Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Highlights of Computex 2019

Article Written By: Kevin Didi


Computex is one of the world’s largest computer expo, showcasing some of the latest and greatest tech products that companies have to offer. This year, from May 28th to June 1st, some of the world’s tech giants gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, to showcase their new products. Here are some of the highlights from Computex 2019:


    AMD has had a massive resurgence in the computing world this year, reportedly doubling their competitor, Intel, in sales. In January, News of the Universe covered AMD’s strength in the CPU industry in 2018. As a result, AMD was expected to showcase more products that exceed their previous lineup. They did not disappoint. AMD announced a 7-nanometer (nm) architecture which will power its new generation of CPUs, Ryzen 3rd Generation. 

    In addition to its CPUs, AMD has expanded its GPU product lineup, revealing its Radeon RX 5000 series. Those who viewed the keynote presentation by AMD’s president and CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, were able to see a performance benchmark of one of these GPUs, showing it outperforming one of its most powerful competition counterparts, the GTX 2070. 

    AMD has been extremely strong this year, especially since their product launch in January at CES. AMD’s (NASDAQ: AMD) stock began at $18.83 USD and rose to a high of $29 during Computex.

Watch the keynote presentation here


    Asus is well known as a reputable manufacturer, creating some of the world’s most popular laptops and computer hardware. It creates multipurpose devices, such as the powerful ultra-portable laptops which cater to people who are looking to stream movies, finish academic projects, or simply use it casually at home.

At Computex 2019, Asus showcased its new and powerful ZenBook Duo and ZenBook Pro Duo, which are ultra-portable laptops with high-resolution screens that run with the newest and most powerful Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs

    The ZenBook Pro Duo also features what Asus calls the ScreenPad Plus. This is a second touchscreen display that goes above the keyboard and allows for multitasking. Both screens have a 4k resolution and include tools such as an app switcher and a navigator. The standard ZenBook is also getting an upgrade with newer hardware and even smaller bezels.

Notable Mentions

    There were a few other notable presentations at Computex. One such example is G.Skill, the popular RAM company, reaching an overclock record for DDR4-5886. For comparison, DDR4-3220 is still considered relatively quick in the computer industry.

This was the largest Computex event to data, with 42495 international buyers and 18251 visitors. With new technological developments being made every day, Computex next year is sure to be an even grander showcase.

Info sourced from: AMD official keynote, Computex Taipei, Tom’s Hardware, and TechRadar
Image sourced from PC Mag

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