The TR Podcast 133: Iris graphics and the Radeon HD 7990


Plus listener mail, poetry, and exciting new cases
— 9:27 PM on May 5, 2013

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: May 5, 2013
Duration: 1:15:02

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

Download:
MP3 (54.4MB) | M4A (74.1MB)

Subscribe:
RSS (MP3) | RSS (M4A)
iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (M4A)

 

Show notes
Jordan, Geoff, and Cyril kick off this episode with listener mail, answering a question about DDR4 memory and the best hybrid hard drives. Then, our team navigates a slew of Intel Haswell stories ahead of the June 4 launch. Geoff and Cyril go on to discuss two exciting new cases from BitFenix and Corsair, after which Cyril reviews the Asus VivoTab Smart tablet and shares his poetic ode to the Kindle Paperwhite. Finally, Scott joins us from his press trip in San Jose, California to give us a deep dive on the powerful Radeon HD 7990 from AMD.

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

Follow us on Twitter - Scott - Jordan - Geoff - Cyril - The Tech Report

Listener mail/tweets:

RAM and Hybrid HDDs? - from Jay - (0:01:17):

"I built a computer last October and was wondering about ram. When did DDR3 come out and how long can it last till we get DDR4? I was wondering what you guys think about a Solid State Hybrid Drive like a Seagate Momentus 750gb sata 6.0?"

Tech discussion:

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

The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and moreWith special guest David Kanter 53
The TR Podcast 175: The Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealedPlus listener mail, Valve's mod mess-up, and more 3
The TR Podcast 174: PCIe SSDs and FreeSync displaysPlus corny jokes, new tablets, and lots of listener mail 12
The TR Podcast 173: Torquing the TitanPlus sexy mice, listener mail, and musings on VR hand tracking 4
The TR Podcast 172: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on your faceA Cyril-less debut goes better than expected 6
The TR Podcast 171: Nvidia takes heat, Carrizo runs cool, and Fractal stays quietPlus listener mail and other stuff 3
The TR Podcast 170.5: The Heimlich maneuverSuperfish aggravates our trust issues, and G-Sync vs. FreeSync doesn't help much 9
The TR Podcast 170: What the kids put in their PCIe slots these daysPlus Dell's lovely Venue tablet, Spiderman comes back to Marvel, and much more 5

Tags: Podcast