|Date: May 6, 2012
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, and Cyril Kowaliski
MP3 (50.5MB) | M4A (68.8MB)
RSS (MP3) | RSS (M4A)
iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (M4A)
We're back with a short but sweet episode that kicks off with listener mail. After answering questions about GPU upgrades and CPU/RAM pairings, Jordan polls the panel on their expectations for two upcoming (or just released) summer geek action films: The Avengers and Prometheus. Then it's on to the award-winning Asus Transformer Pad 300, followed by the ceiling-shattering Nvidia GeForce GTX 690.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - email@example.com
GTX 680?(0:01:29) - from Jordan:
"I'm a huge fan of the podcast. I started listening at episode 75(ish) and I enjoyed it a lot. So much so that I listened to all the previous episodes even though it wasn't relevant anymore. Anyways, back on track, I am going to get a GTX 680 for my 16th birthday (April 30) and I was wondering if I should wait for a price drop before I get one? My parents were going to pay for half and I was wondering if the price drop worth be waiting for or should I get one now if I can find one? Thanks again for the great website and podcast. From the Great White North, Jordan"
CPU/RAM combo question (0:06:54) - from JMC:
"I WAS planning on overclocking my Corsair ram with my new Asus Sabertooth X79/3930K but after reading this I am not so sure. Would really love to hear your thoughts on the comments below.
(from Newegg product comments):
Pros: NOTE: Contact Intel if you'd like, this CPU should be coupled with 1600 @ 1.5v RAM and NO higher to ensure stability and CPU life.
Cons: Not really a con. However I just got off of the phone with Intel as I needed to RMA this product. A lot of questions were asked and answered. I found out that this CPU will NOT work, at least for very long, if you use ram that runs over 1600 MHZ and 1.5 volts. I WAS running GSkill 2133 at 1.65 volts. This, based on tech support probably killed the cpu. The ram controller is built into the CPU and will not work properly over 1600 MHZ. Also I run a system with an intel 990x. The ram required for this CPU is 1066. At $1000 you can bet I will comply no matter what my Asus mobo says I can use"
Summer movie expectations - (0:11:08)
Asus' Transformer Pad 300 tablet - (0:23:52) - Read more
Nvidia's GTX 690 - (0:41:10)
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
11 comments — Last by d0g_p00p at 10:52 AM on 05/21/12
|1. GKey13 - $650||2. JohnC - $600||3. davidbowser - $501|
|4. cmpxchg - $500||5. DeadOfKnight - $400||6. danny e. - $375|
|7. the - $360||8. rbattle - $350||9. codinghorror - $326|
|10. Ryu Connor - $325|
|The TR Podcast 152: Intel's new desktop mojo, DX12, and TR does subscriptionsPlus lots of news from GDC, listener mail, and more||15|
|The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDsPlus, Jordan podcasts from the bathroom sink... #truestory||12|
|The TR Podcast 150: From Mantle to Maxwell, and beyondPlus listener mail, Jordan eats Chinese food, and Geoff plays with a keyboard||18|
|The TR Podcast 149: Kaveri ain't just a river in India Plus cheap(ish) 4K, hard drive reliability, and Cup Noodles||11|
|The TR Podcast 148: Not quite live from Las VegasCES... what else did you expect?||4|
|The TR Podcast 147: Amazon airlifts, 4K goes mainstream, and 290X goes wobbly Plus listener mail and cottage cheese||29|
|The TR Podcast 146: Cyril gets cranked on cold medicine and talks AMD Plus Geoff and Google are on the ropes, listener mail, and more||15|
|The TR Podcast 145: The mailbag and top-tier graphicsPlus an update on SSDs, and Jordan's tech woes||21|
|Samsung's 28'' display serves up single-tile 4K at 60Hz for $800||115|
|Good Friday Shortbread||41|
|Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?||81|
|Deal of the week: Radeon R9 290X cards for... more than list?||19|
|Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs||29|
|AMD posts another loss but beats Wall Street forecast||65|
|GlobalFoundries licenses Samsung process tech, grants AMD access to FinFETs||109|
|MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards||47|