The TR Podcast 165: Game reqs get inflated, benchmarks get weird, and Asus nails the X99-A

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: November 14, 2014
Duration: 1:30:02

Hosted by: Scott Wasson

Co-Hosts: Geoff Gasior and Cyril Kowaliski

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Jordan is gone. Again. No idea where he went… and frankly, don’t ask.

Othwerwise, our fearless panelists fare just fine, not only answering a variety of live questions from our Twitch.tv livestream but also covering a wide slew of tech news and reviews including the woe of Zalman, the coming of Oculus, and bane of Pentium… plus other things that don’t sound like Greek tragedies.

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Tech discussion:

  • Cooling firm Zalman has filed for bankruptcy – Read more

    Class-action settlement nets $15 for first-gen Pentium 4 buyers – Read more

    Futuremark acquired by UL, a century-old scientific testing firm – Read more

    PC version of GTA V adds first-person mode, 4K support – Read more

    Far Cry 4 system requirements, PC eye candy revealed – Read more

    This is what Assassin’s Creed Unity looks like on the PC – Read more

    Get ready for more graphics cards with 8GB of RAM – Read more

    This MSI gaming laptop has a mechanical keyboard built in – Read more

    Choose your own sensor with Corsair’s featherweight Sabre RGB gaming mouse – Read more

    Oculus CEO: Consumer headset is ‘months, not years’ away – Read more

    Nexus 9 review roundup: swing and a miss – Read more

    The Shield Tablet will get its Lollipop update in November – Read more

    Asus’ X99-A motherboard reviewed – Read more

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

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    • trek205
    • 5 years ago

    you guys keep saying something that is driving me nuts. its about vram in relation to a game being 32 or 64 bit. a game being 32 bit only impacts system ram NOT vram.

      • d0g_p00p
      • 5 years ago

      I’m pretty sure it does. If you have a 32-bit OS and you have 4GB of RAM and your video card has 2GB of RAM I’m pretty sure the OS has to handle the juggling of the total combined 6GB RAM and fit it into the 4GB 32-bit limit.

      I believe 32-bit had a 4GB TOTAL system RAM size, including everything except storage. I’ll agree that I could be completely wrong but I thought I read somewhere about 32-bit limitations when talking about system and video card RAM.

        • trek205
        • 5 years ago

        you are talking about the operating system being 32 bit. nobody doing modern gaming today would have a 32 bit OS. the GAME itself being 32 bit has NOTHING to do with the amount of vram it can use. a 32 bit game can only use a certain amount of system ram but none of that is impacted by the video ram being used. you have a texture modded 32 bit game using 4 or 5 or more gbs of vram if you wanted to and it would still access the system ram it needs.

    • sweatshopking
    • 5 years ago

    Inflated game reqs? AND YOU BANNED THE MAN TELLING US WHY. NOW WE WILL NEVER KNOW HOW TO FIX IT.

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