Dell first unveiled the all-metal Legend 3 design-based Alienware x16 at CES 2023. However, the initial announcement only detailed the Intel variant offering multiple 13th Gen Raptor Lake-H options up to the Core i9-13900HK. Now Dell makes his Alienware x16 widely available in both Intel and AMD options.
The Alienware x16 offers several AMD Ryzen 7000 options including the Ryzen 5 7640HS, Ryzen 7 7840HS and Ryzen 9 7940HS. The GPU selection is similar to what we’ve seen with Intel SKUs offering Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 up to 175W. However, unlike Intel, Alienware only offers Element 31 thermal interface materials in configurations with his RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. These flagship SKUs are also available with vapor chamber cooling.
Display options are similar to the Intel variants, including 16-inch 2560 x 1600 165 Hz, 1920 x 1200 480 Hz, and 2560 x 1600 240 Hz. All SKUs support Dolby Vision, support 100% DCI-P3 coverage, and feature Nvidia G-Sync.
Another difference between Alienware x16 Intel and AMD products is on the network side. Dell equips the Intel version with a Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 or AX1690 option, while the AMD variant gets either his MediaTek MT7922 or Qualcomm WCN6856 Wi-Fi 6E card.
Port selection is nearly identical for both Intel and AMD models. However, AMD SKUs lack Thunderbolt 4 and offer USB4 instead.
The Alienware x16 starts at US$3,099 for the Intel variant. Pricing for the AMD variant has not yet been announced.
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