base model comes with a 1080p screen with a 120HZ refresh rate, but you can upgrade to a 1440p screen with a 240Hz refresh rate  as well.

For those not in the know, AMD’s Ryzen 6000 CPUs are similar to the last-gen’s Ryzen 5000 offerings. Ryzen 6000 takes advantage of a smaller 6nm manufacturing process to achieve higher clock speeds and better thermals. These chips also come with RDNA 2-powered integrated graphics which will be pretty useless on this kit.

All three models are available from Dell now, and there are several different configurations on offer. All three machines ship with Windows 11 preinstalled.


Last modified on 21 April 2022
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