We spent the majority of today going from private suite to private suite at the Grand Hyatt hotel in Taipei where several companies are showcasing their latest products. These suites offer a distinct difference from the hustle and bustle of main halls by offering a more casual and intimate atmosphere to discuss current product trends and technology. That said, let's run through a few of the many products we touched today.
One of the more interesting motherboard companies we visit at Computex each year is ASRock. Their product line typically consists of previous generation chipsets targeting the budget sector. That focus has changed and ASRock will be offering the latest chipset technology at product launch now. However, what has not changed is their emphasis on providing the best possible performance to price ratios. Their primary lineup for Computex is featuring several variations of boards based on the Intel P45, G43 and P43 chipsets. They also had a working version of the new AMD 790GX chipset and SB750 Southbridge.
The G43 Twins-FullHD features the upcoming G43 (GMA X4500) chipset that is basically a G45 without hardware acceleration for VC-1 or H.264 formats. Also included is the ICH10 Southbridge, DDR3/DDR2 combo memory setup, Realtek ALC888 HD codec, and a DVI-Display Port card. This board should be available next month.
The ASRock P43R1600 Twins-110dB is based on the P43 chipset and features a DDR3/DDR2 memory combination setup. Also included is the ICH10R Southbridge, Realtek ALC890 HD codec, eSATA2, and PCIe Gigabit LAN.
The P45 TurboTwins2000 board features the P45/ICH10 combination along with four DDR3 and two DDR2 memory slots. AMD CrossFire is available with a 2x8 electrical configuration.
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