Alienware isn't one to shy away from adding the latest-and-greatest hardware to its ultra high-end desktop systems, and it now offers AMD Radeon HD 4870 X2 graphics cards as an optional upgrade.
The Radeon HD 4870 X2, launched yesterday, is the world's fastest consumer graphics card, and is available to Alienware's US customers in its Aurora, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX desktops.
Alienware's high-end Aurora system offers AMD's flagship graphics card as a $550 upgrade from the standard 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT.
The ultra-high-end Area-51 and Area-51 ALX systems also offer the option of dual Radeon HD 4870 X2s configured in CrossFire. The cost of such graphics power? An extra $1,100, and, another $350 for the required 1,200 Watt power supply, we might add.
The complete-system prices are somewhat jaw-dropping, but if you really want a machine that says "'ave it!" to all your mates, this could be it.
For added bragging rights, Alienware has provided a selection of all-conquering benchmarks on its official product page.
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