Date: July 26, 2008
Hosted by Jordan Drake
Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior
It’s been a while since we’ve tackled a lot of tech news, and this episode brings a bundle of interesting stories. Scott talks about AMD’s new CEO, Cyril reveals that the Internet actually works in France (who woulda thunk it?), Geoff has an actual rant! and Jordan isn’t so convinced that Google’s Knol will find a place in his bookmarks or yours. Our editors also tackle the latest midrange chipset from Nvidia and our Summer 2008 TR system guide.
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Two GPU related questions (0:03:18) – from JMC:
“Any sign of “non reference” 4850 and 4870 cooling designs? I want to buy one of each, and EVERYTHING I read talks about how hot, hot, hot they are… 80+ degrees C.
I do not want to pay $40 more for an after market cooler and
void my warrentee all at the same time.”
“I keep reading that video card ram takes an equal
bite out of your system ram. So what happens happens with a couple of 1 Gig cards in crossfire in a system with only 2 Gigs of system ram??”
AMD announces $1.2-billion loss, appoints Dirk Meyer as CEO (0:17:13)- Read more
AMD confirms fab business spin-off, then backtracks (0:22:10)- Read more
LG readies low-cost subnotebook (0:30:09)- Read more
New Eee PC 1000HD features Celeron processor (0:34:00)- Read more
‘Mojave’ showcases Vista’s image problem (0:39:45)- Read more
Google opens Wikipedia rival to the public (0:46:34)- Read more
Nvidia’s nForce 750a SLI chipset (0:55:27)- Read more
TR’s Summer 2008 system guide (1:01:11)- Read more
That’s all, folks! Check back on Aug 2 for the next TR podcast.