2.5 Geeks

Watch us LIVE Wednesday August 22 at 5:30PM EST! - On the next episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, we’re going to have 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, will be participating to chat 2nd Gen Threadripper, the X399 platform, Wraith Ripper, Ryzen Master and much more. Tune in Wednesday at 5:30PM EST to watch, ask questions (via the YouTube chat), and get them answered LIVE! And if you're not able to watch... 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...
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...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave chat about what's new with Intel's seriously fast Optane memory, the Monster 32-Core Threadripper that's inbound, Corsair's swank K70 RGB and Strafe RGB MK.2 mechanical keyboards, Microsoft's Surface GO tablet, Intel's Core i7-8086K anniversary chip, and Cooler Master's Pay-It-Forward PC Master Race gaming rig giveaway system that we want to build! Show Notes: 03:25 - Intel Optane Memory Update: Making Hard Drives Perform Like Fast SSDs 13:29 - Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 And Strafe RGB MK.2 Gaming Keyboards Review: Killer... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about NVIDIA’s next GeForce GTX called Turing and its potential use of MIcron GDDR6 memory, Alienware’s beastly Area-51 R5 all liquid cooled gaming PC with 18 core Skylake-X, Netgear’s Cable Orbi mesh router and cable modem kit, AMD’s 7nm Vega and Zen 2, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 and new low power Qualcomm Snapdragon 429, 439 and 632 chips for mainstream phones... Show Notes: 03:42 - Micron Ramps Production Of GDDR6 Memory For NVIDIA GeForce GTX 20 Turing GPU Series 08:39 - First... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around breaking news and tech reviews headlines like AMD’s 2nd Gen Threadripper 32-core beast, LG’s punchy, potent G7 ThinQ phone, Huawei’s sleek and sexy MateBook X Pro laptop, ADATA’s snappy SX8200 NVMe SSD, Intel’s first discrete GPU, AMD Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 value CPUs, and the gaming rig we gave away last month that you just have to see for an idea of what we might give away next! Show Notes: 03:30 - ADATA SX8200 NVMe SSD, Blistering Storage Media 13:47 -... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave talk about AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 32-core beast, Intel's 28-core Core-X powerhouse, Maingear's incredible F131 gaming desktop PC, Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 850 for thin and light all-day, always-connected Windows 10 PCs, ARM's next-generation mobile processor cores, and we’re looking for ideas on what we should give away next! Show Notes: 07:50 - AMD Demos Beastly 32-Core 2nd Gen Threadripper, 7nm Vega With 32GB HBM2 15:57 - Intel Demos 28-Core, 56-Thread 5GHz Monster Core-X CPU,... Read more...
 In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave kick around some breaking news and tech review headlines like Intel and Micron’s new Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND SSDs, Razer's hot new Blade 15 and Core X, ARM’s Project Trillium Machine Learning aspirations, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 3, NVIDIA G-Synch HDR 4K 144Hz monitors, the Sony PS5 powered by Ryzen, AMD Ryzen Pro with Radeon Graphics, and we’re looking for ideas for our next giveaway! Show Notes: 02:11 - Micron And Intel Announce Shipment Of Industry First Quad-Level Cell (QLC) NAND... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Paul and Dave chat about the new Intel Optane SSD 905P and WD Black NVMe SSDs, LG’s G7 ThinQ Android phone, Dell’s Inspiron Gaming desktop PC, a killer new custom-built gaming desktop from Maingear, NVIDIA putting a bullet in GPP, and reveal the winner of our AMD and Corsair Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway! Show Notes: 03:10 - Intel Optane SSD 905P Review: Seriously Fast Storage For Enthusiasts 12:26 - WD Black NVMe SSD Review: Affordable With Great Write Speeds 21:22 - Hands-On LG's G7 ThinQ: AI-Infused... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris run down Tech's biggest headlines from the last week or so, including AMD's 2nd Gen Ryzen processors, Dell's new Gaming Notebooks and the monster new config of the Alienware Area-51, LG's G7 ThinQ super-phone, Samsung's hot new SSD 970 Pro and SSD 970 EVO NVMe drives, news about the forthcoming Windows 10 April Update, and details or our killer AMD Raven Ridge gaming PC giveaway... Show Notes: 03:35 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: 2700X And 2600X Deliver More Performance Per Dollar 13:16 - AMD Ryzen 7 2800X Rumored Ready To... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave discuss g a major departure from AMD’s Executive team, EVGA’s first ever mechanical gaming keyboard, the Z10, the sights sounds and systems of PAX East 2018, Dell’s potent Latitude 7390 2-in-1, and go over the details of our AMD Raven Ridge Gaming System GIVEAWAY... Show Notes: 04:40 - EVGA Z10 Mechanical Keyboard Review: A Unique, Full-Featured Gaming Deck 15:50 - The Sights, Sounds And Systems of PAX East 2018 19:13 - Nintendo Switch Impresses With Wolfenstein 2 Gameplay At PAX East 21:55 - Hands-On... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave discuss Intel's barrage of Coffee Lake CPUs that arrived this week, including Core i9 6-core chips for laptops, Dell's great new XPS 15 2-in-1 with its Intel/AMD hybrid processor, Intel's Hades Canyon Gaming NUC, Lenovo's 6th Gen ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a monster supercomputer from NVIDIA powered by a bunch of Volta GPUs, and details of a new killer AMD Raven Ridge PC gaming rig we’ll be giving away... Show Notes: 03:21 - Intel Unleashes Salvo Of Coffee Lake 8th Gen Core Laptop And Desktop Chips, Core i9 Mobile CPU... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave explain how to build your own Commodore 64 mini PC with a Raspberry Pi Zero, as well as discuss Huawei’s impressive Mate 10 Pro flagship Android phone, real-time Raytracing coming to PC games via NVIDIA and Microsoft, AMD’s mitigation plan for Ryzenfall and other fishy vulnerabilities, PlayStation 3 owners could get PAID, Atari’s cool looking new Atari VCS console, and details of a new killer AMD Raven Ridge PC gaming rig we’ll be giving away soon! Show Notes: 04:17 - How To Build A Commodore... Read more...
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