As many of you have noticed, this is now the fourth Computex we’ve covered and as tradition dictates, we bring you the 2016 edition of Booth Babes of Computex!
Once again we’d like to credit our good friend, David Chang of Yuki-no photography who has helped us provide you with another glimpse of the Computex booth babe experience. As usual, if you’ve enjoyed his work, be sure to thank him by giving his Facebook page a like as well. Those who missed our MEGA Booth Babes of Computex 2013, MEGA Booth Babes of Computex 2014, or MEGA Booth Babes of Computex 2015, be sure to check it out as well.
Polaris has made huge splashes at Computex this year. To get more information about AMD’s vision for the long term, we met up with Adam Kozak, AMD’s Client Desktop Product Marketing Manager and Antal Tungler, Senior Manager of Public Relations to talk more about what to expect from Polaris and the road ahead.
One of the biggest focus for AMD is bringing VR into the hands of the consumers at an affordable price. The RX 480 is revealed to have MSRP of $199, but Lisa Su stated that they’re expecting the retail price of its Polaris-based GPUs to be between $100-$299. The RX 480 will release with two configurations: one with 4GB of RAM and another with 8GB [...]
AMD board partners had a pretty disappointing showing at Computex this year since AMD decided not to launch their upcoming 300 series graphics cards at the show.
Rather than go empty handed however, PowerColor did show off their upcoming Devil HDX sound card (SCM888-DHDX) which they claim will improve audio quality over onboard sound for gamers and audio enthusiasts.
PowerColor was nice enough to let us take a look under the hood of the Devil HDX which revealed that the sound card does in fact have a full array of “real” audio processing hardware.
While we didn’t get too much time to closely examine the entire PCB, we did [...]
No trip to Computex would ever be complete without a visit to our friends at Kingston and with most of their latest products launched at CES earlier this year, Computex was relatively low key for the “king” of memory.
Among the latest products to be launched is a new pink version of the HyperX Cloud II gaming headset (as seen above). This is pretty much the same HyperX Cloud II that we reviewed previously except now it comes in a cute pink color, presumably for that cute gamer girl (or boy) in your life.
Pricing on the new headset will be identical to the already released red/black and gunmetal editions of the headset. It’s currently available [...]
As usual, Plextor had a big showing at Computex with a number of upcoming SSDs and new and improved software stack to show off as well.Plextor M7e (and its variants)
Quite possibly the biggest showing for Plextor at Computex is the soon to come Plextor M7e PCIe SSD which will succeed the Plextor M6e launched last year. Plextor did show off the M7e at CES earlier this year, but they’ve now a live demo of the SSD in operation along with a new PCIe x4 to M.2 adapter PCB design that lights up the back of the unit to give off that extra “cool” factor.
The Plextor M7e will still be using Marvell’s 88SS9293 PCIe Gen 2 x4 controller, [...]
First unveiled as a premium gaming brand from Gigabyte back at CES 2014, Aorus is continuing to expand their lineup at Computex 2015 with a brand new gaming laptop and a refresh of the Aorus X7.
The Aorus X series is a family of premium gaming laptops aimed straight at gamers, enthusiasts and content creation professionals. Not only do they pack incredible features and performance for users on the go, they’re also extremely versatile with plenty of options to extend their usability.Model Aorus X3 Plus V3 Aorus X5 Aorus X7 Pro-SYNCCPU Intel Core i7-4710HQ (Haswell) Intel Core i7-5700HQ (Broadwell) Intel Core i7-4870HQ (Haswell)GPU Nvidia [...]
If you’ve been following the SandForce story over the past couple years, you’ll know that it’s been quite a ride for SandForce and their upcoming SF3700 SSD controller. Shortly after announcing the LSI SandForce SF3700 back in late 2013, LSI, the then owner of SandForce controller technology, was acquired by Avago who then turned around and sold LSI’s Flash Components Division to Seagate within the same year. As such, the SandForce SF3700 controller faced multiple delays which may or may not have been expected given SandForce’s original expectation of SF3700’s arrival by the end of last year.
Obviously an end of 2014 launch of the [...]
Wow has time flown by! This has already become the third Computex we’ve covered and as you’d expect from a Computex, there were plenty of booth babes trying to attract your eyes on the show floor.
Once again thanks to our good friend David Chang of Yuki-no photography, we get to give you all another glimpse of the Computex booth babe experience. As usual, if you’ve enjoyed his work, be sure to thank him by giving his Facebook page a like as well. Those who missed our MEGA Booth Babes of Computex 2013 and MEGA Booth Babes of Computex 2014, be sure to check it out as well.
Adomax isn’t the only one with a an infrared keyboard switch at Computex 2015.
Meet A4tech’s Bloody infrared keyswitches with what they call “Light Strike” technology. Light Strike breaks from conventional mechanical keyswitch design by integrating an infrared sensor and emitter into the switch itself. Unlike the Adomax switch however, the infrared sensor and the emitter is placed facing each other, perpendicular to the movement of the switch. When the switch is depressed, a plate in the switch lowers and blocks the infrared beam between the emitter and sensor, and thus a keypress is registered.
What this design translates [...]
Adomax’s Flaretech infrared keyswitch could be the next big thing to come to keyboards.
Rather than a traditional mechanical switch, the Flaretech infrared keyswitch uses a different method of input detection – infrared light. Up till now, keyboard inputs have been binary in nature: the switch either sends a signal when it travels to the registering distance (closed circuit), or sits at its resting state where there’s no input (open circuit). However, Flaretech infrared switches have vertical infrared sensors embedded in the baseplate underneath each switch. They not only detects when a key is pressed, but also how far it’s been pressed. Thus, [...]