PowerColor was showing off numerous custom designed ATI Radeon HD 5000 series graphics cards at Computex 2010 and we spent some time getting to know them better. Included in our coverage is the PowerColor Radeon HD5770 Sniper, which is the first DX11 GPU to have network card built right onto the PCB. We also show you the PowerColor Radeon HD5770 Evolution, which has the Lucid Hydra chip on it for improved multi-GPU capabilities.
"PowerColor was showing off the world's first single card solution that combines a DirectX 11 enabled graphics chip with a Network Processing Unit (NPU) that is coming to market as the PowerColor HD5770 Sniper edition. We aren't sure exactly what to call this 'video card' though as it's unlike anything we have seen before. The card features Advanced Game Detect technology, which means that the card can classify the right network traffic and separate the game data for priority treatment, enabling a faster and more fluid gaming experience. This technology designed by Bigfoot also bypasses the Windows network stack in a bid to offer the highest performance, often measure not only in bandwidth, but also latency. It's a little strange seeing a nic port on the back of a video card isn't it? The PowerColor HD5770 Sniper edition was certainly one of the most unusual and innovative products that we spotted at Computex 2010..."
Representing the networking-oriented side of things over at this
year’s COMPUTEX Taipei 2010, I paid a visit to the fine folks at
Compro Technology and Thecus to see what new goodies they had in store
for the world. Let’s have a look at what I found.
I doubt there's much debate that Computex is one of the best tech shows of the year, but some of the reasons are better than others. Some may prefer some of the awesome product on display, and others may simply like the location. Then there are those who can't get enough of the booth babes. Yes, this article is for you.
The best part of being in Taiwan for Computex is that we're so close to a huge number of companies that we deal with on a regular basis. As Kingston has a factory not too far outside of Taipei, Hsinchu to be exact, the company invited a group of journalists and industry friends to take a tour. We were there, and relay our experiences.
Many of our readers have been giving very positive feedback on our aggressive coverage of the 2010 Computex. To keep up with the demand of our readers, we would not be giving proper coverage without showing what many would consider the best part, the booth babes! Look on to check out the booth babes that we could locate on the show floor!
Quote: "Everyone knows them, everyone loves them, and nothing distracts us more from getting the product photos we need than booth babes! Computex 2010 had no shortage of girls so we are sharing a number of the shots we got while wandering the show floor..."
At Computex 2010, tablet PCs were all the rage. Intel had several tablets on display at their booth, as did many other manufacturers. And while every model shown in out sneak peek is a prototype, most of them were running an operating system and looked like they were close to being ready for prime time.
Of course the bulk of these machines were Intel Atom-based systems, but we were on the look-out for NVIDIA Tegra 2 models as well...