Computex 2022: what to expect from this year’s show

Computex 2022 takes place May 24-27 in Taipei, Taiwan, and is the biggest – and most exciting – computing event on the calendar.

Unlike last year, which was online only, having been canceled in 2020, Computex 2022 is taking place in person.

However, as Taiwan is still limiting international visitors due to the Covid-19 pandemic, press from other parts of the world won’t be there in the kind of numbers we used to see before the pandemic.

This includes us. TechRadar will remotely cover Computex 2022, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to miss a thing. We’ll always bring you all the most important news as it emerges from the show.

This includes keynote presentations from Nvidia and AMD, as well as presentations from Asus, Gigabyte and more. These big players are all headquartered in Taiwan, but that means other companies may not be present.

This is the case for Intel, which is probably the most notable absence from this year’s event.

Still, Computex 2022 should be an exciting showcase for the future of computing, so read on to find out what to expect. We will update this page with all the latest news as it happens.

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  • What is that? The biggest IT conference of the year
  • When is it? May 24 – May 27, 2022
  • Where is it? Taipei, Taiwan

Computex date 2022

Computex 2022 officially kicks off on May 23, 2022 and lasts until May 27. As in previous years, Nvidia and AMD will hold keynote presentations on day one (Taiwan time).

We expect other manufacturers to announce new products throughout the week from major Taiwanese companies like Asus, Acer and Gigabyte.

AMD CES 2021

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AMD at Computex 2022

AMD CEO Lisa Su delivers a keynote at Computex 2022, as tradition dictates. It could be a busy keynote, which begins at 11 p.m. PT (2 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. BST) on May 23.

We expect to see more of AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 processors. Announced at CES 2022, these new chips will offer DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 support, and will use the new Zen 4 architecture based on a 5nm node, up from the 7nm of previous Ryzen chips.

AMD has the form to show off new processors at CES and then launch them at Computex, which could be the case this year. We should get more information on the performance, specs, and maybe even the price of these desktop processors.

However, we don’t expect to see Ryzen 7000 processors for laptops. They are more likely to arrive in 2023.

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As for AMD’s GPUs, we may get a glimpse of the upcoming RDNA 3 RX 7000 GPUs. These are expected to launch later this year to compete with Nvidia’s next generation of graphics cards, but we don’t know much. -thing about them. Computex 2022 might be the perfect time to show them off.

NVIDIA CES 2021

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Nvidia at Computex 2022

PC gamers will want to tune in to Nvidia’s presentation, which begins at 8pm PT May 23 (11pm ET or 4am May 24 BST) to see what the GPU maker has in store.

We expect Nvidia to launch its RTX 4000 series of “Lovelace” GPUs later this year, and there have been rumors that we could see RTX 4080s and RTX 4090s as early as July.

If that’s true, we can see them at Computex. Last year, Nvidia’s Jeff Fisher announced the RTX 3090 Ti at Computex – so we might have something similar this year. There have also been rumors of a low-budget GTX 1630 GPU, which could also be featured during the keynote.

However, if Nvidia only presents a budget GPU and no killer next-gen models, we might be disappointed.

Intel

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Intel at Computex 2022

Unfortunately, Intel won’t be at this year’s event. This is likely due to Taiwan’s still strict Covid-19 policies. Unlike Nvidia and AMD, which are based in Taiwan, Intel executives may have found it too complicated to attend in any meaningful way.

Instead, Intel held its own event earlier this year. So if you want to hear more about the upcoming Raptor Lake processors and Arc Alchemist GPUs – which will see Intel take on AMD and Nvidia in the gaming graphics card market, then it won’t be at Computex 2022.

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