The TR Podcast 54: Intel and AMD make up, the foot-long GPU, and Modern Warfare 2


Plus, GPU availability, eSATA thumb drive, the future of AMD and more
— 12:38 AM on November 23, 2009

The Tech Report Podcast Date: November 22nd, 2009
Time: 1:13:51

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show notes
We're back to our classic format in this week's episode, starting with a look at some of this season's new games. Scott is still having a blast with Borderlands, and everyone has their take on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with its fast-paced, on-rails gameplay and controversial airport scene.

Moving on from gaming, Cyril and Scott tackle major industry news: AMD and Intel have finally shaken hands and made up after four years of litigation and multiple antitrust investigations. Scott goes on to detail what AMD has revealed of its latest processor roadmap, before going on to comment on the company's massive, dual-GPU Radeon HD 5970. Our panel also discusses the slow trickle of graphics cards across the industry, Kanguru's eSATA/USB thumb drive, and more.

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

Tech discussion:

    Modern Warfare 2 breaks sales records - gets reviewed by the podcast panel (0:01:24)- Read more

    Revisiting Borderlands (0:17:46)- Read more

    AMD, Intel settle all antitrust, licensing disputes (0:28:12)- Read more

    AMD sheds light on Bulldozer, Bobcat, desktop plans (0:35:32)- Read more

    AMD's Radeon HD 5970 graphics card (0:45:32)- Read more

    Graphics card availability issues (0:56:07)- Read more - 2 - 3

    Nvidia announces Fermi-based Tesla GPUs (1:02:38)- Read more

    A quick look at Kanguru's e-Flash eSATA/USB thumb drive (1:07:26)- Read more

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