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Hardwareluxx at Computex - all the news, right here


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computexTomorrow IT tradefair Computex will open its doors in Taipei, Taiwan. Just like the years before, a bunch of us traveled to Asia to bring you the news directly from the tradeshow itself. Hardly any other event is closer to the actual origin of many hardware components, making it worth the flight.

It will be difficult to make out a main topic at Computex. For Hardwareluxx and you, our readers, PC components are of particular interest, and there is bound to be a lot of news. ASRock has already presented two motherboards with a new Intel chipset, other manufacturers are surely set to follow. As for Intel, we can expect new "Broadwell" models and "Skylake" demo systems are also bound to get some exhibition space.

Taipei 101 at night in light fog
Taipei 101 during a foggy night

Rumours claim a GeForce GTX 980 Ti is set to be released, so we can expect first cards from board partners make an impression, who are finally again allowed to customise a high-end NVIDIA card for their customers. Alas, AMD's "Fiji"-based graphics cards aren't likely to make all too much of a splash. While they will still be officially presented during a press conference, however partners won't be allowed to show graphics cards and AMD wants to keep tabs on partner cards for some time.

German-language readers will be happy to know we will once again be uploading videos from our visits at manufacturers in the coming week, which will be released on our YouTube channel.