The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs


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— 1:08 AM on March 10, 2014

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: March 9, 2014
Duration: 1:05:21

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

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We kick off this episode with a couple of gaming stories (Batman: Arkham Knight and Watch Dogs—exciting stuff) then move on to the pending unveiling of DirectX 12. Scott explains how AMD is giving new life to the Radeon HD 7950, and then he shares the latest Kabini news. Because we simply can't get enough of clicky keyboards, we tackle Razer's home-brewed mechanical switches and Geoff's review of the Cooler Master QuickFire Stealth. Finally, Cyril explains our new System Guide format, and Geoff reviews the "overclocked" Intel 730 Series SSD before giving us the latest on his SSD endurance experiment.

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Tech discussion:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight trailer teases Rocksteady's return, driveable Batmobile - Read more

    Watch Dogs rescheduled for May 27 - Read more

    It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC - Read more

    Radeon HD 7950 gets second life as Radeon R9 280 - Read more

    Yep, the Kabini APU is coming to a desktop socket - Read more

    Razer unveils homebrewed mechanical keyboard switches - Read more

    Cooler Master's QuickFire Stealth mechanical keyboard reviewed - Read more

    Intel's 730 Series solid-state drive reviewed - Read more

    The SSD Endurance Experiment: Data retention after 600TB - Read more

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

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