Friday, May 8th 2020

Computex 2020 all but Dead for PC Enthusiasts as Motherboard and VGA Vendors Mull Pulling Out

Woes for Computex 2020 refuse to end, as its biggest lure for PC enthusiasts - motherboard and graphics card vendors - are reportedly planning to withdraw from this year's edition. Organizers of the popular PC ecosystem trade-show had announced a postponement of the show to late-September from its early-June original scheduled, in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Among the big companies confirmed by DigiTimes to have withdrawn from Computex 2020 are Gigabyte, MSI, TUL (parent of PowerColor), Chaintech (major OEM of several DIY brands); and ECS. ASUS said it's still following existing plans for the event. Some brands are planning online events around the same time as Computex, in which they will announce new products.
Source: DigiTimes
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11 Comments on Computex 2020 all but Dead for PC Enthusiasts as Motherboard and VGA Vendors Mull Pulling Out

#1
Basard
Hopefully we can all just get the mark of the beast real soon... that way they can easily determine who is healthy and allowed to live a decent life.:roll:
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#2
Cranky5150
Basard
Hopefully we can all just get the mark of the beast real soon... that way they can easily determine who is healthy and allowed to live a decent life.:roll:
I got my mark at birth..:rockout:
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Basard
Cranky5150
I got my mark at birth..:rockout:
That sounds interesting.... I'm just a bumkin... :(
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#4
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Basard
That sounds interesting.... I'm just a bumkin... :(
Better than a blumpkin! :laugh:
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#5
Franzen4Real
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Better than a blumpkin! :laugh:
I can say, I would have never expected that term to get dropped on this site in any context... lol

I have a friend that is an organizer that heads up GDC every year (also cancelled). There is certainly much concern about the state of all large on-site conventions even after the days of "back to normal" are here. I think covid is going to have a pretty far reaching impact on all future events (sporting, concerts, conventions, etc) at least in the U.S. and will take years, if at all, to get back to where we have these large public events in the same way that we knew them prior to the outbreak. Quite unfortunate timing too, as I have 5th row floor tickets from May 4th to my favorite bands show that is currently "postponed" a.k.a. $money gone.
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#6
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
In before pull out jokes.
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#7
Vayra86
I do wonder... will it be truly missed

I mean, its not like we're living in a world lacking marketing.
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#8
xman2007
Vayra86
I do wonder... will it be truly missed

I mean, its not like we're living in a world lacking marketing.
You'd be surprised at the money there is to be made at conventions, not too mention the networking opportunities
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CrAsHnBuRnXp
Franzen4Real
I can say, I would have never expected that term to get dropped on this site in any context... lol
:roll:

Leave it to me!
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#10
Basard
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Better than a blumpkin! :laugh:
Well, that all depends if your giving or taking....
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#11
mtcn77
Can we make this the year of retro?
I still have a pet crt netbook project...
It is just rgb marketting with crt colors. You guys like postapocalyptic scenery, so let's imagine it as it is.
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