|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.
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!
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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)?"
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.