Subject: General Tech | December 6, 2012 - 03:26 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: ssd, rt-n56u, podcast, Crysis 3, asus, 8990, 8970, 7970 matrix
PC Perspective Podcast #229 - 12/06/2012
Join us this week as we talk about the ASUS RT-N56U Router, Radeon HD 8000 series rumors, Crysis 3 and more!
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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath, Allyn Malventano and Chris Barbere
Program length: 1:34:42
Podcast topics of discussion:
- 0:01:15 Never Settle Contest Part 3 is running!
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- 0:38:06 This podcast is brought to you by MSI
News items of interest:
- 0:39:22 Microsoft Surface Pro Priced/Dated/Batteried
- 0:42:50 Rosewill announces a 1600 watt power supply
- 0:45:23 Crysis 3 System Requirements
- 0:47:30 Steam releases Big Picture mode
- 0:53:30 Radeon HD 8990 Rumored for 2013
- 0:58:15 Intel might make chips for...ARM?
- 1:03:30 AMD will continued to support socketed processors
- 1:07:30 Enterprise might need to buy SSDs 10000x less often?
- 1:17:30 Far Cry 3 Game Stream Summary
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ASUS RT-N56U Wireless Router Review
On deck for review today is the ASUS RT-N56U “Black Diamond” Dual-band Gigabit Wireless-N Router. ASUS has a broad stable of networking equipment including wireless adapters, wireless routers, wired networking gear and even some power line networking gear. Released in late 2010, the RT-N56U is one of the lower cost offerings in ASUS’ Dual Band N series and can be found online for around $99.
ASUS RT-N56U Wireless-N Router Overview
The media review information supplied to us by ASUS claims the ASUS RT-N56U “Black Diamond” offers “Extreme performance in style.” The router’s “Aesthetic design” has a “Sexy and stylish approach with streamlined, meticulously designed and well-rounded appearance, just like diamonds sparkling and twinkling in the dark.” Now I don’t know about you, but if it’s dark, I’m not sure how you see diamond’s twinkling? But I digress; the RT-N56U is a great looking router, with the black cross hatched lattice surface we liked from previous ASUS routers.