The organisers of Computex, TAITRA, is assured that the exhibition might be in-person in 2022. Which means we may see one in every of PC gaming’s largest and most fun tech exhibits might return to Taipei after two years out because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We’re very assured that the onsite, bodily present will return,” mentioned Li, a Computex Present supervisor, throughout a recent update video.
Li cited the nation’s excessive vaccination fee and final yr’s reopening of Taiwan’s exhibitions as explanation why TAITRA was assured within the present’s return.
It pays to have a backup plan, nonetheless. Computex 2022 remains to be set be a hybrid occasion: The bodily present working from Might 24–27, and the digital present, DigitalGO, from Might 24 to June 6.
The present’s organisers additionally teased a few potential appearances on the present: AMD and Nvidia have expressed curiosity in returning to Computex for 2022, as have Acer, Asus, Gigabyte, Micron, and MSI.
Computex has been host to many main tech firm asserting their future PC gaming merchandise and aspirations. Most of all, AMD has previously used the present as alternative to announce PC gaming tech, together with RDNA GPUs; Ryzen CPUs; and, throughout final yr’s present, 3D V-cache processors.
Here is hoping there’s one thing for us PC players out of the Taiwan tech present, which can really feel considerably invigorated by its return to an in-person occasion.
That mentioned, CES returned to Las Vegas this yr, although because of the elevated concern over the Omicron variant many firms dropped out or refused to attend the in-person occasion within the months previous it. Corporations resembling AMD, MSI, Microsoft, and Intel.
That is the issue going through any occasion that brings hundreds of individuals collectively: Covid-19 hasn’t gone away and remains to be in a position to affect even the most effective laid plans.
Here is hoping that Computex 2022 can return to some semblance of normalcy, although, offering the well being and security of these attending is given the utmost precedence. I am not simply saying that as an enormous fan of Taipei that basically, actually desires to return, both. Although that positively holds true. There’s simply one thing about Computex that looks like the guts of PC gaming as a interest—modded PCs, unusual parts, and excessive overclocked builds are widespread on the Computex present flooring.
The place else are you going to see an gaming PC modded to appear like an Apex loot field in entrance of a Heineken gaming PC that really dispenses beer?