The TR Podcast 13: Deconstructing Larrabee and the strange art of CPU naming


A new GPU architecture from Intel, the beast attacks more PSUs, Rage looks cool, Grabthar's hammer, and a F@H roundtable
— 9:42 PM on August 9, 2008

Date: Aug 9, 2008
Time: 1:47:14

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
Guests: Mike Uchima (just brew it!), Jim (farmpuma), Nick (notfred)

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Show notes
This episode's tech news segment kicks off with a look at the Larrabee architecture. Scott dissects the new GPU tech from Intel and considers the potential impact this tech could make on the PC market. We also cover some gaming news, the possibility that Nahelem will be dubbed Core i7 (huh?) and the full rap sheet of celebs at Nvidia's upcoming Nvision 08. In tech topics, we dive into AMD's 790GX chipset, PhysX for Nvidia GPUs, and our recent power-supply comparo. Finally, Jordan converses with just brew it!, farmpuma, and notfred about the ins and outs of Folding@Home. Join us next week when we do a 'how to start folding' segment.

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Tech news:

    Intel Larrabee architecture details revealed (0:01:32)- Read more

    Grand Theft Auto IV headed to PCs in November (0:15:19)- Read more

    Nvidia books celebrities for Nvision 08 (0:22:43)- Read more

    Nehalem to hit the market as 'Core i7'? (0:26:58)- Read more

    Carmack talks Rage, Doom 4 at QuakeCon (0:37:04)- Read more

Tech topics:

    AMD's 790GX chipset (0:42:04)- Read more

    A first look at Nvidia's GPU physics (0:53:01)- Read more

    The Beast chews through seven new PSUs (1:05:30)- Read more

Forum focus: Folding@Home (1:20:07)

That's all, folks! Check back on August 16 for the next TR podcast.TR

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