Computex is finally back in its in-person format today after three long years, and will go on till June 2 (May 30 to June 2). Taking place in Taipei, Taiwan, Computex 2023 is the largest expo in the world where ICT related innovations, products and solutions are showcased by the leading global brands. This year’s Computex goes beyond hardware and showcases software, services, and, of course, the ever-evolving field of artificial intelligence-powered products and services. Here is a brief about some of the most interesting announcements from brands like Intel, NVIDIA, Asus, and AMD from Computex 2023.
Exhibitors’ profile: Nearly, 1000 exhibitors from 26 countries or regions – Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Romania, Serbia, Chile, Egypt, Greece, India.
Some of the leading brands exhibiting at the event: Acer, Adata, AIC, Asrock, Asus, Aten, BenQ, Chenbro, Delta, ESSENCORE, GIGABYTE, G.Skill, Hanmi Micronics, Ingrasys, Innodisk, InWin, KIOXIA, MSI, NVIDIA, NXP, PNY, Posiflex, Pro Gamersware, QCT, Realtek, Seasonic, Supermicro, Solidigm, Team Group, Thermaltake, Transcend, YFC-BonEagle, ZOTAC and more.
Innovex Key Participants: 400 startups from 22 countries; Country Pavilions from Belgium, Brazil, France, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Poland; Key Pavilions: TYC Starup Pavilion, Living the Dreams of Smart Electronics Innovation, GISA Theme Pavilion, NYCU Pavilion, and more; Key Exhibitors include Business France, EBRD, FET Startup accelerator, FIT(Flanders Investment and Trade), ITA (Italian Trade Agency Taipei Office), Garage+, NLOT(Netherlands Office Taipei), PAIH(Polish Investment and Trade Agency), AWEX Taipei, TAcc+ (supported by the Small and Medium Enterprise Administration, SMEA), Taiwan Tech Arena(TTA), TREE, Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association, StarFab Accelerator, Yilan Entrepreneur’s Studio, Southern Taiwan Innovation & Startup in Tainan, Global Industry Platform of NTU System, Baogao Digibase, Okinawa Prefecture, Tcloud Marketplace, Commercial office of Brazil, Training Program for Interdisciplinary Talents of Precision Health, Business Incubation Center, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tunghai University Industry Collaboration and Incubation Center, and more.
NVIDIA epic keynote at Computex 2023: NVIDIA’s Computex 2023 keynote was mainly focused on AI. Nvidia’s CEO explained how training a large language AI model on a GPU is more cost-effective, and he also showcased a new technology called NVIDIA ACE, which uses AI can be used to generate dialogues of a non-playing character in a video game. Besides, the company also announced the Nvidia GH200, dubbed a super chip, consisting of an Arm-based Grace CPU (72 cores) and Hopper H100 tensor-core-based GPU with a whopping 96 GB of HBM3 memory and 576 GB of graphics memory. With over 200 billion transistors, this processor is said to be capable of offering up to 4 PetaFlops TE performance, he also confirmed to Softbank is the first to use this processor in their data centers. Besides, CEO Jensen also showcased another mega chip named Nvidia DGX GH200, which is nothing but two Nvidia GH200 processors linked using NVLink technology.
MSI showcases enterprise solutions and limited edition gaming laptop: At Computex 2023, MSI showcased its latest non-gaming laptop series — Commercial 14 series and the Prestige 16 Studio Evo with business-oriented features, including a built-in smart card reader, NFC support, and these are said to be tailormade laptops for enterprises. These laptops are powered by the latest 13th Gen Intel processor and select models also offer dedicated NVIDIA graphics cards with Studio Ready drivers. For gamers, MSI announced the Stealth 16 Mercedes-AMG Motorsport edition featuring a Benz logo on the back with the latest NVIDIA 40 series graphics card. Besides, the company also announced new Z790 Motherboards with support for Wi-Fi 7 and 5GbE networking solution.
Intel Meteor Lake processors: Intel showcased next-gen notebook processors dubbed ‘Meteor Lake’ at Computex 2023, which will go by the name 14th Gen Intel Core processor post the official launch. Back in 2022, Intel showcased a new processor concept called VPU or Versatile Processor Unit and the same technology will be used on the upcoming notebook processors. Meteor Lake processors are focused on power efficiency and will boast a modular chip design, consisting of CPU, GPU, and a dedicated low-powered AI accelerator. These processors are said to be fabbed using more power efficient 4nm process and will make use of 3D stacking technology to reduce the processor size. The Meteor Lake processors will hit the market by the end of 2023.
Asus showcased graphics cards with proprietary power slot: Asus showcased a new concept ROG GeForce RTX 4070 GPU with proprietary power, which fully eliminates the power cables along with a compatible motherboard, based on the Z790 TUF Gaming. They are likely to be available by the end of this year.
Acer announced new laptops and computer hardware: Acer announced the world’s first Wi-Fi-compatible laptop — Swift Edge 16 at Computex 2023. This machine comes with an in-built Wi-Fi 7 modem and can deliver up to 5.8 Gbps download speeds over a wireless network with a low latency of 2ms. Similarly, the company will also showcase Acer Connect Vero W6m Wi-Fi 6E Mesh Router, Predator Triton 16, and SpatialLabs Stereoscopic 3D Solutions at Computex 2023. The company is also likely to showcase some more products on June 1.
Arm announced new Cortex CPU and GPU cores: At Computex 2023, Arm unveiled its latest Cortex CPU and GPU cores, which will be utilized on the next-generation flagship processors from Qualcomm and MediaTek. The company unveiled the flagship Cortex-X4 cores, which are 15% more powerful and 40% more power efficient than the Cortex-X3. Similarly, Arm also showcased the Immortalis-G720 GPU with similar performance and power efficiency improvements.
More exciting things will happen at Computex 2023 in the coming 3 days—seminars, partner meets, networking sessions, new product launches, demos and more.