Computex 2019

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.

Made For Creators, ASRock X570 Creator With DDR4-4600, Two TB3, 10GbE

During Computex 2019, ASRock announced its range of X570 chipset motherboards for launch on 7/7 alongside the Ryzen 3000 series of processors. The ASRock X570 Creator is focused towards...

23 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/5/2019

Azza 806 Table Mini: I Might Buy This Case, or, Why Bother with a Chassis?

I’m a sucker for a big, powerful system. I want the CPU, the GPU, the fast storage, the lot. As a reviewer, I can change my daily system frequently...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming X: DDR4-4666, Triple PCIe 4.0 M.2, Wi-Fi 6

ASRock announced a number of X570 motherboards for the AMD Ryzen 3000 series of processors during Computex 2019. One of the most high-end options from its range is the...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/4/2019

ECS Mini-ITX Ryzen Streaming PC, with M.2 Capture Card

We reported on the SF110-A320 back at CES, where it was a small form factor machine using a 35W AMD APU. ECS had this design at Computex as well...

2 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

InWin’s Signature Yǒng: A $4000 PC Case Designed by Customers

There are many expensive highly-customizable PC cases on the market these days, but for some people even the fanciest chassis is not enough. For customers looking for something completely...

25 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

Silicon Motion: PCIe 4.0 x4 SSD Controller in Development, Coming Q2 2020

Being the next step in PCIe, SSD controller makers are looking to release their PCIe 4.0 designs into the market. Silicon Motion is not an exception, with its upcoming...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

ADATA Demonstrates 32 GB DDR4 Modules, Built on Micron 16 Gb

Earlier this year Intel enabled support of high-capacity 32 GB memory modules based on 16 Gb memory chips on select client platforms for enthusiasts and prosumers, but until recently...

3 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2019

GIGABYTE’s PCIe 4.0 SSD Uses 77g of Copper Due to 8W TDP, up to 2TB

One of the hot ticket items at this year’s Computex was the range of PCIe 4.0 storage devices available. All of them except one was built on the Phison...

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

GIGABYTE Unveils X570 Mini-ITX Motherboard: X570 I Aorus Pro WiFi

In the midst of all the current AMD announcements such as the Ryzen 3000 series of processors, and the announcement of the new X570 chipset, GIGABYTE has prepared a...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/4/2019

Super Flower Shows 2500W Platinum PSU: It’s Not For You

Last year at Computex we did a round-up of some really crazy 3000W power supplies. These were essentially two PSUs in a single chassis, but the idea was to...

24 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

ASRock X570 Aqua: Heaviest AMD Flagship Motherboard Ever (Plus Thunderbolt)

During Computex 2019, ASRock unveiled its latest flagship motherboard for AMD's AM4 socket, the X570 Aqua. Featured is a wide range of high-end components including 10 G LAN, Wi-Fi...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/3/2019

Spotted at Computex: A Ryzen PC in a Threadripper RETAIL box

A common marketing tool at trade show events is for companies to commission custom PC builds to showcase their hardware and products. Modding is an interesting aspect to our...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

Crucial 32 GB DDR4 Modules Found in an ASRock System

In a rather unexpected turn of events, Crucial has unveiled its first 32 GB DDR4 UDIMMs, which are based on Micron's yet-to-be-announced 16 Gb memory chips. The DIMMs will...

10 by Anton Shilov on 6/3/2019

Intel Launches the NUC Compute Element for Modular Computing Systems

Intel launched the NUC Compute Element, a new form-factor board targeting OEMs and high-volume system manufacturers, at Computex 2019.

16 by Ganesh T S on 6/3/2019

14nm Comet Lake-U Shipping to OEMs in November

If you’re having a tough time following Intel’s new array of code names, don’t worry, you are not alone. The split between mainstream and U-series and Y-series has us...

49 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

AMD Confirms PCIe 4.0 Not Coming to Older Motherboards (X470, X370, B350, A320)

One of the salient points of the next generation Ryzen 3000 CPUs coming next month was the support around PCIe 4.0. As the successor to PCIe 3.0, offering double...

50 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2019

ASUS ROG Strix X570-E and ROG Strix X570-F Gaming Motherboards Announced

ASUS has unveiled a number of X570 motherboard at Computex 19 with a range of boards in different price brackets. Also announced is the ROG Strix X570-E Gaming and...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/31/2019

A USB Stick as an SSD? A New Silicon Motion SM3282 Single-Chip Controller for USB SSDs

Silicon Motion has introduced its first single-chip controller for portable USB SSDs. The SM3282 promises to enable makers of portable drives to offer up to 400 MB/s sequential read...

46 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Worst Fake MacBook Air

It’s a common way to get a cheap laugh: mention that China doesn’t care about IP infringement and that a lot of fake products exist. There are a good...

36 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2019

ASUS ROG Swift PG65UQ BFGD G-Sync HDR Monitor: Coming Later This Year

Advanced displays clearly drive sales of higher-end GPUs, so NVIDIA has multiple initiatives to make high-end gaming monitors available. One of such initiatives is the BFGD (big format gaming...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

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