CES 2018

Updated Feb 1st! To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018. What was quite surprising is how much AMD exposed about their plans for 2018, detailing several product lines and launch times well in advance, with some blanks to be filled in later. The highlights include Ryzen APUs, the second generation of Ryzen built on 12nm using the ‘Zen+’ microarchitecture, and proliferating Vega into as many segments as possible, including a new Vega Mobile GPU range, as well as Vega coming to GlobalFoundries’ 7nm process.

Kingston at CES 2018: Nucleum, a Portable 7-in-1 USB-C Dock for Notebooks

LAS VEGAS, NV — Notebook manufacturers, Apple in particular, were heavily criticized in 2016/2017 for introducing notebooks that feature only USB Type-C connectors. For end-users, such a transition meant...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2018

ZOTAC at CES 2018: Workstation Mini-PCs with NVIDIA Quadro

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC’s new lineup of workstations consists of three systems based on Intel’s quad-core Core i5-7500T processor and one of three GPUs: the NVIDIA Quadro P1000...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2018

The ASUS NovaGo: Two Minutes with Snapdragon 835 and Windows

LAS VEGAS, NV – Late last year, at Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Tech Event in Hawaii, we had the formal introduction of the first devices that were using the new Windows...

76 by Ian Cutress on 1/17/2018

ZOTAC at CES 2018: AMD Raven Ridge APU in a ZBOX MA551 Mini-PC

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC is preparing a small form-factor PC based on an AMD’s Ryzen processor with integrated Vega graphics. The ZOTAC ZBOX MA551 will be among the...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Hands-On with the ASRock X399M Taichi

LAS VEGAS, NV – While smaller motherboards are fun to look at, and an engineering challenge, they still represent a small part of the market. The main benefit for...

5 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ADATA at CES 2018: A 1U AIC Server for 5G Comms, with 36x 8TB M.3 Drives

LAS VEGAS, NV – I had no idea what an M.3 drive was until I visited ADATA at CES. Having lived through IDE, SATA, and now M.2, I had...

11 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

GIGABYTE at CES 2018: A First Look at X470

LAS VEGAS, NV – One of the announcements from AMD’s Tech Day prior to CES was that of a new chipset coming to the Ryzen market. The purpose of...

14 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ASUS at CES 2018: How To Remove Multi-Monitor Bezels, Safely

LAS VEGAS, NV –Do you ever buy more than one monitor, and then the brain adjusts such that instead of focusing on the next headshot you end up looking...

16 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

Synaptics at CES 2018: In-screen Fingerprint & OLED DDIC

At CES 2018 we’ve had opportunity to visit Synaptics’ booth and check out what new technologies they had to offer. One of the big stories of CES 2018 in...

5 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/16/2018

Zotac at CES 2018: ZBOX MAGNUS Upgraded with Coffee

LAS VEGAS, NV — This year at CES, ZOTAC has demonstrated its new flagship compact gaming PC with an upgrade and a rededign. The new ZBOX MAGNUS is powered...

3 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2018

ASRock at CES 2018: Ultra Quad M.2 PCIe Card

LAS VEGAS, NV – Sometimes, one M.2 PCIe drive is not enough. Some motherboards come with three M.2 slots for NVMe SSDs, but that might not be enough either...

10 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

ADATA at CES 2018: Jellyfish DRAM

LAS VEGAS, NV – Over the years, DRAM heatsinks have gone from non-existent, to gaudy, to death traps with jagged edges, to some form of LED hell. In the...

19 by Ian Cutress on 1/16/2018

Ambarella at CES 2018: Announcing CV1 and CV22 SoCs with CVflow CNN engines

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas we had the pleasure to attend Ambarella’s booth tour demonstrating the newest products in camera SoC solutions. Ambarella to date is most widely...

9 by Andrei Frumusanu on 1/15/2018

Cherry Introduces New Low Profile RGB Switches at CES 2018

This year, Cherry, one of the leaders in mechanical keyboard switches, and more often than not the ‘go-to’ for enthusiasts, is releasing a new low-profile switch. It is called...

13 by Joe Shields on 1/12/2018

Mushkin at CES 2018: CarbonEXT 1 TB USB 3.0 SSD, Swap USB Type-A & Type-C Drive

LAS VEGAS, NV — In addition to a host of new M.2 SSDs, Mushkin introduced two new USB-based products at CES 2018: the CarbonEXT new external SSD as well...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2018

ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

UPDATE 1/12, 2:15 PM ET: Adding MSPRs for the Z2 and Q2 entry-level configs. LAS VEGAS, NV — ECS demonstrated a few of its upcoming ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/12/2018

Tesoro Returns with Low-Profile Switch Keyboards, Fresh Software

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Tesoro will readily admit that 2017 was a quiet year for the small peripherals company. The personnel reshifted and refocused during that time, carefully and...

5 by Joe Shields on 1/12/2018

ATSC Releases ATSC 3.0 Digital TV Standards Suite: Over-The-Air Meets Over-The-Top

LAS VEGAS, NV — At a formal commemoration at CES 2018, the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC), industry standards consortium for digital television, announced the release of ATSC 3.0...

25 by Nate Oh on 1/12/2018

MSI at CES 2018: New Desktop PC’s - Updated Trident 3 Arctic, Infinite X, and Aegis Ti3

MSI’s has released information about three new updated lines from their Gaming Desktop segment. The Trident 3 Arctic, revealed in March 2017, The Infinite X, and the Aegis Ti3...

7 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

MSI at CES 2018: New Optix MPG series Monitors - 27” Curved VA Panels Up to 144 Hz Refresh and RGB LED

LAS VEGAS, NV — A good chunk of premium gaming monitors feature RGB lighting, but the feature is almost always a superfluous flourish and not something very useful. That...

9 by Joe Shields on 1/11/2018

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