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Computex 2018 Day 3

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.

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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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!

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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 GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo Giveaway Contest Results

In conjunction with the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review, GAMDIAS is sponsoring a giveaway of their Hermes E1 Combo worth US$ 79.99! Will YOU be the lucky owner of the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo?

 

The GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo

The GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo consists of the three gaming components :

  • the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 mechanical gaming keyboard
    – backlit programmable keys with 21-key rollover on USB and anti-ghosting capability
    – aluminium faceplate with quick-attach wrist rest for prolonged gaming
  • the GAMDIAS Demeter E2 optical gaming mouse
    – features an advanced 3200 DPI optical sensor, with on-the-fly DPI adjustments
    – ergonomic ambidextrous design for left- and right-handed users
  • the GAMDIAS Nyx E1 gaming mouse mat
    – fabricated using high-quality polymer for longer lifespan and a smoother glide

 

The GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo Contest Details

This giveaway contest will be based on our GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review. So be sure to read the review before continuing! 😀

The contest is simple. All you need to do is follow these three steps :

Step 1 – Like the GAMDIAS and Tech ARP


Facebook page.

Step 2 – Share the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo Contest Facebook post on your Facebook wall.

Step 3 – Tell us at least one feature mentioned in our review that you like about the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard under the same Facebook post. (For example – I love the xxxxxxx feature in the Hermes RGB keyboard because yyyyyyy)

 

How We Will Select The Winner

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The contest will end at midnight (GMT+8) on 17 April 2017, and the winner will be randomly chosen from those who qualify.

If you are a winner, you will receive a Facebook PM requesting your mailing address and contact number. You must reply within 7 days, or we will select another winner.

The contest is only open to Malaysian residents, as the GAMDIAS distributor in Malaysia will be mailing the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo directly to the winner.

Please note that fake Facebook accounts, or Facebook accounts used for contest purposes, will be automatically disqualified.

 

The Contest Results!

After filtering the contest results, GAMDIAS selected the best entry, with a runner-up as back-up. Let’s see who won!

The winner must PM or email us with your details within 7 days of this announcement, or the prize will go to the backup winner, and so on.

  1. Full Name
  2. Mobile / Telephone Number
  3. Full Address

If you did not win this time, don’t worry – we have another contest coming right up!

 

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The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

GAMDIAS Technology is a young new eSports company that focuses on PC gaming peripherals, from gaming mice to keyboards and headsets. Established in 2012, their name is an amalgam of GAM (Gaming Art in Motion) and DIAS, the Latin word for god. In short, GAMDIAS means “god of gaming“!

Despite the Latin origin of its name, GAMDIAS adopts an ancient Greek mythology theme for its products, naming them after Greek gods and goddesses. Today, we are going to take a look at the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.

Don’t forget to join the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo Giveaway Contest!

 

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Keyboard Specifications

For those who don’t know their Greek mythology, Hermes is the Greek god of transitions and boundaries, and a son of Zeus. GAMDIAS currently offers seven different Hermes models :

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB is their top-of-the-line model, with the following specifications :

SpecificationsGAMDIAS Hermes RGB
ModelGKB1050
OS CompatibilityMicrosoft Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / XP
Processor32-bit ARM Cortex-M3
Key Switch TypeKailh Blue
Switch Rated Lifespan50 million keystrokes
Key Backlight Capability16.8 million colours, 4 brightness levels
Customisable Light EffectsYes
N-Key RolloverYes, 6KRO (as tested)
Built-in Memory72 KB
Programmable Keys2
Multimedia Control Keys6
Profile Keys6
Additional Macro KeysNo
Other CapabilitiesDisable Windows Key
Lock All Keys
Switch WASD & Arrow Keys
Consecutive Attack Mode
Graphical User InterfaceYes, via the GAMDIAS HERA software
InterfaceUSB
Polling Rate1000 Hz
Cable Length1.8 m braided cable with gold-plated USB connector
Onboard USB portsNo
Onboard audio portsNo
Dimensions440 mm wide x 170 mm deep x 37 mm thick
Weight1.16 kg

Let’s check it out!

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Unboxing The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB Keyboard

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard comes in a large black and white cardboard box. Let’s take a look inside!

Inside the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB box, you should find the following items :

Next Page > Key Features, Keys & Switches, RGB Backlight, Other Features

 

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Key Features Of The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB

Here is a quick video tour that showcases the key features of the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard.

 

The Keys & Switches

This is a mechanical keyboard targeted at gamers, so the keys and switches are, arguably, the most important components.

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard uses the Kailh Blue switches – the clicky type. This gives you great tactile feedback, but if there are people around you, they’ll not enjoy the experience quite as much. 😀

Here are the Kailh Blue switch’s key specifications :

  • Behaviour : Clicky
  • Feel : Heavy
  • Actuation Force : 60 g
  • Actuation Distance : 2 mm
  • Total Travel Distance : 4 mm
  • Sound Level : Loud
  • Rated Lifespan : 50 million keystrokes

The key caps have a more pronounced cylindrical key face, which makes it easier to touch type. This makes the Hermes RGB a really great keyboard for touch typing. But again, the audible clicks may put off people around you.

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The keys can be removed for cleaning and replacement. GAMDIAS includes a bright orange key cap removal tool for that very purpose. Just push it in until it locks into the key and then pull to remove the key.

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard has a few 6 gaming profile keys, 6 multimedia control keys, as well as special function keys :

  • Lock Keyboard – to disable all keyboard keys until they are unlocked
  • Game Mode – to lock the Windows key so there is no response when it is pressed
  • Swap WASD And Arrow Key Modes – switches the WASD keys to the arrow mode, and back again
  • On-The-Fly (OTF) Macro Recording – enables on-the-fly macro recording

 

RGB Backlight

This is the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard’s headline feature. As its name suggests, it has full RGB backlighting for its keys. Every single key is not just individually backlit, you can choose the backlight colour out of a wide spectrum of 16.8 million colours, with 4 brightness levels.

The Hermes RGB keyboard also comes with four lighting effects built-in. Using shortcut keys, you can instantly switch between those lighting effects – Wave, Rotation, Slide In, Static… and even turn off the lights completely. You can also adjust the speed and brightness levels of the backlight.

 

Other Features

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has 1.8 meter long USB cable with a gold-plated USB connector. The keyboard has three channels, while the USB cable has two straps, for cable management.

The back of the Hermes RGB keyboard can be raised about 2 cm using the flip-stands. To prevent inadvertent movement, the flip stands have a rubber coating. There are also four rubber pads in the front of the keyboard.

Next Page > N-Key Rollover, User Experience & Verdict, Giveaway Contest

 

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N-Key Rollover

GAMDIAS rates the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard as being capable of n-key rollover (NKRO). This means it can correctly register multiple keys simultaneously. This is not only important in competitive gaming where keys are rapidly being pressed, but also musical composition where multiple keys may be pressed simultaneously.

Our tests showed that the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB keyboard is capable of registering up to 6 simultaneous keys. That makes it a 6KRO keyboard. This is enough for most competitive gamers and quick typists. And like all modern mechanical keyboards, it has anti-ghosting built-in, so it won’t register false key presses.

 

User Experience & Verdict

The GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard has great tactile feedback, thanks to the Kailh Blue switches. The curvier key caps also allow for easier touch typing. Even though it’s not a true NKRO keyboard, it is more than fast enough for most competitive gamers and touch typist.

The Kailh Blue switches can be rather distracting though, especially if you are playing for fun or with other people nearby. The clicks may offer audio feedback for typing, but it takes away your suspension of disbelief while gaming. You can “fix” the former by using headphones, but there’s nothing you can do about the latter.

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The RGB backlighting is great for those who want to play in the dark, or colour-coordinate it with the LED lighting in their gaming rig. The Hermes RGB offers full control of the lighting. But if you are not into RGB lighting, then the extensive lighting options it offers will seem like overkill.

Because it’s targeted at gamers, the Hermes RGB keyboard swapped the Menu key on the right with the Windows key. Where you usually have the Windows key on the left (between the Ctrl and Alt keys) is the Function key. This allows for faster, single-handed access to the built-in function keys. The downside – the Windows shortcut keys may now require two hands (e.g. Windows + E to open Windows Explorer ).

We would recommend the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard to gamers who generally play alone, particularly if they prefer to use headphones over speakers. It is also a great keyboard for those who intend to do a lot of typing – the tactile feedback is similar to that of a typewriter. This is actually a great option for those who work and play on the same computer.

 

Giveaway Contest

In conjunction with the GAMDIAS Hermes RGB mechanical gaming keyboard review, GAMDIAS is sponsoring a giveaway of their Hermes E1 Combo worth US$ 79.99! Will YOU be the lucky owner of the GAMDIAS Hermes E1 Combo?

Click here for the contest details!

 

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GAMDIAS RGB Gaming Peripheral Line Announced

Taipeh, 4 October 2016GAMDIAS, the leading gaming brand is proud to announce the release of latest GAMDIAS RGB gaming peripheral line which consists of two mice (ZEUS P1, ZEUS E1), three mechanical keyboards (HERMES P1, HERMES M1, HERMES E1) and two gaming headsets (HEBE M1, HEBE E1).

 

GAMDIAS RGB Gaming Peripheral Line

ZEUS P1, ZEUS E1 – World’s first double level RGB customizable streaming lighting mice

ZEUS series mice feature world’s first double level RGB customizable streaming lighting. ZEUS P1 flagship mouse features 16.8 million Double level RGB customizable streaming lighting design makes ZEUS P1 the most unique gaming mouse! The ZEUS P1 features a 12000 DPI optical sensor that provides pixel-precise tracking and advanced surface calibration support.

ZEUS P1 comes with eight strategically placed buttons which provides an advantage by customizing your button configuration and playing your way through HERA software.

ZEUS P1 gaming mouse offers consistently accurate tracking, eight configurable buttons, and super-responsive switches. Double level RGB customizable streaming lighting creates a beautiful, personalized look that matchers your style.

 

HERMES P1, HERMES M1, HERMES E1 – Stunning mechanical keyboards to satisfy all gamers’ needs

Building on the phenomenal success of the GAMDIAS HERMES line previously, the new HERMES range adds a host of new features and improvements. With enhanced 16.8 million colors RGB Backlights, 4 levels brightness, waterproof design, suspended keycap and quick-attach wrist rest.

GAMDIAS HERMES P1, M1 and E1 keyboards retain the core-design, premium materials and commitment to quality. Alongside the signature GAMDIAS aluminum construction, the Hermes range adds an enhanced internal lighting controller, allowing for finer color adjustment and effects. Paired with Hera software, stunning lighting effects are just a few clicks away.

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HEBE M1, HEBE E1 – Color your life with GAMDIAS gaming headsets

GAMDIAS’s latest gaming headset edition HEBE M1 and E1 comes with unique design and upgraded features with enhanced competitiveness and unique gaming experiences. Along with GAMDIAS’s persistence on creating products of the highest quality and cutting – edge designs, the new headsets are set to satisfy all kinds of gaming needs.

Detailed specifications and pricing will be released later in October.

 

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