The TR Podcast 133: Iris graphics and the Radeon HD 7990

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: May 5, 2013
Duration: 1:15:02

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

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Jordan, Geoff, and Cyril kick off this episode with listener mail, answering a question about DDR4 memory and the best hybrid hard drives. Then, our team navigates a slew of Intel Haswell stories ahead of the June 4 launch. Geoff and Cyril go on to discuss two exciting new cases from BitFenix and Corsair, after which Cyril reviews the Asus VivoTab Smart tablet and shares his poetic ode to the Kindle Paperwhite. Finally, Scott joins us from his press trip in San Jose, California to give us a deep dive on the powerful Radeon HD 7990 from AMD.

Send in listener mail, and we’ll answer on the podcast. – jdrake@techreport.com

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Listener mail/tweets:

RAM and Hybrid HDDs? – from Jay – (0:01:17):

“I built a computer last October and was wondering about ram. When did DDR3 come out and how long can it last till we get DDR4? I was wondering what you guys think about a Solid State Hybrid Drive like a Seagate Momentus 750gb sata 6.0?”

Tech discussion:

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

Comments closed
    • chuckula
    • 6 years ago

    OK guys, after having actually listened to the podcast, I have to say I’m a little disappointed. I wanted to hear some more visceral anger over Hasbeen and the complete disaster it has brought to power supplies everywhere. Instead, all I heard was calm and rational analysis of the situation. We can’t have that!

    • CaptTomato
    • 6 years ago

    7990, the Ferrari of PC computing.

      • chuckula
      • 6 years ago

      You mean it spends 2 weeks in the shop for every four hours you drive it?

        • CaptTomato
        • 6 years ago

        My understanding is Ferrari’s have been reliable for 10yrs plus, but it’s moreso that only a handful of people will buy a 7990, yet a big fuss is made over it.

        • OmarCCX
        • 6 years ago

        And that it starts to fall apart after a couple of months.

      • jihadjoe
      • 6 years ago

      You mean it spontaneously bursts into flame?

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