The TR Podcast 5: CPU-GPU balance considered


In the wake of Nvidia's dramatic analyst day, AMD chimes in
— 2:32 PM on April 19, 2008

Date: April 19, 2008
Time: 1:24:16

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
Guests: Pat Moorhead

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Show Notes

For too long, pre-built PC configurations have been CPU-heavy, with too little emphasis on things like GPU power and adequate amounts of memory. Recently, Nvidia has taken aim at this problem, pushing the concept of PC balance. As a supplier of both CPUs and GPUs, AMD has its own take on this issue. We talked with AMD VP Pat Moorhead about striking the right balance and the future of the PC market. What he said may surprise you. After the interview, our editors held a short roundtable discussion about who's right, who's wrong, and why.

Send in listener mail and we'll answer on the podcast. - jdrake@techreport.com

Tech Topic: The future of the desktop

    Pat Moorhead: The balance of the CPU and GPU (0:03:32)

    Pat Moorhead: Is the PC becoming commoditized? (0:15:42)

    Pat Moorhead: Do low end PC’s hurt innovation on the high end? (0:20:08)

    Pat Moorhead: Where is the APU going – why is Fusion starting on the low end? (0:29:30)

    Pat Moorhead: What kind of tech toys does an AMD VP get to play with? (0:39:39)

    Editor discussion: Nvidia’s analyst conference (0:44:26)- Read more

    Editor discussion: Does Intel really lead the world in graphics? (1:01:55)

    Editor discussion: Does Nvidia have a new chip coming? (1:06:18)

    Editor discussion: The war inside the computer (1:09:06)

    Editor discussion: What’s coming up on the website this week? (1:20:09)

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