Update 6/23: The Alienware R12 deal with Intel technology has been sold out, but stocks of the AMD Ryzen machine are still available.
If there’s one graphics card that everyone is looking for, it’s the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080. I don’t blame anyone either. The specifications of the RTX 3080 are so immense for the money. Even the Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti, which I reviewed a few weeks ago, has a bit of an ass for its price and performance. It happily sends 4K, with ray tracing enabled, so it's not uncommon for it to run out everywhere.
With that in mind, I didn’t have much hope in any RTX 3080 offer, in any form Amazon Prime Day. But maybe I spoke too soon. There are some deals that promote the RTX 3080 at the end of the retail holidays: they’re not discreet cards, which I would have preferred, but if you’re willing to leave cash for gaming PCs, these two Dell gaming platforms offer much more than a precious value. Silicon GPU.
Indeed, look for a choice between Intel and AMD CPUs within these two platforms. On the cheaper of the two, the R12 for $ 2,199, you'll find an Intel Core i7 11700F CPU, which is one of the latest issues of Intel Rocket Lake 11th Gen. Then on the more expensive R10 for $ 2,689, you’ll find an AMD Ryzen 9 5900, which is a slightly scaled down version of our all-time favorite CPU, the Ryzen 9 5900X.
Both, of course, equipped with an all-powerful RTX 3080.
The R12 with Intel technology includes 16GB of memory and a 512GB NVMe SSD with a 1TB hard drive. This should keep you almost covered for a handful of games – after all, this is a PC seemingly geared towards high-end gaming.
The Ryzen, which runs on Ryzen, also adapts to games, although some notable improvements make it a little more suitable for demanding content creation tasks or professional work. This includes 32 GB of DDR4 memory, which will work great with this 12-core chip. There is also a 1 TB NVMe SSD to measure it.
Alienware Aurora R12 | Core i7 11700F | RTX 3080 |
$ 2,489.99 $ 2,199.99 at Dell (save $ 290)
The Intel Rocket Lake i7 is not the most popular of the basic CPUs, but it will still be a great gaming PC, especially when paired with this Nvidia RTX 3080. This is a real drool-worthy GPU with a $ 300 discount on the list price that makes it a really tempting offer. The iBuyPower RX 6700 XT does not deviate from this price and will be significantly slower in the game, although it is available long before the August 2 delivery from Dell. See offer
Alienware Aurora R10 | Ryzen 9 5900 | RTX 3080 |
$ 2,919.99 $ 2,689.99 to Dell (save $ 230)
This machine is practically the best of the best. The 12-core Ryzen 9 5900 only has a slightly lower clock than our absolute favorite CPU, the 5900X, and the Nvidia RTX 3080 is definitely our favorite graphics card. It is now virtually impossible to find. Unless you buy a prefabricated machine, like this one from Alienware. With a $ 230 discount on the price of the sticker, it's also a kind of offer.See offer