Computex 2018

One of the most impressive motherboard designs coming out of Computex was MSI’s new X399 Creation motherboard. With Threadripper 2 around the corner, sporting support for up to 32 cores and 250W TDP, a couple of the motherboard manufacturers are building X399 ‘refresh’ motherboards that are optimized for the new processors, and this is MSI’s very impressive effort. The headline from this motherboard is the 19 power phases, arranged as 16 for the processor. This is likely a four-phase implementation with two doublers, but still comes in as eight more than the amount of phases for the CPU compared to any other Threadripper motherboard on the market. The effect of using more phases in this way means that the power multiplexing over time that occurs...

Corsair adds RGB Flare and More Glass To Obsidian 500D: 500D RGB SE Is Born

Corsair, not resting on their laurels, has announced an updated 500D from its beloved Obsidian series. The standard 500D aluminum plate has been replaced with a piece of smoked...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

Corsair Introduces New SF Series and Vengeance Series Power Supplies

Corsair unveiled two new additions to its line-up of computer power supplies. The SF Series of 80 PLUS Platinum lands with 450W and 650W models while the ATX size...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

EVGA Super G7 1000W Power Supply: Going for Small

One of the interesting things out of EVGA is their upcoming Super G7 power supply line. It is built on a new power supply platform that looks at making...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ASUS CG32UQ: 4K Console Gaming LCD with FreeSync & Halo Sync Lighting

ASUS has been offering displays designed especially for console gaming for over 1.5 years now, primarily targeting mainstream PlayStation 4 and Xbox One machines and thus offering a Full...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Intel’s 28-Core 5 GHz CPU: Coming in Q4

Update 06/08: Intel has since backtracked on its initial statements, clarifying that while a 28-core part is coming in Q4 of this year, its stock frequency will not be...

90 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Intel Announces the Core i7-8086K: Coffee Lake at 5 GHz

As an homage to both Intel’s 50 year company anniversary and the 40 year anniversary of the eponymous 8086 processor, today Intel surprised us all in announcing the Core...

69 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

The Intel Computex 2018 Keynote: A Live Blog (2pm Taiwan, 6am UTC)

Usually one of the bigger press events of Computex is Intel's Keynote. This year it will be hosted by Intel's Gregory Bryant, and we will be all-ears to hear...

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

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580): A 5.5-inch Screen in the Touchpad

Asus’s new ZenBook Pros, announced at Computex in Taipei, each have two screens: the big laptop display you expect, and then a new 5.5-inch display built into the touchpad...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

Asus ZenBook S (UX391): ZenBook Gets a Lift

At their press conference at Computex in Taipei, Asus has announced the ZenBook S (UX391), a new clamshell laptop with an ergonomic design and a variety of colors. The...

4 by Ryan Smith on 6/5/2018

Asus VivoBook S14 (S430) and S15 (S530): Mid-Range Options

At its Computex press conference in Taipei, Asus announced its new VivoBook S14 and S15 notebooks with quad-core processors, minimal bezels and fun colors that are far more vivid...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

ASUS Zen Press Event Live Blog (11:30am Taiwan, 3:30am UTC)

Anton and I are at ASUS' consumer press event, more often called the 'Zen' press event. We expect a quick flurry of launches from Jonney Shih, so stay tuned...

5 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 850: A Second Generation For Windows

Qualcomm’s big value-add to the laptop space last year, alongside running Windows on the company’s smartphone-focused Arm processors, was both battery life and mobile connectivity, promising performance, 20+ hours...

36 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Killer xTend Goes Prime Time: Expanding the Wireless Network

There has been several times in this life as a technology journalist when expanding my wireless network would have helped what I do. However, as is usually the case...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Riotoro Announces 1200W 80+ Gold Power Supply

Riotoro announced a large capacity high-efficiency PSU at Computex named the Builder Edition 1200W. Riotoro pegs the power supply as being ideal for cryptocurrency mining, data servers, or extreme...

1 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Riotoro’s Project Morpheus Case Changes Shape to Fit Your Build

Case and accessory maker Riotoro has been churning out impressive, often budget-friendly products for years. But here at Computex 2018, the company seems to raise its profile with a...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Gigabyte Enters Memory Market with AORUS RGB LED RAM

GIGABYTE is entering the desktop memory market with a new kit of AORUS-branded RGB LED RAM. The AORUS RGB LED memory is a dual-channel 16GB (2 x 8GB) kit...

6 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Announces a Complete Lineup of 802.11ax Routers

ASUS has announced a family of new routers designed to satisfy the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of the modern household. ASUS unveiled the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 (ASUS says is the...

19 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Apexgaming Unveils X-Mars and Hermes Tempered Glass Chassis

Apexgaming, known for manufacturing gaming cases, power supplies, and other computer peripherals, recently announced two reddot design award winners in the X-Mars full-tower E-ATX gaming chassis and the mid-tower...

5 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC to Equip ZBOX MAGNUS Gaming PCs with Killer Network Controllers

ZOTAC announced plans to upgrade its flagship ZBOX MAGNUS SFF gaming systems/barebones with Rivet Networks’ Killer network controllers. The first systems to get the new chips will be demonstrated...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC Expands MEK Lineup with MEK Mini and MEK Ultra

ZOTAC on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate an expanded range of its pre-built MEK systems at Computex next month. The new MEK Ultra PCs will address users who demand...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

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