COMPUTEX 2016: 7 takeaways from the event

Initiated in 1981, COMPUTEX has been one of the most prominent B2B events in the Asia Pacific domain, catering to the ICT industry. According to their website, this year’s event was based on four main pillars- “IoT applications, innovation and startups, business solutions and gaming.” COMPUTEX 2016 was held from 31 May to 4 June at TWTC Exhibition Halls, the Taipei International Conference Center and Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Here are few takeaways from the event: AOC debuted its new 32-inch AG322FCX curved monitor and the 27-inch AG271QX QHD monitor with AMD FreeSync support. Both monitors are capable of running at 144Hz for fluid gaming, and feature adjustable stands and multiple inputs. AOC MSI showcased its latest components for the gamers starting a new line of Gaming series graphic cards that feature custom cooling for both of the NVIDIA GTX 1080 and the NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphic cards. Furthermore, MSI also unveiled its new motherboard models, including the upgraded Titanium and Carbon models. MSI Colorful displayed its latest line up of products including motherboards, graphic cards, and solid-state drives. Making its debut was Colorful’s flagship Colorful iGameGTX1080 X-TOP-8G that features a fully-modular cooler with integrated all-in-one cooling, which can be expanded to a full custom loop by the user. Colorful’s iGame series is best known for its focus on user customisation, and the modular heatsink and fans allow users to customise the graphic cards as they desire. Also on display were Colorful’s custom modded, liquid cooling machines that sport integrated waterblocks. Furthermore, the company also showcased its line of motherboards from the iGame series for LGA1151 processors, as well as its line up for the current NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series of graphic cards. Colorful Thermaltake, once again brought its A-game with the best case modders from around the world for its annual CaseMod Invitational tournament. They showcased the best mods for its high-end chassis equipped with custom watercooling, all provided by the company. All in its booth were gaming peripherals under the Tt eSports brand, with a wave of new products on display including the Challenger Edge gaming keyboard, the Draconem RGB illuminated mousepad and the Ventus Z portable gaming mouse amongst others. Thermaltake also unveiled its new gaming chair products as well as prototype desk chassis, which will surely turn heads. Thermaltake BitFenix unveils new gear each year, and this year’s COMPUTEX 2016 wasn’t any different. When it came to case brand showcasing, the company definitely stood up to the expectations with an array of new products including its wide range of modding tools to help users looking to style their PC cases. BitFenix will now offer an entire kit of its Alchemy 2.0 cables to replace the standard modular PSU cables with its premium quality cables. Also on display were the company’s BitFenix Whisper and BitFenix Formula Bronze PSUs that featured a new case design that highlights the booth with the new debut of the BitFenix Trident, Cap and Aurora chassis. All of these gaming products feature newly integrated RGB lightning, fully modular internal bays, and full-window panels on both sides. Bitfenix Republic of Gamers, the flagship gaming brand of ASUS, has taken center stage as it once again steals the show with its latest range of high-performance gaming products. Focusing on the Republic of Gamers division, ASUS ROG shows off its new X99 motherboards including the ROG RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 and the ROG STRIX X99, both of which support the new Broadwell-E processors from Intel. The new ASUS GX900 liquid-cooled motherboard also made its way into the limelight as it arrives with all new hardware specifications that stand above its older brother, the GX700. Amongst others, ASUS ROG also demonstrated new virtual reality experience and games via its gaming notebooks. ROG Team Group, a company dealing in flash memory solutions, showcased their new line up of high-performance gear for its T-Force series, including its new series of memory modules designed for overclocking and gaming. The T-Force Xtreem memory modules showcase extremely high frequencies of up to DDR4-4266 CL 18, and the new Night Hawk, intended for gaming, show-off a new style of heatspreader. Furthermore, on the display were the entire family of Team Group flash solutions for the consumers. Team Group Also, HWBOT World Tour Taipei crowned winners. The last day of COMPUTEX 2016 set the stage for the finals of the HWBOT Amateur and Extreme competitions, with Lantzeyin taking on the top amateur crown and Xtreme_Addict getting a spot at the global championship in his victory against Hazzan in the Extreme competition. HWBOT