Otherworldly performance: The new Alienware 17 gaming notebook is here

Blog Post created by samantha.davis on May 12, 2015

At CES 2014 AMD announced our new AMD Radeon™ R9, R7, and R5 M200 series mobile GPUs.  There are some great new notebooks that are starting to roll out featuring these newly announced Radeon™ mobile GPUs.  Today I want to draw your attention to Alienware - they have released a powerful enthusiast gaming notebook; the Alienware 17 – that features the AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X series GPU.


The Alienware 17 notebook is a portable powerhouse that offers futuristic design and is built from the ground up for the ultimate gaming experience.


You can configure it the way you want! The great thing about Alienware systems is that they are customizable allowing you to choose the options you want. You can upgrade your CPU, add more memory, additional hard drives, and you can even have it overclocked for you right out of the box!


Here are some of the basic specs on this notebook:

  • Cutting edge design. Anodized aluminum shell, reinforced by a magnesium-alloy frame - protecting your display and the internal components
  • Graphics option: AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X
  • 17.3" WLED FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare Display
  • AlienFX Lighting Zones: 10 unique programmable zones with up to 20 distinct colors
  • Plenty of storage options for all your data requirements
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A high performance gaming notebook needs powerful graphics.  With the AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X GPU AMD has you covered:

AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X Specs


Up to 4GB GDDR5   Memory

Memory   Bandwidth:

153.6 GB/s   memory bandwidth

Peak Single   Precision Compute Throughput:

2304 GFLOPS   Single Precision compute power

Peak Double   Precision Compute Throughput:

144 GFLOPS   Double Precision compute power

Memory   Interface:

256-bit   GDDR5

Bus   Interface :

PCI Express 3.0   x16

API Support:

DirectX® 11.2, OpenGL   4.3, Mantle


The AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X also supports these key features/technologies:




Alienware has a great reputation for building great systems, with the components you want, and giving you superb performance you need.  The Alienware 17 does not disappoint - you get all the speed and features you require for running your everyday applications, and get the most out of your favorite games for today and for tomorrow.


To find out more about the Alienware17 head over to Alienware:


To learn more about the AMD Radeon™ R9 M290X mobile GPU, head over to


Till Next time.  Radeon™ Is Gaming!


Jay Marsden is a Product Marketing Manager at AMD.  His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions.  Links to third party sites, and references to third party trademarks, are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only.  Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.

*Originally posted by Jay Marsden in AMD Gaming on Apr 16, 2014 3:17:30 PM