HotHardware Video Podcast - November 12, 2010

HotHardware Video Podcast - November 12, 2010

In this latest episode of the HotHardware Video Podcast, Marco, Dave and Iyaz chat about AMD's upcoming low-power Zacate APU for netbooks and thin-and-light notebooks, NVIDIA's brand new flagship GeForce GTX 580 GPU, content blocking on GoogleTV from the major networks (and potential hacks and workarounds), and we also take a look back at hard drive performance over the last decade and a half to see how far things progressed over the years. We’re also still looking for entries in the “Name our Podcast” contest—check out the video for some discussion on a few of our current favorite entries...


Show Notes:
00:26 - AMD's Low Power Fusion APU: Zacate Unveiled
04:07 - Marco’s New Baby Girls: Sophia’s Specifications Revealed!
05:10 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580: A New Flagship Emerges
07:19 - Hackers Attacking Networks' Ban On Google TV
09:42 - Unsung Heroes: 14 Years of Hard Drive Performance
11:15 - HotHardware's "Name our Webcast" Sweepstakes - Win a Gaming Rig!

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LOL, Loved it! Like the "Marco's New Baby Girls: Sophia's Specifications Revealed" Part, Nice wording there :D. Specs on her first computer please O.o lol. New term WTT. Go Sophia!!! :D

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>> Specs on her first computer please

I suggest something that runs Linux with the root mounted as a read-only filesystem. 0yr olds are notorious for clicking yes on installation pop-ups.

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Great weekly review, as usual.

Congrats on the girl, Marco!

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@FreeJet - Seems fair to me! Maybe we should run a poll first to get eveyone else's opinion though. :)

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Congrats Pappa Marco ! :)

Great review, gives a better feelling of items when you can hear the passion about the products :)

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Another good cast guys. That new 580 card looks good and I now I'm wondering what is the better choice, a 580 or two super-clocked 460's?

The price factor is almost a dead heat too. Decisions, decisions,...............Indifferent

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@RealNeil - In my opinion, you're always better off with one fast card, than two slower cards because you won't have to deal with any software related issues with new games, like SLI profiles, etc. The downside is, you won't have the ability to run NVIDIA surround, but if you're not going to use that feature, you won't miss it.

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Thanks for the input.

I really don't like to hassle allot in games,....just turn them on and play works best for me, so the GTX-580 will probably be it.

I'm glad I didn't jump on the 460's when they were on sale.


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realneil, go for the 580 because of the upgrade path. Keep a slot open and be able to add another later when the price comes down, rather than replacing both 460's. Just my opinion

And congratulations Marco!

great podcast guys!

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lifeskills:
go for the 580 because of the upgrade path. Keep a slot open and be able to add another later

That's what I've decided to do. Not sure if I'll add another one later though. One seems like a kick-ass solution all by itself. I have no doubt that AMD will release something faster really soon, but I'm almost sure that it won't have Cuda and PhysX support on-board, so NVIDIA will get my cash.

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