The TR Podcast 105: Eye candy and SSD scaling


Plus Jordan's favorite podcasts, the all drug olympics, and more
— 7:38 PM on February 5, 2012

The Tech Report Podcast Date: February 5, 2012
Time: 1:13:20

Hosted by Jordan Drake

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

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We've got a short and sweet episode of tech reporting this week, featuring Scott's scratchy Bluetooth headset, Jordan's favorite podcasts, and Geoff's sexy SSD roundup. We also answer some listener mail, pore over Scott's review of the Radeon HD 7950, and hear Cyril's critique of the two leading stereo 3D solutions from AMD and Nvidia.

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

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Listener mail/tweets:

What's after SATA III??(0:04:17) - from Admiral Winstel Greelanx:

"It seems SSDs have, for some time, been pushing the limits of SATA III's bandwidth. Did you see or hear anything at CES about a replacement in development?quot;

Podcasts and a new system (0:01:11) - from Phil:

"I have two questions for the next podcast. First: thank you for mentioning the Totally Rad Show a few podcasts ago. I have been watching ever since - it's great! Could you and the team recommend a few more podcasts that you enjoy?

Second: I'm looking at purchasing a new system this year (likely just after ME3 ships). I have a 6950 2GB with flashed rom (it thinks it is a 6970) in my current machine, but I have started to notice slow down in games like BF3 at 1920x1200. I'm wondering if this is due to my aging Core 2 Duo E7200 from 2008 (it’s overclocked to 3.5GHz) and 4GB of ram? If I purchased an Ivy Bridge i5 CPU would you buy a second 6950 2GB to crossfire or a new 7950? I may purchase a 30” Dell or HP to go with my existing two 24”s. I have never run dual monitors for gaming due to the thick IPS bezels, so I'm not sure if the 30" is the best decision (I have one at work and it is awesome) or if a third 24" would make more sense."

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

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