CES 2024: A Year of Spicy Tech Ahead 

Christmas may come in December for most, but I think we can all agree that a Tech Head’s Christmas is during January. We’re, of course, talking CES 2024

CES 2024: A Year of Spicy Tech Ahead 

Taking in place Las Vegas from January 9th to 12th, CES gives us a cheeky glimpse at all the spicy tech we can expect to see in the coming year. We will be updating this article throughout the week, focusing on the gaming tech revealed. So, give this article a bookmark and be sure to check it for new and fresh information! 

Pro Gamers Group

For some extra spice, the Pro Gamers Group is in attendance this year! Joining Alphacool at Caesars Palace, there will be a booth showcasing APNX, Endgame Gear, noblechairs, and Ducky


APNX C1 lifestyle image

Launched at the latter end of 2023, APNX is all about redefining excellence. Their whole line-up will be on display, shining a spotlight on the C1 PC case, AP1-V CPU cooler, and FP1 and FP2 fans. 

If you’d like to learn more about this exciting range, check out our dedicated blog.

Endgame Gear

Endgame Gear OP1we

Endgame Gear has been an esports staple for some time now. Their optical gaming mice are optimised for fast-paced, high-octane gaming, and the OP1we and XM2we will be stars of the show. But wait, there’s even more. Their first-ever keyboard – the KB65HE – will be in attendance, too! 

The OP1we is a versatile gaming mouse, learn all about it in our dedicated blog. 


noblechairs LEGEND Gaming Chair Black / White / Red Edition

Taking care of comfort in style, noblechairs is showing off the latest selection of their Special Edition and LEGEND gaming chairs. Why wouldn’t they? Gorgeous designs, superior ergonomics, premium build quality – what’s not to love? 

What happens if you merge an ICON, EPIC, and a HERO? Why, you get a LEGEND! 



Ducky has an astonishing line-up of mechanical gaming keyboards – including a Shiba Says Edition! – and we’re quackers for them all. Sporting optimised features, colourful keycaps, and a wide variety of switch types, there is a perfect Ducky keyboard for everyone. 

If you’d like to know the difference between a Ducky One2 and One3 keyboard, then check out our blog. 


Starting the party early, NVIDIA gave the Special Address on January 8th. We’ll go over the juicy highlights, but here is the video if you wanted to watch it all over again! 

It seems the big buzzword for CES 2024 is generative AI. NVIDIA pulled out the big guns, announcing fabulous new AI tech and bringing receipts that they’re way ahead of the game. They’ve been developing AI tech since 2006, after all! 

RTX tech is very much a staple in gaming, with now over 530 games and applications supporting ray tracing, DLSS, and more. At CES, another fourteen games were announced to be getting the RTX treatment, including ray tracing on Diablo VI and DLSS 3 on the upcoming Horizon Forbidden West PC release. 

Moving onto the newer, frankly mind-blowing stuff, NVIDIA has made advances to their NVIDIA ACE suite. This is designed to make game NPCs more engaging and add depth to your game world. Not going to lie, watching the presenter have a legit conversation with an NPC was both terrifying and thrilling – the future is now, people! Both NVIDIA Audio2Face and Riva Automatic Speech Recognition are going to revolutionise NPC creation. 

What stole the show for me was the announcement of NVIDIA RTX Remix. This software will allow you to mod your favourite games to add ray tracing, enhance images, and accelerate performance in your endeavours. Showcased on Half-Life 2, this program is going to be a game-changer for the modding community! 

GeForce Now and Twitch

Absolutely spoiled for exciting news, NVIDIA also announced updates to GeForce Now and new live streaming software. GeForce Now is getting a slew of new games, thanks to partnerships with Activision, HoYoverse, Capcom, and more. Plus, from February the GeForce Now Day Passes will be available, enabling fast and easy access to the service for 24 hours. A perfect way to trial before committing to longer memberships! 

With Twitch, NVIDIA is seeking to revolutionise streaming, too. Currently, when live streaming you have to opt for a lower resolution if you want to reliably stream to a variety of devices. Introducing GeForce RTX Live Streaming. This partnership between OBS, Twitch, and NVIDIA will enable you to broadcast up to three live streams of different resolutions simultaneously. This means you can stream in 4K for audiences with the tech and reliable internet access and in 720p for the viewer who may be catching the stream on the train into work. Better yet, the aim is to increase this to five streams in a later release! 

NVIDIA CES Twitch Broadcast

RTX 40 Super Series

Of course, what we’re here for is the tech and the one we’ve been eagerly anticipating since December is the RTX 40 Super Series. Rumour no more, the RTX 4070 Super, RTX 4070 Ti Super, and RTX 4080 Super are all on their way, boasting incredible performance leaps. For context, the RTX 4070 Super is set to outperform the RTX 3090 flagship graphics card, but at a fraction of the power consumption. 

NVIDIA CES Super Upgrade

Each model has more CUDA cores, enhancing performance and bringing the best of RTX tech to your gaming. Both the RTX 4070 Ti and RTX 4080 have improved VRAM memory too, either boosting capacity or speed. Best yet, the Super edition graphics cards are all optimised for generative AI, so you can unlock even greater creating potential. 

NVIDIA RTX 40 Super Series Announcement

With so much to cover at CES 2024, we decided to take a dedicated deep dive into the RTX 40 Super Series. Click to read more!

RTX AI Laptops

The next wave of RTX gaming laptops is set to hit this year, too, once again with generative AI as a focus point. These GeForce RTX 40 Series laptops will bring full generative AI capabilities to consumers, putting all that creative power at your fingertips. They’ll be available from 14” models up to 18” powerhouses, from a variety of the top OEMs. 


Monitor Advances

Our final stop on the NVIDIA train is monitors. Not only are we getting more G-SYNC gaming monitors, but the tech itself has evolved. G-SYNC Pulsar Technology marks the latest development in stutter-free and smooth gaming. Innovating on Variable Refresh Rate tech, G-SYNC Pulsar will be the new gold standard for visual clarity thanks to variable frequency strobing. This means you can have a VRR and use ULMB for improved motion clarity, as the two features work in harmony. 


Unveiled at CES 2024 was another brand-new line up of processors as part of Intel’s 14th Gen range. There are both desktop and laptop variants heading are our way, utilising the refreshed Raptor Lake architecture rather than Meteor Lake. This includes the enthusiast-grade HX-series for laptops along with a 35W and 65W desktop CPU.  

i9 14900HX 

The i9 14900HX is Intel’s flagship HX CPU. Designed to handle any on-the-go heavy-duty application including AAA gaming and streaming, this CPU will feature a maximum of 24 cores split between both Performance and Efficiency cores (8 P and 16 E).  

Compared to the i9 13900HX, this CPU will boast a hefty 5.8GHz max boosted clock speeds on the P-cores and 4.1GHz on the E-cores. This increase in speeds will deliver fast performance and effortless multitasking, which is backed up by Intel Thread Director.  

The i9 14900HX will be joined by another four brand-new HX mobile processors, including the i7 14700HX. They’ll be hitting the shelves in a huge variety of laptops made by multiple manufacturers, including ASUS, MSI, and Razer.  

Core Mobile Processors Series 1 

What’s more, Intel also showcased the ‘Core Mobile Processors Series 1’ range. Built with the refreshed Raptor Lake architecture, these processors have been fine-tuned for low-powered laptops. 

The processors will fall under the U-series branding and be capable of running at only 15W! The line up will include three different CPUs, including the i7 150U which features 2 Performance and 8 Efficiency cores, along with a maximum boosted clock speed of 5.4GHz.  

Desktop Processors 

In addition to all of this, even more Intel Raptor Lake desktop processors are heading our way. With over 18 new models available, the standard i9, i7, and i5 variants will be included along with options that boast ultra-low wattages of only 65W and 35W. Perfect for those looking to create a low-cost, energy-efficient gaming PC to help reduce their power consumption!  

You’ll be able to find models with integrated Intel UHD graphics which will be showcased with an F-suffix, and variants without a graphics processor. Regardless of your preferences or requirements, these desktop processors can suit every type of gamer, PC, and budget.  


AMD has come out strong with their CES 2024 showcase, debuting a new range of AM5 processors, the Ryzen 8000G Series. Alongside these, they also announced several additions to their Ryzen 5000 Series of CPUs, giving users of the AM4 platform something to look forward to. Alongside these desktop processors, a new line of mobile processors, that pack a hefty punch when it comes to performance. Last and by no means least, AMD also unveiled a new graphics card aimed at 1440p gaming. 

AMD Ryzen 8000 Series

With four new additions to their AM5 platform, AMD is certainly spoiling us. This brand-new range of Ryzen 8000 Series CPUs all are based on innovative AMD Zen 4 architecture and are aimed at those who wish to dip their toes into this platform. As such, each of these processors boast on-board graphics perfect for building an entry level gaming PC, capable of playing AAA games at 1080p with smooth frame rates. With the addition of a discrete graphics card, you’ll have a fantastic gaming PC on your hands. 

Model Cores/Thread Base/Boost Frequency Total Cache TDP 
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G 8/16 4.2GHz/Up to 5.1GHz 24MB 65W 
AMD Ryzen 5 8600G 6/12 4.3GHz/Up to 5.0GHz 22MB 65W  
AMD Ryzen 5 8500G 6/12 3.5GHz/Up to 5.0GHz 22MB 65W  
AMD Ryzen 3 8300G 4/8 3.4GHz/Up to 4.9GHz 12MB 65W  

These new processors offer amazing potential for building a gaming PC with a clear upgrade path. In addition to this, you can get even better gaming performance utilising AMD’s phenomenal software suite. As shown during their presentation, by using AMD Hyper-RX and AMD Fluid Motion Frames, you can see upwards of 90FPS in Baldur’s Gate 3

Slide courtesy of TechPowerUp

The AMD Ryzen 7 8700G and AMD Ryzen 5 8600G also boast the latest AI innovations from AMD. Both these processors feature a Neural Processor Unit (NPU), where AI tasks can operate without having to utilise resources from your CPU or GPU. This is advantageous for programs such as Adobe’s Software suite, DaVinci Resolve, and Window Studio Suite. 

AMD states that the 8000G Series should become available after the 31st of January 2024.

New AM4

It wasn’t all AM5 announcements from AMD at CES this year, as there was news of continuing support for their superb AM4 platform as well. This is fantastic news for those who still don’t want to make that leap to the next generation just yet, with four new CPUs – including an addition to the X3D line. 

Model Cores/Thread Base/Boost Frequency Total Cache TDP 
AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D 8/16 3.0GHz/Up to 4.1GHz 100MB 105W 
AMD Ryzen 7 5700 8/16 3.7GHz/Up to 4.6GHz 20MB 65W 
AMD Ryzen 5 5600GT 6/12 3.6GHz/Up to 4.6GHz 19MB 65W 
AMD Ryzen 5 5500GT 6/12 3.6GHz/Up to 4.4GHz 19MB 65W 

The release of four new CPUs is phenomenal news, especially for gamers as the 3D V-Cache has been proven to provide outstanding results in a wide range of gaming titles. With its 8 cores capable of reaching 4.1GHz clock speeds, the AMD Ryzen 7 5700X3D is sure to be on gamers wish lists once it comes out.  

The other three processors offer outstanding performance for a range of workloads. With their multiple blazing fast cores and boasting only a 65W TDP, these CPUs will be perfect for a vast range of computers, including gaming PCs, workstations, home office computers, and media centres.  

These processors are planned for a January 31st, 2024, release. 

1440p Gaming

Finally, to round off an amazing showing by AMD, we come to the new GPU: the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT. This upgraded version of last year’s RX 7600 boasts the same basic hardware, with 32 CUs, 64 AI accelerators, and 2048 Stream Processors. AMD has taken this amazing baseline and boosted their performance. 

With the Radeon RX 7600 XT, AMD modified the clock speeds for better performance, with a Game Clock of 2.47GHz compared to the 2.25GHz of the RX 7600, and a Boost Clock of 2.76GHz compared to 2.66GHz. What’s more, they have also added extra VRAM to the RX 7600 XT, increasing it from 8GB to 16GB of GDDR6. 

With these simple changes, a phenomenal 1080p graphics card into an excellent entry-level 1440p GPU. In fact, in their keynote speech AMD showed that you can see upwards of 100 FPS in AAA gaming titles such as Resident Evil 4, Cyberpunk 2077, and The Last of Us Part I. This is with max settings, when AMD FSR 2/3 and AFMF or Frame Gen are turned on. 

The AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is due for release from the 24th of January, 2024. 


Razer announced its latest line up of Blade gaming laptops, including the Blade 14, Blade 16, and Blade 18.  

Blade 14 

The Blade 14 is an all-new laptop powered by AMD Ryzen hardware, harnessing AMD’s Ryzen AI laptop processors with the integrated NPU to assist with any AI workloads. The Blade 14 will come equipped with a Ryzen 9 8945HS, RTX 4070, and QHD display with 240Hz refresh rates. Everything you need to enjoy an optimised performance for both work and play.  

Blade 16  

The all-new Blade 16 is the world’s first gaming laptop to include a 16.0’’ OLED display and 240Hz refresh rate. Thanks to intelligent Dual Mode technology, you can freely switch between 4K at 120Hz and 1080p at 240Hz.  You can pick and choose which resolution and refresh rate you want, depending on your task. If you want buttery-smooth gaming, then select 1080p at 240Hz. For any creative workloads or media, utilising 4K allows you to view the images and videos in stunning crystal-clear resolutions.  

In addition to this incredible Dual Mode display, this laptop will also boast powerful gaming hardware. This includes the new flagship Intel i9 14900HX CPU and RTX 4090 to deliver blisteringly fast on-the-go gaming and hyper-realistic visuals.  

Blade 18 

Alongside the 14 and 16, Razer also announced the Blade 18 gaming laptop. Its CPU and GPU are yet to be officially announced but it has been confirmed that this laptop will feature fast Thunderbolt 5 connectivity and a 4K display with 165Hz refresh rates. 

Project Esther 

In addition to their new line-up of gaming laptops, Razer also showcased Project Esther.  

Utilising Razer Sensa HD Haptics, Project Esther is a universal cushion that you can put on any chair, gaming or office, connect it to your PC or console, and experience deeper in-game immersion thanks to intelligently calibrated vibrations. Razer Sensa HD Haptics harness directional haptics to improve the way in which we perceive the games and worlds that we’re playing in.  

For example, in one of the demos played at CES 2024, users experienced the gentle soft pitter-patter of rain falling on their back, without having the hassle of getting their clothes or hair wet. All thanks to the directional haptics installed within the cushion. 


MSI has been busy stealing the show at CES with some pretty spicy goods this year. There’s a lot to be excited about, from a new gaming handheld, a war on visible cables, and AI-ready laptops.  

The CLAW  

Whilst not the first competitor we’ve seen to the much beloved Steam Deck, the MSI CLAW looks to be a powerful challenger. Kitted out with a 53Wh battery, an Intel Core processor, and even ARC graphics, the CLAW is set to challenge the AMD status quo of popular gaming handhelds.  

Intel Core Ultra with ARC 

Notably, the CLAW is equipped with ARC graphics. Bosting up to 8 Xe cores enhanced with XeSS super-sampling technology, we can expect to see smooth 1080p gameplay in medium settings. There’s even support for advanced video codecs, including AV1.  

The CLAW isn’t lacking in other areas, either! So far, we know MSI’s new gaming handheld will ship with 16GB of LPDDR5 dual channel memory, a PCIe Gen 4 NVMe M.2 2230 SSD, and Windows 11. The CLAW’s screen isn’t playing around! Clocking in at 7 inches, the touchscreen display will feature a 1920 x 1080 FHD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. 


Fed up with cables ruining the look of your nice, clean PC? Well, MSI sure are! PROJECT ZERO is set to make your next gaming PC cleaner, more attractive, and even easier to build.  

Aiming to remove the process of cable management almost entirely, PROJECT ZERO relocates most cable connectors to the back of the motherboard, hiding all the wiring behind it. PROJECT ZERO Series motherboards feature a silver-white design, creating a brilliantly clean and sleek appearance.  

So far, only three chipset options have been announced for PROJECT ZERO: 

Z790 PROJECT ZERO, an ATX motherboard with a 14+1 Duet Rail Power System, Lightning Gen 5 PCIe slot, 4 x M.2 slots, and Wi-Fi 7. 

B760M PROJECT ZERO, a Micro-ATX motherboard with a 12+1 Duet Rail Power System, Lightning Gen 5 PCIe slot, 2 x M.2 slots, and Wi-Fi 6E. 

650M PROJECT ZERO features a 10 + 2 direct out power system, Lightning Gen 4 PCIe slot, 2 x M.2 slots, and Wi-Fi 6E. 

The overall ZERO line doesn’t stop there, though. MSI has also announced a range of PROJECT ZERO compatible chassis designed to complement the clean aesthetic. The MAG PANO M100 PZ Series PC case supports Micro-ATX motherboards and is set to be available in both white and black. This case features a 270-degree tempered glass design and reverse-blade fans.  

Finally, MSI announced the MEG MAESTRO 700L PZ chassis, a limited-edition case that will support PROJECT ZERO motherboards alongside E-ATX boards. This case features a one-piece curved tempered glass, panel, an aluminium unibody, and a dual-chamber design.  

AI Ready Laptops 

Powered by the brand-new Intel Core Ultra and refreshed 14th Gen HX-series with NVIDIA RTX 40 Series GPUs, MSI’s new range of laptops has been built from the ground up for the era of AI.  

Intel’s Core Ultra processors are pulling focus across a lot of CES announcements this year. MSI is leveraging Core Ultra CPUs and taking full advantage of their dedicated Neural Processing Unit, which has been optimised for AI tasks. Notably, the integration of ARC graphics in the Core Ultra offers more than double the graphical performance per watt compared to previous generations. 

MSI’s new line of laptops is not just AI-ready but also equipped with the latest MSI AI Software. This suite includes several AI software packages, such as AI Artist AI Engine and AI Noise Cancellation Pro. 

AI Engine enhances user experience by automatically optimising laptop settings such as display, audio, power profiles, and keyboard backlight based on the application used, ensuring immersive entertainment and efficient content creation. 

AI Artist is an offline text-to-image service. This eliminates network latency and data leakage risks whilst utilising the performance of the powerful laptops, offering additional features like image-to-image, image-to-text, and exporting layered PSD files for Photoshop editing, greatly boosting productivity for content creators. 

AI Noise Cancellation Pro merges advanced microphone hardware with AI-powered noise cancellation software to deliver studio-quality voice for remote meetings or professional recording, even in noisy environments. 


Time to bust out your party hats and poppers, ThermalTake is celebrating their 25th anniversary at this year’s CES. That’s right, ThermalTake got their start back in 1999 in Taipei, Taiwan, where they quickly got into manufacturing high quality PC components. To mark a quarter of a century in business, ThermalTake is here with a range of products at CES all in a very pleasing Hydrangea Blue colour scheme. Let’s take a look! 


ThermalTake is showing off three case models at CES 2024. First off is the CTE E600 MX. This is their take on the highly popular dual-chamber design. Boasting a main chamber to display your hardware, featuring two crystal clear tempered glass panels, and a rear chamber where you can hide your storage drives, power supply, and cables away from view. 

In addition to this expected release, ThermalTake has an exciting news for enthusiasts who really don’t want to see any cables at all with the Ceres 330 TG ARGB. This chassis supports both ASUS and MSI hidden connector motherboards, which move all the headers on the board to the rear. No more will your computer’s aesthetic be ruined by those pesky cables! Well except for maybe the GPUs power cables, or perhaps the fans, oh yeah and if you have an AiO… but aside from that, all your cables will be hidden! 

Finally, ThermalTake updated one of their most innovative cases, The Tower 300. They have added a new unique display option for this chassis. The Tower 300 offers two display options, a vertical position which boasts a small footprint, ideal for gamers who want a powerful gaming PC that takes up little space. Additionally, it can now be positioned horizontally with the use of an optional display stand, to create a unique aesthetic. 


Alongside the Hydrangea Blue cases, ThermalTake’s CES 2024 range also showcases some perfect hardware to complement the overall aesthetic. The Toughpower GF A3 Gold is an ATX 3.1 PSU that features native support for the PCIe 12+4pin connector. It boasts a 1050W output, and is 80 PLUS Gold certified. What’s more, it also comes with a fantastic 10-year warranty giving you peace of mind in all your gaming endeavours. 

Next up, we have the TOUGHRAM XG RGB D5 Memory, a DDR5 memory solution. This kit consists of two modules of 16GB 5600MT/s memory, for a total of 32GB. It boasts a stylish heat spreader in white and blue along with 16 ARGB LEDs, to enhance the aesthetic of a 25th anniversary build. 

Then we come to cooling, with both an AIO and fans available, keeping your hardware cool is made simple. The TH360 V2 Ultra ARGB Sync All-In-One Liquid Cooler features a 360mm radiator, three high-performance 120mm RGB fans, and a CPU block that boasts a 2.1″ LCD display. Alongside this, you can add cooling to the rest of your gaming PC with the addition of innovative ThermalTake SWAFAN EX12 ARGB Sync fans. These feature the unique colour scheme seen across this whole range of products, RGB lighting, and an innovative daisy chain design the utilises magnets, allowing you to connect multiple fans to a single header on your motherboard. 


Now to add that finishing touch to a ThermalTake 25th anniversary gaming setup, the ARGENT E700 Real Leather Gaming Chair is the perfect choice. Designed by Studio F. A. Porsche, this gaming chair features a single piece curved back, and a high-density moulded foam base that extends up the sides of your legs to offer firm body support in any position.  

This chair uses the Hydrangea Blue colour scheme for the rear of the backrest and bottom of the base. Meanwhile, the chair upholstery is real leather, embroidered with red stitching along its seams, creating a unique style. 

What’s more, this chair offers excellent adjustability, with easy access to handles on the sides of the seat base to control seat height and the seat back angle. The headrest can be height adjusted by up to 5cm and the arm rests offer four directional movement, allowing you to customise this chair to your exact requirements. 

Cherry Xtrfy 

It came as a shock to everyone last year when Cherry acquired Xtrfy to form Cherry Xtrfy, and at this year’s CES we get to see the fruits of their labours. Cherry Xtrfy has announced a wide range of gaming peripherals, including gaming keyboards, mice, microphones, and even a new mouse mat. 

MX 3.1 Keyboard 

This gaming keyboard features a distinct high-quality aluminium body, that offers a unique aesthetic, as well as enhancing its stability and durability. Alongside this, the MX 3.1 improves your typing experience, with an innovative dampening structure that minimises noise and makes typing more comfortable. Furthermore, the MX 3.1 features a choice of the new Cherry MX2A switches, which offer smoother actuation, better acoustics, and 100 million keystroke lifespan. 

Gaming Mice

Cherry Xtrfy introduced a wide range of gaming mice at CES 2024, with both wired and wireless options available. First is the M64, an ergonomically designed mouse that fits comfortably into your hand. Alongside this, there was the M68 which boasts a symmetrical shape, making it ideal for both lefties and righties. Both these models have been designed with input from gamers and offer excellent grip, lower weight, and higher performance whilst gaming. 

In addition to the base models, Cherry Xtryfy also unveiled the Pro versions of the M64 and M68 mice. With the Pro Edition M64 and M68, you will be able to enjoy ultra-fast response times, as they harness 8000Hz technology. This innovation enables the Pro models to report every 0.125 milliseconds, making cursor movements smoother and clicks more precise. 

Cherry Xtrfy M64 and M68 Mice
Cherry Xtrfy M50 Mice

Rounding out the mice releases is the M50, an ergonomically designed mouse aimed at gamers of any level. The M50 have been enhanced for comfort, keeping you well supported during extended gaming sessions. What’s more, the wireless M50 models boast vibrant RGB lighting, perfect for complementing any gaming setup. 

To help you achieve better performance with your new mouse, Cherry Xtrfy also unveiled new editions of their outstanding GP5 mouse mat. These gaming surfaces feature stunning new artwork and now come in three new sizes, including medium, large, and XL. A fine addition to any battle-station. 

Ngale Microphones 

Rounding out their offering for CES 2024, Cherry Xtrfy also showcased a new range of microphones aimed at both gamers and streamers. The Ngale X offers studio quality audio and is an XLR/USB hybrid. With these interfaces, there is an option suitable for both professionals and everyday users to connect the Ngale X microphone. 

Alongside the high performance Ngale X, is the Ngale R, a standalone microphone that boasts a USB connector. The Ngale R is a condenser mic, that can capture your voice in exceptional clarity and features a retro aesthetic. What’s more, the Ngale R and X microphones each feature vivid RGB lighting, making them a stylish addition for a streaming setup. 

Whilst both the Ngale R and X come with a desk stand for easy setup, these microphones can utilise the Ngale Boom Arm. This highly flexible stand can be easily attached to a desk using a clamp, and features three hand-tightened friction hinges, allowing for a wide range of movement whilst minimising desk clutter. 


Whilst they’re not usually the flashiest part of CES, there have been some awesome monitor announcements this year from the likes of LG and Samsung.  


LG has been showcasing its new OLED gaming monitors at CES. There are three models to choose from, all of which feature some pretty impressive specs.  


Set to be the world’s first Dual Mode OLED gaming monitor, this 32-inch beast features a VESA Certification and the ability to switch from an impressive 4K 240Hz to a Full HD at a whopping 480Hz. 

34GS95QE + 39GS95QE 

Also joining the UltraGear line are two impressive, curved gaming monitors. These new OLED monitors offer incredible immersion, featuring an 800R curve, and are available in 34- and 39-inch sizes, respectively. What’s more, they’re equipped with a 240Hz refresh rate and HDR 400 True Black support.  


Like LG, Samsung is debuting new OLED monitors at this year’s consumer electronics show. There are three new displays joining the Samsung Odyssey lineup, all of which are equipped with Samsung’s OLED Glare-Free technology that minimises light reflection and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. What’s more, they’re equipped with VESA DisplayHDR True Black 400 technology that delivers incredible detail and vivid colours. 

Odyssey OLED G9 

Designed for the most immersive gaming experience possible, the G9 is a 49-inch curved ultra-wide gaming monitor with an insane DQHD 5120 x 1440 resolution, a 32:9 aspect ratio, and a 240Hz refresh rate.  

Odyssey OLED G8 + G6 

For the first time, Samsung has brought flat OLED options to the Odyssey lineup. The Odyssey OLED G8 and G6 are equipped with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The new lineup are as sleek and stylish as they are powerful. Housed in a slim metal chassis the G8 and G6 offer customisability through enhanced RGB Core Lighting+.  


ASUS gaming hardware spans far and wide – at CES, they’ve shown everything from a brand-new gaming NUC to a game controller for your phone. There is just so much! We’re going to hit our top highlights from this gaming giant. 


This is ASUS’ first foray into a NUC that is designed for gamers. Sporting the stunning ROG styling, this PC is tiny but certainly packs a punch. It is less than 2.5L in size, but is equipped with up to an Intel Core Ultra 9, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, and three PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD slots. If ever you needed proof that great things come in small packages! 

The tool-less design and premium hardware means it will be easy to integrate even in the smallest spaces and still provide flawless gaming performance in most titles.  

ASUS Gaming NUC from edgeup.asus.com

BTF Tech

AI is one of the big buzzwords for CES 2024, but on the tech side of things it is all about the new standard of motherboards optimised for hiding cables. MSI has their PROJECT ZERO range, and ASUS is joining the fray with the BTF hardware. This includes motherboards, cases, and graphics cards, all designed to have their cables plug in behind the motherboard, thus hiding your power cables neatly. Is 2024 the year we finally say goodbye to cable clutter once and for all? 

For the motherboards, ASUS is debuting the Maximus Z790 Hero BTF, TUF Gaming Z790-BTF WiFi, and TUF Gaming B760M-BTF WiFi D4 models. To house these, they are launching two BTF PC cases: the ROG Hyperion GR701 BTF Edition and TUF Gaming GT302 ARGB. Plus, they are releasing two RTX 40 Series GPUs with BTF technology, the ROG Strix GeForce RTX 4090 BTF Edition and TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 4070 Ti BTF White Edition. 

On top of all this great tech, ASUS is partnering with some of the biggest names in the PC case industry to create a BTF Alliance. This means we can expect more cases in the coming future that are compatible with this new cable routing system.  

ASUS ROG BTF build from edgeup.asus.com


Of course, I can’t just gloss over GPUs, not with NVIDIA announcing their Super Series and AMD dropping the Radeon RX 7600 XT. In addition to the BTF Editions, ASUS are launching NVIDIA RTX 40 Super Series graphics cards with factory overclocks, native 12VHPWR, and optimised cooling. There will be both ROG Strix and TUF Gaming editions, so there will be a Super to match your aesthetic, no doubt! 

For the AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT cards, we’re getting a TUF Gaming and ASUS Dual edition. Both have been optimised for outstanding 1080p gaming with 16GB VRAM and affordable price points. 

ASUS RTX 40 Super Series GPUs from edgeup.asus.com

ASUS Laptops

CES is a hotspot for high-performance laptops, this year featuring great AI-focused features. Not one to buck a trend, ASUS has a veritable army of ROG, TUF Gaming, and Zenbook laptops. All of their popular line-ups are getting spec’d out for 2024, with the latest hardware from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA to efficiently work with all the latest AI platforms. 

The ROG Zephyrus series has redesigned from the ground up, in new, thinner, CNC-milled aluminium chassis that still leave plenty of space for a larger trackpad, keycaps, and speakers. There is even new Slash Lighting on the lid, for that extra flair of customisation. The Zephyrus G14 and G16 are also the first ROG notebooks to feature an OLED screen. These Nebula Displays boast inky blacks, high DCI-P3 colour, and ultra-fast 0.2ms grey-to-grey response times. ASUS teamed up with NVIDIA and Samsung to design and deliver these screens, giving them NVDIA G-SYNC technology for the most immersive gaming. 

Other line-ups getting the AI-enhanced 2024 spec are the Strix SCAR, Flow X and Z Series, and TUF Gaming F and A Series. 

ASUS Laptops from edgeup.asus.com

OLED Monitors

Four new OLED monitors are joining the ROG Swift range, rumoured to be dropping in the latter half of the year (boo!). These new gaming monitors cover a range of sizes, resolutions, and refresh rates, so there is an OLED display for everyone. Here’s a quick TL;DR: 

NameSizeRefresh RateResolutionKey Feature
OLED PG32UCDM32”240Hz4KDolby Vision
OLED PG32UCDP32”240Hz or 480Hz4K or FHDDual-mode switch for resolution/refresh rate
OLED PG39WCDM39”240Hz4KUltrawide and curved
OLED PG27AQDP27”480HzQHDPerfect for esports


Our last highlight from ASUS are their peripherals. The ROG Keris II Ace Mouse and ROG Falchion RX Low Profile Keyboard are all about taking control. Weighing in at just 54g, the ROG Keris II Ace is ultra-light and equipped with an ASUS AimPoint Pro optical sensor with a whopping DPI of 42,000. Do I even need to say that this is going to be an esports game-changer? 

If you game on the go, then the ROG Falchion RX keyboard, with its ultra-thin frame and compact 65% form factor, is for you! 

ASUS ROG Keris II Ace Mouse and Falchion RX Keyboard from edgeup.asus.com


At CES, Logitech has been showing off the Logitech Reach. This is a flexible webcam that has been designed for gaming, content creation, presentations, and even classrooms. 

The webcam is attached to a moveable arm which can be utilised to transform the webcam into an overheard camera, allowing you to show off everything that’s on your desk. You can move the camera horizontally, along with up and down, to capture every detail. Plus, the head of the webcam can be tilted to allow you to record from multiple different angles.  

The webcam rotates on a ring which features a yellow dot, what perspective you are recording from. For instance, if the dot is facing you, the camera is recording from the same perspective as you. 

It boasts support for recording in 1080p at 60fps for smooth crystal-clear footage. The integrated smart auto-focus also ensures the webcam won’t suddenly lose focus when moved or accidentally knocked. It can be set up as either a stand or clamped to a desk, whichever better suits your set up.  

Whilst the Logitech Reach has been on display at CES 2024, there isn’t any official release date yet for this incredible camera. 

What’s Your Highlight from CES 2024?

With four days of tech advancements, there is so much going on and we’d love to hear what your highlights were. Gaming tech or not! 

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