Prior to the recording of this episode, Scott survived Hawaii, Geoff and Cyril orchestrated a Canadian TR meetup, and Jordan moved to Manhattan. With so much adventure under our belts, we have a lively episode for you to enjoy this time. After listener mail and a recap of our Canadian meetup, we dive right into Valve's recent, industry rattling announcements. Next, Cyril discusses a new Corsair enclosure that aims to replace our go-to 650D, and Scott gives us the low-down on AMD's latest announcements—and the company's issues with CrossFire configs and 4K monitors.
Send in listener mail, and we'll answer on the podcast. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Consoles affect Nvidia? - from Nia - (0:06:26):
"With the XBOX One and PS4 both using AMD graphics, is it safe to purchase a next gen GPU from Nvidia? With developers optimizing primarily for Radeon, will the lifespan of Nvidia GPUs be cut prematurely short?"
AMD on deathwatch? - from Nalty - (0:11:01):
"Maybe I should hold off on this question until after APU13 in November, but I'm at least writing the draft of this now. Okay, so IDF13 had me feeling suicidal, but AMD GPU14 had me optimistic. At least if AMD the company goes under, AMD the GPU business looks to remain strong throughout, even if Mantle doesn't *quite* pan out and goes the way of Glide. (Based on John Carmack speculating that Microsoft and Sony might be hostile, and Nvidia not playing ball even though Mantle is supposed to be open.) Here's the question: If, like you guys were saying last time, that AMD is having to pick through the leftovers for scraps as far as design wins, at what point is AMD written-off as a failure in the CPU market? (I point to the two sell-and-lease-back transactions in Singapore and Austin this year that AMD has done to make cash, now. That's not a transaction you do if you're a healthy company.)"
TR's first Vancouver, Canada meetup a success - (0:01:43) - Read more
Corsair's Obsidian Series 750D case reviewed - (0:37:28) - Read more
AMD reveals Radeon R9 290X with TrueAudio, Battlefield 4 bundle - (0:46:05) - Read more
Here's why the CrossFire Eyefinity/4K story matters - (1:14:21) - Read more
That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.
8 comments — Last by dashbarron at 7:47 PM on 10/13/13
|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||19|
|The TR Podcast 144: Flagship cards and broken backsPlus Nvidia's G-Sync, the new toys from Apple, and more||18|
|The TR Podcast 142: Intel intros everything at IDF and we reactPlus iPhone 5S and 5C, listener mail, and more||5|
|The TR Podcast 141: Haswell laptops, Ivy Bridge-E, and colored coolers Plus Robocop, listener mail, and more||13|
|The TR Podcast 140: Remaking the desktop PCPlus lots of gaming news, Cyril's gull, and listener mail||5|
|The TR Podcast 139: Frame pacing and CarmackulusPlus black-and-white games, roaches in the printer, and more||11|
|The TR Podcast 138: Samsung's snazzy SSD and Intel's automagical data center Plus listener mail and the freakin' NSA||9|
|TR's Christmas 2013 system guide||2|
|Apple granted patent for head-mounted display||61|
|Dell introduces its first Chromebook||40|
|Race the Sun is on Steam, and you should play it||46|
|An update on Radeon R9 290X variance||109|
|Ubisoft's Snowdrop engine makes The Division look incredible||109|
|No Man's Sky has procedurally generated planets, looks amazing||55|
|Samsung brings 840 EVO to mSATA, drops new firmware for 2.5'' version||19|
|Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly||168|