I'm not saying the traditionally bustling Computex trade show in Taipei has been a desolate wasteland or anything, but it was certainly quieter than I've seen it in a long time. And there's only one thing I blame for that - the graphics card, or lack thereof.
It's been a tough 12 months for PC enthusiasts. Since this time last year it has been almost impossible to buy a decently priced GPU without sacrificing your first-born in some craven blood ritual to do so. And, partly because of that dearth of reasonable graphics card prices, we also haven't seen a new generation of GPUs from Nvidia in over two years, with AMD not likely to do anything until possibly this time next year.
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With gaming being such a huge revenue-driver for the PC market, and much of Computex being focused solely on the PC, it's probably no surprise that with the show as a whole has been quiet.
With the week of Computex lacking anything new in terms of the most important gaming PC component, the GPU, it's had a major knock-on effect on the industry.