Over the last couple of years, PC Gaming has been more prevalent at E3, thanks to the PC Gaming Show. Over the last two years, AMD has been the main sponsor of this event, using it as an opportunity to show off new graphics cards but this year, the show is changing hands and will be powered by Intel instead.
PC Gamer has announced that Intel will be powering the PC Gaming Show at this year’s E3 in June. This is particularly interesting as recent leaks/rumours have indicated that Intel will be launching its X299 platform and Skylake-X High-End Desktop CPUs in June too. Previously, we assumed that if this rumour were accurate, then Intel would be showing its new hardware at Computex, but with Intel now making a splash at E3, it could go either way.
Computex kicks off at the end of May and runs through the first week of June. E3 on the other hand, kicks off on the 12th of June. This gives the company two big opportunities to show off new hardware, though there is no guarantee that Intel will talk on stage at the PC Gaming Show like AMD has over the last two years.
For those who want more information about the E3 presentation, it will feature Sean ‘Day9’ Plott hosting once again. Developers like Bohemia Interactive, Nexon, Cygames and Tripwire Interactive are also set to appear.
KitGuru Says: Over the last two years, the main highlight of the PC Gaming show for me has been GPU announcements. We won’t be getting one of those this year and while Intel could show something off, E3 doesn’t seem like the right venue for a CPU announcement. Computex on the other hand makes more sense. Either way, we should find out for sure in just a few weeks time.