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Tech ARP Computex 2018 Live Coverage – Day Four

This is the fourth and last day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex 2018. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. 

This article will be updated live with pictures and details as and when they come in. Videos will be inserted at the end of every night, as they take time to process and upload.

 

The Special Acer Showcase @ Computex 2018

Acer really went all out this Computex… filling up an entire avenue with these showcase booths.

A massive Acer showcase at Xinyi Plaza.

This is the new Acer Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop, powered by the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon RX Vega graphics!

And this is the new Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition gaming laptop!

Acer also introduced a new Acer Nitro 50 gaming PC. Small but powerful. Comes with option of Intel or AMD processors.

And if you want nothing but the best, here is the new Acer Predator Orion 9000! 

 

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We Drop By Western Digital Again!

WD and I go waaaaaaayyyyy back!  so I popped over to say adieu! We have more from WD to show you later.

Jared Peck and Albert Chang (not here) are such awesome dudes to chat with. May we meet again…soon!

 

Goodbye, Taipei!

We had to cut short our Computex coverage this year. But we still have many pictures, videos and articles to share with you shortly.

See you next year? 

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Tech ARP Computex 2018 Live Coverage – Day Three

This is the third and last day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex 2018. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. 

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Computex 2018 Day 3 Schedule

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM : AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM : GAMDIAS

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM : MSI

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : ADATA

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM : Nangang Walkabout

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM : Pia’s Farewell Party

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM : Cooler Master Party

 

AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference Part 1

Dr. Lisa Su kicks off her keynote speech! @ The Westin Taipei

Cisco just announced that they’re adopting AMD EPYC processors!

HP just announced that they’re going to offer their first 1P AMD EPYC Proliant servers

Tencent CEO just announced that they’re offering AMD EPYC-powered SA1 cloud service!

Scott Herkelman takes over from Dr. Lisa Su to talk about Radeon and gaming.

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Acer’s Jerry Hou shows off the Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop powered by 2nd Gen Ryzen and Radeon RX graphics.

Scott Herkelman reveals the new Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano graphics card

Jim Anderson begins his talk on the Ryzen processor family.

Kevin Lensing starts showing off new Ryzen Mobile laptops.

Ray Wah talks about Dell’s adoption of Ryzen Mobile processors in their Inspiron laptops.

Next Page > AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference Part 2

 

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AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference Part 2

ASUS’ Marcel Campos shows off a Ryzen Mobile laptop with… wait for it… an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU… LOL 

Jerry Hou talks about Lenovo’s Ryzen Mobie laptops

The 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadrilpper will have up to 32-cores and 64-threads. It’ll be available in Q3 2018!

Jim Anderson shows off the new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processor… with a delidded example.

David Wang talks about the world’s first 7nm GPU.

Introducing the AMD Radeon Instinct Vega 7nm!

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Want to see how fast the 7nm Radeon Instinct is? Wait for our video!

The new 7nm AMD Radeon Instinct is sampling now and will launch in 2H 2018!

Lisa Su announces that EPYC processor will be shrunk to 7nm.

The AMD EPYC processor Lisa held is an early sample, with sampling in Q2 and a target launch in 2019.

The 7nm EPYC processor with the 7nm Radeon Instinct Vega.

Jim Anderson with the new 2nd Gen Threadrippers!

Next Page > The GAMDIAS Showcase

 

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The GAMDIAS Showcase

We are now at the House of GAMDIAS at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center!

This is the GAMDIAS Talks M1 case. It’s the larger of the two Talos models and has dual tempered glass panels.

This is the slightly smaller Talos E1 case, with one tempered glass door.

GAMDIAS is introducing a new Hades P1 RGB gaming mouse with Qi wireless charging capability, and the accompanying Nyx P2 RGB mouse pad.

The GAMDIAS Nyx P2 has an integrated Qi charging pad. And yes you can charge your smartphone on it too!

Close up look at the GAMDIAS P1 RGB which supports Qi wireless charging

The GAMDIAS Hades M1 here does not support Qi charging but has a 5 g x 4 weight tuning system.

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GAMDIAS is also introducing a 1200 W PSU – the Cyclops X1-1200

GAMDIAS also showed off a water cooler called Chione M1A.

All of Gamdias fans and coolers have one common feature – RGB lighting.

Their latest headset is the Hebe P1 RGB A… which boasts 7.1 virtual surround sound, 53 mm drivers and… RGB lighting!

Bae

Next Page > The MSI Showcase

 

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The MSI Showcase

Introducing the upcoming MSI GF63 gaming laptop. Powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and up to GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q or a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

This is the new MSI Prestige PS42 Limited Edition ultra-light laptop that is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX 150 graphics.

This MSI Xpander-Aero card lets you fit four NVMe SSDs with a large cooler. It’s designed to look like a graphics card.

Which MSI B360 motherboard do you prefer? Black or white?

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Coming soon – the MSI B450-A Pro motherboard.

Coming soon – the MSI B450 Tomahawk motherboard

This is the MSI MEG X399 Creation – the X399 Refresh motherboard for the upcoming 2nd Gen Threadripper.

With Pia and Emily from MSI!

Next Page > The Cooler Master Showcase

 

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The Cooler Master Showcase

This is the highlight of the Cooler Master showcase – the GamePod concept gaming pod!

This is so awesome! 

Coming soon – the Cooler Master Cosmos C700M case

Coming soon – the Cooler Master MasterBox MB530P case, with 3 tempered glass panels.

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Cooler Master has an interesting thermoelectric liquid cooler that keeps itself below room temperature but above freezing point. They also have an interesting liquid cooler with a transparent pump impeller.

This is the Cooler Master cooler designed specifically for the 2nd Gen Threadripper.

The new Cooler Master headphones are seriously comfortable!

Next Page > Party Time + Computex 2018 Beauties!

 

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Pia’s Farewell Party + Cooler Master Party!

This is only the first of three parties tonight!  @ ATT 4 FUN

Pia’s farewell party combined with the Cooler Master party and Jeffrey Lai from Acer LOL

Cheers, and all the best in Spain! Don’t forget us! 

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Computex Beauties

An EssenCore girl… 

An ASRock girl… 

Killer looks… 

How they look so good at the end of a long day, I’ll never know… 

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Tech ARP Computex 2018 Live Coverage – Day Two

This is the second day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex 2018. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex 2018 began yesterday and we will be here until tomorrow!

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Day 2 Schedule

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM : GIGABYTE Showcase @ TWTC

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM : GIGABYTE Showcase @ Taipei 101

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM : AORUS Showcase @ Taipei 101

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM : Intel Press Conference with Gregory Bryant

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM : Western Digital + SanDisk Showcase

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM : TWTC Computex Walkabout

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM : ADATA Party + TweakTown Party

 

GIGABYTE Showcase @ TWTC

GIGABYTE has not one but THREE showcases in Computex 2018. This one here is focused on their datacenter solutions.

This is one of GIGABYTE’s new HPC servers powered by the NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPU.

It’s not just work and no play at this GIGABYTE showcase though. Right behind their server showcase is an entire gaming room!

Some really cool GIGABYTE swag!

Try out the AORUS gaming system and stand to win a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card! 

An NVIDIA model prepping to do a video shoot at the GIGABYTE booth.

AORUS motherboards with RGB lighting are bae

Next Page > GIGABYTE + AORUS Showcases @ Taipei 101

 

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GIGABYTE Showcase @ Taipei 101

Time to head up to the 36th floor of Taipei 101!

View from the GIGABYTE and AORUS showrooms on the 36th floor of Taipei 101.

Now you can game on a Mac with the GIGABYTE RX580 Gaming Box!

The GIGABYTE RX580 Gaming Box turns you MacBook and MacBook Pro into a gaming machine!

This is the new GIGABYTE Sabre 17 gaming laptop.

And this is the new GIGABYTE Sabre 15 gaming laptop.

Those are live fish swimming in the water.
The entire system is actually soaked in mineral oil under the water.

With my GIGABYTE hosts! 

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AORUS Showcase @ Taipei 101

The top-secret AORUS B450 PRO WiFi motherboard

And this is the top-secret X399 Refresh motherboard… tadaaaa… video coming up soon!

Next Page > Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference with Gregory Bryant

 

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Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference with Gregory Bryant

Gregory Bryant just announced the Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Limited Edition processor!

And here is the new Lenovo Yoga Book 2 with dual display panels!

Gregory Bryant announced the Intel AI for PC Developer Program.

Jerry Shen shows off the new ASUS PreCog laptop.

Gregory Bryant announces that the Intel Optane SSD 905P will be available in the M.2 form factor.

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Intel will introduce a new 28-core processor very soon!

The future 28-core Intel processor will have a Cinebench score of 7334!

Omaigerd… it’s @jlin7 

Intel shows off an AI band!

Gregory Bryant even showed off his drumming skills! 

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Western Digital + SanDisk Showcase

The Western Digital Black NVMe SSD – a real performance beast!

The InWin WinBot gaming PC with WD Black SSD and HDD inside.

The iBuyPower SnowBlind PC with transparent LCD panel and WD Black NVMe SSDs.

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Western Digital actually installed two ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 cards – each with four WD Black NVMe SSDs. Guess how fast they ste???

Freaking unbelievable!!! The eight WD Black NVMe SSDs delivered more than 19 GB/s in throughput!!!

Here are the IOMeter results details of the 8 WD Black NVMe SSDs in RAID array.

Close up of the ASUS Hyper M.2 x16 Card with four 1TB WD Black NVMe SSDs.

Next Page > ADATA + TweakTown Computex Parties!

 

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ADATA + TweakTown Computex Parties!

The ADATA Computex Party is really happening! @ *inhouse

Taiwanese girls are not only hot, they’re tall! 

Nothing beats an open bar… 

Entertainment at the ADATA Computex Party

With David (left) and Scott of ADATA

Hey… an open bar at the TweakTown Computex Party too!  @ The Brass Monkey

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Tech ARP Computex 2018 Live Coverage – Day One

Team ARP is on the ground at Taipei to cover Computex 2018 LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page and this article. Computex 2018 begins today, June 4, 2018 and we will be here for three full days. So join us for our live coverage every day, until June 6!

 

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Here We Go!

We are flying off to Taipei on 3 June 2018, packing five outstanding smartphones to help us cover Computex 2018!

 

Day 1 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2018 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

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Early Morning : Registration + Taipei 101 Convention Centre Walkabout

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM : NVIDIA Computex 2018 Press Conference

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM : NVIDIA Consumer Tech Briefing

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM : Corsair Computex Party!

 

Computex 2018 Kicks Off!

Finally have the license to enter #Computex2018!

Check out the gaming systems that Western Digital is preparing to show off the WD Black NVMe SSD tomorrow!

At the Grand Hyatt Taipei, we kick off Computex 2018 with the NVIDIA Press Conference!

What a crowd… 30 mins before the NVIDIA Press Conference kicks off! 

Guess who’s here too? 

Not NVIDIA cookies but got it from Jensen himself. LOL 

Got a selfie with Jensen before the press conference 

Jensen tossing cookies… 

Next Page > NVIDIA Computex 2018 Press Conference

 

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NVIDIA Computex 2018 Press Conference

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang kicks off the press conference

Jensen starts by showing off the new Tesla V100 GPU with 32 GB of HBM2 memory. 16 of these go into the new NVIDIA DGX-2 – the world’s largest GPU node with 2 teraflops of performance!

No… Jensen is not serving pizza 

That is the NVIDIA HGX-2 – world’s most powerful motherboard with eight Tesla V100 GPUs delivering 1 teraflops of computing power!

Jensen announces NVIDIA Xavier – the world’s first AI processor for intelligent machines.

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Jensen shows off the NVIDIA Drive Pegasus – a complete intelligent platform powered by the new NVIDIA Xavier SoC.

Introducing NVIDIA Jetson Xavier board for the NVIDIA ISAAC robotics platform!

This is the complete NVIDIA Jetson Xavier developer’s kit computer.

Edward kindly took this photo of me getting a selfie with Jensen. Thanks!

Next Page > 2018 NVIDIA Consumer Tech Briefing, Corsair Computex Party!

 

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2018 NVIDIA Consumer Tech Briefing

The BFGD is… coming soon!

This is how you do live ray tracing on a single system… with 4 Tesla GPUs in an NVIDIA DGX-2 system!

 

Andrew Saunders compares the new NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR against the current G-SYNC.

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Corsair Computex Party!

Pirates are known to throw a great party! 

Cocktail menu at the Corsair Computex Kick-off Party!

Honey-glazed ham! 

Oh guess who showed up at the Corsair party? 

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