Nvidia will be joining some of the biggest names in the PC industry at Computex this year. Like recent conferences during the global pandemic, the weeklong Computex show in Taipei will be a virtual event where PC fans can catch some of the biggest trends, news and announcements from their living room. Nvidia's presence at Computex should delight gaming fans, and it is likely that any new graphics cards that Nvidia announced at Computex will also find their way into pre-built systems that could be showcased at the show.
The company announced that its keynote, scheduled for Computex opening day June 1st local time or May 31st for the US audience, will be titled "The Power of Accelerated Computing from Gaming to Corporate Data Center." If you want to keep track of Nvidia's news, we'll show you how to watch it live.
Here's how to watch Nvidia's Computex keynote
Nvidia's keynote is scheduled for 1 p.m. Taipei time on Tuesday June 1st. Players in the US who want to watch live must tune in at 10pm. PT on Monday May 31st. The company announced in its press release that the keynote will be hosted by Jeff Fisher, GeForce Senior Vice President. CEO Jensen Huang will obviously not appear at Computex, at least not on stage.
The Keynote address will be broadcast live and fans can follow the address on Nvidia's YouTube channel. At the time of going to press, there was no direct link to the Computex keynote available, but we will embed the video link at the top of this post as soon as we have this information. Another resource is the Computex portal on the Nvidia website.
According to the organizers of Computex, the keynote from Nvidia will be divided into two sections. The first part focuses on Fisher's presentation "about the tremendous possibilities that GeForce PC games have to offer," which suggests we are about to hear some great graphics news. The company has expanded its GeForce RTX 3000 family of graphics cards in the past few months.
The second part focuses on the enterprise market, artificial intelligence and machine learning. "Manuvir Das, Head of Enterprise Computing at Nvidia, will then deal with" The Coming Democratization of A.I. "deal with", according to the organizers. "He will share three layers driving this trend and explaining how companies that adopt it can thrive in the years to come."
If you are unable to tune in live, be sure to check in with Digital Trends as we will receive the latest news and announcements from Nvidia and other leading companies and partners in the PC industry throughout Computex.
Beyond the keynote, Nvidia will hold other sessions at Computex to talk about A.I., the omniverse and transportation.
What you can expect from Nvidia at Computex
Given the company's focus on GeForce and games for its keynote, we can probably expect Nvidia to expand its GeForce RTX 3000 family. Fisher's presence at the Computex keynote could look promising to gamers hoping for new graphics cards from the company, given what we saw from the executive at Nvidia's CES virtual presentation earlier this year. It was Fisher who presented the RTX 3060 along with mobile RTX 3000 cards for laptops at CES.
While Nvidia was more focused on the entry-level segment at CES, we expect the company to turn its attention to premium games at Computex. Recently there have been rumors of the unannounced GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti cards from Nvidia, and these GPUs could likely debut on the Computex stage.
In addition to the new GeForce RTX cards, Nvidia could use its stage time to address the ongoing semiconductor shortage and recent efforts to ensure its GPUs are accessible to gamers. The company, like rival AMD, has come under fire in recent months for cryptocurrency miners and scalpers hoarding graphics cards, causing prices in secondary markets to triple the manufacturer's recommended retail price. Nvidia recently made efforts to curb the appeal of its GPUs by limiting their effectiveness in Ethereum mining.