The TR Podcast 25: All about AMD, fixing the shift key, and a new season of TV


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— 12:50 PM on November 15, 2008

Date: Nov 15, 2008
Time: 1:34:06

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

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Show notes
In the aftermath of Intel's Core i7 processor launch, everyone wants to know: what's AMD going to do to compete? This week on the TR podcast, we examine a flurry of news fresh from AMD's Financial Analyst Day presentation in order to answer that question. Future desktop and mobile processors, foundry spinoff plans, and even an overview of how Radeon GPUs are doing in the marketplace—we cover it all.

After our AMD news marathon, Geoff gets very practical with his unruly Eee PC shift key, and our panel reveals what's on their DVRs for this new season of TV shows. Our favorites include: The Office, Fringe, Top Gear, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and a few others. As always, our show finishes with a sneak peek at what's coming up on the site and our podcast.

Feel free to e-mail us with your questions and comments. - jdrake@techreport.com

What about bulldozer? (0:31:13) - from Anonymous:

" What is the state of AMD's upcoming desktop core 'Bulldozer' and derivatives? Since announcing it in 2007 for 2009, AMD has been very quiet about even its existence. There have even been leaked roadmaps showing K10-based products through late 2010. Seeing as AMD's current K10s aren't that competitive now, I don't think K10 could survive at all against Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture also expected in 2010. Will Bulldozer will be AMD's next core, and when do you think a new core will be delivered?"

Tech discussion:

    GPU price analysis: AMD undercuts Nvidia in multiple segments (0:02:53)- Read more

    AMD counters CUDA with renewed ATI Stream initiative (0:15:03)- Read more

    AMD postpones 'Fusion' to 2011, rethinks mobile roadmap (0:31:13)- Read more

    AMD shows The Foundry Company roadmaps (0:59:58)- Read more

    Swapping keys on the Eee PC (1:05:28)- Read more

    A new season of TV – what are we watching? (1:09:29)

That's all, folks! Check back on November 22 for the next TR podcast.
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