Alienware Performance Challenge Scores Big at Quakecon 2005



Alienware’s Hotly Contested
Competition Awards Industry-Leading ALX Systems to Top Enthusiasts


FL – August 18, 2005 –

Alienware awarded Area-51® ALX and Aurora ALX systems,
valued at over $6,000 each, to the two gamers with the highest-performing
systems during the popular Alienware Performance Challenge at QuakeCon 2005.
With ALX systems and other top Alienware prizes at stake, the Alienware
Performance Challenge drew hundreds of gamers to have their systems
benchmarked against the systems of other QuakeCon attendees.


Alienware, the
only system manufacturer to sponsor QuakeCon 2005, separated competitors
taking part in the Alienware Performance Challenge into three categories:
single-GPU desktop, dual-GPU desktop, and notebook. In both desktop
categories, AMD®-based systems achieved the winning benchmark
scores. The winners and prizes in each category were:

  • Single GPU – Amos Pea, winner
    of an Aurora ALX system with dual NVIDIA® GeForce
    7800 GTX GPUs and an AMD Athlon FX-57 processor.

  • Dual GPU –
    Brian McWilliams, winner
    of an
    Area-51 ALX system featuring Alienware’s Silent Liquid Cooling technology
    and performance-enhanced hardware.

  • Notebook – Stephen Ballenger,
    winner of Alienware’s new reference-quality ALX 5.1 Speakers Powered by
    Klipsch and Creative headphones.


“I’m thrilled to
have won the Alienware Performance Challenge and even more thrilled to receive
an Aurora ALX system,” said Amos Pea. “Not only do I have bragging rights
over my fellow gamers, I also have an incredible gaming system to go along
with it.”


awarded exciting prizes to the owners of the systems that received the lowest
benchmark scores and also gave away Alienware’s sleek, one-of-a-kind
full-tower chassis to the system owner who won Quakecon’s “Ugliest Case
Contest.” Gamers whose systems did not measure up to the competition also
received give-aways donated by Zboard, Bawls, Creative, and Razer.


"Alienware was
built on the passion, technical know-how, and creativity that was tested in
the Performance Challenge at QuakeCon," said Brian Joyce, director of
marketing for Alienware.  "It was gratifying to see that there are other
enthusiasts out there who share our love for technology and gaming.  It’s a
shame that we have to wait until next year to do it again, but we look forward
to seeing what the challengers come up with."