Computex is the event to attend every year if you are looking for the newest and most popular in the computer world. From svelte ultrabooks for all the juiciest PC components, Computex 2019 will be a must-watch event for all of you computer enthusiasts out there. However, because so much is happening every year at this event, it is difficult to know what to look out for.
Fortunately for you, we have put our technical and computer expertise to the test and put together a guide for all our Computex 2019 predictions. So, sit back, relax and let us dive into a number of well-trained speculations, aware of the latest rumors and events in the computer industry.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Only the largest computer event of the year
- When is it? 28 May – 1 June 2019
On CES 2019, AMD has announced it Zen architecture of 7 nanometers (nm), that are behind Ryzen 3rd generation, Threadripper 3rd generation and even the upcoming Epyc processors for servers. AMD did not mention specific processors for that event, but instead chose to show off an 8-core, 16-wire processor. Still, Rumors suggest that we can get as many as 16 cores and 32 threads in a new Ryzen processor – we expect the solid piece of silicon to appear on Computex 2019 (assuming it is real.)
In addition, AMD is also producing graphic cards. There is also speculation that AMD Navi 10 pictures will appears on Computex 2019. This is somewhat less certain, since the following graphic cards from AMD have seen all kinds of rumors that point to one October release. It is very possible that AMD will turn off Navi – it will also be 7nm – but wait until it is released until a later date. This would be a reflection of what Team Red did AMD Vega on CES 2017, as well as Zen 2 earlier this year.
No matter how you cut it, Computex 2019 will be huge for AMD. The underdog chip maker has risen to the top of the processor world, more than doubling the sales of Intel, so we expect a festive Computex.
Asus is without a doubt one of the largest computer companies in the world. From gaming laptops to Ultrabooks; from motherboards to the best graphic cards, Asus does it all.
Asus, however, remained relatively low in recent months, perhaps with a lot of Ultrabooks and gaming laptops on CES 2019. Nevertheless, we expect Asus to deliver the goods. Last year Asus announced his ZenBook Pro 15, an unusual mobile workstation with a touchscreen built into the touchpad – something that is included in many of its next products.
We always expect something unique and innovative from Asus, and we have no reason to expect anything else this time. We can even get some hands-on time with the Asus ROG Mothership.
Gigabyte and Aorus
The Aorus brand from Gigabyte stands behind some of the best gaming laptops and components on the market. That's why at Computex 2019 we could see that they unleashed everything from new motherboards to new gaming laptops.
Gigabyte, for example, has been updated Saber gaming laptops with Intel Optane drives – the first gaming laptops to do that – at Computex 2018. At CES 2019, however, it unveiled the brand new Aero 15 with Microsoft ' s Azure AI for optimizing hardware performance. All we know is that Gigabyte will be there. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours.
Since AMD Ryzen first hit the market, Intel had a hard time. It is still producing some of the fastest processors in the world, such as the Core i9-9900K. However, the value is simply not there, and that's why we think Intel is coming out of the gate swinging at Computex 2019.
At Computex 2018, Intel made a huge show of a 28-core, 56-thread sample from a processor clocked at 5 GHz. Unfortunately, we learned later that it was both a $ 2,999 Xeon chip, and it was overclocked. Although that is still impressive, we do not think that something like this will be comparable enough this time.
In addition, Intel has made many heads in recent years to reduce its 10nm silicon. Cannon Lake would come out five years ago, after Skylake. Intel has has announced both Sunny Cove and Ice lake at CES 2019, so we expect these 10nm processors to be central. These 10nm processors need being central.
Microsoft is going to Computex 2019, which comes as no surprise. However, with Build 2019 already behind us, we are uncertain about what Tech's techolos will reveal. We could see Microsoft showing off Update for Windows 10 from May 2019, in addition to new developments in its cloud computing sector. New Surface devices are also a possibility, but we don't catch our breath.
At CES 2019, MSI launched a number of impressive gaming laptops, including the new ones GS75 Stealth. We expect MSI to continue this trend at Computex 2019. Last year it unveiled the MSI GF63, a budget-focused gaming laptop. But, there were many high-quality products also, such as the MSI Trident A and the insane MSI Pro 24X all-in-one.
We are not sure what MSI is up to, but PC gamers need to pay attention, because MSI consistently brings the most flashy PC hardware to market. Computex 2019 will be no different.
We know that Nvidia will be at Computex 2019, but we do not know exactly what their focus will be. Team Green is pumping Turing graphic cards at a fast pace since September 2018. With so many new graphic cards for consumers for every price point, we think that Nvidia's ' s Computex 2019 presence will focus on the professionals this time.
We have seen some rumors about that Nvidia can reveal 7nm Ampere graphics cards. These graphics cards can be consumer models, but that would be a bit too fast, given Nvidia's problems with sales earlier this year. Instead, Nvidia Ampere can be the successor to Nvidia Volta, which drives the next series of GPU ' s for workstation class.
Or Nvidia could spend Computex 2019 on artificial intelligence (AI), as with GTC 2019.
Computex 2019 is still a few days away and more exciting rumors and leaks may follow. Unfortunately, Microsoft, HP, Dell and Samsung are still not on the list of exhibitors at the time of writing, but all of these manufacturers are Computex mainstays, so we are hopeful that they will appear. One thing is certain: all these well-known companies will be there to show what new hardware and software is.
That does not mean that all smaller manufacturers will also be there. Lian Li will certainly deliver some nice PC cases, G.Skill will probably show some new RGB memory sticks and BenQ will show some new monitors for professionals and gamers. There are more than 100 exhibitors this year, so get ready for a new collection of new hardware.
Be sure to keep this page updated until the conference begins, as we update it with new rumors and exhibitors. Not to mention all the news from the exhibition floor.
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