Computex 2015

MSI’s march on the gaming market has been well documented with plenty of pushes into notebooks, motherboards, graphics and an attempt to move the barrier forward with both brand recognition and user experience. One of the great things about going to trade shows is that we can often organize some special interview time with the individuals that actually make the decisions about products and corporate strategy within the companies that we talk about all the time. Way back at Computex, I had a rather extensive and wide ranging interview with two VPs from MSI deeply involved in product and strategy, and we were joined by a long-time contact with AnandTech who is now a regional MSI President.

The MSI HQ Tour: Design 101

This year marked my fifth year at Computex, starting from 2011. Out of the trade shows I attend each year, it ranks as number one for a variety of...

23 by Ian Cutress on 7/7/2015

The MSI Gaming Booth Tour with dGPUs in AIOs and Notebooks plus Motherboards

It has been held as fact that for the past couple of years, gaming is helping to prop up a slowly decreasing desktop PC market. While many casual PC...

50 by Ian Cutress on 6/29/2015

JMicron SSD Controller Roadmap: JMF680 SATA 6Gbps & JMF815 PCIe Controllers Next Year

JMicron is getting ready to ship its new JMF670H controller to its customers and we also have reference design samples in for testing, but in its suite at Computex...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 6/12/2015

Plextor M7e PCIe SSD to Ship in Q3, M7V TLC SSD in 2016 & New Software Features

Plextor first showed off the M7e at CES earlier this year and at Computex we got an update on the release schedule. Plextor is now aiming for Q3 release...

16 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2015

Phanteks Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Phanteks had its new Enthoo EVOLV series cases in both mini-ITX and full ATX form factors on display in its suite at Computex. The mini-ITX version is made out...

3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2015

Lian Li Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Lian Li had close to a dozen new or prototype-level cases on display at Computex. I've added most in the gallery at the end of this post, but I'll...

15 by Kristian Vättö on 6/11/2015

be quiet! Showcases New Silent Base 600 Case & SilentWings 3 Fans

be quiet! had two new products to show in its suite at Computex. The first one is Silent Base 600, which is a smaller and more affordable version of...

3 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

SFF-8639 Connector Renamed as U.2

As SATA Express never took off because of the two-lane limitation, the SSD and motherboard industries have been looking for an alternative connector for connecting 2.5" SSDs over PCIe...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

Seagate Announces SandForce SF3500 SSD Controller Series: Mass Production Expected in Q4'15

The SandForce SF3000 series has become the unicorn of the SSD industry. For the past two years there has been a lot of hype about the new controller, but...

22 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

BitFenix Shows Massive Atlas Case & LED Light Stripes

BitFenix had one new case on the show floor called the Atlas. It's a massive "dual-chamber" design that aims to build a very clean look since the PSU, hard...

9 by Kristian Vättö on 6/10/2015

Silicon Motion Displays Upcoming SM2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe Controller

Silicon Motion has remained relatively quiet about its plans for a PCIe controller. We have known that the company is working on one (well, it would be a major...

11 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

Cougar Computex 2015 Booth Tour: $60 Hybrid Mechanical Keyboard

Every time I go to a trade show I come back with at least one or two highlights that really impressed me. At this year's Computex one of my...

20 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

G.Skill Shows Phison E7 Based Phoenix Blade X PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD

G.Skill isn't a name that is often associated with SSDs, but the company has been making SSDs as a sort of a side product for several years. We reviewed...

4 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

Thermaltake Computex 2015 Booth Tour

Winner of Thermaltake's modding contest As E., our case, cooling and peripheral editor, wasn't at Computex this year, I had the opportunity of meeting with most of the companies to...

21 by Kristian Vättö on 6/9/2015

ADATA Displays XPG SX930 SSD, Two New TLC SSDs, Several PCIe Drives & USB Type-C Products

After a long week of meetings and over a day worth of traveling, I'm finally back from Taipei. Given our hectic schedule (it was just me and Ian at...

7 by Kristian Vättö on 6/8/2015

OCZ Announces Trion 100 TLC SSD & Shows Off an Upcoming NVMe Drive with Toshiba Controller

One of the things I've been expecting to see at this year's Computex is more TLC NAND based SSDs. So far only Samsung and SanDisk have been shipping TLC...

4 by Kristian Vättö on 6/2/2015

Computex 2015: Intel Keynote Live Blog

We're here at Intel's Keynote, waiting for Kirk Skaugen to announce some new things.

19 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2015

Antec Reveals the Signature S10 Premium Tower Case

That Antec designed a new case may not really sound like news. After all, cases are the primary focus of the company, which offers dozens of models. However, this...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

Corsair unleashes the Bulldog DIY 4K Gaming PC

Corsair certainly is a company that is not afraid of diversification and has proved that multiple times in the past. They started as a memory products manufacturer, diversified into...

33 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/1/2015

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