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    Alienware Area-51 ALX X2 with NVIDIA SLI Technology

    Remember when Alienware announced they were working on a dual graphics card implementation based around dual PCI-Express slots? Following this came NVIDIA's announcement of SLI on their top GPU ranges. "How is this going to affect Alienware's plans?" many of us thought.

    HEXUS has found something very interesting. Alienware are releasing a gaming PC using NVIDIA's SLI technology for the graphics.

    Now, Alienware leverages a revolutionary approach to combining multiple GPUs in a single system to enable screaming, boundless performance. SLI, or Scalable Link Interface, is a high-performance technology that allows users to intelligently combine and scale graphics performance by having multiple NVIDIA GPUs in a single system. SLI works by intelligently scaling geometry and fill rate performance for two GPUs.





    The system is based upon an Alienware branded motherboard, dubbed the X2.

    At the foundation of Alienware’s Area-51 ALX with SLI technology is the Alienware X2, a PCI Express chipset and includes two physical connectors for two NVIDIA PCI Express graphics cards.
    Check out the product page : http://www.alienware.com/standalone_pages/sli.aspx
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    There's a product page on Alienware's ALX section now:

    http://www.alienware.com/alx_pages/area51_alx_sli.aspx

    $6077 - cheap then!
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    Its a Xeon 3.4Ghz....id expect a Dual 3.4Ghz Xeon for that price !!

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    Alienware again delivers truly jaw-dropping PC performance beyond that of even the wildest of imaginations!

    What a stupid thing to say unless of course your target audience has more money than sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed^chigliak
    Alienware again delivers truly jaw-dropping PC performance beyond that of even the wildest of imaginations!

    What a stupid thing to say unless of course your target audience has more money than sense.
    But there target audience are those who where born with a silver spoon in their mouths... so perfect marketing.

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    FX55? now that would rock that system
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    Guys - they are limited by platforms avaliable

    Also 3000$ in UK money is cheaper - 2 68ultras alone isn't cheap

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