The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will only be held online in 2021 due to corona instead of the usual in Las Vegas. PC and technology fans can still look forward to many highlights that will appear in the course of the year.
In our overview of the big technology fair you will regularly find current highlights, we also give you all important dates and give you an outlook on the focus of the fair.
Today on day two it will be particularly interesting for players: AMD’s keynote will start at 5 p.m. (amd.com/de/events/ces), at 6 p.m. Nvidia will follow with a special event on Geforce RTX (nvidia.com/de-de/geforce/special-event). You can find all the important information about this later on GameStar.de.
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CES 2021: Our highlights from day one
The first day of the fair was particularly interesting for gamers because of the Intel presentation on which new processors were shown, but there were also interesting news in other areas.
Intel: New processors as an attack on AMD Ryzen
Chip giant Intel also insisted on presenting upcoming hardware at the CES. Although there was no news about the Xe graphics cards, there were benchmarks for the Core-i-11000 series (Rocket Lake) and first details about the successor Core-i-12000 (Alder Lake).
You can find the exact information on this in two separate news items:
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LG: Large OLED TFT with 4K resolution for the PC
Many TV fans swear by their disadvantages such as the notorious burn-in on OLED panels, but such devices are still the absolute exception in the PC sector. With the UltraFine 32EP950, LG is now bringing a new OLED monitor in 32 inches and with 4K resolution.
The big advantage of OLED is that each pixel can be switched on and off individually (see also the following picture). This ensures excellent black levels and very good contrasts, even if the maximum brightness is not that high. This is particularly noticeable in the HDR display.
The monitor accordingly also supports the high VESA standard DisplayHDR 400 TrueBlack. Price and release date are not yet known, but we expect costs in the mid to high four-digit range, also because the 32EP950 is primarily aimed at the professional segment.
Viewsonic: 4K in 32 inches with 144 Hz and with mini LED
Resolution and screen size are at Elite XG321UG from Viewsonic identical to the OLED TFT from LG described above, but it uses mini-LEDs instead of OLEDs and offers a high refresh rate of 144 Hertz. It is clearly aimed at players (via Computer base).
The mini-LEDs at least allow local dimming of the display, divided into 1,152 zones. Coupled with the maximum luminosity of up to 1,400 cd / m², this also makes the Viewsonic monitor a very good HDR display on paper. The Vesa-Standard DisplayHDR 1000 is supported.
In order to be able to benefit sufficiently from the high refresh rate, however, in our experience you should achieve FPS in the range of at least 80 frames per second or more, which requires a fast graphics card. There are no pictures of the monitor yet, the market launch is scheduled for summer 2021.
Samsung: Tailor-made refrigerator with four doors – but without RGB
Gamers probably know Samsung primarily through SSDs, current monitors such as the very popular Odyssey G7 and the Galaxy smartphone series, for which Samsung will start the Galaxy Unpacked event on January 14th at 4 p.m. Samsung also manufactures refrigerators.
A refrigerator like this was the first specific product that Samsung had on its Press conference on the first day of CES has shown. The Bespoke series (bespoke = tailor-made), which is coming to the USA for the first time, now offers the option of designing four individual doors in eight different styles with the Bespoke 4-Door Flex refrigerator.
Technically more interesting, on the other hand, is the flex zone at the bottom right, which can be used as a refrigerator with different temperatures or as a freezer compartment, depending on requirements. Unfortunately, Samsung has not (yet) thought of RGB lighting inside.