Dual Screens and Overclocks – Our Favourite Laptops From Computex 2019

Computex 2019 is on, and it’s time to show some love for laptops. We’ve seen our fair share of amazing, innovative and weird designs over the years, and you’ll be happy to know that the tradition is alive here as well. Without further ado, here are our favourite laptops revealed at Computex 2019.

Intel Honeycomb Glacier Dual Screen Laptop

Why have one screen in your laptop, when you can have two?

This seems to be Intel’s philosophy behind the Honeycomb Glacier Gaming laptop. In addition to a 15.6-inch 1080p display, it has a secondary 12-inch 720p display hinged with the primary one. When you lift the screen, it automatically pulls the secondary display into place, propped at any angle you feel comfortable.

The Honeycomb Glacier is supposed to cater to people who rely heavily on dual screen setups, including streamers who need to focus on the game on screen and monitor the chat on the other.

It is just a concept model, with a GTX 1070, 32 gigs of RAM and an unnamed 8-core CPU, but maybe someday we may actually get to see a proper version in the market.

ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo

Now, ASUS isn’t going to be left behind when it comes to dual screen laptops.

The company announced the Zenbook Pro Duo, a 15.6-inch notebook with two 4K screens: One 4K OLED primary 15.6-inch display and a 4K ScreenPad Plus.

You can drag any window from the primary to the secondary screen, and even use it as an extension of the primary display.

On the inside, it packs a 9th gen Intel Core i9 processor and an RTX 2060, making sure you get a smooth experience. There is a 14-inch version as well, which replaces the 4K screens with 1080p ones, and a Core i7 along with an NVIDIA MX250 GPU.

MSI GT76 Titan

While ASUS and Intel are putting in more screens, MSI’s been busy beefing up it’s single screen laptops. At Computex, the company revealed

the MSI GT76 Titan, a monster laptop with a full Core i9-9900K desktop processor, capable of sustaining a stable  5 GHz overclock over extensive time periods. Naturally, it is quite a beefy piece of hardware, weighing about 4.5 kilos. But on the inside it packs quite a punch. The 9900K is coupled with an RTX 2080 and supports upto 128 gigs of DDR4 memory. It also features an 11 pipe, quad fan cooling system that apparently took MSI four years to design. Needless to say, this is going to cost quite a lot, with a starting price point of $3600.

Alienware m15 and m17

Alienware has decided to redesign their m15 and m17 laptops from the ground up, and I gotta say, I dig it.

The new models are inspired by the legend design from the Alienware Area 51m we saw during CES 2019.  They are made from a magnesium alloy, making them sturdy yet lightweight. Display options range from 240 Hz to 4K OLED panels. Other than, it seems business as usual, with laptops being updated to the latest 9th gen Intel processors and NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series and RTX 20 series laptops.

Computex Day 1 Highlights

Computex kicked off with a bang yesterday, and you know what that means. We have a host of new product announcements to talk about. So, without wasting any time, let’s dive into the biggest announcements from Day 1 at Computex 2019.

Ryzen 3000

First up, we have the Ryzen 3000 series processors from the red team. We’ve known about them for a while, but now they’re finally here. Based on the Zen 2 architecture, the Ryzen 3000 is the first 7nm range of CPUs from AMD.

At the top of the line up, we have the flagship Ryzen 9 3900X with 12 cores and 24 threads, priced at $499. The 3900X has a base clock speed of 3.8 GHz and boosts up to 4.6 GHz.

Below that, we have the 8 core/16 thread Ryzen 7 3800X and Ryz en 7 3700X, priced at $399 and $329 respectively.  To bring home the line-up, there are the Ryzen 5 3600X and the 3600 with 6 cores and 12 threads.

AMD’s strong point here is definitely the affordable price point.  To put things in perspective, here’s a little fun fact.

The 12 core Intel Core i9 9920X costs $1199, more than double the price of  the 3900X.

Combine that with the company’s claim of a 15% IPC improvement with the Zen 2 architecture, and we can definitely expect to see an increase in AMD’s market share.

AMD Navi RX 5000 GPUs

Next up, from team red again, we have the 7nm Navi RX 5000 graphics cards. There have been a lot of rumours about Navi, especially regarding the branding. And now, AMD has finally put those rumours to rest. The cards will be branded as the RX 5000 series, most likely inspired by the company’s recent 50th anniversary.

With Navi, AMD is moving on from the GCN architecture we’ve seen in older cards to the new RDNA architecture.

According to AMD, it offers a 1.25x increase in performance per clock and 1.5x increase in performance per watt compared to the older architecutre.

On stage, AMD CEO Lisa Su showed the RX 5700 running the Strange Brigade benchmark against NVIDIA’s RTX 2070, where the RX 5700 came ahead by about 10%. As of now, there is no news about pricing, and AMD’s is expected to reveal more information at E3 during the company’s “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream.

X570 Chipset will not support first gen Ryzen

Amongst the good stuff, we also have some bad news from AMD. The new X570 chipset will not be completely backwards compatible, as it doesn’t support first gen Ryzen processors. Additionally, you won’t be able to use a Ryzen 3000 series CPU on all X370 and B350 motherboards, as support will vary depending on the brand and the model.

This sure seems to put a dent into AMD’s plan to support all Ryzen processors on the AM4 socket, but ultimately there are limitations in the BIOS chip capacity for older boards.

Still, not all is lost because there are plenty of 400 series motherboards available in the market that will support the Ryzen 3000 processors.

Intel Core i9 9900KS

Just because AMD had so many new things to share at Computex, it doesn’t mean that Intel didn’t have anything up their sleeves. The blue team unveiled the Core i9 9900KS, a 8 core/16 thread beast capable of boosting up to 5 GHz on all cores. That’s a 300 Mhz increase over the 9900K which boosts up to 4.7 GHz on all cores. The 9900KS also has a higher base clock speed, 4.0 GHz over the 9900K’s 3.6 GHz.

Other than that, they’re basically the same chip, based on the 14nm++ Coffee Lake architecture. Pricing and power draw still haven’t been revealed, so stay tuned for more updates.

ASUS Reveals ROG XG17 240Hz Portable Monitor At Computex

ASUSRepublic of Gamers (ROG) today unveiled at Computex 2019 an all-new line-up of gaming innovations designed to delight and excite players around the world. Products revealed include: ROG Theta and Theta Electret gaming headsets; ROG Strix XG17 portable gaming monitor; ROG Strix power supplies; ROG Strix LC 120/240/360 RGB all-in-one (AIO) liquid coolers and Aura Creator (beta), an all-new app for next-level control of Aura Sync illumination.

Members of the media, trade and general public are invited to experience the future of gaming gear by visiting the ROG booth at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, situated at Taiwan’s World Trade Center. We welcome visitors between May 28-30 from 09:30-17:30, and on June 1 from 09:30 to 16:00.

ROG Theta: 7.1 surround-sound, USB-C gaming headset

Building on the popularity of ROG Centurion, our rave-reviewed gaming headset, ROG Theta is a brand-new set of cans that employs eight discrete drivers and the industry’s first virtual-subwoofer technology to deliver 7.1 surround sound directly to gamers’ ears. Revered ASUS Essence drivers are supported by virtual subwoofers to create an enveloping soundstage with deep bass, providing especial immersion.

Theta also benefits from an AI-powered noise-cancelling microphone – another industry first. This employs machine-learning techniques to identify and cancel out 50-million varieties of external sound while accurately detecting and retaining the user’s speech, ensuring clear in-game voice communication and chat.

With an ESS SABRE9601 quad amp and exclusive, ROG-customized 7.1 DAC – which is the same as that used in high-end ROG motherboards – to deliver home-theater-grade output, Theta provides exceptional lossless audio.

ROG Theta Electret: Hi-fi 3.5mm gaming headset

ROG Theta Electret is the second new gaming headset that we’re introducing at Computex 2019. Marking yet another gaming-industry first, Theta Electret combines high-fidelity electret drivers with dynamic subwoofers to deliver impeccable sound quality in all listening scenarios – creating true-to-life stereo audio underscored by strong and punchy bass.

Theta Electret is built with an audiophile mindset and oozes hi-fi quality. The 3.5mm connecting cable is constructed from silver-plated copper wire, supporting high-frequency sound reproduction and ensuring excellent fidelity for all audio types. A 3.5mm-6.3mm jack adapter is supplied, making it easy for gamers to connect Theta Electret to their own hi-fi setup. The new headset also has an integrated boom, certified by both TeamSpeak and Discord, for clear in-game voice communications.

ROG Strix XG17: First-ever portable gaming monitor with 240Hz refresh rate

Mobile GPUs are now able to drive AAA at superb frame rates, but serious gamers crave more than 60Hz, as the esports arena demands higher performance to facilitate quick reactions. That’s why high-refresh displays are standard for both practice and competitive play, and where ROG Strix XG17 steps up.

Designed for ultra-competitive gamers that wish to hone their skills on the move, Strix XG17 is a portable 17.3-inch IPS Full HD (FHD) panel delivering a blistering 240Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time, making it the fastest portable display in the world. With both micro-HDMI and Type-C connectivity, the portable display is compatible with all kinds of devices – from smartphone and tablets to laptops and games consoles.

Strix XG17 weighs a mere 800 grams and has a built-in battery that supports up to three hours of 240Hz operation off a single charge. Downtime is minimized thanks to fast-charging support, with a one-hour top-up sufficient to power the panel for 2.7 hours.

Other salient features include adaptive-sync, which operates between 48Hz-240Hz, making it easier to derive smooth gameplay from modest GPUs. There’s even a built-in speaker for those times when a headset is unavailable or just won’t do.

ROG Strix 750W Gold and 650W Gold: Gaming-grade power supplies

ROG Strix series power supply units (PSUs) bring high-end performance to the core gaming audience. The lineup consists of 750W and 650W models armed with massive ROG heatsinks and a 135mm axial-tech fan, delivering cooler operation and less noise.

A potent mix of Japanese capacitors and low RDS(on) MOSFETs provide the foundation for a 10-year warranty and have helped Strix PSUs earn an 80 PLUS® Gold certification. For the gamer, the result is an incredibly quiet and efficient power supply with the endurance to handle the most intense gaming scenarios.

To facilitate clean-looking builds that look the part, Strix PSUs also feature fully-modular cables to reduce clutter, together with a selection of stickers and a magnetic badge that can be used to customize aesthetics.

ROG Strix LC 120/240/360 RGB: Liquid coolers bathed in brilliant color

ROG Strix LC coolers deliver high-performance liquid cooling in a worry-free closed loop, perfect for builders looking to maximize the value of an unlocked Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPU.

We’re now expanding the series by introducing new models with addressable RGB fans, in 120, 240 and 360mm sizes, for thermal control in colorful style. The ROG-designed radiator fans optimize both airflow and static pressure, improve acoustics and feature addressable RGB, with an extra style flourish furnished by ROG stickers on the spindles.

ROG Strix LC RGB coolers also offer full Aura Sync support, enabling them to integrate seamlessly with existing setups and lightshows.

Aura Creator (beta): Next-level control over personalized RGB LED illumination

Debuting at Computex 2019, ASUS Aura Creator (beta) represents a step change in the evolution of personalized RGB illumination – enabling users of Aura Sync-compatible gear to create peerless LED lightshows. This brand-new effect-editing software has been developed by ROG software engineers to provide users with complete creative control over the lighting across an entire battle station. The streamlined interface belies surprisingly expansive depth for customization, making it easy to learn for beginners and a powerful arsenal for experienced creators and modders

The ROG booth will host two demonstration gaming rigs with lightshows created and controlled by Aura Creator (beta). The first is a laptop scenario based on the powerful ROG Strix Scar III, with a complex RGB display that flows across a ROG Delta gaming headset, ROG Gladius II Origin optical gaming mouse and ROG Balteus Qi RGB mouse pad. The second setup is a desktop PC system based on the latest 3rd Gen Ryzen-supporting ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard.

These two showcases will demonstrate how Aura Creator is elevating Aura Sync control to the next level, handing users total creative freedom to create richly detailed, multi-layered device effects that are truly unique, and managed and applied in real time to enable infinite lighting possibilities.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

Pricing, Availability and on shelf dates will be confirmed shortly. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

Kingston Announces Next Gen SSDs At Computex 2019

For over three decades, Kingston, a world leader in memory storage products and technology solutions, continues to develop industry-leading products and technology solutions with great performance, reliability and consistency. This year during Computex, Kingston aims to show high-performance storage products for consumer and enterprise, as well as embedded solutions which power products found in your everyday life. With memory products that empower innovation, Kingston is everywhere with you. The highlighted demo products include:

Next-Generation SSDs for Consumer, Power User and Enterprise

  • KC2000 M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD:Using the latest controller and 96-layer 3D TLC NAND, it offers superior read/write speeds, improving the workflow in desktop, workstations and high-performance computing systems. It also supports end-to-end data protection to ensure the data’s safety.
  • Data Center 500 Series Enterprise SSDs:DC500R is optimized for read-intensive applications while DC500M is optimized for mixed-use workloads. Both SSDs implement strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements to ensure predictable I/O performance and low latencies.
  • A2000 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD:The upcoming SSD features the 4 Channel Gen 3×4 controller and 3D TLC NAND. With build in NVMe driver, it could support various system from Windows to Linux, offering lower power and heat.

A Reliable Business Partner: Kingston IPC Solutions

Meanwhile, Kingston continues to offer rock-solid reliability and maximum performance for SI and IPC system builders. Kingston’s 100% tested products come with full BOM control and Product Change Notification (PCN), meet the strict quality standards and deliver outstanding service to our OEM and industrial clients.

Kingston can be found on:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/KingstonTechnologyIndia

And YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/KingstonAPAC

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Will Have Ray Tracing

NVIDIA and Bethesda today announced that Wolfenstein®: Youngblood™, the next installment in the legendary Wolfenstein franchise, will include support for real-time ray-tracing effects, NVIDIA® Adaptive Shading and other advanced gaming technologies that will let gamers experience the rich realism and depth of the game’s visuals.

To celebrate the return of the Wolfenstein franchise, NVIDIA kicked off a “Born to Hunt” bundle for GeForce RTX™ GPUs, starting today. For a limited time, gamers will receive Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which is scheduled to release on July 26, with the purchase of an eligible GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080, 2070 or 2060 GPU-equipped graphics card, desktop PC or laptop.

Ray tracing is the advanced graphics technique used to give movies their ultra-realistic visual effects. NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs contain specialized processor cores designed specifically to accelerate ray tracing so the visual effects in games can be rendered in real time.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is an innovative take on the original franchise, which has a rich history of using forward-looking technologies to set its games apart,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “Bethesda’s use of ray tracing will dramatically enhance the image quality, while NVIDIA Adaptive Shading will boost performance.”

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set in an alternate history 19 years after the events of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The new first-person shooter is the first modern co-op Wolfenstein adventure. Team up with a friend or play solo as one of BJ Blazkowicz’s twin daughters and wield a powerful arsenal of new weapons, gadgets and abilities to liberate Paris.

“With Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a whole new generation of gamers could be getting their first exposure to the Wolfenstein franchise, and we want to make sure it blows them away,” Jim Kjellin, chief technology officer at MachineGames, the developer for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. “With NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX GPUs, we have access to technologies that deliver spectacular images and still maintain the performance necessary for flawless gameplay.”

Ray tracing brings real-time, cinematic-quality rendering to content creators and game developers. Wolfenstein: Youngblood uses NVIDIA VKRay™, an extension that allows any developer using the Vulkan API to add ray-traced effects to their games.

NVIDIA Adaptive Shading is a new, advanced shading technique that enables developers to improve performance and achieve a real-time visual fidelity previously impossible in games. By adjusting the rate at which portions of the screen are shaded, the technology reduces the work the GPU has to do, which boosts performance without denigrating image quality.

More gaming technologies will be announced closer to the launch of the game.

NVIDIA Studio Launched At Computex To Support Creators Globally

NVIDIA today unveiled NVIDIA Studio, a platform to dramatically improve performance and reliability for the world’s 40 million online and studio-based creatives who depend on high-performance PCs for their craft.

NVIDIA Studio combines RTX GPUs, as well as the NVIDIA Studio Stack of specialized SDKs and dedicated Studio Drivers. It is supported with rigorous hardware and software testing for top creative applications and workflows.

Headlining the platform, 17 RTX Studio laptops were announced today at Computex from seven of the world’s leading PC manufacturers. All meet the hardware and software requirements needed to receive the new RTX Studio badge, which allows creators to easily identify the right laptops to power their creative workflows.

“NVIDIA Studio pairs RTX GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing, with studio-grade software to surpass the growing demands of today’s creators,” said Jason Paul, general manager of GeForce software and technology at NVIDIA. “The new RTX Studio laptops are the perfect tool for creatives who need desktop-class performance while on the go.”

The laptops feature the new Quadro RTX™ 5000, 4000 and 3000 GPUs, as well as GeForce RTX™ 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. The RTX GPUs accelerate content creation from video editing to 3D rendering, with performance up to 7x faster than that of the MacBook Pro.(1) Quadro RTX 5000-based laptops include 16GB of graphics memory, the largest available in a laptop, enabling advanced multi-app creative workflows and use of large 3D models that are otherwise not possible on the go.

Many of these laptops feature 4K precision displays and NVIDIA Max-Q technology, enabling incredible performance and longer battery life in sleek, thin and light designs.

“Creatives who use Adobe Creative Cloud want the most powerful hardware for their content creation, and we know they will be excited about the new RTX Studio laptops and Studio Drivers from NVIDIA,” said Sue Skidmore, head of partner relations for Adobe video.

NVIDIA Studio Stack

NVIDIA Studio Stack is a set of software that provides digital content creators with the best performance and reliability when working with creative apps. It includes NVIDIA Studio SDKs and APIs for app developers and NVIDIA Studio Drivers for creators. Studio SDKs accelerate rendering, video editing and processing, 2D vector animation and more. And utilizing the CUDA-X™ AI platform, the industry standard for AI development, creative app developers can use AI to automate repetitive tasks that consume creators time, such as upscaling images, tagging photos or color matching videos.

NVIDIA Studio Drivers undergo extensive testing against multi-app creator workflows and multiple revisions of the top creative applications from such developers as Adobe, Autodesk, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Epic, Maxon and Unity.

“Creators are constantly faced with tight deadlines and depend on having the latest hardware and creative tools to complete their projects on time, without compromising quality,” said Eric Bourque, senior software development manager at Autodesk. “We’re excited that NVIDIA is expanding the Studio Driver program to bring the highest level of support and performance to the latest versions of Arnold, 3ds Max and Maya.”

Available today, the latest NVIDIA Studio Driver provides optimal support for the newest releases of top creative apps, including Autodesk Maya 2019, Autodesk 3ds Max 2020, Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 16, and Daz3D Daz Studio.

Availability and Pricing

RTX Studio laptops will be available starting in June from top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, MSI and Razer. Pricing starts at $1,599 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

NVIDIA Partners Announce 25 New Laptops At Computex

NVIDIA today announced the launch by leading manufacturers of 25 laptops fueled by its power-efficient NVIDIA Turing™ GPUs, broadening the reach of their revolutionary ray-tracing capabilities beyond the nearly 100 Turing-generation laptops announced earlier this year.

The latest systems include both powerful RTX Studio laptops — aimed at the new class of independent artists whose creativity is fueling fields like social media, digital advertising and 3D development — and high-end gaming laptops, delivering unprecedented levels of performance and cutting-edge features including real-time ray tracing and AI-assisted gaming.

The launch — including systems with award-winning, power-efficient GeForce® and Quadro® GPUs — rounds out the industry’s most acclaimed line of mobile PCs. RTX Studio laptops deliver performance of up 7x that of the MacBook Pro, while delivering 100 frames per second in popular titles such as FortnitePUBG and Apex Legends.

“The laptop landscape has exploded over the past six months, with Turing fueling dozens of incredible devices,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the PC business at NVIDIA. “Thanks to leaps in innovation and power efficiency, there has never been a better time to be in the market for a powerful, thin, light laptop to meet creative or gaming needs.”

RTX Studio Laptops

At Computex this week, NVIDIA introduced 17 RTX Studio laptops, which are purpose-built for creative workflows to inspire creativity and enable desktop-level performance on the go. Inside are NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ or GeForce RTX™ GPUs, which enable real-time ray tracing, AI processing and high-resolution video editing for the tens of millions of creators who have joined the workforce over the past decade.

RTX Studio laptops feature new Quadro RTX 5000, 4000 and 3000 GPUs, as well as GeForce RTX 2080, 2070 and 2060 GPUs. Quadro RTX 5000-based laptops are the world’s first Max-Q laptops with 16GB of graphics memory — the largest available in a laptop — enabling advanced multi-app creative workflows and use of large 3D models that previously were not possible while on the go.

RTX Studio laptops will be available starting in June from top OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, MSI and Razer. Pricing for RTX Studio laptops starts at $1,599 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

Latest Gaming Laptops

Additionally, nine new GeForce-powered laptops are being introduced at Computex, giving gamers even more options to choose the best in performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games.

In addition, systems by ASUS, HP and MSI offer the world’s first G-SYNC gaming laptops with 4K 120Hz DCI-P3 color displays, for definitive, high-fidelity, on-the-go gaming experiences.

For the gamer who prefers ultra-fast framerates, for a portable esports experience, ASUS, Clevo, Dell and Razer are demonstrating at the show their 15.6-inch, 240Hz GeForce-powered laptops. 

And ASUS, Clevo, Dell, MSI and Razer offer GeForce-powered 4K OLED gaming laptops, bringing advanced color fidelity and true black levels to a portable form factor. These are perfect for creators who need true color accuracy on the go and love high-fidelity gaming.

ASUS And ASRock Confirm AMD Ryzen 3000 Support On Existing AM4 Motherboards

Recently, we learned that MSI had confirmed that they will be supporting AMD’s upcoming 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 processors on the existing AM4 motherboards. The company said they’ll be releasing BIOS updates to ensure backwards compatibility for the new CPUs with the 300 and 400 series boards.

Other brands seem to be following suit, with ASUS and ASRock announcing that they’ll also be supporting Ryzen 3000 on existing motherboards. The new BIOS updates for ASRock motherboards will be available this month, which is pretty much in tune with the expectations that AMD will be revealing the Ryzen 3000 processors at Computex.

X470 Chipset BIOS Version
X470 Taichi Ultimate P3.30
X470 Taichi P3.40
Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 P3.40
X470 Master SLI/ac P3.40
X470 Master SLI P3.40
Fatal1ty X470 Gaming-ITX/ac P3.30
B450 Chipset BIOS Version
Fatal1ty B450 Gaming K4 P3.30
B450 Steel Legend P2.10
B450 Pro4 P3.30
B450M Steel Legend P2.10
B450M Pro4-F P1.40
B450M Pro4 P3.30
B450M-HDV R4.0 P2.30
B450M-HDV P1.80
Fatal1ty B450 Gaming-ITX/ac P3.40
X370 Chipset BIOS Version
X370 Taichi P5.60
Fatal1ty X370 Professional Gaming P5.40
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming K4 P5.40
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming X P5.50
X370 Killer SLI/ac P5.40
X370 Killer SLI P5.40
X370 Pro4 P5.80
X370M Pro4 R2.0 P1.30
X370M Pro4 P5.80
X370M-HDV R4.0 P2.00
X370M-HDV P1.80
Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac P5.70
B350 Chipset BIOS Version
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4 P5.80
AB350 Pro4 P5.80
AB350M Pro4 P5.90
AB350M Pro4-F P1.20
AB350M Pro4 R2.0 P1.40
AB350M-HDV R4.0 P2.00
AB350M-HDV R3.0 P3.10
AB350M-HDV P5.90
AB350M P5.10
Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac P5.70
A320 Chipset*
*Supports AMD Next-Gen Ryzen series APU only.
BIOS Version
A320M Pro4 R2.0 P1.30
A320M Pro4-F P1.10
A320M Pro4 P5.90
A320M-DVS R4.0 P1.70
A320M-DVS R3.0 P3.10
A320M-DGS P5.80
A320M-HDV R4.0 P1.90
A320M-HDV R3.0 P3.10
A320M-HDV P5.80
A320M-ITX P5.60
A320TM-ITX P3.10

Specs For 16 Core/32 Thread Ryzen 3000 CPU Leaked

AMD’s Lisa Su will be giving the opening keynote at Computex 2019, where the company is expected to reveal their next gen Ryzen 3000 processors. These will be based on the 7nm Zen 2 architecture. As we approach the announcement, it’s only normal to expect some leaks about the upcoming CPUs, and the situation doesn’t look disappointing.

Prominent leaker TUM_APISAK has posted the specs of what we think is the flagship Ryzen 9 3800 (or 3800X), with 16 cores and 32 threads. According to the Twitter post, the processor will have a base clock of 3.2 GHz and will boost up to 4.2 GHz. This mostly confirms that there will be a consumer grade Ryzen processor with 16 cores, even though the exact specs might be a little lower or higher.

The rumour also lists the X570 chipset for motherboards, although brands like MSI have already confirmed that they will be releasing BIOS updates to support the Ryzen 3000 processors on the current 300 and 400 series motherboard. It’s always advisable to take all the rumours. . .not too seriously, but TUM_APISAK also mentions that he might be sharing an image of the CPU soon, so there’s more exciting stuff on the way!

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Zotac Announces $100,000 Prize Pool Charity Tournament At Computex

ZOTAC Technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, is excited to announce that streamers and influencers worldwide will compete in the ZOTAC CUP Fight For Charity League of Legends (LOL) Tournament at COMPUTEX, one of the largest computer trade show in Asia, for an amazing cause to support charitable organizations around the world!

The Grand Finals of ZOTAC CUP Fight For Charity LOL Tournament marks the first charity event ZOTAC CUP has hosted, as well as the very first charity esports happening in COMPUTEX. With full support by partners NVIDIA, HUYA, Intel, Logitech Gaming, ViewSonic, COUGAR, and Battlefy, the final showdown is set to take place on May 28 – June 1. All the prize money and online donations will go directly towards charities including Esports Foundation US, Gaming-Aid, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Mercy Malaysia, and Oaktree Foundation.

“It is a great honor to return to COMPUTEX with our first ZOTAC CUP charity event. ZOTAC CUP has built up a strong reputation after 12 years serving free online tournaments for gamers worldwide. As an industry leader, we hope to give towards a good cause through esports,” said Tony Wong, CEO of ZOTAC Technology. “We are excited to have some of the most popular LOL streamers and talents taking part in the event and making it possible for us to make a difference.”

“Our wish children are requesting gaming-related wishes more frequently, and they are also participating in Esports as a way to cope with their medical treatment. With the rise of Esports we are excited to see philanthropy continue to develop in this new way where gamers are giving back and are grateful for the opportunity promote our mission – granting life-changing wishes to children with critical illnesses. Good luck to all those who are taking part at the the ZOTAC CUP charity event,” said Mr. Michel Rudolphie, President & CEO of Make-A-Wish® International.

Tournament Schedule
May 28 – 29 Qualifying Rounds
May 30 – June 1 Grand Finals

Opening Press (May 30th 11am)
Closing Ceremony (June 1st 2:30pm)

In the Qualifying Rounds, the 9 ZOTAC CUP online qualifiers will face off with 6 local influencers to determine which 5 will advance to the Grand Finals stage, where 5 popular international influencers including CooLifeGame from Spain, Guan Zong and Hao Kai from China, Voyboy from North America and Kaypea will be waiting to fight for charity. Each finalist will compete with each other to earn the lion’s share of a $100,000 USD charity prize pool towards charity.

The Grand Finals feature amazing talents and casters including Jake ‘Spawn’ Tiberi, Matthew ‘Fish’ Stewart and Rikki ‘Riku’ Quiapon. All matches in the Grand Finals will be played out in front of a live audience and livestreamed on the ZOTAC CUP Twitch channel. Live streaming will also be available in multiple languages on the Official Microsite.

To learn more about the ZOTAC CUP Fight for Charity LOL Tournament, please visit the
following links.
Event Page
Official Microsite
ZOTAC CUP Twitch Channel

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