Computex 2017 is here. Manufacturers from around the world have descended on Taipei with new graphics cards, gaming laptops, and basically any other products targeted at the enthusiast PC market. We're scrambling around our not-so-secretly favorite tradeshow to bring you the latest updates, and just like we did for CES 2017, we plan to gather that smorgasbord of news into easily digested recaps so you don't feel too stuffed.
Intel Announces X-Series CPUs
CES 2017 was all about Intel's 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) processors. In the time since, however, AMD has introduced a bunch of Ryzen CPUs to cover everything from the budget-minded gamer to the core-hungry enthusiasts who will doubtless find some way to put the new ThreadRipper processor's 16 cores to good use. Intel decided to retake the headlines at Computex 2017 with the announcement of new X-Series products.
Storage, Graphics, And More, Oh My
Intel's latest-and-greatest CPUs aren't the only parts you're going to want to pop into your rig. Computex is a wonderful place where seemingly every booth you visit and meeting you take will have you reaching for your wallet.
Well, kind of. Many products aren't yet available, don't have release dates, or aren't novel enough to warrant coverage. But the exciting stuff is really exciting and closer to release than many of the wares hawked at CES. We're particularly enthused to see what kind of storage-related announcements are made over the next week.
These are some of the most interesting gizmos and gadgets we've seen so far:
- WD, Sandisk Out Their First 64-Layer NAND SSDs
- Toshiba Readies XG5 NVMe SSD With 64-Layer BiCS
- EVGA Guarantees Its GTX 1080 Ti K|NGP|N Edition Is Capable Of 2,025MHz OC Speeds
- A Waterproof-ish Corsair Mechanical Keyboard, The K68
- Enermax Heads To Computex With New MaxTytan, Platimax D.F., RevoBron PSU Lines
- Riotoro Reveals A Trio Of Next-Gen PC Cases
- Riotoro Returns With New ‘Ghostwriter’ Keyboard, ‘Aurox’ Mouse
- Noctua Announces Its Next Generation 120mm A-Series Fan
Gaming Laptops And All-In-Ones Get Boosts
Not all gamers want to be shackled to their desks or pushed to build their own PCs to get decent performance. Asus, Dell, and several other companies gathered at Computex 2017 have embraced this truth by announcing beefier gaming laptops and all-in-one systems. Many of these products have the competing goals of being more powerful--several are ready for VR--while also fitting into ever-smaller packages.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Nvidia’s Max-Q Will Make Your Gaming Laptops Incredibly Slim
- New MSI Gaming Laptops Get VR-Ready
- Asus' New 'Hero' and 'Scar' Gaming Laptops Are Spoiling for a Fight
- Asus Gets In The Game With Zen AiO ZN242
- Dell Launches 'VR Ready' XPS 27 AIO: 4K, Core i7-7700, Radeon RX 570, 10 Speakers
- Dell's Inspiron All-In-Ones Ditch Bezels, One Promises VR Readiness