By Prashansa Srivastava
Computex 2017, one of the largest computer and technological trade shows in the world, is showcased the latest in robotics and artificial intelligence with the theme being “From Mobility to Intelligence.” Manufacturers descended on Taipei with gaming cards, virtual reality headsets, gaming laptops and other innovations focusing on AI & robotics along with gaming & VR.
Intel announces the X-Series CPU
Until now, Intel has stood unwaveringly in the face of competition and refused to lower prices. However, due to ever growing threats from products such as Advanced Micro Devices’ Ryzen CPUs, Intel has announced a new family of “Core X” desktop processors. Through this, Intel is targeting customers who need the best possible resolution while streaming footage or have four different creative tools open at once such as content creators.
Intel is promising astronomically high core counts which will be useful in processing 360-degree videos, performing virtual effects, rendering 3D models and running multiple tasks. The cutthroat competition between Intel and Advanced Micro Devices is benefitting consumers by providing them with products that perform faster and better than seen ever before.
The next big thing: Virtual Reality
Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang talked about the future of VR and showcased its Project Holodeck which allows users to experience the physical world in an entirely digital space. The Holodeck environment allows creators to import full-resolution models to VR to collaborate and share with colleagues or friends. This will allow users to easily import enormous models without having to simplify them for a two-dimensional framework. The development is expected to greatly help content creators, architects and product designers.
Nvidia also wants to use the Holodeck to create virtual worlds to train artificial intelligence. It also wants to create spaces where digital robots can repeat tasks endlessly and develop machine learning.
Gaming made easier
Many companies such as Nvidia, MSI and Hyperx aim to make gaming laptops thinner and faster. Nvidia hopes to improve gaming performance by replacing bulky gaming sets with Max-Q. This is an extension of a trend that’s seen gaming laptop sales soar by nine times in the past five years to more than 10 million sales last year. The new design innovation has optimisations such as heat regulation and efficiency maximisation which allow for latest PC games to run without glitches. The Max-Q design guidelines will lead to 70 percent performance increase and 50 percent less power consumption while being only 18-millimeters thick.
MSI revealed innovative and modern gaming laptops, motherboards, desktops and gaming peripherals to further enhance the gaming experience. It also showcased an interactive racing game with a VR motion simulator. HyperX, on the other hand, kept its primary focus on improving speed and frequencies to meet the needs of dedicated gamers.
These design advancements mark the evolution of laptop gaming. For the first time, gamers can have sleek, lightweight gaming laptops at the highest performance level.
Dell Launches ‘VR Ready’ XPS 27 AIO
Dell launched a new version of its XPS 27 all-in-one gaming PC which is ready for Virtual Reality. The “VR Ready” badge is designed for high-performance gaming with Polar Blue LED lighting, advanced cooling, and increased ventilation. The system is more powerful than its predecessors that were launched earlier this year as they do not use integrated or mobile graphics.
All in all, the world is set for a major technological revolution as this decade draws to a close.
Featured image credits: ITU
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