The TR Podcast 27: Attack of the fanboys, the Crushinator, and crack... on crack


Plus: 24" displays, the RV770 story, gearing up for high end gaming, and more
— 4:09 AM on December 6, 2008

Date: Dec 6, 2008
Time: 1:34:30

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

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Show notes
After a brief Thanksgiving hiatus, the TR Podcast is back in action with one of our best sounding episodes yet (no really, it is). The holidays are fresh on our minds as we start the show, and Scott jokes about the geekiness himself and others display by using LED Christmas lights. We go on to talk about our latest TR poll, a sneak preview of Scott's super-high-end GPU benchmarks, this season's new games, and the Christmas TR system guide (which includes the infamous Crushinator configuration, inspired by the namesake robot in Futurama).

Moving on to the latest TR review articles, Scott and Geoff dive into our Core i7 memory speed analysis, and they discuss Intel's blazing fast X25-E Extreme solid-state drive. Finally, Cyril talks fondly of his new 24" LCD monitor, and the intriguing tale of AMD's RV770 GPU unfolds with colorful insight from Scott.

Email us with your questions and comments. - jdrake@techreport.com

Tech discussion:

    Christmas tree lights: LED vs. tungsten (0:04:06)- Read more

    Poll: How will the Phenom II do against the competition? (0:11:44)- Read more

    Scott prepares to benchmark the latest games (0:23:12)

    TR's Christmas 2008 system guide (0:42:08)- Read more

    Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance (0:47:47)- Read more

    Intel's X25-E Extreme solid-state drive (1:01:34)- Read more

    HP's LP2475w monitor: IPS at a bargain price (1:09:20)- Read more

    AMD's engineers recount the RV770's development (1:18:47)- Read more

That's all, folks! Check back on December 13 for the next TR podcast.
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