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...

Aquantia Multi-Gig: Single Chip USB 3.0 to 5G/2.5G Dongles Coming Soon

When discussing networking controllers, often we deal with single chips that convert PCIe to Ethernet. With Thunderbolt, an additional TB controller is needed at either end, increasing cost and...

13 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Crystal 280X RGB Case: Micro-ATX

Today, Corsair has announced the latest addition to the Crystal Series in the 280x RGB. Corsair describes the Micro-ATX chassis as having massive cooling in a small case. The...

3 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

Corsair Announces Vengeance RGB Pro Memory: Up to DDR-4000, 10 RGB LEDs

Corsair on Monday introduced its latest family of memory modules designed for enthusiasts and modders. The Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4 DIMMs bring together rather high performance and style: they...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS Displays New TUF Gaming Products

In another Announcement from Computex today, ASUS has shown four new peripherals designed for their new TUF gaming products in the TUF Gaming M5 mouse, K5 keyboard, H5 headset...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Launches VG49V: An Ultrawide Curved 32:9 49-Inch FreeSync LCD

Last year Samsung released the industry’s first ultrawide 49-inch gaming display which proved that rather exotic products could be quite a success. At Computex, ASUS introduced its own ultrawide...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Gladius II Wireless Mouse

ASUS has also announced a new wireless mouse, the ROG Gladius II. The ROG Gladius II is the wireless version of the popular Gladius II released in 2017. The...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Balteus Qi: RGB Mouse Pad Plus Qi Wireless Charging

In another of ASUS’ Computex announcements, they have shared the impending release of their ROG Balteus Qi RGB mouse pad. The mouse pad combines a surface for the mouse...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Delta Gaming Headset with Type-C Connection

Another of ASUS’ announcement at Computex comes in the form of the ROG Delta Type-C headset adding to their line of audio devices. The new Delta headset uses an...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Gaming Smartphone: 11mm-style ROG Phone with Speed-Binned Snapdragon 845

ASUS producing a gaming smartphone is one of the more esoteric news stories at the Computex 2018 trade show this year. To fire a shot right across the bow...

83 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis: Branding Beyond Components

To cap the range of ASUS ROG announcements today, rather than offer pre-built systems with the ROG design, users will be able to buy an ROG branded chassis and...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Coolers: Ryujin and Ryuo Liquid Coolers Announced

Coming out of ASUS’ press event are a pair of new ASUS liquid coolers, falling under the ROG peripherals range. The Ryujin will be the flagship model available in...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Computex 2018 NVIDIA Live Blog (1pm TW, 5am UTC)

We're here at NVIDIA for our first Live Blog of Computex. Event starts in a few minutes.

29 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC Preps Second-Gen Wearable Backpack "VR GO" PC

Multiple makers of gaming PCs formally introduced their wearable backpack PCs for VR gaming at Computex 2016 and have never updated these systems since then. But apparently after two...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

AMD B450 At Computex: ASRock Invite Mentions B450 Chipset on Display

ASRock on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate its new AM4 motherboards based on AMD’s yet-unannounced B450 chipset next week at Computex. The new chipset is expected to bring a...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

Team Group Joins ‘Extreme SO-DIMM Club’ with T-Force Vulcan

High-performance SFF and UCFF desktops as well as gaming notebooks are getting more popular among gamers these days, so it is inevitable that makers of PC components are starting...

2 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2018

FSP Readies Cheaper Hydro PTM+ Liquid-Cooled PSU: Up to 1000 W w/ RGB

Last year FSP introduced one of the world’s first commercial liquid-cooled PSUs for PCs, the Hydro PTM+ with the maximum output of 1400 W. Quite naturally, such a beast...

7 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2018

Cooler Master Releases MasterCase H500M

Cooler Master has launched a new case in the MasterCase H500M. The latest addition sits on top of their H-series lineup and seemingly based off of the H500P with...

6 by Joe Shields on 5/31/2018

Cryorig Set to Reveal the Dual Heatpipe Frostbit M.2 SSD Cooler

With the ever-raging debate about the correlation of high thermals and the performance throttling of M.2 SSDs being a hot topic, Cryorig intends to unveil an interesting and aggressive...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2018

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