OCZ and Conclusion
OCZ didn't have a booth setup on the show floor at CES, but they did have a broad range of products on display in a suite at the swank Bellagio Hotel on the Vegas strip.
The first picture above should tell you a lot about where OCZ is headed on '07. That system was built up using an OCZ branded, heavily overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX card, a monstrous OCZ CPU cooler, and OCZ hybrid water or air cooled Flex Memory. Also being shown was a new CPU water-block that featured silver-allow cooling fins. Silver is one of the best conductors of heat, so the block should perform quite well when coupled with the right pump and radiator. A new high-performance chipset cooler was on display as well, along with prototype phase change cooler. OCZ's phase-change setup won't be as powerful as some other similar products on the market already, but it should be much easier to install and it's expected to sell for about 1/2 to 1/3 of the competing products.
OCZ also showed off a slick new flash memory card dubbed the "Trifecta". The Trifecta is a combination Micro-SD / SD card that features a USB interface like the company's SD Dual cards. The Trifecta should make transferring files to and from a Micro-SD card incredibly convenient for PC users.
Lastly, OCZ had a number of power supplies on display. They had a standard sized 1000W model on display (the prototype pictured here was rated for 900W), and a unique 2000W model that was separated into internal and external devices. The small box with modular cables mounts in a standard PSU location, and it gets connected to the larger unit that sits outside of the machine. Running a pair of 8800 GTXs in SLI mode and an overclocked Quad-Core QX6700 should be no trouble for that beast!
In addition to everything we've shown you here, Asus also had some impressive products being showcased at CES. We covered Asus' booth in a previous article that we encourage you to check out as well.
The PC took somewhat of a back-seat to the high-end consumer electronics on display at CES this year, but if you knew where to look there was definitely some great stuff on display. We're excited to see what's in store for PC enthusiasts this year and can't wait for CES 2008.