Trade Shows

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its Ryzen and EPYC product lines. AMD is going all-in with its chiplet CPU architecture, as well as with its new RDNA graphics architecture for the upcoming Navi graphics product family. After AMD’s keynote, we joined a small roundtable of journalists to put questions to AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su.

Phison Develops PS5017 Controller for SD Express & MicroSD Express Cards

In order for the SD 7.0/7.1 (aka SD Express) ecosystem to take off, a number of things are needed, but aside from specification itself, availability of controllers for card...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

Realtek Showcases RTS5261 SD Express Controller, up to 128 TB at 1GB/s

Last year the SD Association published its Secure Digital 7.0 standard that defines SD Express cards. At this year’s Computex, Realtek demonstrated one of the industry’s first SD Express...

12 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

ASUS ROG Strix X570-I Gaming Mini-ITX Motherboard: Wi-Fi 6, Dual PCIe 4.0 M.2

At Computex 2019, ASUS unveiled a number of ROG-branded motherboards aimed at gamers and enthusiasts for AMD's new X570 chipset. Most of them are ATX, but a small handful...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

Seasonic Readies Fanless Prime 700 W 80Plus Titanium PSU

Seasonic demonstrated its upcoming Prime 700 W Titanium Fanless power supply at Computex. The PSU carries an 80Plus Titanium badge and will enable PC makers or enthusiasts to build...

11 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

GIGABYTE X299G Designare-10G Motherboard: Dual 10G Ethernet

GIGABYTE has released only a handful of its professional focused and creator-driven Designare branded motherboards, one for X299 and X399 for HEDT, as well as a Z390 version for...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2019

ASUS Mini LED Professional Monitors Update: Available This Year

Earlier this year ASUS announced two ProArt displays featuring Mini LED-based backlighting supporting full array local dimming (FALD) aimed at professionals. The ProArt PA32UCX with 1152-zone FALD was introduced...

22 by Anton Shilov on 6/14/2019

LG Unveils 27 and 37.5-Inch IPS Monitors with 1 ms Response Time

LG has introduced the industry’s first IPS displays featuring a 1 ms response time. The new UltraGear monitors bring together high image quality that LG’s Nano IPS panels are...

51 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

Intel's X299 Goes Extreme, GIGABYTE X299G Xtreme Waterforce With 10G LAN, 16-Phase VRM

At Computex 2019, GIGABYTE unveiled a couple of new motherboards on Intel's X299 chipset in lieu of the new refreshed Skylake-X processors expected later this year. The GIGABYTE X299G...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2019

MSI Demonstrates MEG Alchemy 700X: A Curved Gaming PC Case

Curved gaming monitors have captured a rather notable market share in the recent years, so MSI decided to build an open-air chassis for PCs that would match design of...

35 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

From Mining to Mini-PC Gaming: Comino Goes High-End Gaming PCs

As noted multiple times, technologies developed during the cryptocurrency mining boom can be easily applied elsewhere. Comino, which last year demonstrated its liquid-cooled mining servers, is no longer focused...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

Realtek Demonstrates RTD2173 DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1 Converter

Realtek is working on a chip that will convert DisplayPort 1.4 signals to HDMI 2.1 signals. The RTD2173 converter will enable makers of notebooks, motherboards, docks, and other applications...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

HDMI Forum: Certification Program for Ultra High Speed HDMI 48G Incoming

While the first HDMI 2.1 48G-branded cables were announced back in late 2018, they were not formally certified by the HDMI Forum for one reason: the certification program for...

23 by Anton Shilov on 6/13/2019

Corsair Unveils Nightsword RGB and M55 RGB Pro Gaming Mice

Corsair, the peripheral, cooling, and jack of all trades powerhouse has unveiled two new gaming mice, the Nightsword RGB, and M55 RGB Pro Gaming mouse. The Corsair Nightsword RGB...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/13/2019

TeamGroup T-Force Xcalibur ARGB DDR4-4000 at Computex

At Computex 2019, TeamGroup unveiled a couple of new products aimed at users looking for high-end components. One of these was its refreshed T-Force Xcalibur DDR4 memory now with...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

TeamGroup Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD: Up to 1 TB

Also on display at the TeamGroup booth was its T-Force Cardea Zero PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 which uses the Phison PS5016-E16 controller which we saw frequently throughout Computex this...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi Motherboards

At Computex 2019, ASUS announced two TUF Gaming branded motherboards, the TUF Gaming X570-Plus and TUF Gaming X570-Plus Wi-Fi. Both models are identical in terms of specifications apart from...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/12/2019

USB-IF: USB4 Products Coming in Late 2020

The USB Promoter Group is hard at work developing the USB4 specification. We met with them at Computex this year, and the good news is that the spec is...

66 by Anton Shilov on 6/12/2019

PNY 2 TB XLR NVMe SSD: PCIe 4.0 x4, Up to 4.8 GB/s

Since many high-end SSDs these days are bottlenecked by a PCIe 3.0 x4 interface, next-generation drives featuring a PCIe 4.0 x4 connector were among the highlights of this year’s...

21 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2019

Spotted at Computex: A White and Pink AIO LCS from ID Cooling

The PC enthusiast crowd these days is extremely diverse. Nowadays these people are looking not only for extreme performance, but also for personalized and stylish looks. As a result...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2019

ASUS VivoBook S14 & S15 Get ScreenPad 2.0, Add Premium Features

ASUS introduced its new generation mid-range VivoBook S-series laptops at Computex earlier this month. The new notebooks are equipped with the company’s proprietary ScreenPad 2.0 — a touchpad with...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

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