NVIDIA finished its tech trade show Computex on June 2. The show saw a series of new announcements, deals, and collaborations among tech companies around the world. The show also served as an exhibition for new gadgets that were launched at the event. Computex Taipei 2023 is a wrap, here is everything that was announced at the biggest tech fest of the year including all the latest news from Acer Asus MSI.
The Computex Taipei that held from May 30 to June 2, 2023. NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang hosted the official keynote for the event on 29 May 2023. The first day of Computex saw some of the major GPU releases. The second day of Computex Taipei saw NVIDIA partnering with WPP and SoftBank to collaborate on various projects.
As expected, the third and the final day too were eventful that saw multiple announcements and reveals across the tech industry. Let’s have a look at everything that happened at the event.
1. Computex 2023 Introduces a Technologically Driven Sustainable Future
At the Computex 2023 exhibition, a multitude of innovative AI-embedded technologies were showcased, aiming to enhance efficiency in our daily lives. These advancements included AI surveillance and AI recognition updates that contribute to enhanced safety and improved organization of video data. ATEN, a connectivity company, announced updates to their smart manufacturing solutions, along with the introduction of a realistic AI voice. On a separate floor, AiQ exhibited their newly designed smart clothing, which offers various applications in sports and healthcare.
With climate change posing an ongoing threat to our planet, sustainability has become a shared objective across industries. This year, Computex organizers TAITRA and the Taipei Computer Association embraced sustainability as a central mission for the exhibition, while exhibitors showcased a range of sustainable products. The commitment to eco-friendliness extended even to the booth designs, where an abundance of plants, both real and artificial, served as vivid reminders of the importance of preserving our environment.
As always, Computex featured the launch of new laptops, with a particular emphasis on sustainable models highlighted by the Sustainable Tech Special Award. The following were notable laptops:
- The Acer Aspire Vero 15, is constructed using 40% post-consumer recycled plastics for the chassis and 50% for the keypads.
- Another winner of the award was the ASUS ExpertBook B9, which impressively incorporates up to 70% post-industrial recycled Mg-Li alloy.
- ASUS also presented its latest carbon-neutral laptop, the Zenbook 13, which incorporates post-industrial recycled metals, post-consumer recycled plastics, and ocean plastics in its various components.
As Computex Taipei 2023 wraps, it leaves community with a hope of a sustainable future in tech and future hardware devices.
2. MSI Shows Meteor Lake-Powered Laptop Prestige 16
At Computex 2023, what came as the latest news to many hardware companies such as MSI, Asus and Acer put their best foot forward when it came to launching a new lineup of computers. At the event MSI launched the first Meteor Lake-Powered laptop Prestige 16, The machine introduces an intriguing Intel Core i7 processor equipped with 22 threads. Based on the thread count, it is highly likely that the processor is a part of Intel’s upcoming Meteor Lake lineup, featuring six P-cores, eight E-cores, and two E-cores within the SoC tile. Among these cores, only the P-cores support Hyper-Threading, resulting in a 16-core, 22-thread configuration. Furthermore, the presence of a Movidius VPU onboard, confirmed by the Device Manager, aligns with the characteristics of the Meteor Lake architecture. The processor’s clock speed is stated as 3.1 GHz, although it remains uncertain if this represents the final specification.
3. Intel Showed Ponte Vecchio Accelerators
While Intel had previously introduced the Ponte Vecchio server accelerators, they have remained relatively unseen by many. However, at Computex 2023, Intel showcased Supermicro’s X13 8U server system, specifically designed for AI and high-performance computing. This server system is equipped with eight Intel Data Center GPU Max 1550 (Ponte Vecchio) accelerators, which are integrated into the system as OAM modules.
The Ponte Vecchio graphics accelerator boasts an impressive number of over 100 billion transistors. With a GPU area of 2330 mm2, the GPU is composed of 47 chipsets, referred to as tiles by Intel. It’s worth noting that each chipset is fabricated using different technological processes, resulting in a diverse range of crystals within the Ponte Vecchio graphics accelerator.
4. PNY Introduces GeForce RTX 4090 Verto and GeForce RTX 4070 Blower Edition GPUs
At the Computex 2023 exhibition, PNY unveiled a remarkable lineup of GPU cards, showcasing their top-of-the-line offerings. In addition to its consumer-focused products, the company also presented a range of workstation boards, such as the RTX 6000 Ada Generation and RTX 4000 SFF. However, among the array of graphics cards on display, two models captured particular attention: the RTX 4090 with a 4.5-slot design and the RTX 4070 featuring a blower fan configuration.
PNY showcased the GeForce RTX 4090 Verto graphics card at the exhibition, featuring an innovative cooling solution developed in collaboration with Cooler Master. The card benefits from Cooler Master’s expertise in cooling technology, ensuring efficient heat dissipation and optimal performance. One of the standout features of this card is its size, occupying an impressive 4.5 slots to accommodate its robust cooling capabilities.
The GeForce RTX 4070 Blower Edition measures 278.4 x 119.4 x 40mm and is designed in a standard dual-slot format. This graphics card utilizes active cooling with an 82mm fan. The fan’s primary function is to efficiently dissipate heat generated by the card from the back, ensuring optimal performance and temperature management.
As Computex 2023 wraps in Taipei, it was an eventful four days that saw some remarkable achievements in the tech and computer industry, as the show pulls the curtains for this year there are some important takeaways to get inspired from.