14: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 18, 2011 - HotHardware
14: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 18, 2011

14: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - March 18, 2011

In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz and Marco talk about NVIDIA’s just released GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics card and Lucid’s Virtu GPU Virtualization software for Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform, in addition to HotHardware’s coverage of PAX East which just took place in Boston, MA, and OCZ Technology’s announcement that they’ll be acquiring Indilinx. We also drop some hints about an absolutely awesome gaming system give-away that we’ll be formally announcing on Monday...


Show Notes:
00:57 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti Debut: ZOTAC, MSI and Asus
03:26 - Lucid Virtu and Intel Quick Sync: Pairing GPUs
07:00 - PAX East 2011: Gaming and Tech Mosh Pit
09:14 - OCZ Technology to Acquire Indilinx Co., Ltd
12:24 - Upcoming HotHardware System Sweepstakes Hints

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LOL...Sir Marc -A -Lot...

Man, I unfortunately couldn't make to PAX east this year due to some work that I have to finish, but I'll be there next year, no doubt. PAX East was bonkers.

About the Sandy Bridge and lucid article,...I haven't had time to read it fully, I got some catching up to do, but I really do hope in the future tha Nvidia makes Optimus work for desktops.

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Get that maingear crysis2 pc they are giving away :P 3sli 580 :P (Sprinkle some fairy dust on it and it will be beast :P) really looking forward to the video of them making it!

Marco your boring Iyaz! :D

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This week's vidcast sure simplified a lot for me regarding the actual performance speed of Intel for quicker video rendering. Surprised a bit as to the MSI cyclone fan cooler was actually that big. is he mike's interference going to be a quick benchmark ? could save a few hours ...

seems like the PAX east venue was a pretty hot buzz this week maybe the venues atmosphere ? Portal 2 , your kids having a blast in the Mosh Pit, and Prey 2 !! big surprise for me! [def going to be looking for that one! ]

and a trip to Maingear ! how great is this episode ?

they all just keep getting better! just like this community.!

seems like the best is yet to come and coming soon!

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Dave, I liked your explanation of the OCZ Technology buyout of Indilinx Co.

While I have to agree that this acquisition gives them access to, and control of proprietary technology patents, I wonder if there is another reason for them to buy this company.

We know that they sell high quality and high performing SSD’s for the same price or less than their competition does. I see this all of the time when I’m looking at new gear on Newegg.com

I think that they’ve hinged their success on that formula. (I may be full of what makes the flowers grow here)

Maybe this acquisition will cut out some of their manufacturing costs and allow them to further reduce prices? (One could only hope)

It’s going to be interesting to see what develops.

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Well since OCZ recently went public...it's all about the bottom line.

Great webcast!

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Thanks guys. We had a few technical difficulties with this one but hopefully the latest contest (going live Monday!) will make up for it. ;)

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Wow; Dave it sounds like this upcoming contest is going to make up for anything, loved the cast as usual. I have said it before, and I'll say it again, you guys have gone pro on us with this thing. Good job all around. This thing with OCZ really is interesting. I wonder why it was not Sandforce rather than Indilinx personally. They (Sandforce) seems to be included on every top end performer, but Intel now.

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Thats cool you are going to check out the Maingear headquarters. Gonna do a walkthrough for Two and a Half Geeks?

Gotta say I love that Maingear case with the verticle layout. I think is based off of the Silverstone Raven, but I read that you can only get it from Maingear with a PC. IMO it looks way cleaner than the Raven. Might one of these come on the PC you're giving away? If so that would be awesome!

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hehe, phone ringing. Its All Cool!. Annnnnnnnnd, can i trade my pc for that one hahaha.

buut, i do wish you make this into a competition, not that sweepstakes and participating in the community isnt nice, its Awesome! But i dunno, I always like the challenge of a competition. Plus I learn a lot as well from what other people are doing.

Ah, And Yea! I agree with realneil on this one, thanks for the explanation. I knew it was patent related, but like r/n, i do think there are some other factors ocz doesnt want us to know completely at the moment haha.

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I just think that if OCZ can cut manufacturing costs, and sell product for even less, they'll gain market share AND make more of that good 'bottom line' money.

I hope that my guess turns out to be right for all of our sakes.

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holy sh*t i'm a dribbling little meat sack already.

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HAHAHA! jonation, I was wondering when someone would pick up on that one! That's a priceless Marco special right there.

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Well. I'll be keeping my eyes open tomorrow.

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it was like kids in a candy store, and now i see why. amazing contest.

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i don't care to be a dribbling little meat sack but when in roam.

freejet you go man

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THE VIDEO DIDN'T RELOAD 12 MINUTES IN! THANK YOU GUYS FOR LISTENING TO MY WHINING!

Great show, as usual.

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LOL....Tinkerbell, that's too funny. Does Disney know about this?

Oh, and you guys don't need to apologize at all. Great job as always. I like the way you have Dave and Marco's sections curved. It makes Iyaz look like he's set in front, kind of like a 3d effect.

Have fun on your visit to maingear!

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That is one Epic Maingear box that they are giving away too.

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