alienware 45nm Alienware has equipped its powerful Area-51 ALX desktops with the latest Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 processor – the first 45nm desktop processor from Intel. Not only is this processor already blazing fast on its own, Alienware has overclocked it to a whopping 4.0GHz, offering superior graphical performance aided by ATI Radeon’s HD 3870 in CrossFire dual graphics configurations. The new 45nm High-k metal gate silicon technology will boast a smaller processor die that delivers significantly improved thermal management and overclocking possibilities. In addition, this new microprocessor is also equipped with microarchitecture enhancements that enable greater performance at a given frequency. Prices start from a wallet-bustin’ $5,499 upwards. [Press Release]

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