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Here Is Everything Dell Announced At Computex 2019!

Here Is Everything Dell Announced At Computex 2019!

Dell just went full force at Computex 2019, with a wide range of consumer desktop and mobile products!

Here is the full scoop on everything Dell announced at Computex 2019!

 

The Complete Dell Computex 2019 Press Briefing

Last week, Dell gave us an exclusive first look at the new desktop and mobile products they are announcing at Computex 2019.

This webcast will tell you everything you need to know about the Dell Computex 2019 product launches :

 

Dell Home Installation Services

The Dell Home Installation Services offer an easy, time-saving way to set up your new or refurbished Dell Inspiron, XPS, G-Series and Alienware laptops and PCs at home. You can even buy it as a gift for someone else!

How does it work? When your new or refurbished Dell laptop or PC arrives, a Dell technician will :

  • Unpack and install it
  • Perform the system start-up
  • Connect to your home network, and pair it with your peripheral devices

There are optional add-on services, like :

  • migrating your data or personalized settings from the previous PC
  • installing additional components like memory, sound cards, video card, a secondary hard drive, an optical drive and multiple monitors

The Dell Home Installation Services is now available in 12 countries – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the US, and New Zealand.

 

2019 Dell Inspiron Models

Dell launched six new Inspiron laptops, and two Inspiron AIO models.

Inspiron 15 7000 (7590, 7591)

  • Ultralight, no-compromise performance laptops
  • 9th Gen Intel Core H-class processor, dual SSDs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Dual heat pipes, fans and drop-hinge
  • Available with immediate effect in APJ, China and MEA
  • Prices start at $999.99

Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 (7590)

  • Patent-pending design that stores full-size Active Pen in hinge
  • Adaptive thermal technology for greater comfort and performance
  • Available since 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7390)

  • Patent-pending design that stores full-size Active Pen in hinge
  • Adaptive thermal technology for greater comfort and performance
  • Available since 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,349.99

Inspiron 13 5000 (5390)

  • Thin and light design, with narrow borders and diamond-cut edges
  • Optional mobile broadband capabilities to keep you connected on-the-go
  • Available with immediate effect in China and MEA
  • Prices start at $579.99, and $729.99 for the WWAN option

Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (3195)

  • Small, compact companion device with HD touchscreen
  • Powered by a 7th Gen AMD processor
  • Available beginning 10 June 2019

2019 Inspiron 27 7000 AIO

  • Redesigned with a bottom-mounted stand and clean aesthetics
  • 27-inch InfinityEdge FHD display, with Dell Cinema audio
  • Available starting 26 July 2019, with prices starting at $949.99

2019 Inspiron 24 5000 AIO

  • Redesigned with a bottom-mounted stand and clean aesthetics
  • 24-inch InfinityEdge FHD display, with Dell Cinema audio
  • Available starting 26 July 2019, with prices starting at $699.99

 

2019 Dell Vostro Models

Vostro 15 7000 (7590)

  • Latest Intel H-series 6-core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Triple drive expandability storage options, with numeric keypad
  • Available starting 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $1,149.99

Vostro 13 5000 (5390)

  • Encased in aluminium and glass fibre, this is the thinnest and lightest Vostro ever
  • Comes with advanced video conferencing technology
  • Available starting 16 May 2019, with prices starting at $849.99

 

2019 Dell Precision Models

Precision 7740 Mobile Workstation

  • Up to 128 GB of 2666 MHz ECC memory, with up to 3200 MHz SuperSpeed memory
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,409

Precision 7540 Mobile Workstation

  • Up to 128 GB of 2666 MHz ECC memory, with up to 3200 MHz SuperSpeed memory
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,149

Precision 5540 Mobile Workstation

  • Thin and light – 15.6-inch InfinityEdge display in a 14-inch chassis
  • 9th Gen Intel Core or Xeon 8-core processor with up to NVIDIA Quadra T2000 (4GB) graphics
  • Available in Early July 2019, with prices starting at $1,339

Precision 3930 Rack Workstation

  • Available in Mid-July 2019, with prices starting at $879

Precision 3630 Tower Workstation

  • Available in Mid-July 2019, with prices starting at $609

Precision 3431 Tower Workstation

  • Available in June 2019, with prices starting at $609

 

2019 Dell Gaming Models

Dell G3 15 (3590)

  • Chassis with colour accents and high / matte / pattern moulded finishes
  • Available beginning 28 May 2019, with prices starting at $799

 

2019 Alienware Models

2019 Alienware m17

  • First Legend-designed thin and light Alienware laptop
  • 9th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce 16 series graphics
  • 4K HDR400 OLED display with 240 Hz refresh rate
  • Available starting 11 June 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

2019 Alienware m15

  • First Legend-designed thin and light Alienware laptop
  • 9th Gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce 16 series graphics
  • 4K HDR400 OLED display with 240 Hz refresh rate
  • Available starting 11 June 2019, with prices starting at $1,499.99

Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset (AW510H)

  • Fully-immersive surround sound, with retractable boom microphone
  • Alienware Legend Design, with non-exposed extenders and comfort-fit ear cups
  • Available 31 July 2019 (Dark Side of the Moon), 7 August 2019 (Lunar Light) with prices starting at $99.99

Alienware Stereo Gaming Headset (AW310H)

  • Deeper resonance, high-resolution audio quality
  • Ear cups with plush memory foam and sports fabric, and textured fabric headband
  • Available on 31 July 2019 with prices starting at $79.99

 

2019 Dell XPS Models

XPS 15 (7590)

  • Smallest webcam ever mounted at the top of the InfinityEdge display
  • Up to 8-core 9th Gen Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics
  • Available with UltraSharp 4K touch display with 100% Adobe RGB colour, or OLED display
  • Available 28 May 2019, with prices starting at $999.99, or $1,899.99 (OLED)

XPS 13 2-in-1 (7390)

  • Improved InfinityEdge display with 7% larger display area
  • Up to 2.5X more performance in 8% thinner form factor than previous generation
  • Coming soon, with prices starting at $999.99

 

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How To Create An 8TB SSD As Fast As DDR4 Memory!

The highlight of the WD Black NVMe SSD showcase at Computex 2018 was the massive 8TB SSD RAID array that is as fast as DDR4-2400 memory! Wonder how they accomplished this? Read on and find out!

Updated at 2018-06-22 : Our sincere apologies. We mixed up the system specifications for this SSD RAID Array. It’s actually an AMD Ryzen Threadripper system. We have since corrected the article to reflect this.

 

This 8TB SSD Is As Fast As DDR4 Memory!

As you can see here, Western Digital hit a throughput of 19 GB/s with the Western Digital Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check)! That is as fast as single-channel DDR4-2400 memory!

 

How To Create This Super-Fast 8TB SSD

The secret? Andrew Vo explains how they created this super-fast 8TB SSD RAID array using the Western Digital Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check) in this video.

This is what you will need, if you plan to replicate their project :

Each WD Black NVMe SSD is capable of a peak transfer rate of 2.8 GB/s (write) to 3.4 GB/s (read), so eight of them would have a theoretical throughput limit of 22.4 to 27.2 GB/s!

To hit 19 GB/s, you need to create a RAID 0 array of those eight 1 TB WD Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check), but you can’t use the motherboard’s RAID feature because you would be limited by the 32 Gbps / 4 GB/s DMI bottleneck.

Intel VROC

The ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card (Price Check) supports Intel Virtual RAID on CPU (VROC), which reassigns unused PCIe lanes of an Intel Skylake or Coffee Lake processor to boost transfer rates up to 128 Gbps or 16 GB/s.

Of course, those are the theoretical limits, and the actual throughput will be considerably lower than 16 GB/s. To go beyond that, you will need two ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Cards (Price Check).

AMD Ryzen Threadripper

However, Western Digital used an AMD Ryzen Threadripper system instead. The Threadripper processor has 64 PCIe lanes – plenty for two Hyper M.2 X16 Card (Price Check).

In the end, Western Digital only hit 19 GB/s with two of these cards. This is 30% lower than the theoretical capability of a perfect RAID 0 array of eight 1 TB WD Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check), and 40% lower than the theoretical capability of two ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Cards (Price Check).

However, without resorting to this method, a motherboard-based RAID 0 array of eight 1 TB WD Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check) would only deliver a maximum transfer rate of just 4 GB/s. Even that’s in a perfect world.

 

How Much Does This Super-Fast SSD RAID Array Cost?

Each 1 TB WD Black NVMe SSDs (Price Check) currently costs $399.99. So the eight SSDs alone cost a princely US$ 3,192 / € 2,765 / RM 12,779.

The ASUS Hyper M.2 X16 Card (Price Check) is much cheaper at just $59 each. That’s an additional US$ 118 / € 102 / RM 472.

All in, this 8 TB SSD RAID array will set you back US$ 3,247 / € 2,812 / RM 12,999. And that does not include the AMD Ryzen Threadripper system=.

No doubt, this is a very expensive project. But think about it – you now have a massive 8 TB SSD RAID 0 array that is as fast as DDR4-2400 memory!

 

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GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Xtreme Motherboard Preview

Hidden in the GIGABYTE and AORUS showcases was the yet-to-be-released X399 AORUS Xtreme motherboard. We were given a chance to take a close look at it, and take a video and some photos of it. If you are waiting for an AMD X399 Refresh motherboard to pair with the upcoming AMD Threadripper 2 CPU, here’s a teaser for you!

 

AMD X399 Refresh

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper is designed specifically to work with the AMD X399 chipset. Together, they offer the following features :

  • 64 PCI Express lanes
  • Quad-channel DDR4 SDRAM memory
  • Up to 2 native USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
  • Up to 14 USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
  • Up to 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • Up to 16 SATA ports

The upcoming AMD Threadripper 2 will continue to use the same chipset, with a BIOS update, of course. Other than that, the X399 Refresh motherboards are expected to feature the same circuitry and power optimisations being introduced with the X470 and B450 motherboards.

 

GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Xtreme Motherboard

The GIGABYTE X399 AOARUS Xtreme is an E-ATX (Extended ATX) motherboard with what appears to be 10+3 power phases. It has four PCI Express x16 slots (all reinforced with metal), and two M.2 SSD sockets – both with heatsinks.

In addition to built-in WiFi connectivity, it comes with two Gigabit LAN ports, and a 10 Gigabit LAN port. It also has eight USB 3.0 ports at the back, as well as two USB 3.1 ports – one Type A and one Type B.

This is a particularly heavy motherboard because of its large heatsinks, and large backplate. The GIGABYTE X399 AOARUS Xtreme will support the upcoming Threadripper 2 processors, and come with a removable BIOS chip.

We will update this article with more details when we get them. In the meantime, enjoy these photos we took of this upcoming motherboard!

 

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GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI Motherboard Preview

Hidden in the GIGABYTE and AORUS showcases was the yet-to-be-released B450 AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard. We were given a chance to take a close look at it, and take a video and some photos of it. If you are waiting for an AMD B450 motherboard to pair with a 2nd Gen Ryzen CPU, here’s a teaser for you!

 

AMD B450 Chipset

The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI motherboard is based on the upcoming AMD B450 chipset slated to launch in July 2018.

The AMD B450 motherboard is an improved version of the B350 chipset, featuring better memory routing and optimised VRM and power layouts, delivering lower idle power. It will also come with AMD StoreMI – a free OEM licensed copy of Enmotus FuzeDrive Basic.

 

GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI

The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI is an ATX motherboard with what appears to be 10+2 power phases. It has three PCI Express x16 slots (the top-most is reinforced with metal), and two M.2 SSD sockets – both with heatsinks.

In addition to built-in WiFi connectivity, it also comes with a Gigabit LAN port, and video output in the form of HDMI and DVI display ports. It comes with four USB 3.0 ports at the back, as well as two USB 3.1 ports – one Type A and one Type B.

The GIGABYTE B450 AORUS PRO WIFI will support the new 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, and come with a removable BIOS chip. We will update this article with more details when we get them. In the meantime, enjoy these photos we took of this upcoming motherboard!

 

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PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano Preview

AMD revealed a great many things at their Computex 2018 press conference, but the only announced product that will actually ship with immediate effect is the Radeon RX Vega 56 nano. Let’s hear from Scott Herkelman about this new graphics card, and check out the actual Vega 56 nano card, as well as its key specifications!

 

Scoot Herkelman On The Radeon RX Vega 56 nano

Here is the segment where Scott Herkelman reveals the Radeon RX Vega 56 nano graphics card, which was created and sold by PowerColor.

Basically, the PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano is a small version of the regular Radeon RX Vega 56, designed specifically for mini-ITX systems. Other than its much smaller size, it has 6-pin + 8-pin power connectors, instead of dual 8-pin power connectors.

Everything else, from its performance characteristics and power consumption appears to be the same as a regular Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card.

 

PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano Specifications

SpecificationsPpwerColour Radeon RX Vega 56
ModelAXRX VEGA 56 NANO 8GBHBM2
GPUAMD Vega 10
Stream Processors3584
Textures Per Clock224
Pixels Per Clock64
Base Clock Speed1156 MHz
Boost Clock Speed1471 MHz
Texture Fillrate258.9~329.5 GT/s
Pixel Fillrate74.0~94.1 GP/s
Graphics Memory8 GB HBM2
Graphics Memory Bus Width2048-bits
Graphics Memory Speed800 MHz
Graphics Memory Bandwidth409.6 GB/s
TDP210 W
PCI Express Power Connectors8-pin x 1
6-pin x 1
Display PortsDisplayPort x 3
HDMI x 1
Dimensions170 mm long
95 mm tall
38 mm thick
Retail Price$449 (card only)
$599 (with Gaming Station)
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The PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano Up Close!

Right after the Computex 2018 press conference, we had the opportunity to check out the PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano up close. Here is a video we took of the two samples AMD provided at the end of the press conference.

Interestingly, AMD actually used one of them to power the large display for their presentation.

 

Radeon RX Vega 56 nano Price + Availability

The PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 nano is available from 6 June 2018 onwards, with a recommended retail price of US$ 449. This is a US$ 50 premium over the regular Radeon RX Vega 56.

PowerColour is also offering a bundle with the PowerColor Gaming Station, which they’re pricing at US$ 599. The PowerColor Gaming Station alone is priced at US$ 299, so that’s at US$ 149 discount for the bundle – a really good deal!

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AMD 7nm EPYC Processor Update + First Look!

One of the biggest revelations at the AMD Computex 2018 press conference is how well along AMD is with their 7nm efforts. Everything appears to be chugging along as planned, and AMD shared not only details about their 7nm EPYC processor, they also showed off an engineering sample!

 

The 7nm EPYC Revealed!

At AMD Computex 2018, Dr. Lisa Su announced that AMD has decided to introduce 7nm Zen 2 processor, in the form of the 7nm EPYC processors!

Here are the key points in Dr. Lisa Su’s presentation :

  • AMD will go straight to 7nm Zen 2 cores for the next-generation EPYC processors.
  • 7nm Zen 2 silicon are in AMD labs, and “it’s looking good!
  • AMD will be sampling 7nm EPYC processors in the second half of 2018., with a launch in 2019.
  • 7nm EPYC processors will continue to use Socket SP3, and will be “drop-in” replacements for the first-generation EPYC processors.

 

First Look At 7nm EPYC + 7nm Vega!

In this video, Dr. Lisa Su shows off engineering samples of the 7nm EPYC processor (on the left), and the 7nm Vega GPU (on the right).

 

First Examples Of 7nm EPYC Servers

AMD also showed examples of a single CPU server, and a dual CPU server, with 7nm EPYC processors.

As AMD hasn’t actually produced any 7nm EPYC thus far (sampling only starts in the second half of 2018), these are just dummy CPU mockups. The real purpose is to demonstrate that they will be pin-compatible drop-in replacements for existing EPYC servers… with a BIOS update, of course!

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AMD Threadripper 2 – Everything You Need To Know!

One of the key moment of the AMD Computex 2018 press conference was when Jim Anderson revealed that the AMD Threadripper 2 processor will have up to 32 cores and 64 threads, to loud hoots and cheers from the crowd!

In this article, we will share everything we know about the AMD Threadripper 2 processor. Enjoy, and check back for more updates!

 

The AMD Threadripper 2 Presentation + Demo

In this video, you will see Jim Anderson’s big reveal on Threadripper 2, including the lidded and delidded processors. Check out the cheers and hoots!

And then watch James Prior show off the AMD Threadripper 2’s raw computing power. He compared the 24-core Threadripper 2 with 32 GB of DDR4-2667 memory to the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE with 32 GB of DDR4-3200 memory!

And here is a clearer version of the official AMD Threadripper 2 promo video :

 

The AMD Threadripper 2 Up Close!

At the end of the AMD Computex 2018 press conference, we had the opportunity to get a close-up look at the lidded and delidded AMD Threadripper 2 processors!

 

AMD Threadripper 2 – Everything You Need To Know!

Now that we got the videos out of the way, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty details.

What’s The Official Name?

We all call it Threadripper 2, but the official names are a mouthful :

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  • 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper, or
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper Gen. 2

Fortunately, unlike Ryzen 2, calling it by the shorter, and punchier, name of Threadripper 2 won’t confuse people.

Power + Performance

As Jim pointed out, the Threadripper 2 will have up to 32-cores. When James showcased its performance though, he only used a 24-core Threadripper 2. Imagine how much faster the 32-core version is against the 18-core Intel Core i9-7980XE, or the just-announced 28-core Intel CPU.

Neither one of them talked about the power consumption, but we have it on good authority that the 32-core Threadripper 2 will have a 250 W TDP. This is 70 W (39%) higher than the 16-core Threadripper’s 180 W TDP.

Availability

As Jim mentioned at the AMD Computex 2018 press conference, the Threadripper 2 is on track for a Q3 2018 launch.

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AMD Zen+ Microarchitecture

The AMD Threadripper 2 processors are based on the improved AMD Zen+ microarchitecture, which delivers slightly better performance, with lower cache and memory latencies :

  • 3% more 1T IPC (instructions per second)
  • 13% lower L1 cache latency
  • 34% lower L2 cache latency
  • 16% lower L3 cache latency
  • 11% lower memory latency
  • Official support for JEDEC DDR4-2933

12LP Process Technology

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The AMD Threadripper 2 processors will be fabricated using the 12LP (12 nm Leading Performance) process technology from GlobalFoundries. This is the same process technology used in the 2nd Gen Ryzen processor.

12LP is really a 14 nm process, with improvements and a tighter pitch, so the die size and transistor count remain the same. However, the improved process allows for these improvements :

  • top clock speed increased by 250 MHz
  • “all core” now overclock around 4.2 GHz
  • CPU voltage is reduced by about 50 mV at all clock speeds
  • up to 11% lower power consumption, compared to 14 nm
  • up to 16% better performance per watt, compared to 14 nm

Precision Boost 2

Precision Boost 2 is one of the biggest improvements in AMD SenseMI. It replaces the old 2-core boost model, with a linear boost model. This allows for much greater performance for games and applications that use more than 2 cores.

Precision Boost Overdrive

James Prior revealed that AMD will introduce a feature called Precision Boost Overdrive in the future. The motherboard will be able to communicate its actual capabilities to the processor, allowing for better boost profiles and a relaxed vcore limiter with better motherboards.

Extended Frequency Range 2 (XFR 2)

XFR 2 will boosts its performance by 4-7%, depending on the performance of the installed CPU cooler.

AMD X399 Chipset

The AMD Threadripper 2 processors will run on the existing AMD X399 motherboards, with a BIOS update. However, motherboard vendors have new AMD X399 Refresh motherboards that will offer higher overclockability, and possibly the AMD StoreMI Technology as a value-added bonus.

AMD StoreMI is basically an OEM version of the Enmotus FuzeDrive Basic software, which allows you to combine all of your storage drives into a single virtual storage drive. It can even add up to 2 GB of DDR4 memory as a very fast cache to the combined drive.

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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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AMD Computex 2018 – Threadripper 2, 7nm Vega + More!

If you thought the Intel Computex 2018 press conference was impressive, the AMD Computex 2018 press conference was even more so. One by one, key AMD executives came on stage to announce and show off new AMD products.

Bam! Bam! Bam! They just kept rolling out the announcements – the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper, the 7nm EPYC CPU, the 7nm Vega GPU, and even a Radeon RX Vega nano graphics card! Get the full details below!

 

The AMD Computex 2018 Press Conference

Here is our video of the complete 76+ minute long AMD Computex 2018 press conference, followed by our pictures and comments that were posted live on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter during the event.

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.

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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!

Dr. 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 Official AMD Computex 2018 Press Release

 

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The Official AMD Computex 2018 Press Release

TAIPEI, Taiwan — June 6, 2018 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today demonstrated its next generation of CPU and GPU product leadership during a live-streamed press conference at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2018. AMD provided a first look at the performance of upcoming 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPU products slated for launch in 2018, 12nm 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores slated for launch in Q3 2018, and unprecedented customer adoption of Ryzen and Radeon products in premium OEM devices. AMD also announced four EPYC processor milestones: immediate availability of EPYC processors through Tencent Cloud Services, a new HPE single-socket system, details of its first Cisco UCS server platform, and that the next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome”, will begin sampling in 2H 2018.

“At Computex 2018 we demonstrated how the strongest CPU and GPU product portfolio in the industry gets even stronger in the coming months,” said AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su. “Our upcoming 7nm and 12nm products build on the momentum of our Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC processors, positioning AMD to lead the next generation of high-performance computing in markets from premium devices and gaming to machine learning and the datacenter.”

 

AMD Computex 2018 Client Compute Update

  • AMD delivered the first public demonstration of 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors—the second AMD 12nm product family—featuring up to 32 cores and 64 threads. 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors are scheduled to launch in Q3 2018 with outstanding performance expected in rendering, post production, and encoding workloads.
  • AMD showcased its broadest portfolio of premium notebook and desktop systems from global OEM partners powered by Ryzen APUs, 2nd Gen Ryzen desktop processors, and Radeon graphics. Newly introduced systems from partners include:[adrotate group=”2″]
  • Acer Predator Helios 500 notebook, Predator Orion 5000 desktop and Nitro 50 gaming desktop
  • ASUS VivoBook X505ZA and X570ZD notebooks
  • Dell’s latest Inspiron series including Inspiron 13” 7000 2-in-1, Inspiron 15” 5000 notebooks and Inspiron 7000 gaming desktop
  • HP Envy x360 13” and Envy x360 15” notebooks
  • Huawei MateBook D 14” notebook
  • Lenovo Yoga 530, IdeaPad 530S, 330S and 330 notebooks
  • AMD also continued to expand and improve upon the AM4 desktop ecosystem for Ryzen desktop processors with the announcement of AMD B450 chipset-based motherboards. Optimized for 2nd generation Ryzen desktop processors, B450 chipsets, designed to offer a superb balance of features, performance, and value, will be available from partners including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI.

 

AMD Computex 2018 Graphics and Gaming Update

  • AMD showcased the first public demonstration of its Radeon Vega GPU based on 7nm process technology built specifically for professional/datacenter applications.
  • AMD announced that 7nm Radeon “Vega” architecture-based Radeon Instinct has started sampling to initial customers and will launch in both server and workstation form factors for key compute use cases in 2H 2018.
  • AMD also revealed:
  • Radeon RX Vega56 “nano” graphics card from PowerColor that enables small form factor enthusiast gaming performance,
  • the latest Radeon FreeSync technology adoption with Samsung’s 80” QLED TV for tear free and smooth gameplay directly from a Radeon RX graphics card equipped PC or with an Microsoft Xbox One S or Xbox One X console,
  • Freesync support with HDR now available in Ubisoft’s recently launched and popular AAA game Far Cry 5.

 

AMD Computex 2018 Server Update

AMD announced growth in its EPYC processor engagements including:

  • The company’s first ever Cisco UCS server engagement in Cisco’s highest density offering ever with 128% more cores, 50% more servers, and 20% more storage per rack.
  • The all new HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 one socket server for virtualization and software-defined storage applications with up to 27% lower cost per virtual machine than the leading two-socket competitor.
  • Immediate availability of the EPYC based SA1 Tencent Cloud Service
  • The next generation 7nm EPYC processor, codenamed “Rome” and featuring Zen2 architecture, is now running in AMD labs and will begin sampling to customers in the second half of this year, ahead of launch in 2019.

 

Partner Quotes

“Acer is excited to partner with AMD on the Predator Helios 500 gaming notebook featuring 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 processors, Radeon RX Vega56 graphics, and a built in 17.3-inch display supporting Radeon FreeSync,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. “It’s a gaming beast that offers superior desktop-class gaming performance in a notebook, built for graphic-intensive AAA titles.”

“ASUS is dedicated to delivering the most innovative hardware for gamers of all levels,” said Marcel Campos, ASUS Global PC & Phone Marketing Senior Director. “We’re excited to announce the new ASUS X570ZD, the first laptop in the world to pair AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors with NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics for gaming on the go. If it’s productivity you’re after, the ASUS X505ZA laptop is powered by a choice of AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics to give you the performance you need.”

“Dell is excited to continue implementing AMD’s Ryzen and Radeon solutions across a variety of products, including the latest Inspiron notebooks and Inspiron Gaming Desktops,” said Ray Wah, senior vice president and general manager, Dell Consumer and Small Business Product Group. “AMD’s Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics deliver the responsiveness and performance users want and the performance in creative and productivity apps they need.”

“HP’s focus on design and engineering is delivering uncompromised style, performance and versatility to our customers,” said Kevin Frost, vice president and general manager, consumer PCs, HP Inc. “And we are delivering unrivaled premium PC experiences on the latest AMD Ryzen mobile processors, including the HP ENVY x360 13 – the first 13-inch convertible with the AMD Ryzen Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics and the HP ENVY x360 15 for incredible multi-tasking performance.”

“AMD EPYC has enabled HPE to pack more performance into an efficient server design, removing the need for a second processor and reducing TCO for our customers. The HPE ProLiant DL325 Gen10 allows customers to achieve dual-processor performance in a versatile single-socket server,” said Justin Hotard, vice president and general manager, Volume Global Business Unit, HPE. “By providing up to 32 processor cores, 2 terabytes of memory and more fully utilizing 128 PCIe lanes of I/O, we have set the bar for single processor virtualization performance, and with HPE OneView, customers can optimize their applications and dramatically speed deployment of new virtual machines.”

“As a first venture with AMD, Huawei is excited to be working with AMD to integrate the latest Ryzen mobile processors featuring Radeon Vega Graphics into Huawei’s MateBook D.” said Michael Young, General Manager of Xunwei technology. “The Huawei MateBook D is designed to provide superior performance and sleek design for users at work and play.”

“In the past, great computing performance with practical portability wasn’t always accessible,” said Jeff Meredith, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Lenovo’s Consumer PCs and Smart Devices. “The Lenovo IdeaPad 530S, 330 and 330S laptops and Yoga 530 convertible 2-in-1 are designed to change that. Built with the latest AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon Vega graphics, these laptops offer consumers more choice – enabling mobile computing to meet nearly any budget.”

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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. 

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.

 

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.

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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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What Happened @ Intel Computex 2018 With Gregory Bryant!

Gregory Bryant headlined the Intel Computex press conference again. This year, he revealed a wide range of new Intel products and technologies – from Intel’s first 5 GHz processor – the Intel Core i7-8086K, to 5G PCs and the fastest Intel Optane SSD for mobile platforms!

He also brought a couple of friends to help – ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, Sprint Vice President Ryan Sullivan, Lenovo Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Meredith… and basketball star and esports enthusiast, Jeremy Lin!

Take a look at our complete coverage of Gregory Bryant’s Intel Computex 2018 press conference!

 

The Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference

Gregory Bryant is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Client Computing Group. Here is his 72 minute-long press conference, which included ASUS CEO Jerry Shen, Sprint Vice President Ryan Sullivan, Lenovo Senior Vice President and General Manager Jeff Meredith… and basketball star and esports enthusiast, Jeremy Lin!

 

Intel Computex 2018 Press Conference with Gregory Bryant

The first major announcement at Intel Computex 2018 – the launch of the Intel Core i7-8086K Anniversary Limited Edition processor!

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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.

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

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

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

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Omaigerd… it’s Jeremy Lin

Intel shows off an AI band!

Gregory Bryant even showed off his drumming skills! 

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The Intel Computex 2018 Editorial by Gregory Bryant

With Intel’s 50th anniversary next month, it’s a perfect time to celebrate one of the most important technologies of Intel’s legacy: the PC. As we transition to the data-centric era, the PC remains a critical facet of Intel’s business, and it’s an area where we believe there are still so many opportunities ahead.

Today, at Computex in Taipei, I shared our vision for the future of the PC and introduced a wide range of new technologies that will help us and the broader ecosystem make this future a reality. One that transforms the PC from a simple computer into a platform that can power every person’s greatest contribution.

Most of us are already choosing the PC as the place to go to focus. In fact, when people really need to get things done, over 80 percent turn to their PC. At the same time, we are more distracted than ever. Data shows that on average people are interrupted every three minutes. The nature of where, how and why we work is also changing. And the way people connect with one another has changed, with technology being a key driving force.

Against this backdrop, there is an opportunity to fundamentally improve the PC experience to meet today’s needs and help people focus on what is most important to them. To help them create and build a sense of community. But to make this leap, we need to innovate the PC around five key vectors: performance, connectivity, battery life, adaptability and intelligence.

Ultimate Performance

Our unwavering commitment to delivering the best performance continued as we announced the latest additions to our mobile lineup of the 8th Gen Intel Core processor family: the Whiskey Lake U-series and Amber Lake Y-series, featuring up to double-digit performance gains and integrated gigabit Wi-Fi. Expect more than 140 new laptops and 2 in 1s from OEMs starting this fall. And for desktop, by the end of this year, we’re delivering a new X-series release and the next Intel Core S-series processor.

Beyond processing power, we also see the opportunity for even more PC acceleration with the introduction of the Intel Optane SSD 905P, now available in an M.2 form factor. Delivering industry-leading endurance, this new, slim Intel Optane SSD is a high-performance drive that allows the processor to spend less time waiting and more time computing, enabling users to enjoy an amazing computing experience.

As we celebrate Intel’s 50th anniversary, we also recognize the 40th anniversary of Intel’s x86 architecture. In honor of that, we revealed the limited edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processor, the first Intel processor with a 5.0 GHz turbo frequency. In celebration of this milestone, and our enthusiasts, we’re giving away 8,086 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K processors.

Connectivity

At Mobile World Congress, we talked about our leadership and the importance of 5G. Sprint is now joining us as a partner to sell Intel processor based, 5G-connected PCs in stores around the world. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Microsoft are working with us to deliver the industry’s first 5G-connected laptops and 2 in 1s in 2019.

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As we pave the way for 5G, expect us to deliver 10 more 4G-connected PCs from partners like Acer, Asus, Dell and HP – on top of the 25 currently in market. These always-connected PCs are not only sleek and beautiful, but packed with performance.

All-Day Battery Life

The display consumes the most battery in a device, and one way we’re working to enable all-day battery life is by co-engineering the new Intel Low Power Display Technology, featured in a one watt panel manufactured by Sharp and Innolux, which can cut LCD power consumption by half. Through continued innovation with the industry, we expect to deliver an additional four to eight hours of local video playback – that means battery life could be up to 28 hours on some devices.

Adaptability

People are looking for PCs that adapt to their lifestyle and location. This can take shape in new form factors like dual screen, along with designing platforms for specific usage scenarios. We showed several examples on stage today, including a preview of an innovative Yoga Book with uncompromised performance coming from Lenovo later this year.

Additionally, we highlighted multiple creator notebooks, desktop towers, all-in-ones and peripherals from Acer, ASUS, Corsair, Dell, HP, MSI and Twist. This is a category built specifically for creators that we’re enabling with our OEM partners. Creator PCs provide differentiated aesthetics and peripherals, upgradable form factors, and end-to-end technology optimized for the creator workflow, including Intel Core i7 and Intel Core i9 processor performance, Thunderbolt 3 technology and Intel Optane SSDs.

Intelligence

Intelligence will be integral to the modern, adaptable PC experience. Our plan to bring AI to the PC is by delivering tools and resources to the developer community and collaborating with OEMs to package the AI capabilities into new devices.

We introduced the AI on PC Developer Program to provide tools and training for developers – including the OpenVINO toolkit and Windows ML – to fully utilize hardware capabilities to unlock AI innovation.

Additionally, ASUS joined me on stage to showcase a new concept PC called Project Precog, a convertible dual-screen notebook equipped with intelligent features for versatility and productivity. They also showed off a new ZenBook Pro, which allows developers to take advantage of the low-power Intel Movidius VPU to create AI-centric features for both existing and new applications.

There has never been a greater opportunity for Intel and our ecosystem to work together and deliver even more positive change to the PC – turning it into the best platform to power your contributions.

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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!

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.

 

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

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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!

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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.

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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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Everything Jensen Huang Revealed @ NVIDIA Computex 2018!

At an exclusive NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang revealed a slew of new computing products. But first, let us break your hearts and tell you upfront that he did not announce the long-awaited replacements for NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards…

But he did show off a number of interesting products, and we have the opportunity to take some pictures and videos of the new NVIDIA HGX-2, NVIDIA Drive Xavier, NVIDIA Drive Pegasus and NVIDIA Jetson Xavier!

We have more than 1.5 hours of videos in this article, and lots of pictures from the event, so grab a drink, sit back and enjoy!

 

The NVIDIA Computex 2018 Press Conference

As there are limited room, this is an invitation-only press conference at the Grand Hyatt Taipei.

What a crowd… 30 minutes before the NVIDIA Computex 2018 press conference kicks off! 

Guess who’s here too? 

Unbelievable – there was time to get a selfie with Jensen himself before the press conference 

He seemed to have a good time tossing cookies to members of the media.

Alright… now, let’s get to the actual press conference, which lasted over 1.5 hours and was punctuated by several emergency sirens!

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What Jensen Huang Revealed @ NVIDIA Computex 2018

Jensen’s presentation was about an hour long, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session. Here are the full videos of his presentation and Q&A session.

If you are looking for news on NVIDIA Turing – the next GeForce – skip to minute 13:02 of the Q&A session video. This was what Jensen said :

When is the next GeForce? I’m going to invite you guys. Don’t worry!

No only will you be invited, there will probably be lunch.

A little hint? It’s a long time from now. It’s a long time from now.

In the next page, we have the blow-by-blow account of Jensen’s announcements, as well as pictures. In the meantime, here are our video tour of some of the new NVIDIA products the Jensen just revealed.

 

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier Up Close!

The NVIDIA Jetson Xavier is a new deep learning computer designed for intelligent machines, e.g. robots. It delivers 30 teraflops of performance in a small form factor. The developer’s kit will see an early release in August 2018, with a price of US$ 1,299.

 

The NVIDIA Drive Xavier + Drive Pegasus Up Close!

Both NVIDIA Drive Xavier and NVIDIA Drive Pegasus use the new NVIDIA Xavier SoC – the world’s largest System-On-Chip, with 9 billion transistors!

The Drive Xavier uses a single Xavier SoC, with 30 teraflops of computing performance. The Drive Pegasus, on the other hand, has two Xavier SoCs and two Tesla V100 GPUs, with a total computing performance of 280 teraflops!

 

The NVIDIA HGX-2 Up Close!

The NVIDIA HGX-2 is a new architecture for hyperscale servers, delivering 1 petaflops on a single board, or 2 petaflops with two boards! Each HGX-2 board has eight Tesla V100 GPUs with 32 GB of HBM2 memory per module,

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The NVIDIA Computex 2018 Press Conference In Pictures

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.

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

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

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

Here is a closer look at the NVIDIA Xavier board (middle), with its module (right), and the complete computer (right).

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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!

 

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.

 

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… 

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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!

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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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All You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper! Rev. 7

AMD has finally announced the specifications, pricing and availability for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor! This follows their AMD Computex 2017 press conference, where they showed off the massive 16-core CPU that is targeted at the ultra-premium desktop market, directly taking on the newly-launched Intel X-Series processor.

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors – specifications, performance, and even the special Game Mode feature! Read and SHARE!

Updated @ 2017-09-04 : We updated the availability of the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, and added many links, including a link to The First AMD X399 Threadripper Motherboards. Also cleaned up many parts of the article.

Updated @ 2017-08-11 : We added the South East Asian prices, and a new page on the Ryzen Threadripper’s multithreaded CPU performance, gaming performance and the special Threadripper Game Mode option!

Updated @ 2017-07-31 : We added details of the newly-announced Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, and availability of all three models. We also added a new section on the Delidded Threadripper, and the secrets it revealed!

Updated @ 2017-07-26 : We added a picture of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper box!

Updated @ 2017-07-18 : We added the official AMD Ryzen Threadripper specifications and prices, confirming many of the earlier leaked details. Don’t forget to check out the official announcement video below!

Updated @ 2017-06-13 : We added new details that were just leaked about the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor.

Originally posted @ 2017-06-05

 

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processor

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper will have up to 16 cores, processing up to 32 simultaneous threads. It will use the new Socket TR4, have quad-channel DDR4 memory support and feature 64 PCI Express lanes. If you were impressed by the 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 processors (read our AMD Ryzen 7 1800X review), just imagine how powerful the 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor will be.

In this video, Jim Anderson, Senior Vice-President and General Manager of the AMD Compute and Graphics business group, reveals the key features of the Threadripper CPU  and Socket TR4 platform.

Then, AMD President & CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, showed us a demo of Prey running on 4K (on Ultra High settings) using the AMD Ryzen Threadripper, with dual AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards. However, she did not reveal the average frame rate of this setup.

In this new video, Dr. Lisa Su and John Taylor (Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, AMD), reveal the specifications of the two first AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors (as well as the first two Ryzen 3 processors). It also shows both Ryzen Threadripper CPUs delivering higher performance in Cinebench R15 than Intel Core i9-7900X X-Series processor.

Targeted at the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, the AMD Ryzen Threadripper is paired with the X399 chipset and the new Socket TR4, offering quad memory channels and support up to 2TB of DDR4 memory, as well as 64 PCI Express 3.0 lanes!

ASRock, ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI already have motherboards built around the AMD X399 chipset. Everything is set for the Threadripper’s epic battle against the newly-announced Intel X-Series processors!

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Specifications, Prices & Availability

On 13 July 2017, AMD revealed announced the Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) models. A week later, they announced the 8-core Threadripper 1900X (Lowest Price) model. Here are their specifications :

Specifications Ryzen Threadripper
1950X
Ryzen Threadripper
1920X
Ryzen Threadripper
1900X
Cores / Threads 16 / 32 12 / 24 8 / 16
Core Clock Speed 3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Boost Clock Speed 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz 4.0 GHz
XFR Support Yes Yes Yes
L2 Cache Size 8 MB 6 MB 4 MB
L3 Cache Size 32 MB 32 MB 16 MB
Maximum Memory 128 GB 128 GB 128 GB
Max. TDP 180 W 180 W 180 W
Launch Price US$ 999 US$ 799 US$ 549
Availability 10 August 2017 10 August 2017 1 September 2017

Both the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) processors are available for pre-order starting 30 July 2017, with delivery and general market availability on 10 August 2017.

AMD originally stated that the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X (Lowest Price) would be available on 31 August 2017, but they later shifted it one day later to 1 September 2017.

Here are the prices for South East Asia, with their estimated value in USD.

Countries Tax AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
United States Not inclusive USD 999 USD 799
Indonesia 10% VAT Rp 14,790,000
~USD 1,111
Rp 11,749,000
~USD 882
Malaysia 6% GST RM 4,799
~USD 1,120
RM 3,899
~USD 938
Philippines 12% VAT PHP 59,700
~USD 1,179
PHP 47,500
~USD 1,179
Singapore 7% GST SGD 1,589
~USD 1,166
SGD 1,279
~USD 938
Thailand 7% VAT ฿ 49,900
~USD 1,216
฿ 33,900
~USD 1,008
Vietnam 10% VAT 29,000,000 ₫
~USD 1,272
23,100,000 ₫
~USD 1,013

For your convenience, here are some Amazon purchase links :

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor only – $999
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X processor only – $799
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor only – $549
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X + GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7$1389
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X + Corsair H115i Liquid Cooler – $1124
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X + GIGABYTE X399 AORUS Gaming 7$1189
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X + Corsair H115i Liquid Cooler – $924

For the AMD X399 motherboard options, please take a look at Introducing The First AMD X399 Threadripper Motherboards!

 

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Up Close

After the AMD Computex 2017 press conference, we had the opportunity to mingle with both Dr. Lisa Su and Jim Anderson. We also had the opportunity to take our first ever close-up look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen Mobile CPUs. Check them out!

As you can see, this is a MASSIVE processor, with 4094 pins. It makes the AMD Ryzen Mobile APU look absolutely diminutive!

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Delidded

German overclocked der8auer delidded a Threadripper processor with AMD’s permission recently, revealing many interesting facts.

  • It has four Zeppelin dies with 32 cores, but only two dies (16 cores) are functional.
  • It is functionally the AMD EPYC server processor with half the dies disabled.
  • The dies are soldered to a gold-plated heat spreader using indium solder.

Get the full nitty-gritty details in The Secrets of the Delidded Threadripper CPU Revealed!

 

Earlier Threadripper Leaks

These were the leaked information we posted earlier :

  • Although rumoured to be branded as the AMD Ryzen 9 processor (to directly compete against the newly-announced Intel Core i9 processors), AMD will be using the Ryzen Threadripper name instead. We can’t blame them – Threadripper is certainly a better and more memorable name than Ryzen 9![adrotate banner=”4″] -> Correct! AMD has announced that it will be called AMD Ryzen Threadripper!
  • AMD will launch two Threadripper processors on 27 July 2017. -> Correct!
  • The top-of-the-line processor will have 16 cores, capable of handling 32 simultaneous threads-> Correct! It is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X!
  • There will also be a 12-core processor, capable of handling 24 simultaneous threads. -> Correct! It is the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X!
  • There will eventually be 14-core and 10-core versions as well.
  • All AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors will support quad DDR4 memory channels and 64 PCI Express lanes. -> Correct!
  • They are rumoured to use a solder thermal interface material (TIM), which would make deliding of the processor by enthusiasts difficult, if not impossible.  -> Correct!

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The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Box

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper comes in an awesome box. Check it out!

 

Multithreaded CPU Performance

AMD shared these multithreaded performance results for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) and 1920X (Lowest Price) processors, compared to the Intel Core i9-7900X.

Here is a summary of the results, using the Intel Core i9-7900X as the baseline (100%)  :

Benchmark Intel Core i9-7900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
POV-Ray 3.7 100% + 6.1% + 30.8%
Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 100% – 4.9% + 16.7%
HandBrake 1.0.7 100% + 5.1% + 21.0%
7-Zip 16.0.2 100% + 3.5% + 26.9%
VeraCrypt 1.2.1 100% + 18.6% + 55.1%
Corona Photorealism 1.3 100% + 1.1% + 26.8%
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1440p Gaming Performance

And here are 1440p gaming performance results on the two AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti.

Here is a quick comparison of the results, using the Threadripper 1920X (Lowest Price) as the baseline (100%)  :

Benchmark AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Rise of the Tomb Raider 100% + 0.7%
Ashes of the Singularity 100% + 5.3%
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 100% + 2.9%
Battlefield 1 100% + 1.7%
Hitman 100% + 19.2%

 

The Threadripper Game Mode

Games are mostly optimised for quad-core processors… and rarely make use of octa-core processors. In fact, having even more cores can result in poorer performance due to poor thread scheduling. In some cases, the game may not even run at all.

To avoid those problems, AMD developer the Threadripper Game Mode. You can switch from the default “Creator Mode” to the “Game Mode” in the AMD Ryzen Master utility. Switching to Game Mode changes the Threadripper processor in two ways :

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  • It temporarily disables half the CPU cores, turning the Threadripper 1950X (Lowest Price) into an 8C 16T processor like the AMD Ryzen 1800X, and the Threadripper 1920X (Lowest Price) into an 6C 12T processor like the AMD Ryzen 1600X.
  • It tells the operating system to use a Local Mode (NUMA) memory, which keeps the game and its memory footprint inside one CPU die and the locally-connected DRAM memory. This minimises several key latency points in the system, which will improve gaming performance.

Once you are done playing your game, you can switch back to Creator Mode to make full use of all of the Threadripper’s cores.

Let’s take a look at the performance difference between the Creator Mode and the Game Mode.

As you can see, the Game Mode improves the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X’s gaming performance by 10% to 38%. It’s likely that disabling half the cores also allow the Threadripper to clock them higher, as there is now a much higher thermal headroom.

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Jensen Huang Reveals NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

The first major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Powering The AI Revolution keynote by NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang. Although the keynote was heavy on artificial intelligence technologies like NVIDIA Isaac and NVIDIA Volta, Jensen also announced other technologies like GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design.

 

NVIDIA Isaac, Max-Q, Volta, HGX & More!

In this 90 minute long keynote, Jensen reveals the future of artificial intelligence and robotics. In that vision, the GPU is taking over from the CPU in delivering the petaflops of computing power required to deliver artificial intelligence.

 

He also reveals the new NVIDIA technologies that will power the next-generation AI applications – the new NVIDIA Tesla V100, which is the largest GPU ever made, and the NVIDIA HGX server that hosts eight of these GPUs to deliver almost 1 petaflops of compute performance in a single chassis!

Jensen also shows how the NVIDIA Isaac Initiative allows robots to self-learn in a virtual environment, using nothing more than the NVIDIA Jetson 2 module. Watch how AI on the edge delivers smarter intelligence with minimal work.

Whether you are a scientist in these fields, or just geeks like us, you will enjoy listening to his views and NVIDIA’s endeavours in those technologies.

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Our Blow-by-Blow Account Of The Keynote

First stop of the day – the NVIDIA AI Forum keynote. Jensen Huang is upstairs polishing his keynote while the crowd grows downstairs.

With the Japanese contingent waiting to storm up the escalator to the 3rd floor hall.

Everyone’s green as an ogre…

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The NVIDIA AI Forum Keynote Begins!

NVIDIA Jensen Huang arrives for his eagerly awaited keynote on AI and related NVIDIA technologies.

Jensen Huang announces Project Holodeck! It’s basically virtual reality for engineers.

 

GeForce GTX With Max-Q Design

Jensen Huang shows off a notebook using the new GeForce GTX with Max Q design.

 

The NVIDIA Tesla V100 (NVIDIA Volta)

Jensen Huang introduces Volta – the new Tesla V100 accelerator. That’s 120 TFLOPS of compute performance courtesy of 5,120 CUDA cores.

And this is the NVIDIA HGX server with EIGHT NVIDIA Tesla V100 accelerators producing 960 TFLOPS!

Jensen Huang showing off the new Tesla V100 accelerator module. It is the largest GPU ever built!

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The NVIDIA GPU Cloud

The NVIDIA GPU Cloud is revealed!

 

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative

NVIDIA also introduced their robotics platform – the Isaac Initiative, named after Isaac Asimov.

The NVIDIA Isaac Initiative will be built around NVIDIA Jetson 2 and the Isaac Robot Simulator, which allows the robots to train themselves in a virtual world.

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 4)

This is the fourth and last day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex Taipei 2017. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex Taipei 2017 runs for five full days, and we will be here until June 2!

 

The Western Digital & SanDisk Showcase

For the first time, Western Digital has a presence in Computex. Well, they basically joined SanDisk (their subsidiary) at their regular showcase in the Grand Hyatt Taipei.

Oh my! Managed to catch up with Mimi, Jolin and Jared of Western Digital!

What we are holding are the new WD Blue and SanDisk Ultra SSDs built using the 64-layer 3D NAND flash memory.

That’s 2 TB of flash storage with a 500 TB write endurance in our hands!

 

The Acer Computex 2017 Showcase

From my visit to the Acer booth – the Acer Predator Groton 700. It boasts the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX with Max-Q design.

The ASUS Booth Again

We made sure to drop by the ASUS booth again to check out the new ROG Strix GL702ZC. What’s so special? It boasts an 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor!

And the latest AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU, of course!

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Goodbye, Taipei

This year, we had to cut short our Computex coverage. But we still have many pictures, videos and articles to share with you shortly. But for now, goodbye, Taipei. We will see you next year for Computex 2018!

Bye bye rainy Taipei… See you next year!

 

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How ECS Showgirls Attract An Audience At Computex 2017

Showgirls and models have always been used at trade shows to attract attention. Watch how ECS showgirls at Computex 2017 attract an audience and “educate them” on the exciting new features in the latest ECS products.

 

The ECS Showgirls At Computex 2017

You may have heard stories about these showgirls at Computex 2017. Some people think they are too gaudy for the industry. Others think they are spicing up a “boring” industry. Watch the ECS showgirls in action at Computex 2017, and let us know what you think! 😀

 

Trade Show Girls

Computex is nowhere as large as CES, but it is still the largest tech trade show in Asia. It boasts hundreds of exhibitors spread over 6 massive halls and private suites in the Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taipei 101 and elsewhere.

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Every Computex, exhibitors have to come up with ways to attract potential customers and the press to navigate through the oft-confusing maze of competitors to visit their booths. Some offer goodie bags and free food and drinks, while others rely on pretty models. A select few will splurge on showgirls who bring in the crowd with dance and freebies.

Computer component manufacturers are more likely to use pretty models and showgirls, because frankly, they have it harder than most. Unlike smartphones and tablets that are easily understood by consumers, computer components are not sexy or even easily understood.

These models and showgirls are highly effective in drawing eyeballs. But whether those eyeballs translate into actual sales and press coverage is up to debate.

Do you find such shows interesting or off-putting? Let us know!

 

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 3)

This is the third day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex Taipei 2017. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex Taipei 2017 runs for five full days, and we will be here until June 2!

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.

 

Day 3 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2017 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

9:30 AM – 11 AM : GIGABYTE & AORUS Showcases

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM : NVIDIA, ZOTAC, MSI Booths… and more?

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The GIGABYTE Showcase

GIGABYTE always hosts their showcase on the 36th floor of Taipei 101.

View from the 36th floor of Taipei 101.

The new GIGABYTE notebooks are really impressive.

This is the GIGABYTE P56XT. It not only comes with the GeForce GTX 1070, it supports two SSDs and two HDDs! ?

This is the GIGABYTE SabrePro 15. It comes with the GeForce GTX 1060, and supports two SSDs and one HDDs!

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The AORUS Showcase

The current slew of AORUS graphics cards, including the latest GTX 1080 Ti and RX 580. There is also an Intel X299 motherboard.

Unlike other external graphics card solutions, the AORUS GTX 1070 Gaming Box comes with a GeForce GTX 1070 built-in.

AORUS also introduced K7 gaming keyboard and M3 gaming mouse.

But for a truly immersive (in water!!!) experience, there can only be the new AORUS K9 keyboard!

AORUS also introduced 3 new gaming notebooks – the AORUS X5 MD, the AORUS X7 DT v7 and the AORUS X9.

 

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The ZOTAC Booth

ZOTAC showed off their VR GO backpack.

Introducing the ZOTAC P1225 – the world’s smallest mini PC.

Would you like a go?

This is the ZOTAC EK7 / EK5 Gaming mini PC. Powered by a GeForce GTX 1070 or 1060, it is VR certified.

This is the ZOTAC Mek gaming system. Coming in Q4 2017!

This is the ZOTAC External Graphics Dock. It has a 400 W power supply and supports Thunderbolt 3.

This is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm designed for water cooling.

If the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ArcticStorm is too large, here is the mini version.

Here is another small card – the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini.

 

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The MSI Booth

MSI has a massive booth with 3 main sections. Emily Lai here took Jeffrey Jasmi and me around the components section.

This is the top of the range MSI X299 XPower Gaming AC motherboard. Capable of reaching 5400 MHz on water-cooled DDR4 memory.

This is the MSI X299 Gaming M7 ACK motherboard. ACK means it has Wireless-AC capability and a Killer LAN port.

The MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard supports Mystic Light and 3D printed add-ons. It also comes with replaceable shield and heatsink covers.

The MSI X299 Tomahawk motherboard features an M.2 heatsink.

Finally the MSI X299 SLI Plus motherboard offers a basic X299 solution with some bling in the form of waterfall LED lights.

For AMD Ryzen fans, MSI is now offering the MSI X370 Gaming M7, which boasts dual M.2 heatsink.

Would you like to buy an MSI motherboard?

For those who want to play 4K games, here is the new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card.

And this is the world’s first graphics card with a USB Type C output – the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming Type C.

On the system side, MSI showed off their new Infinite A gaming desktop.

MSI also offers a new 27″ curved display – the Optix G27C to pair with the Infinite A gaming desktop.

Finally, the MSI Trident 3 series of compact gaming desktops.

MSI also demoed three new gaming notebooks – the MSI GT75VR Titan SLI, the MSI GS63VR Stealth, and the MSI GE63VR Raider.

 

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The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch Coverage

The third major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Dell Computex 2017 product launch event. This year, Dell restricted themselves to only three new models, with a twist – they are all powered by an AMD processor!

So it was no surprise when AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su came to lend her support for the new AMD-powered Dell computers. Check out what Dell has in store for the second half of 2017!

 

The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch

That Dell would adopt the much-vaunted AMD Ryzen 7 processor is no surprise. Using it to power the new Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop is only natural. What is surprising though is their decision to also use it to power the new Dell Inspiron 27 7000 AIO system!

Could you have imagined that an AIO system would not only boast an 8-core processor, but also a powerful AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics card? That is an impressive engineering feat by both Dell and AMD engineers who worked together to create it.

If you are on a budget, Dell offers the Dell Inspiron 24 5000 AIO system. It too boasts a powerful AMD Radeon RX 500 series graphics card. We are perplexed though by Dell’s decision to go with the older 7th Generation AMD A-Series APU, instead of the new AMD Ryzen 5 processor.

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Our Earlier Posts On The Dell Computex 2017 Product Launch

At the Dell Computex 2017 press conference, Ray Mak showed off the first and only AIO powered by the AMD Ryzen 7 processor – the Dell Inspiron 27 7000.

Ray also showed off a smaller AMD A10-powered AIO model – the Dell Inspiron 24 5000.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su even came up to talk about their partnership with Dell.

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The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference Revealed!

The most important event on Day 2 of Computex Taipei 2017 was the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference. It was headlined by AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su, and Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of the AMD Computing and Graphics division.

The hour-long press conference was, as usual, packed with information and teasers. Check out what went on during the AMD Computex 2017 press conference!

 

The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

The atmosphere in the room was definitely more electric this year. At Computex 2016, AMD Zen (now Ryzen) and Vega may have appeared to be pipe dreams. But at this press conference, no one doubts that AMD will deliver what they promised, and then some. It was now a matter of when, not if.

The upcoming AMD Threadripper with its 16 cores is obviously targeted at the Intel X-Series processors that were just announced yesterday. Even its chipset, the X399, seemed to be intentionally named to “beat” the Intel X299 chipset.

Meanwhile, the announcement of the AMD Ryzen Mobile processors finally injects some excitement into the mobile computing market. Not just because it will offer performance closer to that of the Intel Core processors, but also because it will be the first Ryzen APU that will feature an on-die AMD Vega GPU!

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Our Blow-by-Blow Account Of The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

This morning’s major event is the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

We Asians are always trying to get the front seats… with everyone else!

The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference is about to begin!

Spencer Pan, President of AMD Greater China : 2017 is AMD’s 30th year in Taiwan.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su kicks off the AMD Computex 2017 press conference.

Next Page > AMD EPYC, Radeon Instinct & Ryzen Mobile

 

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On AMD EPYC

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su introduces AMD.

The AMD EPYC processor will deliver leadership in the 2 socket market with 45% more cores, 122% more memory bandwidth and 60% more I/O.

Here are some benchmarks of the AMD EPYC processor in 1 socket and 2 socket configurations.

AMD will launch the EPYC processor on 20 June 2017.

There you are – the AMD EPYC processor!

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AMD Radeon Instinct vs. NVIDIA Tesla P100

AMD also showed off the performance of the Vega-based Radeon Instinct against the NVIDIA Tesla P100.

 

On AMD Ryzen Mobile

Jim Anderson announces the availability of AMD Ryzen Mobile CPU.

Introducing the AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

The AMD Ryzen Mobile processor will be the first Ryzen APU with an on-die AMD Vega GPU!

That small chip is the new AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

Next Page > Oculus, Ryzen Threadripper, AMD Vega, Post-Event

 

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Oculus Approves AMD Ryzen

AMD also announced that all DESKTOP Ryzen CPUs are Oculus-approved.

 

On AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Read more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper here!

Announcing the AMD Ryzen Threadripper. AMD has officially the coolest names for their CPUs in 2017!

AMD Threadripper – 16 cores, 32 threads and 64 PCIe lanes with quad memory channels.

Ain’t she a beauty? The AMD Threadripper.

That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Threadripper at this point.

Read more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper here!

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On AMD Vega

The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will launch on 27 June 2017. That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Vega at this point.

Gamers will have to wait for SIGGRAPH 2017 in July. That’s when AMD will launch Radeon RX Vega!

 

Post-Event Pictures

With Dr. Lisa Su after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

With Jim Anderson and the Ryzen Threadripper after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

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The Computex Taipei 2017 Live Coverage (Day 2)

This is the second day of our LIVE COVERAGE of Computex Taipei 2017. You can follow us LIVE on the Tech ARP Facebook page or keep track on this article. Computex Taipei 2017 runs for five full days, and we will be here until June 2!

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.

 

Day 2 Schedule

The first day of Computex 2017 is the busiest day of the event. We are scheduled for back-to-back major events from morning until evening!

9:30 AM – 11 AM : AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM : ASUS, ASRock & GAMDIAS Booths… and more?

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AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

This morning’s major event is the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference

We Asians are always trying to get the front seats… with everyone else!

The AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference is about to begin!

Spencer Pan, President of AMD Greater China : 2017 is AMD’s 30th year in Taiwan.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su kicks off the AMD Computex 2017 press conference.

AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su introduces AMD.

The AMD EPYC processor will deliver leadership in the 2 socket market with 45% more cores, 122% more memory bandwidth and 60% more I/O.

Here are some benchmarks of the AMD EPYC processor in 1 socket and 2 socket configurations.

AMD will launch the EPYC processor on 20 June 2017.

There you are – the AMD EPYC processor!

AMD also showed off the performance of the Vega-based Radeon Instinct against the NVIDIA Tesla P100.

Jim Anderson announces the availability of AMD Ryzen Mobile CPU.

Introducing the AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

The AMD Ryzen Mobile processor will be the first Ryzen APU with an on-die AMD Vega GPU!

That small chip is the new AMD Ryzen Mobile processor!

AMD also announced that all DESKTOP Ryzen CPUs are Oculus-approved.

Announcing the AMD Threadripper. AMD has officially the coolest names for their CPUs in 2017!

AMD Threadripper – 16 cores, 32 threads and 64 PCIe lanes with quad memory channels.

Ain’t she a beauty? The AMD Threadripper.

That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Threadripper at this point.

The AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition will launch on 27 June 2017.

That’s as close as you’re going to get to a launch date for AMD Threadripper at this point.

Gamers will have to wait for SIGGRAPH 2017 in July. That’s when AMD will launch Radeon RX Vega!

Earlier today… with Dr. Lisa Su after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

With Jim Anderson and the Ryzen Threadripper after the AMD Computex 2017 Press Conference.

Catch our full coverage and the complete video of this keynote here!

Next Page > ASUS, ASRock & GAMDIAS Booth Visits

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ASUS Booth Visit

Augmented reality – my two Taiwanese girlfriends, courtesy of the new ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone.

Want girlfriends like that? Get an ASUS ZenFone AR smartphone!

These ASUS ROG gaming mice are so pretty…#SoPretty

The dream gaming notebook for gamers – the new ASUS ROG Zephyrus!

 

 

 

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ASRock Booth Visit

Up next – ASRock. So ke ai… right?

ASRock is not a modelling agency. We reviewed their motherboards earlier… remember?

Anyway, here’s a peek at their new Intel X299 motherboards.

The ASRock team.

 

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GAMDIAS Booth Visit

Our first stop at Nangang today is GAMDIAS!

I think GAMDIAS means beauty…

This year, GAMDIAS adds gaming chairs to their range.

GAMDIAS also extended their mechanical keyboard range with a new optical key switch range!

Next Page > The Computex 2017 Live Coverage (Day 3)

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The Intel Compute Card, X-Series & Core i9 CPUs & More @ Computex 2017

The second major event at Computex Taipei 2017 was the Intel Computex 2017 keynote. Ostensibly it was about IOT, but Gregory Bryant, delivered far more than that in his keynote presentation. It was a smorgasbord of new Intel products from the Intel Compute Card to the new Intel X-Series and Intel Core i9 processors.

 

The Intel Compute Card, X-Series & Core i9 CPUs & More!

For almost an hour, Gregory Bryant, VP & GM of the Intel Client Computing Group, paraded the latest products from Intel. He started with new server products like the Intel Xeon Platinum processors and low-power SSDs, before demonstrating the power of an IOT-enabled City Kiosk prototype.

Then he showed off the Intel Compute Card, that Intel believes will drive the future of modular computing. ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih even came on stage to show off their secret ASUS Kukuna prototype which boasts the Intel LTE “Always Connected” technology. There was also a demo of the Intel Optane Memory.

Finally, Gregory announced the Intel X-Series processors, as well as the Intel Core i9 processors. He also revealed that the upcoming 8th Generation Intel Core processors will deliver more than 30% better performance than the 7th Generation Intel Core processors.

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Our Earlier Coverage On The Keynote

Gregory Bryant from Intel announces the Intel Xeon Platinum family of scalable server processors.

Intel also announced the Low Power Series of their 2nd Gen 3D NAND SSD drives.

Introducing the Intel Compute Card!

The Intel Compute Card is a modular computer that will fit into a variety of devices. You can pull it out of one device and slot it into another.

ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih shows off their secret project Kukuna.

Intel also showed off their new Optane technology.

Intel officially announces the Intel Core-X Series Processor Family with up to 18 cores per CPU!

Intel also announced the Intel Core i9 processors, with X-Series and Extreme editions.

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