The Next Level of Gaming Hardware and Overclocking Converged at COMPUTEX 2016

Acer, Gigabyte, MSI, and Thermaltake among exhibitors of next-gen gaming hardware products, while overclockers competed at HWBOT World Series

TAIPEI, Taiwan--()--COMPUTEX, the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain, was the nexus of the gaming universe from May 31 to June 4, as more than 30 leading manufacturers of gaming hardware converged to display, demonstrate, and discuss the industry’s latest wares, including PCs, laptops, monitors, motherboards, cooling systems, cases, and graphics processing units (GPUs).

Meanwhile, the world’s top overclockers competed for cash prizes and advancement in HWBOT’s World Series 2016, where COMPUTEX was one of seven locations worldwide for the first time. Competitors used hundreds of liters of liquid nitrogen each day, creating a cooling fog around the PC components driven beyond their performance specifications.

Gaming, eSports and mobile research firm Newzoo forecasts that the worldwide gaming market will grow from $91.5 billion USD in 2015 to $113.3 billion by 2018 and the global eSports market from $325 million USD in 2015 to $1.1 billion by 2019. In response to this explosive worldwide growth, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer of COMPUTEX, designated gaming as one of the show’s four main themes.

“In today’s era, new performance thresholds in gaming are continually required to meet consumer demand for speed, graphics, interactivity, and virtual reality,” said Walter Yeh, executive vice president of COMPUTEX organizer TAITRA. “To the delight of gaming industry aficionados and enthusiasts, we were proud to have brought to this year’s exhibition the vanguard of technology leaders meeting these demands.”

Among the companies displaying new gaming products at COMPUTEX were Acer, Gigabyte, MSI, and Thermaltake. Acer, which won eight d&i awards at COMPUTEX this year, displayed its Predator X34 curved gaming monitor, ultrawide at 34 inches and with a 21:9 aspect ratio (3440 x1440) IPS display and NVIDIA G-SYNC display technology.

Gigabyte displayed its GTX 1080 XTREME GAMING graphics cards, XM300 6400DPI gaming mouse, XK700 mechanical switches gaming keyboard, XH300 gaming headset with bass enhancement, XC300 mid-tower case, XC700 full-tower case, and more.

MSI displayed its barebones gaming PC, the Aegis, which features an ultra-aggressive and compact design that conceals a plethora of cutting-edge components, including support for up to full-sized NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 GPU, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and dual NVMe PCI-E Gen3 x4 SSDs in Super RAID 4 with data speeds of up to 3300MB/s.

"The AEGIS series is a PC for warriors demanding easy upgradability and superb performance in a mobile system that reflects their aggressive gaming style," states Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. "We've captured the spirit of gaming not only with a fierce design, but also in its versatility and performance."

Thermaltake unveiled Project the Tower, a design collaboration by Thermaltake and top modder Mathieu Heredia; the Core P3 ATX Wall Mount Panoramic Viewing LCS Chassis with Thermaltake’s 3D printer; and the Level 10M Advanced Gaming Mouse.

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About COMPUTEX TAIPEI (known as COMPUTEX):

Established in 1981, COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading global ICT show with a complete supply chain. Co-organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Taipei Computer Association (TCA), COMPUTEX, in the heart of Taiwan’s ICT cluster, covers the whole spectrum of ICT from upstream components-manufacturing all the way to system assembly and IoT applications. With over a third of the world’s computing devices made by Taiwanese companies, Taiwan is a strategic destination for buyers looking for partners in Internet computing ecosystems. Follow COMPUTEX TAIPEI on its website at www.computextaipei.com.tw and on Twitter @computex_taipei using the hashtag #COMPUTEX.

About TAITRA:

TAITRA, the Taiwan External Trade and Development Council, organized 36 exhibitions in 2015. A total of 11,475 international and local exhibitors participated, occupying 32,982 booth spaces and visited by 82,939 international visitors.

Contacts

Graham & Associates
Todd Lane or Masha Rumer
415-986-7212
COMPUTEX@graham-associates.com

Release Summary

COMPUTEX was the nexus of gaming from May 31 to June 4, as more than 30 leading manufacturers of gaming hardware converged to display, demonstrate, and discuss the industry’s latest wares.

Contacts

Graham & Associates
Todd Lane or Masha Rumer
415-986-7212
COMPUTEX@graham-associates.com