Computex 2023 comes to an end today, June 2, in Taipei, Taiwan, and it is surely the biggest computing event of the year, attended by all major players.
Unlike the last few years when Computex was either purely online or, like Computex 2022, much more limited as an in-person event, Computex 2023 is a “back to normal” event and is expected to be as big as previous pre-Covid events .
TechRadar has been on the scene this year covering all the latest news, announcements and product reveals from industry titans like AMD, Nvidia, Asus, MSI and many more.
On this page you will find all the latest news, practical information and analysis, so be sure to bookmark this page and check back regularly during the event to catch all the latest news and previews.
To the point
- What is this? The biggest IT conference of the year
- When it is? May 29 – June 2
- Where it is? Taipei, Taiwan
Date of Computex 2023
Computex 2023 officially launched on May 29, 2023 and will last until June 2 (Taiwanese time). The conference began with a speech by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang.
We expect other manufacturers to announce new products from big Taiwanese companies such as Asus, Acer, MSI and Gigabyte.
What’s new from Computex 2023
What’s new from Computex 2023
These graphics cards prove that water cooling is becoming mainstream
One of the main themes that emerged from Computex 2023 is that water cooling is becoming increasingly popular, as these water-cooled GPUs demonstrate.
As the components in our PCs become more powerful, keeping them cool from the increasing amount of heat they generate is a major concern, so we expect water-cooled components to become more popular in the future. We’re not just talking about cooling CPUs and GPUs, as we can see that SSDs come with liquid cooling as well.
Faster SSDs are finally coming, but your motherboard may not be ready for it
Some of the most exciting technologies showcased at Computex 2023 are SSDs (Solid State Drives).
While storage may not be the most glamorous component of a PC, the new generation of PCIe 5.0 drives is certainly impressive and could make a huge difference to your PC or laptop thanks to their blazing speeds.
We’re talking speeds of up to 22,300 MB/s sequential read and 23,000 MB/s sequential write for some RAID interfaces. Put Windows 11 or any game in there and loading times should become a thing of the past.
The wildest PC builds at Computex 2023
While strolling around the Computex 2023 exhibition hall, component editor John Loeffler spotted some truly wild and beautiful custom PC builds.
Watching the imagination and pure craftsmanship of these builds is always the highlight of Computex and shows why desktops will never die. This is worth reading.
We try Cougar’s NxSys Aero gaming chair with built-in fans
Our IT Editor Michelle Rae Uy took a well-deserved break (at least for a few minutes) and tried out the Cougar NxSys Aero at Computex 2023, a comfortable gaming chair with a built-in fan to keep gamers cool while gaming.
It’s a cool idea and it worked well enough to cool Michelle down even in the intense heat of the Taiwanese summer, and the price isn’t too high either.
The Acer Predator Triton 16 takes over the genre of thin and light gaming laptops
We had hands-on time with the Acer Predator Triton 16, a new thin and light laptop designed to prove that gaming laptops don’t have to be big and bulky.
From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like it could be a great gaming laptop, but with a price starting at $1,799.99/€2,299 (around £1,500/AU$2,700), it still has a lot to prove. Stay tuned for our full review later this year.
This water-cooled SSD from XPG is one of the coolest things we’ve seen at Computex
The super-fast PCIe 5.0 SSDs were unveiled at Computex 2023, and we were especially impressed by the XPG Project NeonStorm water-cooled drive, which is capable of reaching blazing read/write speeds of 14,000 MB/s and 12,000 MB/s respectively.
The cooling of the drive is provided by a coolant enclosure, similar to that found in some GPUs and CPUs. Not only does it look cool, but it promises stunning performance, making it a component we really want to put into our PCs.
At Computex 2023, MSI departs from its gaming roots
While mainly known for gaming laptops, MSI is showcasing its non-gaming offerings at Computex, including the MSI Prestige 16 Studio/Evo which is a powerful laptop aimed at professionals that is Intel Evo certified which means it is slim , lightweight and has plenty of battery life.
With a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and RTX 4060 graphics, this could be a real MacBook Pro killer.
7 signs Cooler Master is going crazy at Computex 2023
One of the best things about Computex is that it allows companies to really go wild and show off some of their more bizarre and wonderful innovations, and Cooler Master did just that at this year’s show.
Our IT editor, Michelle, spent some time with the company and listed seven of the craziest and coolest gadgets that Cooler Master was showing off. We want them all!
Asus reveals a stunning new liquid-cooled GPU
As usual, Asus has a big presence at Computex 2023, showcasing a range of new gaming products including monitors, keyboards and more.
But what really caught our attention was the Asus Matrix RTX 4090 GPU, which is liquid-cooled to bring out the maximum performance of Nvidia’s beastly RTX 4090.
Cooler Master presents “a new version of the gaming chair”
Cooler Master certainly has a lot to show at Computex 2023, but even so, when it claims to have “transformed” the gaming chair with the Motion 1, we needed to know more.
It comes with haptic feedback for immersive gaming, with the seat vibrating depending on what’s happening on the screen, and of course there’s RGB lighting too.
We’re not entirely convinced that the chair’s haptic feedback is a great selling point, but we’re hoping the Motion 1 could be the first gaming chair to make it feel less gimmicky.
Hands-on review of Cooler Master MasterHUB
Cooler Master looks to take on Elgato and its popular Stream Deck with the MasterHUB we played with at Computex 2023.
It makes streaming control easy and convenient with a stylish design and plenty of support for popular streaming services for any budding streaming star or influencer.
Corsair introduces iCUE Link to make building your next computer easier
If having to deal with tons of wires puts you off building your own, Corsair’s new iCue Link will be of interest. Called the “smart component ecosystem”, it makes connecting disparate components such as fans and CPU coolers incredibly easy with simple cables that should reduce the amount of wire in your PC.
Of course, you’ll need Corsair components, but luckily the company makes very good hardware parts, so it’s not too bad.
Corsair Dominator Titanium DDR5 RAM is the coolest tech we’ve seen at Computex 2023 so far
RAM is one of the most important parts of our computers, but it’s not the most exciting. Apparently Corsair didn’t get the memo because its new Dominator Titanium DDR5 it showed off at Computex may be the coolest tech we’ve seen on display so far.
We got close to it, and not only does it look phenomenal with a high level of customization, it also performs like a beast.
MSI has partnered with Mercedes-AMG Motorsport for a “luxury” laptop experience
MSI and Mercedez-AMG Motorspot have collaborated on the Mercedes-AMG Motorsport Stealth 16 laptop, which aims to combine the luxurious style and design of Mercedes with the powerful gaming hardware that comes with MSI gaming laptops.
While only one laptop from this collaboration has been announced, along with several other MSI laptops, the company has promised “more collaborative products in the future.”
5 things I’m looking forward to at Computex 2023
Our IT Editor Michelle Rae Uy is in Taipei and has listed 5 things she can’t wait to see at Computex 2023, including new gadgets for content creators, quirky gaming chairs, cutting-edge gaming laptops, and tons of keyboards .
Let’s hope he sees all of this and more in a week.
Check out two of our favorite laptops from Acer’s Computex 2023 announcement
Acer unveiled some exciting new products ahead of Computex’s official launch, both in the gaming and professional spheres – and our PC writer Muskaan Saxena has picked his favorites from both categories that he thinks are worth looking out for.
Presentation of Nvidia Computex 2023
Nvidia officially kicks off Computex 2023 with a keynote on May 29 in Taipei, and Components Editor John Loeffler was present to cover Nvidia Computex 2023 keynote live.