The TR Podcast 26: Faith, revelations, and exploring Shanghai


Wherein we discuss Mirror's Edge, X58 chipsets, 45nm Opterons, Cyril's secrets, and more...
— 9:17 PM on November 22, 2008

Date: Nov 22, 2008
Time: 1:27:01

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

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Show notes
If you're in the market for a Core i7-based system, our episode starts off with some advice just for you. Geoff talks about a pair of X58 motherboards from Gigabyte and MSI and gives us his pick(s) out of the four he's reviewed so far. Other topics of discussion include the ForceWare "Big Bang II" drivers from Nvidia, our first impressions of Left 4 Dead and Mirror's Edge, a sneak preview of our 45nm Shanghai Opteron review (with a special guest), and the scoop on AMD's upcoming Phenom II processors.

This episode also continues our series of editor biographies. This time, Cyril joins us on Skype to talk about his early tech influences, writing tech articles at the age of 14, playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata on the piano, and more.

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

Tech discussion:

    Gigabyte and MSI join the Core i7 motherboard crowd (00:02:50)- Read more

    ForceWare 180 'Big Bang II' drivers hit the web (0:17:43)- Read more

    Mirror's Edge - first impressions (0:24:0)

    Mirror's Edge PC to use PhysX effects (0:26:34)- Read more

    Left 4 Dead - is it scary enough? (0:32:43)

    Cyril Kowaliski – editor biography (0:38:23)

    Phenom II, Shanghai, and server benchmarks with Scott and Stephen Roylance (0:52:42)- Read more

That's all, folks! We'll be taking a break for Thanksgiving weekend, so we'll see you on December 6 for our next TR podcast.
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