Date: April 8, 2010
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
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This episode of the TR podcast is a bang-for-buck compilation of listener mail and hardware reviews. To top it off, we're delivering it to you four days earlier than usual! Jordan, Scott, Geoff, and Cyril start off with several listener questions covering everything from USB 3.0 to the progression of CPU technology and the latest GPU drivers. In the second half of the episode, Scott delves deep inside Nvidia's latest graphics architecture, and Geoff gives us the lowdown on Western Digital's newest 10,000-RPM hard drive.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Intel and USB 3.0? - from Matt - (0:02:03):
"Why is it taking Intel so long to release a USB 3.0 controller? How are companies like NEC, Via, and ASMedia able to get theirs out to market before Intel. I would think that Intel has more money and resources to get this done."
Clock speed vs. cores? - from Cliff a.k.a Hoser - (0:10:50):
"With both AMD & Intel hitting the proverbial wall with regards to clock speed & both sides focusing on how many cores they can cram into a chip, do you see them changing their focus back to clock speed anytime soon? It seems to me that unless they start making the dies bigger they'll hit a wall in the number of cores they add to a chip soon."
GPU drivers? - from Anonymous - (0:17:05):
"I would like to hear a conversation on the different driver packages from Nvidia and AMD/ATI. (note; I'm not JUST referring to the latest issues with nvidia so please do not focus on that). Such as what is the impact of the package (footprint, changes, ability to modify settings, etc.) This is a direction TR hasn't really addressed, beyond mentioning version numbers, and linking reviews in the short bread. I would value Scott/Geoff/Cyril/Jordan's opinions on "what the drivers do" as relates to your needs. Maybe, you each need to spend a week or two with one example of Nvidia/ATI video cards as your primary display to really get a feel for it. I would also suggest you each run at least 2 monitors at the time. "
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics processors (0:29:56)- Read more
Western Digital's VelociRaptor VR200M hard drive (0:59:48)- Read more
That's all, folks.! We'll see you on the next episode.
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