The TR Podcast 44: Computex compendium, air vs. water, and budget CPU madness


Plus SSD controversy, France's three-strikes law is unconstitutional, and more
— 8:04 PM on June 14, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: June 14, 2009
Time: 1:53:20

Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski, Joshua Buss
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Show notes
If you've been following the news from Computex, or perhaps looking for a concise overview of the biggest stories from the event, you'll love this episode. We kick things off with Cyril, Scott, Jordan and Geoff covering the coolest innovations and new products from companies like Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Gigabyte, Corsair, and Synaptics. We go on to bring you the latest about our solid-state drive tests, Scott's CPU benchmarking extravaganza, and France's failed anti-piracy law. Also in this episode, Jordan and Joshua Buss discuss TR's latest processor cooler roundup.

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

Tech discussion:

    Intel shows off Lynnfield and Clarksfield PCs, Nehalem-EX (0:02:12)- Read more

    P55 motherboards, Lynnfield info run loose at Computex (0:16:03)- Read more

    We get a first glance at Pine Trail netbooks (0:16:58)- Read more

    AMD displays first DirectX 11 graphics processor (0:34:16)- Read more

    Battle of the elements: air vs. water CPU cooler showdown (0:43:21)- Read more

    Nvidia demos Tegra-powered netbooks (0:54:17)- Read more

    More Nvidia Ion system designs appear at Computex (1:01:44)- Read more

    Synaptics brings buttonless clicking to netbook touchpads (1:06:18)- Read more

    Seasonic PSU is 90% efficient, silent below 20% load (1:10:40)- Read more

    Enermax brings 80 Plus Gold to lower wattages (1:10:40)- Read more

    Big, expensive Corsair case has hot-swap drive bays (1:17:59)- Read more

    Gigabyte gets fancy with BIOS features (1:21:54)- Read more

    A closer look at fresh versus used SSD performance (1:27:17)- Read more

    French Constitutional Council neuters piracy law (1:36:12)- Read more

    A bevy of new desktop processors arrives (1:40:48)- Read more

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
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