CES 2019, one of the biggest annual technology conventions was held this week. We all saw some amazing new gaming monitors, graphics cards, laptops, flexible phones, and other major product announcements. Here’s a roundup of the best advancements in PC Gaming that happened at CES 2019:
Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs Previewed: 7nm Manufacturing Process, beats Core i9-9900K at 30% less power consumption
Perhaps the most exciting news for PC Gaming at CES 2019 was the AMD’s preview of their upcoming Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs. An early iteration of their Ryzen 3rd Gen CPU with 8-cores & 16-threads was benchmarked against Intel’s Core i9-9900K and the Ryzen outperformed the Core i9 while consuming 30% less power. Enthusiasts and gamers are very excited for Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs, scheduled to be released in Q2 2019.
RTX GPUs for Gaming Laptops unveiled with the Max-Q Design
NVIDIA also unveiled the mobile RTX 20 Series GPUs at CES 2019. From January 29th, many gaming laptops will be launched with RTX GPUs featuring the Max-Q Design and real time ray-tracing. Some other bigger laptops that we’ll be discussing soon also came out with the full fledged desktop variant of RTX 20 Series GPUs.
NVIDIA’s BFGD (Big Format Gaming Display) Monitors are launching soon, HP Omen X Emperium to be the first one launching in February with a price-tag of $4999
NVIDIA’s BFGD was first unveiled back in CES 2018, but it wasn’t quite ready to be released last year. At CES 2019, NVIDIA announced that they’ll finally be launching the BFGD Displays, starting with the HP Omen X Emperium that releases in February for $4999. This display features a massive 65-inch size with 4K Resolution, G-Sync HDR and a 144Hz Refresh Rate.
Intel previews 10nm Ice Lake processors and expands 9th Gen CPUs
Intel demonstrated their next CPU lineup called Ice Lake at CES 2019. These CPUs will be based on the 10nm manufacturing process, and be based on the new Sunny Cove microarchitecture. Other new features include Thunderbolt 3, Deep Learning Boost and Wi-Fi 6. They also released multiple new 9th gen CPUs, expanding the lineup to the mid-range Core i5 and budget Core i3 models.
NVIDIA expands G-SYNC support to certain FreeSync monitors
ASUS ROG Mothership: Surface Pro-like Gaming Laptop with i9-8950HK & RTX 2080 GPU
ASUS at CES 2019 announced their ROG Mothership Gaming Laptop, which features quite a unique design similar to the Surface Pro. The laptop’s core components are put towards it’s screen, which has a hinge and the whole thing detaches from the keyboard. The laptop is powered by a 2x280W Power Adapter and has a 4.7kg weight, and will be quite expensive when launched.
Corsair Cappelix LEDs & Dominator RGB Memory
Corsair revealed their new Capellix LEDs at CES 2019, which will feature much brighter RGB Lighting at lower power consumption levels. They partnered with Primax to develop an all-new manufacturing process for making the LEDs, and the results are quite amazing. Corsair’s Dominator RGB Memory will be the first product to feature this. Read PCGamer’s coverage here for more info!
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