News Computex 2016 is upon us!

ACER
Acer Switch V10 - 2-in-1 Notebook w/ 32 or 64GB +500GB Storage in Keyboard Storage, USB Type C, Atom Quad Core, 2GB RAM, 10in (probably low res) IPS - $199
Acer Switch One - 2-in-1 Notebook w/ 32 or 64GB, USB Type C, Atom Quad Core, 2GB RAM, 10in (probably low res) IPS - $249

ADATA
AEROCOOL
AMD
  • RX 480 graphics card - 4GB-8GB RAM, $199, GTX 970-980 level of performance
  • Bristol Ridge laptop chips
  • Not much about Zen or AM4 except that it's "On schedule"
ANTEC
AOC
  • AOC AG322FCX Monitor - 1920 x 1080 144hz Freesync
  • AOC AG271QX Monitor
ARCTIC

ARM
  • ARM Bifrost GPU & Mali G71 - supposedly as powerful as GT740M & designed for VR/AR
  • ARM A73 Artemis - new CPU Core to replace A72
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10347/arm-cortex-a73-artemis-unveiled
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10375/arm-unveils-bifrost-and-mali-g71



ASROCK
  • C236WSI4 - E3-1500 embedded processor with IRIS PRO graphics in an ITX board with 4x SODIMM DDR4 slots and 6 SATA 3 ports, PCI 3.0 x16 slot
  • X99 Taichi & Fatal1ty
ASUS
  • Zenfone 3 -5.5in 1080p IPS / Snapdragon 625 (8x A53 @ 2.0ghz) / 3-4GB RAM / 16-64GB Storage / Sony IMX298 Camera / 3000 mAH battery / USB Type C 2.0 / $249
  • Zenfone 3 Deluxe - 5.7in 1080p AMOLED / Snapdragon 820 / 4-6GB RAM / 64-256GB UFS 2.0 Storage / Sony IMX318 Camera / 3000mAH Battery / USB Type C 3.0 / $499
  • Zenfone 3 Ultra - 6.8in 1080p IPS / Snapdragon 652 (4x A72 @ 1.8ghz & 4x A53 @ 1.4ghz) / 3-4GB RAM / 32-128GB Storage / Sony IMX318 Camera / 4600 mAH Battery / USB Type C 3.0 / $479
  • Zenbook - super slim MacBook / Dell XPS style laptop. 12.5in Screen and metal body. $999 for 256gb/4gb RAM or $1999 for 1TB / 16GB RAM
  • Zenbook UX330
  • Transformer 3 Pro T303 - 12.6in 2800x1920 (3:2) w/pen support - Surface Pro like 2-in-1 - starts at $999 - Surface Pro style keyboard, Thunderbolt port
  • Transformer 3 T305 - 12.6in 2800x1920 (3:2) tablet w/pen support - starts at $799 - flat keyboard like iPad Pro
  • Transformer 3 Mini - not much info, 10.1 display.
- these use Kaby Lake it seems
  • Asus Universal dock for Zenbook & Transformer (uses Type C)
  • Asus ROG XG Station 2 (thunderbolt 3 GPU dock)
  • Asus VR Headset - basically Gear VR with metal finish
Disegno Curved Monitors (similar style to Asus MX series)
  • MX34VQ - 34in Curved 3440x1440 Display w/8W speakers & Qi wireless charging in the base
  • MX27UC - 27in Curved 4k monitor w/same features as above + USB 3.1 Type C support

Asus Zenbo - a weird home assistant robot thingy....just go to youtube and find videos of it. $599

http://www.anandtech.com/show/10372/computex-2016-asus-zenvolution-press-conference-live-blog
ASUS ROG
  • ROG GX800 - Liquid cooled laptop with i7 K CPU, SLI GPU, mechanical keyboard.......
  • ROG Centurion - 7.1 Gamign Headset w/Amp
  • ROG Swift PG248Q 180hz G-Sync monitor (24in 1080p TN) - http://www.pcper.com/news/Displays/...nounces-ROG-Swift-PG248Q-180Hz-G-Sync-Monitor
  • ROG Rampage V Edition 10 motherboard - X99 w/RGB LED's everywhere (and a control knob in 5.25 form for it!) Also has built in Wifi, Dual LAN, dual USB 3.1, dual USB type C 3.1, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, and a $599 price tag.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/10376/computex-2016-asus-republic-of-gamers-10-year-press-conference

AZIO
BE QUIET!
BITFENIX
http://files.bitfenix.com/computex2016/Bitfenix Computex 2016 press release.pdf

COLORFUL
COOLERMASTER
CORSAIR
COUGAR
  • Avenger wired mouse
  • 550M wired mouse
  • Attack X3 RGB Mechanical Keyboard
  • Ultimus mechanical switch keyboard
  • Panzer & Panzer Max cases
CRYORIG
DEEP COOL
DELL
ENERMAX
EVGA

FRACTAL DESIGN

G.SKILL
GALAXY
  • Galax HOF is released U.2, M.2, PCIe SSD's and DDR4 Memory
  • HOF PCIe SSD
GEIL
GIGABYTE
ID-COOLING
  • Open frame chassis with built in VESA mount
INTEL
IN WIN
INNO3D
KLEVV
LG
  • LG G Pad III tablet - 8in 1920x1200 Snapdragon 617 / 2GB RAM
  • Stylus 2 Phone - 5.7in 1080p / A53 Octa / 3000 mAH / 3GB RAM / 32gb storage / Stylus
  • X Power and X Style entry level phones
LIAN LI
MSI
NOCTUA
  • 120mm Slim A Series fan
  • 40x20mm A Series Fan
  • Some clear fans (LED's?)
  • Project Chromax heatsink covers
  • L-Type 120mm low profile cooler
NVIDIA
NZXT

OZONE
PHANTEKS
PNY
POWERCOLOR
QUALCOMM
  • Snapdragon Wear 1100 processor
REEVEN
RAIJINTEK
ROCCAT
RIOTORO
ROSEWILL
SAMSUNG
SAPPHIRE
SEASONIC
  • X Series Power Supply (1050w)
  • Platinum Series Power Supply (1200w)
  • TFX 350W Power Supply
  • Prime Titanium Power Supply (850)

  • PC Remote Starter
  • VT03, VT02, & VT01 Mini STX Chassis
  • ML07-VR Prototype
  • SFX-L 800W PSU
  • 1200W/1500W Platinum PSU
  • Dual 500W Flex PSU in ATX Chassis
  • 300W SFX (can't tell if this is ST30SF or something new)
  • 450W SFX - this is different from ST45SF-G because the fan is in the middle, like the ST30SF
  • 550W & 500W SFX
  • ECU05 & ECU03 USB Type C PCI card
  • TD02 & TD03 Pro liquid closed loop cooler
  • TD05 cooler with 160mm fan, 180x200mm radiator
  • KL07 ATX chassis
  • PM01 RGB Prototype chassis
  • PM02 Prototype chassis
  • PS13 ATX chassis (looks a bit like KL06-E buit ATX)
  • Colorful SS150 SSD's
SONY
  • Sony Xperia E5 - 200 Euro 5in 720p lower-mid range smart phone
  • Sony Xperia X series
  • $550 Sony Xperia X - 5in 1080p 3GB RAM / 32GB / Snapdragon 650 / 2620mAH / 23MP Camera
  • $700 Sony Xperia X Performance - Snapdragon 820
  • $280 Sony Xperia XA - 5in 720p 2GB RAM / 16GB / Helio P10 / 13MP Camera
  • $380 Sony Xperia XA Ultra - 6in 1080p / 3GB RAM / 16GB / Mediatek MT6755 / 21MP Camera
STREACOM
THERMALTAKE
  • Thermaltake "The Tower" case.
  • Core P3 (smaller version of Core P5 window case)
  • Core G3 window case - vertical arrangement similar to Lian Li wall mount cases. SFX PSU only.
  • RGB Riing LED fans (120 & 140mm) - 11 blade fans & grouping of RGB colors
  • RGB power supplies and SFX Toughpower 450 / 600W Gold power supplies
  • Core P1 chassis - test bench designed for ITX and can be 3D printer - concept only
TOSHIBA/OCZ
  • Rebadging of Trion and Vector SSD's
XIAOMI

XFX
ZALMAN
ZOTAC
I'll try and keep this updated with more products released.

edit: Tuesday Morning 7:30AM (+8 GMT)
- Added Zotac, Riotoro, PowerColor, Phanteks, Lian-Li, Corsair, Enermax

edit: Tuesday Noon 12:00PM (+8 GMT)
- Updated Phanteks, Added ADATA, Cougar, Klevv, Azio, Seasonic, Noctua, Enermax, AOC

edit: Tuesday 10:00PM (+8 GMT)
- Updated Roccat, LG, Sony, Dell, GeIL, G.Skill, MSI, Coolermaster, Thermaltake, EVGA, Deepcool, Colorful

edit: Wednesday 12:30PM (+8 GMT)
- Updated Raijintek, Zotac, Thermaltake, In Win, MSI, Silverstone, AMD

edit: Wednesday 1:00 PM (+8 GMT)
- Updated: Asrock, EVGA, Antec

edit: Friday 8:00 AM (+8 GMT)
- Updated: LG, Asus, Aerocool, Lian Li, Rosewill, Deepcool, Colorful, CoolerMaster, Ozone, In Win

edit: Friday 12:30 PM (+8 GMT)
- Updated: Samsung, Bitfenix, Xiaomi, NZXT, Streacom, Lian Li, EVGA
 
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fminus

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Streacom just announced their new case here. Bit dissapointed with it. The location of USB ports on the bottom will be a pain...and there looks to be so much wasted space on the inside. The distance between the cpu and the aluminum side panle is a wee bit excessive imo.
 

IntoxicatedPuma

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Ah didn't they show this at CES earlier? That Asus Avalon concept would solve a lot of problems with motherboard orientation, basically put it any way you want and shove the I/O component on the back or top somewhere.......or on your desk :)
 

alamilla

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Gigabyte have just recently announced their Alpine Ridge AIC!

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5906#ov

It allows Thunderbolt ready motherboards (including the Asrock X99 mATX boards in principle) to upgrade to the new protocol.
Asus have an AIC as well but it's nowhere near as elegant or fully featured IMO.

With single cable docks, external GPUs, 10Gb Ethernet, 100W charging capabilities and active optical cables over 60m there are a lot of potential applications for SFF.

Computex PDF for anyone interested below:

https://thunderbolttechnology.net/s...lt 3 Update Presentation_Computex 2016 v3.pdf
 

Aibohphobia

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Is it just me or has this year's Computex been kinda disappointing from a SFF perspective?

Edit: Some cool PSU announcements but no good cases or motherboards that I've seen.
 

Necere

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Yeah, it's been pretty underwhelming this year. Very little to get excited about for me personally. I'm a bit disappointed Noctua seems to have abandoned the active noise cancelling tech they showed a few years back. Likewise, the air bearing Sandia cooler is nowhere to be found, which had the potential to be a boon for SFF.
 

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AMD has been pushing AM4 motherboards to the right and the 200-series Intel boards won't be ready until later on this year.
 

IntoxicatedPuma

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I was really expecting more from AMD this year - it seems the reports from partners that AMD wasn't showing them much might have been a little bit true. Maybe they're leaving stuff on the table for E3?
 

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That MSI Mortar Arctic board looked nice. Would be most welcome if they could give custom pcb color to a mini itx board as well. Been waiting a long time for more interesting themed mini itx boards, that never come... sigh.
 

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I was really expecting more from AMD this year - it seems the reports from partners that AMD wasn't showing them much might have been a little bit true. Maybe they're leaving stuff on the table for E3?

I genuinely think that the RX 480 has the potential to be an incredibly, incredibly aggressive move on AMD's part. I was not expecting the level of performance they're conveying at the $200 price point. And although they were very selective/cherry-picked real-world stats, it's not inconceivable that the card could have performance at or above the 980. At $200!
 
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IntoxicatedPuma

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But what if Nvidia releases a GTX 1060 or 1060 ti at $249 during E3, and it outperforms the 480 by 10%? I realize that it's more expensive but a lot of people don't trust AMD driver support, and would be willing to spend the extra money for better software support.

I am using a GTX 660 over an R9 370 because I kept running into issues with AMD's driver support - Forza Apex wouldn't even launch with an AMD card, and every time I want to update drivers I need to totally reinstall AMD Crimson software.

I really want to support AMD more but often it can be frustrating dealing with software that seems it's 10 years old.
 

CC Ricers

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That ROG G31 looks ridiculous. At 20L there's no reason to have any external PSU.

But on the other hand, even if it isn't smaller, the Avalon looks more interesting. A nice take on the shoebox design. It feels more at home with a hi-fi HTPC setup.



Its draw seems to be a cable-free approach to putting a PC together. Look at this riser craziness :eek:
 

Mango

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Was there any coverage of Cryorig's Taku and Ola cases?

EDIT: Found a VOD of their live stream where Cryorig talks about both cases
 
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Was NZXT a no-show at Computex? I can't find much on them. Seems Fractal Design didn't have anything new to show :(
I think Fractal had some casemods in the Nano S, but that's about it.

I was also pretty disappointed with the lack of SFF this year, even if it make sense.
:/
Hopefully we'll see some ITX 1070s by the end of the year or something?
Not holding my breath for them though.
 

IntoxicatedPuma

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the OLA i'm not so impressed with now. It looks quite a bit bigger than the DeepCool Pentower that was shown last year at CES.

This Lian Li ITX case looks pretty awesome.



I don't see much room for cooling except the top exhaust. I hope they can add the option for front mounted intake fans. I really want this case.
 

alamilla

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the OLA i'm not so impressed with now. It looks quite a bit bigger than the DeepCool Pentower that was shown last year at CES.

This Lian Li ITX case looks pretty awesome.

I don't see much room for cooling except the top exhaust. I hope they can add the option for front mounted intake fans. I really want this case.
Lian Li's PC-O10 ATX chassis also caught my eye.
It only supports SFX(-L) presumably to demonstrate their new power supplies.



As others have said, Computex was a bit of a disappointment for me too as far as SFF is concerned.
 

Phuncz

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I'm fairly impressed with this year's Computex. Not many SFF cases, but a lot of products people have been wanting like the Noctua products (slim 120mm, Chromax, other size fans), Cryorig's unique designs, Silverstone's 800W 80+ Titanium SFX-L PSU, Lian-Li's focus (finally) on SFX PSUs, AMD's RX 480 with short PCB + low TDP and so many more.

Maybe not so many SFF products or cases, but a lot of ideas and potential. Let's not forget not long ago we didn't even have SFX-L, more than 450W or low noise SFX PSUs and now we have two >700W PSUs with much more to come. I don't mind seeing just a few SFF cases, the best ones are coming from talented designers on forums like these anyway.
 

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But what if Nvidia releases a GTX 1060 or 1060 ti at $249 during E3, and it outperforms the 480 by 10%?

Would NVIDIA do that if there wasn't a RX 480? If they didn't feel that AMD was being aggressive?

Look, even if we just accept that all of the refrains you mentioned are true for everyone (which isn't even remotely the case, but just for the sake of argument let's go with it), the RX 480 remains a really big deal, even for folks who would never buy an AMD card.

When Pascal and the 1080/1070 came out, I did a quick analysis of the perf-per-dollar in raw compute terms to demonstrate the value the newer parts were delivering. These were the figures I calculated at the time (and are basically the same now), in order from least to most value. Note that I was comparing the perf-per-dollar of NVIDIA's Maxwell and Pascal options in current-day terms (so, with current-day prices that reflect how cheaply you can get Maxwell now):

980 SLI: 8298 GFLOPS / $880 = 9.42
980: 4610 GFLOPS / $440 = 10.47
980 Ti: 5630 GFLOPS / $530 = 10.62
1080: 8900 GFLOPS / $599 = 14.85

I think any reasonable person would agree that a ~40% improvement in perf-per-dollar between generations is pretty great, right? People were excited for this hardware, and I felt that they had good reason to be. And again, this is comparing current-day prices for hardware, not launch prices, so this is giving the old hardware the best possible chance to shine. Yet, the 1080 is such a big improvement that it's actually the value buy right now, for folks that can budget for it. That's pretty awesome.

So remember that figure: 40%. Now, let me add both the GTX 1070 and the RX 480.

Look at what happens:

980 SLI: 8298 GFLOPS / $880 = 9.42
980: 4610 GFLOPS / $440 = 10.47
980 Ti: 5630 GFLOPS / $530 = 10.62
1080: 8900 GFLOPS / $599 = 14.85
1070: 6500 GFLOPS / $379 = 17.15
RX 480: 5000 GFLOPS / $199 = 25.12


Not only does the RX 480 deliver over 46% more perf-per-dollar than the GTX 1070 - it delivers nearly 70% more perf-per-dollar than the GTX 1080. 70%! Are you kidding me?

NVIDIA could only reach 40% against their own, over-one-year-old hardware, and AMD is absolutely crushing their just-released (and not-even-released) hardware right out of the gate. They beat down NVIDIA's 1070 in perf-per-dollar, and you'll basically have $379 MSRP versions of that card available at the same time as the RX 480.

And by the way, this assumes that AMD's ">5 TFLOPS" figure means "5.0001", so I'm not even giving them a fair shake right now. I think it's a wash since past testing has found that TFLOPS on AMD cards don't correlate as strongly with gaming performance when compared to NVIDIA (mostly due to some architectural differences), but still.

Frankly, anyone who looks at that and isn't floored is crazy. Anyone who thinks that isn't going to affect how NVIDIA prices their hardware is crazy. This is almost certainly a move by AMD to accept razor-thin margins, in exchange for massively boosting their market share as quickly as possible. And for NVIDIA customers, that means two things - either better prices, or better competition. Either way, everyone wins.
 
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