Day 2 saw even more ASUS ROG hardware including the ARES III graphics card and a very impressive Maximus VII set of motherboards. With a rather comparatively small press con, AMD also had some news about their new Kaveri processors.
We kick off with Gigabyte who showed off the new Intel Series 9 motherboards and what they have to offer.
Next up we have AMDs announcement of the Kaveri (FX) processors for mobile computing. Aimed at notebooks and laptops, the lineup of processors have a TDP of between 17W and 35W. Alongside the FX will be A6, A8, and A10 AMD APUs. It appears that AMD will be using the FX branding to replace the A12 APU for the mobile version of Kaveri.
In hard drive news, Plextor have given us a look at the M6 Pro SSD that operates at .SATA’s full speed of 6Gbps, the Plextor M6 Pro apparently has been subjected to the company’s own strict enterprise-grade Zero Error standard with 400 units of M6 Pro managed to survive 1008 hours of stress test as compared to 500 hours by M5 Pro.
Next, Intel have announced the Pentium Anniversary Editon. The new Pentium is compatible with the LGA1150 socket, but will need an Intel Z series motherboard to use it as intended. As a 3.2GHz dual core processor it does not come anywhere near to a high powered chip, although it only has a TDP of 53W which reduces the total amount of cooling needed when overclocking. As mentioned before, it is compatible with both Intel 8 and 9 series chipsets; which gives it quite a bit of longevity.
Showing off what the Core M processors they announced a day earlier could do, “Llama Mountain” Prototypes were on display and turns out, they are thinner than the iPad Air!
Last but no means least, ASUS showed off a huge range of products ranging from a gaming monitor right down to the ARES III Graphics card that features AMD’s Hawaii XT processor. Here’s a list of what they launched yesterday.