Podcast #235 - AMD Hardware in the PS4, a GK110 NVIDIA product, Corsair 200R case and more!

Subject: General Tech | January 24, 2013 - 12:31 PM |
Tagged: video, titan, ps4, podcast, nvidia, kavari, Kabini, H80i, gk110, GCN, corsair, APU, amd, 200r

PC Perspective Podcast #235 - 01/24/2013

Join us this week as we discuss potential AMD Hardware in the PS4, a GK110 NVIDIA product, Corsair 200R case and more!

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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath and Allyn Malventano

This Podcast is brought to you by MSI!

Program length: 1:16:39

Podcast topics of discussion:

  1. Week in Reviews:
    1. 0:01:25 Corsair Hydro Series H80i Taken Apart
    2. 0:03:45 Video: Corsair Carbide 200R Overview
    3. 0:10:30 Silverstone Zeus 1350 watt power supply
  2. 0:13:35 This Podcast is brought to you by MSI!
  3. News items of interest:
    1. 0:15:15 Corsair Launches 140mm and 280mm coolers
    2. 0:17:50 Catalyst 13.1 drivers released
    3. 0:19:30 SimCity Beta Weekend
    4. 0:25:00 NVIDIA GK110 Titan Rumored for February
    5. 0:30:50 Intel to exit motherboard business after Haswell
    6. 0:38:00 But ASUS says its okay...
    7. 0:41:30 PS4 Hardware discussion
  4. Closing:
    1. Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
      1. Ryan: Pegasus R4 with Thunderbolt
      2. Jeremy: Not since the Sumosac has there been something more sure to get you the ladies!
      3. Josh: Just built a machine with one of these
      4. Allyn: Zip Snip ($20 at Lowes)
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  4. Closing/outro

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January 25, 2013 | 12:42 AM - Posted by Nilbog

I love it when you guys bust out the antiques

January 25, 2013 | 11:41 AM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

I loved it too :) I thought I was the only one still with some antiques devices that I still plan on working on :P

January 25, 2013 | 12:17 PM - Posted by Brokenstorm (not verified)

About the RevoDrive dropping frames, have you tried changing the write-caching policies of the drive in the Device Manager?

January 26, 2013 | 06:13 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

I'll give that a shot and see. 

January 25, 2013 | 12:39 PM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

Ryan >

I am so looking to view the bachelor podcast.
The wife should act like the mother yell at you to make your bed, clean up, and get out of the basement to head into the outdoors!

January 26, 2013 | 10:20 AM - Posted by orvtrebor

I would definitely love to see a SimCity Beta stream :)

January 26, 2013 | 01:20 PM - Posted by tbone (not verified)

hey josh it is a collectors item ;)

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?284782-AMD-FX-tin-box...!

January 27, 2013 | 01:09 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Hey Ryan - which chipset/system were you using for capturing and writing the buffer to?

I was curious if you were running into DMI speed issues on z77 chipset? I'd be curious of the specs you were using for your system, but if you were using the bridge chipset for both capture and SATA writing, you might be near pegging out DMI 2.0 (20 gbps = 1.25 GB/sec.. or not much more than 2x your stream speeds).

The thunderbolt might 'fix' that because thunderbolt uses 4 cpu lanes directly (At least according to most diagrams I've seen for TB motherboards).

I'm not sure which slot your capture card is plugged into.. (CPU or chipset PCI- express), if it was plugged into the southbridge, you'd have 400mb+/sec across the DMI bus writing to ram, and then again back to the SATA ports..

January 27, 2013 | 02:55 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Hey John, we were using an ASUS Z77 Sabertooth motherboard and plugging the Revo into one of the two primary PCIe slots.  Not sure what "SATA writing" would have been approaching half of the 1.25 GB/s you mentioned though...  And, even with a max write capability of 500 MB/s that is much less than half the total available bandwidth.

January 30, 2013 | 09:02 AM - Posted by Shrapnol (not verified)

Guys i have BOOT magazines from 1997 oldest one is June lol and all the boot discs all the way up to when they switched to Max pc till now have had script since 1997 June issue want to sentd ya guys a pick of them all have em neatly in milk crates lol

February 7, 2013 | 03:19 AM - Posted by Vincent Biggar (not verified)

I made a boot disk in 1999 from the microsoft original boot disk that windows 98 would create. I modified the hex to allow the boot process to read and use different and better drivers. It would boot any machine from 3.5 to CD.

It included fixes for some known issues and even the firefox / microsoft bug that they fought over in court.

Microsoft lawyers told me to stop or they would sue me. I said you have to sue me for damages and since my product fixes issues for your customers that you can't fix and I hardly make any money on Ebay selling this crap it would be hard to make a case. I never heard from them again. Today with the DMCA I would be screwed.

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