The TR Podcast 162: Apple's biggest and Nvidia's fastest


Plus listener mail, storage innovations, and Minecraft
— 10:21 AM on September 23, 2014

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: September 23, 2014
Duration: 1:17:22

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

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This episode of the TR podcast is brought to you by Nvidia - promoting the new GeForce® GTX 980™ and GTX 970 - the world’s most advanced graphics cards. Powered by new NVIDIA® Maxwell™ architecture, they include incredible performance and next-gen technologies like Voxel Global Illumination and MFAA  for a truly elite gaming experience.

These innovative GPUs give you twice the performance of previous-generation cards*, as well as realistic lighting and support for smooth, tear-free NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology. Plus, both cards feature Dynamic Super Resolution technology that deliver 4K-quality gaming—even on 1080p displays.

Show notes
This is the part where we list out all the great things you'll hear on this episode of the podcast. Here's the thing though: all that information is listed out nicely in the "Tech Discussion" bullets below. So why do you need to keep reading this section? It's a waste of your precious, precious, time! In fact, why am I wasting my time writing this? 162 episodes of show notes... do you know how many hundreds of hours of show notes I've written? Think of how much I could have been accomplishing with my life, had I just thought to tell you to read the listed article headlines literally an inch of screen real-estate below this section!

I need a drink.

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Listener mail:

Racing hardware? - from Mohi:

"I have a question for your resident driving game expert. I've got a very slight feeling that he's signed up to the Project CARS racing game. I was wondering what kind of hardware he's running it on and how it performs. I have not signed up for public beta but I'm very interested what kind of hardware (CPU, GPU, Ram wise) I need to get it to run smoothly at 1080p. Would I need to upgrade from my current PC Phenom II X4 955, 4 Gig DDR3, HD 5870 2G)?"

Tech discussion:

  • Microsoft officially announces $2.5B Minecraft buyout - Read more

    Apple unveils bigger iPhones, Apple Watch - Read more

    Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics cards reviewed - Read more

    Micron's M600 SSD accelerates writes with dynamic SLC cache - Read more

    Shingled platters breathe helium inside HGST's 10TB hard drive - Read more

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

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