The TR Podcast 139: Frame pacing and Carmackulus


Plus black-and-white games, roaches in the printer, and more
— 11:38 PM on August 11, 2013

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: August 11, 2013
Duration: 1:02:08

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

Download:
MP3 (44.7MB) | M4A (61.3MB)

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

Show notes
We start off this episode with some community updates: TR readers recently met up in Kansas City, and we're planning two more meetups in Michigan and Vancouver. After the community talk, we take on a slew of gaming stories. The guys discuss the potential merits of a creepy black-and-white shooter, and they debate whether or not John Carmack's still got it. Then, Scott puts AMD's frame pacing driver to the test, and Geoff tells us about two game-changing advances in the world of solid-state storage. PS. stay through to the end for discussion of pretzel burgers and roach infested dot-matrix printers.

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

Tech discussion:
  • TR meet ups - (0:01:12) - Kansas City - Vancouver - Michigan

    Ex-Monolith developers introduce mysterious, black-and-white FPS - (0:09:08) - Read more

    Unintentional Valve leaks hint at new games, engine - (0:13:06) - Read more

    As overall PC market declines, growth expected in gaming hardware - (0:20:54) - Read more

    John Carmack becomes CTO of VR firm Oculus - (0:25:57) - Read more

    Frame-pacing driver aims to revive the Radeon HD 7990 - (0:35:52) - Read more - The Radeon HD 7990 gets a price cut

    Samsung's 3D V-NAND stacks multiple flash layers, enters mass production - (0:46:50) - Read more

    Crossbar RRAM promises to beat NAND speed, endurance - (0:49:51) - Read more

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

The TR Podcast 179: Radeon R9 Fury X tested & dissected All Fury X, all the time 18
The TR Podcast 178: Going deep with the Radeon Fury XPlus Radeon 300-series chat, the PC Gaming Show, and more 6
The TR Podcast 177: 17 reasons this is the best episode yetNumber 14 will shock you! 10
The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx & the Tao of Chi Plus ZenFone 2, 10-core SoCs, and more 5
The TR Podcast bonus video: AMD, Zen, Fiji, and moreWith special guest David Kanter 54
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

Tags: Podcast