Computex 2019: All The Latest News From The Expo
Yearly bash of all things computer, Computex 2019, is in full swing in Taipei with manufacturers from across the globe unveiling their latest technological marvels. Here’s a breakdown of all the must-know news and updates coming in a breakneck speed.
Intel revealed it had finally succeeded in cracking the 10nm nut and unmasked the Ice Lake CPU with an alleged IPC increase of 18%.
The microprocessor giant also welcomed a new special edition to the Core i9 family with the beefy 9900KS. The new CPU offers a stable 5GHz boost across all eight cores during multi-core loads.
With what was widely considered the highlight of the conference, AMD unleashed its new family of 3rd-gen Ryzen CPU that make full use of the PCIe 4.0 technology. The star of AMD’s new range was undoubtedly the ultra-powerful Ryzen 9.
AMD also shed some much-needed light on its long-anticipated Navi family of GPUs, notably the Radeon RX 5700 GPU.
Short of launching a brand new range of graphics cards after last year’s massive drop of RTX GPUs, NVIDIA unveiled a laptop-friendly Quadro RTX range lauded as capable of desktop-class performance.
Dell brought updated versions of flagship m15 and m17 Alienware gaming laptops with 9th-gen Intel CPUs and NVIDIA RTX Max-Q GPUs, while its classic gaming G-Series line benefited from an equally impressive facelift with a similar jump in specifications.
AMD’s Ryzen reveal was bound to trigger a torrent of announcements, and MSI gladly joined the party announcing a handful of X570 compatible gaming motherboards making full use of PCIe 4.0 among a choice array of top tier features.
MSI also continued its push into the monitor market with two impressive new additions; the Optix MAG321CURV 4K 31.5-inch gaming monitor, and its first ultra-wide quad 34-inch smart monitor, the Optix MPG341CQR UWQHD.
Continuing its push into the peripheral sphere, MSI came to Computex stocked with new headsets, mice, and keyboards aimed at the entry-level and mid-range market.
Corsair eagerly jumped onto the PCIe 4.0 bandwagon with the Force Series MP600 SSD boasting blisteringly fast read speeds of 5GB/s, marking it as one of the first to make full use of the X570 chipset.
Sticking to its unquestionable forte as one of the chief purveyors of quality cooling components, Corsair unveiled the full range of Hydro X custom liquid cooling hardware.
Gigabyte took Computex 2019 as an opportunity to unveil its first 3rd-gen Ryzen motherboards, the X570 Aorus series that have nothing short than staggering specs and alluring designs to match.
The new AORUS NVMe Gen 4 SSD was also on the bill to complement the X570 AORUS motherboards and the new Ryzen CPUs.
Aimed at the high-end enthusiast market, EVGA announced the first motherboard to link up the LGA 3447 socket with the E-ATX form factor with overclocking firmly in its sights.
ASUS went all in at Computex with a new selection of peripherals, the highlight of which was the ASUS ROG Theta headset series with both an analog and USB version boasting innovative driver tech.
Several new ASUS monitors were unveiled as well, including a 4K/144Hz gaming monitor, and the ROG Strix XG17 geared towards portability with a long list of convenient features.
The Taiwanese PSU mainstay hit Computex with a load of new goodies, including its first 1600W power supply, a 700W fanless model, and an 800W SFX-L form factor unit.