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In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks wild and woolly webcast - Marco, Chris and Dave had a nice fireside chat about Google’s new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Android phones, the Acer Swift 3 laptop with Intel Optane, the Acer Predator Helios 300 gaming laptop, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 performance with a sweet new card from EVGA, AMD’s Radeon Pro WX 8200 pro-graphics card and then kicked it round-table on rumors and announcements of Intel’s impending 9th Gen Core launch!  Catch the livestream recording below And don't forget to hit that reminder bell and subscribe... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about custom GeForce RTX 2080 cards from ASUS and others, HP’s brand-new sleek and leather-clad Spectre Folio 2-in-1 laptop, the bodacious, camera-strapped LG V40 ThinQ, Origin’s EVO15-S 15-inch thin and light gaming laptop with NVIDIA Max-Q, Microsoft's latest Surface devices and more... Show Notes: 04:05 - Podcast Begins 07:27 - ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 ROG STRIX Gaming OC Review: Fast, Quiet, Pricey 20:40 - Origin EVO15-S Review: Thin, Powerful NVIDIA Max-Q Gaming On The Go 30:01 - HP Spectre... Read more...
 In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, Dave, Marco, and Chris discuss NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 graphics cards, analyze their benchmark performance, and discuss what Turing means for consumers now and in the future. Join us during our next 2.5 Geeks podcasts and get your questions answered too! Show Notes: 03:41 - GeForce RTX 2080 And RTX 2080 Ti Benchmark Review: NVIDIA Turing Is A Beast 07:27 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX Explored: What You Need To Know About Turing 18:38 - Answer Performance Questions From Chat 33:13 - DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) Discussion... Read more...
On the next episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks - Marco, Chris and Dave will be poking fun at Apple's follies and announcements from their Gather Round event, taking a look at Samsung's Galaxy Watch, the amazing DJI Mavic Air drone, Dell's potent new XPS 15 (9570), the sleek, fast and beautiful OnePlus 6 and next gen OnePlus 6T, new SSDs from Toshiba and Samsung - and well, more, of course... Show Notes: 03:10 - Samsung Galaxy Watch Review: Feature-Rich With Great Battery Life 10:56 - Apple's Bush League Web Leaks Spoil iPhone And Apple Watch Gather Round Event 38:13 - Dell XPS 15... Read more...
Yesterday afternoon, we had the pleasure of chatting with Tom Petersen (TAP), NVIDIA's Director of Technical Marketing and a Distinguished Engineer. Given that NVIDIA's next-generation graphics cards are on everyone's mind these days, it should come as no surprise that we went straight into exploring the Turing architecture that underpins the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. We peppered Tom with questions on what we can expect from Turing's various new technologies like Ray Tracing, Tensor cores, DLSS and the expected performance lift over NVIDIA's previous gen GeForce... 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... Read more...
CD Projekt Red, the Polish game developer responsible for the excellent The Witcher series, sure does like the idea of providing gamers with extended gameplay demos. This especially applies to Cyberpunk 2077, an upcoming open world, first-person role playing game (RPG) set nearly six decades in the future. The developer posted its gameplay reveal, a 48-minute walkthrough of the dystopian landscape gamers will find themselves in. "Watch 48 minutes of official 2018 gameplay from Cyberpunk 2077 and get a glimpse into the world of perils and possibilities that is Night City—the most vibrant and... Read more...
DJI has once again stepped into the spotlight with another powerful, yet portable, 4K drone that combines the video capabilities of its highly regarded Mavic Pro, with the smaller footprint of the consumer-focused DJI Spark. DJI has gone to great lengths in recent years to appeal to consumers looking for more portable devices. As a photographer, I carry a camera bag littered with lenses and DSLR bodies; but most will agree that something like DJI's earlier Phantom drones were simply too large to consider highly portable. With DJI’s latest and greatest drone, the Mavic Air, however, photographers... Read more...
On the this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, we had a special guest from AMD on the show to answer all of your burning questions regarding the just-launched 2nd Generation Threadripper processors. AMD’s Senior Manager, Client Enthusiast Team, James Prior, came on by to chat 2nd Gen Threadripper, the X399 platform, Wraith Ripper, Ryzen Master and much more... 2.5 Geeks Webcast 8/22/18: 2nd Gen Threadripper Q&A With AMD's James Prior!... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris, and Dave talk up AMD's screaming new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, what we know and are expecting from NVIDIA's GeForce and Quadro RTX Turing GPUs that are launching soon, Samsung's bodacious and beautiful Galaxy Note 9, the fantastic, almost affordable OnePlus6, Motorola's new Moto Z3 Play and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 03:25 - AMD 32-Core 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: Unboxing The Beast With Specs And Pricing 03:55 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And 2990WX Review: Beastly Zen+ Many-Core CPUs 26:06... Read more...
It seems a little late in the game to be reviewing Arctic's Accelero Xtreme IV GPU cooler, so what gives? Well, I recently upgraded my ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition model, and while that is a solid GPU upgrade for sure, it is a downgrade acoustically and thermally. Some people prefer the blower style cooler that ships on Founders Editions cards. I am not one of them. My main system sits in an open air Thermaltake Core P5 chassis, so there really is not a benefit to expelling hot hair out of the rear of the case, as Founders... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about a hot, new Samsung HDR Curved Gaming Monitor, Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered Smart Display, SanDisk's Extreme Portable USBC SSDs, Commodore's Beloved Amiga is being reborn, and NVIDIA has something special up their sleeves for GeForce and the Gamescom show in Germany this month. We also open a vortex to another dimension in a chat with Google Assistant on this episode, so you'll definitely want to check that out. Join us #LIVE every Wednesday at 5:30PM EST! 00:52 - Lord of The Hobos 02:32... Read more...
In this latest episode of Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and special guest Brittany chat about HP’s swank EliteBook G5 series, throttling MacBook Pros, the glorious ASUS 4K HDR G-SYNC gaming displays, Intel 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs, the future of 3D XPoint memory, fantastic new Retro Gaming goodness and more! Show Notes: 01:04 - HP EliteBook 840 And 830 G5 Review: Aluminum-Clad Powerhouses 06:40 - 2018 Apple MacBook Pro With Intel Core i9 CPU Reportedly Hobbled By Severe Thermal Throttling 10:59 - ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ Monitor Review: Glorious 4K HDR, 144Hz G-SYNC Gaming 18:40... Read more...
Gaming laptops typically make no bones about price points and usually command a premium, due to their more powerful components on board. Either that, or some machines pack potent components inside somewhat lack-luster skins, leaning into their inner mojo to attract gamers. With its G Series, Dell set out to appeal to price-conscious mobile gamers that still want good firepower, in addition to a quality, good-looking chassis design. Lower cost gaming notebooks often sacrifice on materials and build quality in an effort to drive cost down. However, in a follow-on to its successful Inspiron Gaming... Read more...
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