Computex 2018

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, GbE, and audio. USB Type-C is gaining popularity rather rapidly among notebook makers and there are a number of non-Apple laptops that feature only these connectors. Meanwhile, such laptops need docking stations to gain compatibility with regular USB Type-A, Gigabit Ethernet, display outputs and so on. Such devices are available, but are not always cheap because makers of hubs have to develop these products themselves and use chips from various suppliers. By contrast, Realtek’s turnkey USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub is based on chips that come exclusively from the company and the whole design is production...

ASMedia Demos USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 PHY, USB 3.2 Controller Due in 2019

USB IF published the final USB 3.2 specification in September last year and so developers of controllers and physical interfaces (PHY) started to design their solutions supporting the new...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

ADATA, PNY, and Team Group to Launch 512 GB microSDXC Cards This Summer

At least three well-known suppliers of NAND flash-based products — ADATA, PNY, and Team Group — are gearing up to start selling their 512 GB microSDXC cards next month...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Maxio Technology Demos SSD Based on ‘Chinese’ 3D NAND

Having received tens of billions of dollars from the government, the Chinese semiconductor industry is developing at a rapid pace. Earlier this year Chinese Xi’an UniIC Semiconductors began to...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Klevv Adds Kolors: RGB-Lit Enthusiast-Class Cras DIMMs & SSD Incoming

Klevv, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, has been around for quite a while targeting mass retail market with mainstream DRAM and SSD products. Recently Klevv decided to address the...

13 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2018

Deepcool & Gamerstorm Add to CPU Liquid Cooler Lineups with Castle 240/280 RGB and Captain 240 Pro

Deepcool & Gamerstorm have released three new CLC coolers in the Castle 240mm and 280mm and the Captain 240 Pro. Both CPU coolers have RGB LED fans and some...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

GIGABYTE Sabre 15 and 17 Gaming Laptops: Affordable Portable Gaming

Typically when you think of GIGABYTE/AORUS, you think of laptops like the Aero 15X or X9. Beautiful, powerful laptops with budget-breaking prices. However, GIGABYTE is now trying to spread...

7 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

MSI’s 49” Optix Curved Display and Oculux 25” High Refresh Monitors Announced

While MSI may be best known for motherboards and laptops, the company is making a big play at the monitor market as well. And this is in a quite...

16 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Dell updates Inspiron line with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Processors

In another Dell gaming announcement today, they have announced the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 that now adds 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen processors, an update over the 5675 that used...

4 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

Seagate Shows Off 14 TB Exos HDD, Promises Consumer 14 TB Drives in Q4

Seagate is among many companies that do not announce a new stack of products at every trade show because design-in cycles of modern storage devices are fairly long and...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

Lian Li Launches Strimer RGB PSU Cable

Modern enthusiast-grade PCs can have RGB LEDs in almost all components — from motherboard, to memory modules, to SSDs. Meanwhile, one of the things that is not RGB-lit in...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

EVGA Goes Budget Part 2: H370 Stinger, with 10 PCB Layers

In light of the B360 Gaming already being shown to us at EVGA’s suite at Computex, cue another interesting surprise in the H370 Stinger. The key headline for this...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2018

AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2018

HP Announces ProBook x360 440 G1 Notebook: Slim and Secure Convertible

HP introduced the new HP ProBook x360 400 G1 they say is designed to adapt to the way growing business and on-the-go professionals work both inside and outside of...

3 by Joe Shields on 6/6/2018

AMD Demos 7nm Vega GPU: Betting Big on Machine Learning for Radeon Instinct; Shipping This Year

In a fairly unexpected move, AMD formally demonstrated at Computex its previously-roadmapped 7nm-built Vega GPU. As per AMD's roadmaps on the subject, the chip will be used for AMD’s...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

203 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

AMD Computex 2018 Press Event: A Live Blog (10am Taiwan, 2am UTC)

Ready to follow along for another press event? AMD is here, with all the senior faces coming on stage. Follow our live blog to hear what is being announced.

20 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

We Got a Sneak Peek on Intel’s 28-Core: All You Need To Know

This week at Computex, we saw two big CPU related announcements. The first was the launch of the Intel i7-8086K, a six-core limited edition processor at 5 GHz that...

65 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Realtek Demos RTS-5260 SD 6.0/UHS-III Controller & Card Reader Prototype

Realtek demonstrated its first controller compliant with the SD 6.0 spec and supporting the UHS-III transfer rate of up to 624 MB/s at Computex. The device seems to be...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

EVGA X299 Micro2: A Refresh of the X299 Micro

Intel has stated that the next generation of HEDT processors is coming later this year. We fully expect these processors to be motherboard compatible with current Skylake-X processors on...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Geil Announces Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance Memory

Geil has announced the Super Luce RGB SYNC Series TUF Gaming Alliance memory adding to the existing RGB SYNC series SKUs. Geil’s RGB SYNC series has been around for...

9 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

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