The TR Podcast 11: The system guide to knols and rants


Cooling a 4800 series card, AMD's new CEO, Google's Wikipedia? and much more!
— 10:51 AM on July 26, 2008

Date: July 26, 2008
Time: 1:14:14

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

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Show Notes
It's been a while since we've tackled a lot of tech news, and this episode brings a bundle of interesting stories. Scott talks about AMD's new CEO, Cyril reveals that the Internet actually works in France (who woulda thunk it?), Geoff has an actual rant! and Jordan isn't so convinced that Google's Knol will find a place in his bookmarks or yours. Our editors also tackle the latest midrange chipset from Nvidia and our Summer 2008 TR system guide.

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Listener Mail:

Two GPU related questions (0:03:18) - from JMC:

"Any sign of "non reference" 4850 and 4870 cooling designs? I want to buy one of each, and EVERYTHING I read talks about how hot, hot, hot they are... 80+ degrees C. I do not want to pay $40 more for an after market cooler and void my warrentee all at the same time."

"I keep reading that video card ram takes an equal bite out of your system ram. So what happens happens with a couple of 1 Gig cards in crossfire in a system with only 2 Gigs of system ram??"

Tech News:

    AMD announces $1.2-billion loss, appoints Dirk Meyer as CEO (0:17:13)- Read more

    AMD confirms fab business spin-off, then backtracks (0:22:10)- Read more

    LG readies low-cost subnotebook (0:30:09)- Read more

    New Eee PC 1000HD features Celeron processor (0:34:00)- Read more

    'Mojave' showcases Vista's image problem (0:39:45)- Read more

    Google opens Wikipedia rival to the public (0:46:34)- Read more

Tech Topics:

    Nvidia's nForce 750a SLI chipset (0:55:27)- Read more

    TR's Summer 2008 system guide (1:01:11)- Read more

That's all, folks! Check back on Aug 2 for the next TR podcast.TR

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