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

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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.

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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

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