ALIENWARE UPS THE INTENSITY OF HD GAMING WITH WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL GRAPHICS CARD

Athlone, Ireland– 21st August 2008 - Alienware® the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook and professional systems now offers the ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2, the world’s most powerful graphics card, on its award-winning line of desktops, including the Alienware Area-51® , Area-51 ALX and Aurora. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 features 2.4 teraflops of graphics power, 1,600 stream processing units, 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory and more for uncanny performance in PC gaming and HD video playback.

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Area-51 Series Features ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2

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· ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 X2, the world’s most powerful graphics card available on Area-51, Area-51 ALX and Aurora

· Features 2.4 teraflops of graphics power, 1,600 stream processing units, 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory

· Unsurpassed performance in PC gaming and HD video playback

· DirectX® 10.1 support

· High-performance anisotropic filtering and 24X custom filter anti-aliasing, delivering some of the most lifelike graphics ever seen

· HD games and other media display at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600

· ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 features Enhanced DVD Upscaling

Price:

Area-51Auroa from£1,035 Inc VAT excl delivery

Area-51 from£1,458 Inc VAT excl delivery

Area-51 ALX from£3,287 Inc VAT excl delivery

Hardcore gamers can take advantage of a full 2GB of GDDR5 memory, the fastest memory technology available today, for higher speeds, increased bandwidth and ultra-high frame rates. DirectX® 10.1 support, along with high-performance anisotropic filtering and 24X custom filter anti-aliasing, delivers some of the most lifelike graphics ever seen. Environments, backgrounds and even facial features appear more true-to-life while deep background images gain heightened clarity so gamers can identify and target enemies at greater distances and with greater accuracy. For double the performance, all three Alienware desktops support dual ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 cards in an ATI CrossFireX™ configuration for superior quad-graphics power.

Entertainment enthusiasts have dramatic new tools at their disposal for experiencing and enjoying HD content. Blu-ray movies play in full 1080p, while HD games and other media display at resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. The ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 even features Enhanced DVD Upscaling, which allows users to watch standard-definition DVDs at near high-definition quality.

“The unprecedented performance of the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 is a perfect match for the Alienware Area-51, Area-51 ALX and Aurora desktops,” says Brian Joyce, Senior Vice President at Alienware.“Alienware users are going to love having this much power at their fingertips.”

“AMD’s intense focus on performance and technology leadership continues with the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 making it a perfect match for such advanced systems as Alienware desktops,” says Matt Skynner, Vice President, Marketing, AMD Graphics Products Group.“Together, ATI and Alienware are working to redefine expectations for graphics performance and realism in next generation games and beyond, part of AMD’s commitment to giving gamers The Ultimate Visual Experience.TM”

Visit www.alienware.co.uk/Intro_pages/ati_4800.aspx to watch a special AlienNetwork video, featuring real-time benchmarking results during a dialogue between Alienware and AMD about the latest in graphics technology.

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About Alienware

Alienware Ltd. manufactures high-performance mobile systems and computer desktop and leading-edge professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.alienware.co.uk/ATIR700 or call 0800 279 9751 within the UK or +353 906 456 500 outside the UK.

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