The TR Podcast 84: Wicked graphics and solid state storage

Plus gaming news, a budget GeForce, the Joker's laugh, and more
— 1:30 AM on March 28, 2011

The Tech Report Podcast Date: March 28, 2011
Time: 1:24:25

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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


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Show notes
This episode kicks off with a quartet of gaming stories, starting with the delay of the Duke Nukem Forever launch by Gearbox, which hardly surprises our panelists. We also tackle Deus Ex gameplay, a fantastic new Portal 2 trailer, and a look at the next iteration of the Batman game series, Batman: Arkham City.

Moving on to serious PC hardware, Scott introduces Nvidia's new flagship, the GeForce GTX 590, stacking it up against AMD's Radeon HD 6990. Geoff has a trio of new solid-state drives to discuss—Intel's 510 Series, OCZ's Vertex 3, and Crucial's m4. Finally, Cyril gives us the skinny on a more budget-friendly Nvidia GPU, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti.

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Tech discussion:

    Duke Forever release pushed back a month (0:02:38)- Read more

    Trailer reveals Deus Ex prequel gameplay (0:04:57)- Read more

    Portal 2 TV spot hits YouTube (0:13:32)- Read more

    Batman: Arkham City trailer shows gameplay footage (0:18:31)- Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card (0:25:46)- Read more

    A trio of solid state hard drive reviews (0:44:45)- Intel's 510 - OCZ's Vertex 3 - Crucial m4

    OCZ buys Indilinx for $32 million (1:07:10)- Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor (1:10:10)- Read more

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

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