Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Review: The Dream PC for Gamers?

Alienware Area 51 is considered to be one of the most powerful gaming PCs that gamers were introduced to. It comes with a 3.4GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. If we do a teardown for the gaming PC, then you get 16-core, 32MB cache, up to 4.2GHz on this Alienware.

Talking about the graphics, it comes with an Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti and a RAM of 32GB, which has DDR4 2 and a speed of 667MHz. You get Alienware Area 51 Treadripper in two forms – 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD. The exciting fact is that the motherboard is configured to AMD X399.

You are never going to run out of power while playing any hard-core game as it comes with an exclusive power supply that is configured to Alienware 1500-watt 80-plus Gold.

The base price of the device is $ 2699, where you get a 12-crore Ryzen Threadripper 1920X CPU. So, let’s get to know more about this gaming device and why it has been so popular. Before you make an investment, you need to learn about – design, features, upgradability, graphics and VR, performance, software, and price details.

Design

Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper has a Triad chassis and a unique triangular shape that you must have admired previously as well. It has customizable LED lights with trademark alien heads at the front and at the center. The Alienware has an easy to find Power button and a double duty pulling as a mascot. The design is quite functional, and you can easily reach out to the ports, and it also has a perfect ventilation system in the rear. Its configuration is 22.4 x 25.1 x 10.7 inches.

It gives a spaceship look, and the front and rear are made of glossy black plastic. The device is designed to keep a steady flow of air with steel reinforced side panels. These side panels are made from Epic Silver plastic. The exciting fact is – the panel has a removable portion that is attached to latches. 

Features 

Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper comes with Alien Command Centre, which is one of the preloaded software on the desktop. You also get different color variations and can also add effects. It grants you the freedom to choose lighting themes for multiple events, such as when you put the device in Sleep mode, you get a particular lighting, or when you receive an email, you get another lighting.

You also get access to AlienFusion, which makes it easier to change Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper’s Power setting and Thermal Control. The device also comes with adjustable fan speed and tremendously favorable venting behavior. You also get AlienAdrenaline which allows you to customize the shortcuts.

Upgradability

You can bet on a huge number of ports on Alienware Area 51, and also, you can plug in any kind of peripherals with the PC. Moreover, there is always room for more. At the front of the system, you will get a lighter touch. It comes with slots for a Blu-ray reader, DVD writer, a multi-media card reader, 2 USB 3.1 ports, a set of headphones, and a pair of jacks for a microphone. 

Alienware Area 51 also provides you with 7 USB 3.1 ports at the back of the device for smooth connectivity. Moreover, you get one USB-Type C port and 2 USB 2.0 ports. It also comes with jacks for front as well as center channels. Also, you get side surround audio inputs which are present at the rear and sideways. 

You can customize the look by removing one of the side panels, or you can also attach 2 graphic cards. The device also comes with 3+ RAM availability and enough hard drive to provide an impeccable performance and gaming experience.

Graphics and VR

Talking about the graphics specification, the Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper comes with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU. It also comes with 11GB of VRAM. So, you get a massive configuration where you get to continue traditional gaming. It has been upgraded to help you play any kind of game you want. Be it The Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, or Hitman, all have passed the configuration test of Alienware. It promises to provide you with a tremendous virtual reality output while you are playing 4K games.

Performance

You get a deadly and exciting performance when you are playing games on Alienware Area 51. It has the fastest multi-processor and 16 crores supporting 32 threads. The best part is that you can open more than 30 tabs in Google Chrome and still run any other game or application. It is counted among the fastest PCs that passed the OpenOffice Spreadsheet Macro Test.

The 1TB m.2 PCIe SSD takes just about 9 seconds to copy multimedia files, even if it is  4.97GB. You also get the ability to translate the files at a rate of 565.5 megabytes per second. The average rate is 297.4MBps, which has been surpassed by Alienware Area 51 to provide the Genesis, which has a configuration of 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD.

Software

It doesn’t have any unnecessary software, and rather you get branded apps such as the Alien Command Centre software and Alienware Audio. The second one is actually meant for configuring the music settings. Other than that, you can also get gaming software that includes Killer Control Centre. Thus, you can set any brand with priorities or go through the monitor’s network speed. You can also use Twitter, Fall Out, or Candy Crush Soda Saga. However, these can cause bloat on this device. The Alienware Area 51 has a one-year hardware warranty that includes onsite and in-home service.

Price

For a hopping price of $4,399 of the Alienware Area-51, you get a fully equipped 4GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor whose duty is to take your gaming experience to the next level. It also grants you 32GB of RAM, a 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD with a 2TB 7,200-rpm hard drive. The most noticeable aspect is the graphics that have been enhanced through the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU, and you cannot neglect the 11GB of VRAM that comes along.

However, if you are short of budget, then for a price of $2,999, which is also considered to be the base model, you get a configuration of a 4GHz AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor. To help you with storage and smoothing gaming experience, you get 8GB of RAM and a 2TB 7,200-rpm hard drive. The graphics get to the next level when you configure the setting of its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, and it has 6GB of VRAM.

What are the Pros?

While you are working on Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper, you get enough space to carry out any kind of activities and even 4K gameplay. It is designed to combat mega tasks, and its record-breaking performance has already set an overwhelming record. Threadripper has a customizable chassis and an effective cooling feature.

What are the Cons?

The Alienware Area 51 is quite expensive, and it is also quite heavy to carry from one place to another. You might also not like the lags when compared with its competitors. Also, the Threadripper does not come with Thunderbolt USB- C, so it can create connectivity problems in the near future. 

Final Verdict

Overall, the Alienware Area 51 Thread Ripper is the best bet if you are a passionate gamer or willing to play 4K games. However, if the price is not your concern, then you can opt to buy this incredible gaming PC. It comes with get configuration, CPU build, and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GPU, which makes it one of the best models. If you want to grab a glimpse of the Origin PC Genesis, then without a second thought, go for this gamer grabber device.

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