Items tagged with computex 2016

AMD launched its very first Polaris-based graphics card yesterday, the Radeon RX 480, and it has the potential to open up VR gaming to a wider audience. That's because it's priced at just $199, making it accessible to a mainstream audience while bringing enthusiast class performance to the VR party. It was an exciting announcement, but one that lacked product shots. That is, until now.Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we thought we'd give our keyboard a break and share a handful of press photos showing off the new card. Feel free to click on any/all of them to enlarge for a higher resolution vantage point.AMD is calling Polaris an "historic leap in performance per watt for Radeon GPUs."... Read more...
AMD brought a bag of goodies and a few surprises up its sleeve to Computex, including an affordably priced Polaris part, the $199 Radeon RX 480, and some 7th generation APUs, Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge. The Sunnyvale chip designer could have stopped there and nobody would have complained, but before calling it a night, AMD gave the first public demonstration of a desktop CPU based on its high performance Zen architecture. It started with a short video, which AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said was "created, edited, rendered, and played back on our new desktop processor with Zen." She then held up the Summit Ridge CPU, an early engineering sample featuring 8 cores and 16 threads, and built with fancy... Read more...
Asus definitely impressed us with its ZenFone 2 family of products, which offered solid performance (via an Intel Atom SoC) and very attractive pricing off-contract and unlocked. Asus is back at it again with the new ZenFone 3 Android smartphone lineup, and the Taiwanese company is once again turning heads for all the right reasons. Starting off with the range-topping model, we have the ZenFone 3 Deluxe which sports an aluminum unibody design with absolutely no antenna lines. How Asus managed to beat competitors like HTC and Apple to the punch (which use unibody designs with plastic antenna lines) remains to be seen. The ZenFone 3 Deluxe features a large 5.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a Full... Read more...
Apple hoped to revolutionize the thin and light category with its 12-inch MacBook in early 2015. Not everyone was convinced, however, given the notebook’s meager performance, single USB-C port that was used both for charging and expansion, and $1,299 entry point. The 2016 update didn’t move the bar much further, which is giving PC manufacturers the perfect opportunity to take shots at Apple’s premium notebook. That’s where Asus comes into play with its new ZenBook 3, which is a prime example of “Anything you can do I can better.” The ZenBook 3 measures in at just 11.9 millimeters thick, undercutting the MacBook which is 13.1mm thick. And while the MacBook weighs in at an incredibly lightweight... Read more...