Alienware’s liquid chilled Quad SLI Aurora
On the 9th March Nvidia announced Quad SLI at CeBIT, and here’s the first system to utilize these GPU’s, not surprisingly from Alienware.
This super high-end offering called the Aurora ALX Starts at $6,929 but can end up costing $14,977 with all the extras, such as a 32" monitor, RAID array and 4GB of system memory.
One of the most interesting features of the Aurora LX apart from the two 7900 GX2 GPU’s in SLI is that they are all liquid chilled, which offers cooling performance far beyond standard watercooling by chilling liquid below ambient temperature to squeeze as much out of the four GPU?s as possible. Don’t misinterpret that statement though, it’s not sub 0 temps, just below ambient, probably around 20c or so.
Dell also have a system available based on Quad SLI named the XPS 600 Renegade which comes with a hefty $10,000 price tag ($5000 cheaper than the Aurora) of which apparently sold out within days of it?s launch.