Alienware updates Area 51 gaming desktop with AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper, Intel Core X-Series processors
Alienware is embracing AMD’s latest attempt to compete with Intel in the gaming PC market, announcing at the E3 expo that it will be the first manufacturer to sell a pre-built system using the new Ryzen ThreadRipper processor.
Dell’s gaming arm will be refreshing its Area-51 desktop with the new 16-core CPU, but Intel won’t be completely shut out. The Area-51 will also be available with the latest Core X-Series chips when they are release later in the summer.
With its new Ryzen processor family, AMD hopes to reinvigorate its presence in the performance PC space, as it’s largely seceded it to Intel’s Core lineup. The firm’s first-quarter revenues were up due to demand for Ryzen, and…