For performance Alienware Aurora R12 Liquid Cool has a better performing processor. It also has more memory.
The computers have different operating systems, Aurora R12 Liquid Cool has Windows 11 and Intel NUC 11 has Windows 10 Pro.
For displaying graphics Aurora R12 Liquid Cool has a lot faster graphics card.
NUC 11 is thinner and smaller in size.
|Alienware Aurora R12 Liquid Cool||Intel NUC 11 (RNUC11BTMi9)|
|Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a gaming PC and is responsible for running games.|
|Intel Core i9-11900KF||Intel Core i9-11900KB|
|Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a gaming PC.|
|Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.|
|GeForce RTX 3090||GeForce RTX 3060|
|Size (length x width x height)|
|8.77 x 18.9 x 17 inches||14.06 x 4.72 x 7.44 inches|
|(22.28 x 48.01 x 43.18 cm)||(35.71 x 11.99 x 18.9 cm)|
|Operating system (OS)|
|Windows 11||Windows 10 Pro|
|August 17, 2022||August 2, 2022|
|Amazon.com List Price|
|Amazon.com Lowest New Price|
|Buy on Amazon.com|
11th Gen Gaming CPU Stay in the flow with 11th Core i9-11900KF (8-Core, 16MB Cache, 3.5GHz to 5.3GHz w/Thermal Velocity Boost) processor-powered Aurora R12 that handles your creative projects with ease, like editing photos and videos, so they’re ready to share in a flash. Immerse yourself in your favorite show, the popular game, or a new creative project – and never think twice about your PC’s ability to keep up
Ultimate Gaming Graphics Card GeForce RTX 3090 (24GB GDDR6X) graphics are powered by the most advanced GPU architecture to immerse you in incredible realism and performance in the games
Professional Cooling Professional server-level cooling solution optimizes boost clock speeds for higher frame rates and lower render times, so you can chase win streaks without breaking a sweat
Light It Up AlienFX RGB LED lighting adds an instantly iconic look to the Aurora. For the Lunar Light option, it's added a bold front-facing lighting ring and extra Alienware wordmark lighting zone that's unmistakably unique to Alienware engineering
Multiple Ports Availability Front: 1 x USB Type-C; 3 x USB Type-A; 1 x Headphone Jack; 1 x Microphone Jack; Back: 10 x USB Type-A ports; 1 x USB Type-C; 1 x HDMI; 3 x Display Port; 1 x RJ-45; 6 x Audio ports
Connectivity technology: Ethernet
System ram type: dimm
Wireless communication technology: Wi-Fi
Wireless communication technologyWi-Fi
【Powerful Performance with Intel Core 11900B】Intel NUC 11 Extreme Mini PC, powered by latest 11th Generation Intel Core i9-11900KB Processor (3.30 GHz, up to 4.90 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 24 MB Smart Cache, 65W)
【Customization】Seal is opened for Hardware/Software upgrade only to enhance performance. Upgraded to 16GB DDR4 3200Mhz RAM, 1TB M.2 Solid State Drive, No Optical Drive.
【Graphics】NVIDIA Geforce 3060 with 12GB dedicated GDDR6 with 2nd Gen RTX Ray tracing Ampere structure, enhanced Ray Tracing Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and high-speed G6 memory. Supporting 3 x Monitors with display ports and HDMI.
【Connectivity】Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX210 802.11AX (2 x 2) capable of Gigabits/s and Bluetooth 5 Combo. Intel 2.5Gb Eithernet. Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type A. Rear Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (thru USB-C), 6 x USB 3.2 (Gen 2) Type-A, 1 x HDMI2.0, 1 x mini-Display Port (up to 8k), 1 x RJ45. Supports up to 4 M.2 SSDs. 1 x PCIe x16 (occupied by graphics card) and 1x PCIe x4 (available).
【Rock eDigital Enhancement】Upgraded to Windows 10 Professional, Mini PC form factor, measured only 14.06" x 7.44" x 4.72" (D x H x W). Black color with RGB lighting. 3-year global warranty for system boards through Intel, 1-year warranty for memory and storage through seller, 650W internal 80+ Gold Power supply. Free Rock eDigital 32GB USB Drive. (Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse not included)