The TR Podcast 161: Haswell extremes, FX redux, and Tonga devil magic

Plus a special guest and Nvidia vs. Samsung

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: September 10, 2014
Duration: 1:03:06

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

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

Special guest: Asus' Raja Gill

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Show notes
This episode is essentially review heaven. We've got new CPUs from Intel and AMD, not to mention a Radeon graphics card with new silicon. This episode also features an appearance by Asus' Raja Gill, who joined us to discuss the new Asus X99 Deluxe motherboard.

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Listener mail:

Trim? - from Chad:

"Hello, I'm going to be picking up a Crucial MX100 512gig SSD to replace the boot drive for my desktop. I'll be doing a clean install on my system when this goes in and heard that it's best to change something in the BIOS to "TRIM". Does this sound right and could you clarify if there is an additional step when installing an SSD? Thanks and love the show."

H.265 - from Dysthymia:

"A quick google on the h.265 spec shows that it was finalized sometime last year. Do you think we'll finally see hardware accelerated encoding and decoding of h.265 video with the Nvidia 800 series and AMD 300 series?"

Tech discussion:

  • Nvidia tries to block Samsung Galaxy shipments over patent dispute - Read more

    Intel's Core i7-5960X processor reviewed - Read more

    Raja from Asus joins to discuss Asus' X99 Deluxe motherboard - Read more

    AMD's FX-8370E processor reviewed - Read more

    AMD's Radeon R9 285 graphics card reviewed - Read more

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

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