Computex 2015 - Day 3

June 6, 2015 | 11:44

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Computex 2015 - EVGA

EVGA had plenty to show us at Computex this year. First was their keyboard, which has been in development for quite some time. The Z10 is set to retail for $129 in Q4 this year. It will come with either Kailh Blue or Brown switches and an RGB model will launch at the same time as the standard red LED one. The Z10 features volume and brightness sliders, programmable macro keys, an LCD display and dedicated macro keys. It's also equipped with the company's EVbot hardware, which you can connect directly to your graphics card to control fan speeds and voltages.

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The company also had its X5L mouse on display (not pictured), but says it will have a different name when launched. The main feature is its thumb print scanner, which you can use to log in to Windows 10 and, according to EVGA, it will probably be used for online transactions in the future.

The latest version of the GPU monitoring/overclocking software Precision X was on show. It is the only such utility to currently support DirectX12 with a full overlay available in apps that use it.

Following the recent GTX 980 Ti launch, EVGA had a number of custom SKUs on show. The ACX 2 version should be available now, while the more advanced Kingpin version, developed in conjunction with the overclocker of the same name, is yet to come. Clock speeds are not yet confirmed but they will be higher than EVGA's other cards, and it will include a massive 14 power phases, three RGB LEDs and a 8-pin/8-pin/6-pin PCI-E power inputs. It also includes memory heaters to help prevent cold bugs when overclocking on LN2. The final GTX 980 Ti shown was the hyrbid cooled version, which comes with an Asetek made all-in-one liquid cooler built in, R9 295X2 style.

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EVGA is also designing an ATX chassis, but it's still in its early stages – it doesn't have a proper name yet and the yellow highlights are not final either. It is designed for low noise enthusiasts and should be available sooner than the start of Q4.

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Next up, EVGA had its Z170 Express chipset motherboards on show, with the LGA1151 socket and support for upcoming Skylake CPUs – the mini-ITX Stinger, micro-ATX Micro and ATX Classified models were all displayed, with the latter featuring M.2 and SATA Express connectivity as well as dual EPS12V 8-pin connectors.

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X99 also got a look in, with the X99 Micro 2 motherboard on display. A refresh of the original Micro, the new version adds in a reversible USB 3.1 Type-C connector, additional SATA ports and upgraded components. This will not be the only motherboard to receive such an upgrade – most of the company's current line up will make the switch.

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