The TR Podcast 28: Graphical eye candy, the nettablet, and congratulations, it's a boy!


Plus: we revisit the Core i7-940, explore OpenCL 1.0, rant about Dead Space, and more!
— 12:08 PM on December 13, 2008

Date: Dec 13th, 2008
Time: 1:26:54

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

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Show notes
Scott starts off the discussion this week with a scathing technical review of the recently released EA survival-horror game, Dead Space. After a brief cool down period, we deliver the news that TR's marketing maestro Adam Eiberger is the proud father of a newborn baby boy. (Daniel Micah Eiberger weighs in at 8 lbs, is in good health, and is consistently scoring 240 in WorldBench.)

Before taking time off to prepare for the new baby gerbil, Adam and Scott worked to put together TR's 2008 Christmas Giveaway. Scott fills us in on the impressive specs of the giveaway PC, and he says he expects to post an article very soon with details on how to enter. The rest of our episode covers this past week's helping of TR news and articles. Our editors discuss SSD speeds in Windows 2000, the advancement of physics technology in games, the recent release of OpenCL 1.0, Gigabyte's new 'nettablet,' Intel's Core i7-940, and more.

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

Tech discussion:

    'Dead Space' refers to area around my mouse (00:01:54)- Read more

    It's a boy! Welcoming Daniel Micah Eiberger (0:08:26)

    Announcing the 2008 TR Christmas giveaway (0:09:38)

    SSDs run best on Windows 2000, Patriot claims (0:14:43)- Read more

    AMD talks down PhysX, discusses its GPU physics plans (0:23:53)- Read more

    2K Games, EA hop on the PhysX bandwagon (0:33:08)- Read more

    OpenCL 1.0 spec released, AMD and Nvidia are on board (0:38:35)- Read more - Update

    Rumor roundup: GeForce GTX 285 and 295 (0:50:06)- GTX 285 - GTX 295

    Gigabyte's M912 nettablet (0:56:38)- Read more

    A closer look at the Core i7-940 (1:14:26)- Read more

That's all, folks! We'll see you on December 20 for our next TR podcast.
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