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While AMD and NVIDIA have primarily duked it out in the enthusiast discrete graphics card market for well over a decade, Intel is looking to kick the door and join the party. Intel announced that its first-generation Alchemist graphics cards would debut in Q1 2022 with compelling performance and modern technologies like real-time ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and AI-based upscaling for games. With this in mind, we will have a Q&A session with Intel this week to dig deeper into what makes Arc tick. We'll have Martyn Stroeve, Intel Senior Director Graphics Product Marketing, and Scott Wasson, Senior Manager Graphics Tech Analysis on hand to give us the low-down. It should be an exciting... Read more...
This week we'll be kicking around AMD's new Ryzen 5000G Series desktop processors and the solid value they over, along with the unveiling of AMD's Radeon RX 6600XT. We'll also be sharing details of our latest big gaming PC giveaway promotion that's happening NOW... Show Notes: 06:34 - Sony PS5 Benchmarked With Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4 SSD 11:30 - Nubia Red Magic 6R Review: Affordable, Powerful Gaming Phone 15:45 - 3dfx Claims Its Comeback Is Real With A Portfolio Of Products, Raising More Questions 18:01 - Power Users Dislike The Lack Of microSD On Today's Phones 20:45 - AMD Launches Radeon RX 6600 XT With 8GB GDDR6 For 1080p Gaming Domination 27:39 - AMD Ryzen 5000G Series Review: Zen 3 APUs Deliver... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we invite Andy from eTeknix to join us for a lively discussion about crypto-mining and GPUs, limited or unlimited hash rate products, shortages, and how the industry should best solve this problem?! Show Notes: 01:52 - HotHardware Destiny 2 Talon Gaming PC Giveaway With Falcon Northwest, AMD And Bungie! 02:57 - Introducing Andy from eTeknix 03:39 - Intel Core i9-11980HK Preview: 8-Core Tiger Lake-H Unleashed 07:23 - Intel Optane Memory H20 Review: Performance Where It Matters 12:31 - Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC Packs Potent Performance Punch For Mid-Range Phones 16:18 - NVIDIA Officially Goes All-In On GeForce RTX 3080, 3070, 3060 Ti Lite Hash... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be discussing AMD's current success, its stellar earnings and how the company is kicking so much tail versus its competitors... Show Notes: 06:55 - Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 Laptops On The Prowl With Tiger Lake And AMOLED Displays 07:56 - Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey Gaming Laptop Combines Tiger Lake-H And GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 09:57 - Falcon Northwest Talon Review: Killer Bird Of Prey Gaming PC 13:18 - Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Review: Eclipsing Surface Pro 18:16 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop 25:10 - AMD Q1 2021 Earnings Shatter Multiple Records As Data Center Sales Skyrocket... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Chris and Dave step through the performance and value proposition of AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT, explore the ASUS ROG Phone 5 beastly gaming phone, tease the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, catch a few yuks over Intel's new anti-Apple Mac ads and run down the top headlines from this past week is computing tech... Show Notes: 09:03 - Samsung SSD 980 Review: Affordable NVMe PC Storage 14:03 - Behold The Sweet Rock Pi X Powered Serene Screen Aquarium And How To Build One 20:07 - Intel Reveals 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S CPUs With A Major Throttle-Up In Performance 25:01 - Intel Nabs Former Apple Pitchman Justin Long To Rip... Read more...
Tomorrow is a big day for AMD, as it set to unleash the first two Big Navi graphics cards for desktop gaming enthusiasts: the Radeon RX 6800 and the Radeon RX 6800 XT. Both RDNA 2 cards are promising some massive improvement in performance over their predecessors at 4K and 1440p gaming resolutions, while adding support for hardware ray tracing. Luckily, post launch, we'll have both AMD's Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing and Scott Herkelman, CVP & GM of Radeon live to talk about all things pertaining to Big Navi on tomorrow's 2.5 Geeks broadcast. They'll be with us to answer our questions and yours, about performance, power consumption, and of... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave, and Chris are on the scene to discuss Apple's big switch to its own custom Arm-based processors, Intel's 10th generation NUCs and the Nubia RedMagic 5 Android smartphone (among other topics). It's a jam-packed episode that you'll definitely want to check out in the YouTube embed below. Show Notes: 06:00 - Apple Announces Its Own Processors For Macs With Systems Shipping This Year 13:30 - Here’s What Intel Has To Say About Apple’s Seismic Shift To Its Own Chips For Macs 28:00 - Intel NUC10i7FNH: Powerful, Palm-Sized 6-Core Mini PC 34:30 - Nubia RedMagic 5G: An Unruly Android Gaming Beast... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris kicking around the amazing new Unreal Engine 5 on PlayStation 5 demo, Dell's HOT new 2020 XPS 17 and XPS 15 laptops, AMD's powerful new Radeon Pro VII pro-graphics card, Microsoft's new Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 devices, reveal net-week's special guest and more! Show Notes: 05:00 - Epic's Amazing Unreal Engine 5 PS5 Demo Will Leave You Slack-Jawed And Drooling 19:00 - Dell's Gorgeous 2020 XPS 15 And 17 Unveiled 29:34 - AMD Radeon Pro VII PCIe 4.0 Workstation Card Sizzles 37:14 - Details On Special AMD Guest Joining The 2.5 Geeks Podcast Next Week! 38:55 - Microsoft's Surface Go 2, Surface Book... Read more...
For this latest installment of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, our mainstays Dave and Marco have a nice chat with Scott Wasson of AMD, who serves as a Senior Manager, Product Management for the Radeon Technology Group. As such, he's just the perfect guy to talk to about AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020, which launched earlier this week for Radeon GPUs. Scott gives us nice behind the scenes look into the thought process behind this new software package and what the team hoped to achieve from a performance standpoint. He also gives some insight into what was done to improve usability and reliability for gamers, while giving us a rundown on some of his favorite aspects of Radeon Software Adrenalin... Read more...
The next episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks is coming up Thursday, November 14th  at 5:30 PM ET, and we'll have a special guest on the line: AMD's Robert Hallock. Robert is a Senior Technical Marketing Manager at AMD, responsible for AMD's CPU and APU product lines, so he's is the perfect person to give us some inside details on the company's latest many-core Zen 2-based CPU products. We'll try to pick Robert's brain on both the new Ryzen 9 3950X flagship enthusiast processor along with the new 24-core Threadripper 3960X and 32-core Threadripper 3970X. Maybe we might be able to get a hint of what else is in store for the Threadripper family... perhaps the rumored 64-core/128-thread... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Brittany and Chris chat about Intel's new Tremont CPU architecture, NVIDIA's sleek new SHIELD TV 2019 Android TV media streamer, the just-released GeForce GTX 1660 Super, Falcon Northwest's HOT AMD Ryzen-powered 20h Anniversary Talon gaming PC and details of our totally AWESOME killer gaming PC giveaway with Falcon Northwest, AMD and Obsidian Entertainment! Show Notes: 02:13 - Intel Tremont CPU Microarchitecture: Power Efficient, High-Performance x86 06:15 - NVIDIA SHIELD TV 2019 Review: AI Enhanced Android TV Streaming 16:05 - GeForce GTX 1660 Super Review: Turbo Charged 1080p Gaming 24:27 - Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The Fastest Gaming CPU... Read more...
We have a treat coming up for you all tomorrow afternoon, as we’ll be hosting a livestream chat with Tom Petersen, who serves as the Director of Technical Marketing for NVIDIA. It doesn’t take a cryptologist to figure out what we’re going to be talking about: all things NVIDIA Turing of course. Early last week, NVIDIA announced its next-generation gaming graphics card lineup which includes the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and the RTX 2080 Ti. In addition to promising raw gaming performance gains over the previous generation GeForce GTX 10 series, these new Turing cards also bring NVDIA RTX real-time ray-tracing technology and some new image quality features, like AI-powered... Read more...
In our latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Bay Trail-based 2-in-1 device with Windows 8.1, NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology and various PhysX and game dev-related announcements from NVIDIA’s recent event, Battlefield 4 game play and performance, the Falcon Northwest Tiki SFF gaming PC, details of our current giveaway where you could WIN AN NVIDIA SHIELD Android gaming system and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 01:31 - Preview: ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Bay Trail Tablet 05:46 - NVIDIA Shows Off Digital Ira Faceworks Demo Running On Next-Gen Logan Mobile SoC 08:58 - NVIDIA Reveals Powerful Game Development... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our External Storage Round-Up, Intel's new Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E flagship processor, Samsung's Unpacked event with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Intel SSD Overclocking and yep, you guessed it -- more! 1:02 -- External Storage Round-Up 4:45 -- Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Processor Review 8:13 -- Intel Not Supporting Ivy Bridge-E For Intel X79 Motherboards? What?? 11:40 -- Samsung Unpacked: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy 10.1 (2014) 17:35 -- ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets 22:10 -- Intel Demonstrates Overclocking... Read more...