25: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - June 13, 2011

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24: HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks Webcast - June 3, 2011In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks webcast Dave, Iyaz and Marco discuss the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet with Android 3.1, AMD's Radeon HD 6870 Eyefinity 6 Edition CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 ultra-light laptop, and AMD’s recent reintroduction of the 'FX' brand. And as always we have details of our awesomely, exciting contest in which a reader can win a custom built gaming rig!


Show Notes:
01:12 - Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review: Android 3.1 Tablet
04:10 - AMD Radeon HD 6870 CrossFire with 5x1 Eyefinity
07:22 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultralight Laptop Review
10:29 - Building Up Bulldozer: AMD Reintroduces 'FX' Brand
13:30 - HotHardware's "Dads and Grads" Gaming Rig Give-Away!

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rrplay replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 10:40 AM

Another great vidcast which many of us are accustomed to seeYesYes.A highlight for me is to see the AMD bring back the fX branding as well as the details about the PowerColor 6870 5x1 Eyefinity setup Marco reviews with the videos that must be seen.with the 5x1 setup. So shared the Episode ASAP on FB so that others can checkout all the good things going on here.UYa know the more I learn about that Thermaltake Level 10 GT chassis the more I like it and can not wait to see the build vidcast that coming. ThanksSmile

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Inspector replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:07 AM

Congrats on another great webcast! :D

Iyaz, we need that video of you and those flying nickles now :P

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"This episode of Two and a Half Geeks is brought to you by Data Robotics Drobo,you may be familiar with Drobo for the home user, but for small to medium size companies check out Drobo.com/Business for simple sophisticated storage solution for the Enterprise." It has stuck with me now."

"I'm like these video pod cast. I got a question though, in Newegg the new 990FX motherboards are out, but Marco C said that the Bulldozer chips wont be out until late Q3 , whats the point of it coming out now or whats the point of me buying one now? Sure it has support for Sli, and the new EFi bios, but Sandy Bridge is out and in full swing and its rips through current Phenom chips. I'm not going to buy a new motherboard to have sitting around waiting for BDZ or invest in a Phenom and then invest in a Eight Core down the line."

"One more thing , in relation to the Eyefinity setup, I see that Two and A Half Geeks is transmitted in 3x1 portrait."

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:37 AM

The intro to this one had me cracking up. What's up with all the surprised faces Dave?

The Eyefinity review was a great demonstration into the tech behind AMD's graphics cards.

Goosebumps towards the end when you guys started talking about the Dad's and Grad's giveaway. My fingers are crossed and I got a jar of nickles ready to go.

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omegadraco replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:40 AM

Love the broadcasts keep up the good work.

Do you think if Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 had USB ports on it that they would have been able to achieve the thinness? Samsung’s displays are pretty awesome I love the screen looks on my wife’s phone.

Lenovo should learn from HP that slice batteries suck…

The FX brand being re-released by AMD is a great thing I just hope that AMD can beat Intel with their pricing. I know in the past the FX brands were pretty expensive of course you pay for top end hardware.

Speaking of top end hardware, that custom built machine has got some HotHardware in it. I can’t wait to see the look on my wife’s face when I put that machine on top of my desk Smile Also can’t wait to see you guys put the thing together.

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LBowen replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:42 AM

Optimus, I think the point of coming out now is just prepping for the release of BULLDOZER in the coming months. Since the motherboards from ASUS are backwards compatible they probably expect that most consumers that plan to upgrade to BULLDOZER will just snag a motherboard now to have everything partially setup and ready. It is good marketing but I also think it's a tad early to be rallying the troops. That being said I really like the look/functions of both the Sabertooth and Crosshair V and wouldn't mind basing a build off of one of those motherboards.

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jonation replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 2:10 PM

the main reason why i havent upgraded my intel, you have to buy it all at once

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pwrntspd replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 9:19 PM

@ Optimus

Like LBowen said, the AM3+ boards are compatible with AM3 chips, so if you have a Phenom II right now you can drop it in and wait for the new FX chips. And yeah the boards look awesome, USB 3.0 and SLI support. I like the rebirth of the FX moniker but i think im going to miss the Athlon name and what it meant in terms of price and performance.

Well as always guys, good show.

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realneil replied on Mon, Jun 13 2011 11:26 PM

pwrntspd:
AM3+ boards are compatible with AM3 chips, so if you have a Phenom II right now you can drop it in and wait for the new FX chips.

True, but only if you buy one of the AM3 boards with the CPU socket that has the extra pin in it. Bulldozer has an extra pin.

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@Lbowen and pwrntspd

"Yeah , ok , but like jonation said, you have to buy it all at once. When Sandy bridge launched, the motherboards and processors were both available, its not fun to buy a Gun without a Bullet, and a phenom chip is just the wrong caliber for the 990FX chipset."

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