Computex 2018

Apexgaming — a joint venture between Apextechusa and Solytech Cooperation — is a relatively new kid on the gaming block. The two aforementioned companies created the brand to address the expanding market of PC cases, PSUs, and various accessories aimed at gamers. For Apexgaming, this was the first Computex and it brought a number of rather interesting products to the show. The key eyecatcher at Apexgaming’s booth was the X-Mars full-tower E-ATX case, which was made of aluminum and capable of supporting pretty much everything that is possible. The chassis can accommodate an E-ATX motherboard (so, up to two sockets), a CPU cooler that is up to 200 mm high, a graphics card that is up to 432 mm long (such graphics cards are...

MSI Optix MAG491C Hands-On: A 49-Inch 32:9 LCD with FreeSync

Earlier this month MSI demonstrated its ultrawide curved 49-inch gaming display at Computex. The unit uses a mass-produced panel and already has a model number, so its launch is...

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Colorful to Branch Out to Memory Modules

One of the surprises that this year’s Computex brought was renewed interest of various hardware suppliers towards memory modules. We saw GIGABYTE and Antec launching their Aorus and Antec...

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Shuttle Shows Off Coffee Lake-Powered Barebones Mini PCs

Shuttle is largely considered to be the father of the modern barebones mini PC market, as the company was the first to mass produce such products in the early...

10 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

SilverStone Preps IP68 Water- and Dust- Proof Enclosure for 2.5-Inch Drives

Rugged as well as water/dust-proof hardware usually comes in specially designed factory-sealed enclosures and is sold at a premium. SilverStone believes that if an enclosure is made right, it...

4 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

MSI’s Four-Way M.2 PCIe Card: It Looks Like a GPU

Having seen both ASUS and ASRock’s PCIe cards that support four M.2 NVMe drives each at a x4 connection at CES, and then GIGABYTE’s prototype card at Computex, there...

46 by Ian Cutress 2 days ago

HDMI Forum Demonstrates HDMI 2.1 VRR Capabilities on Samsung TV

Dynamic refresh rate technologies like AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync have become de-facto standards for gaming PCs and displays. Last year the HDMI Forum introduced a more industry-standard approach...

36 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

AMD Teams Up with Cooler Master for ‘Wraith Ripper' Megacooler

One of the important revelations from AMD's recent Ryzen Threadripper 2 announcement wasn't just that the upcomming processors would have more cores - going from 16 to 32 in...

32 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

The InWin Ego Fan: The Ultimate RGB LED Fan

If you are not completely frustrated by RGB LED components by now, this might put you over the top. The Ego fan from InWin is designed to be the...

12 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

ASRock Rack Goes AMD: EPYCD8 Workstation Motherboard

One of the lesser known companies to play in the server space is ASRock Rack, a subsidiary of the consumer focused ASRock. Much like other smaller server platform providers...

12 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

My Face on a CPU Cooler: Two Minutes with ASUS’ Ryujin CLC

One of the first events of the Computex week was ASUS’ Republic of Gamers press conference. In typical ASUS fashion, a glut of about 11 press releases landed in...

21 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

Kingston Has HyperX 256 GB microSDXC Card for Gamers

In the recent years Kingston has repositioned its HyperX brand from performance enthusiasts to gamers, thus expanding the range from high-performance memory modules to a wide range of components...

3 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a...

23 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

The InWin Crown Fan: Why Bother with Closer Fan Blades When the Whole Fan Moves

In recent weeks and months, a lot of noise has been made about Noctua’s new fan design that uses precise tooling to create fan blades that are much closer...

35 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

A Rose By Any Other PR Name: Lian Li’s Strimer, or is it Streamer?

Part of our early Computex coverage involved Lian Li’s new RGB product, the Strimer, which integrates RGB strips along a 24-pin ATX cable. The idea here was that out...

8 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called...

12 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

InWin 307: How About 144 RGB LEDs on a Front Panel

Having addressable RGB LEDs in a PC is one thing, and having OLED panels on various components is another. There is a fine line between the two, especially when...

14 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

Realtek Demonstrates a USB 3.1 G2 Type-C Dock Platform: An All-in-One Solution

Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub...

22 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

InWin 915: Premium Chassis Updates from CES Prototype

Back at CES, InWin showcased their newest 915 chassis aimed at the enthusiast market. At the time the design was still rough, however the final unit implementation was on...

8 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

BIOSTAR Updates a Popular Motherboard: The X470GTN

Would it surprise you that our most popular AM4 motherboard review to date was Biostar’s mini-ITX offering, the X370GTN? At the time it was launched, it was the only...

3 by Ian Cutress 5 days ago

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