PCPer Mailbag #58 - 'Better Late Than Never' Edition

Subject: Editorial | October 11, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

So, yeah, we missed a few weeks. We're going to blame it on Jim and his lack of pneumonia-proof lungs. What a loser. But, hey, they say whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Turns out that's not true at all.

Without further ado, the role of Ryan Shrout in today's performance will be played by plucky young up-and-comer Josh Walrath:

00:56 - Do you think we'll see AMD GPUs with ray tracing capabilities in the next few months to compete with NVIDIA?

06:06 - Has NVIDIA changed the yardstick for measuring GPU performance? The metrics until now have been higher frame rates at higher resolutions, but it seems we’re about to start prioritizing ray tracing performance instead. Would a gamer playing today at 4K or 144Hz consider it a downgrade to switch to 1080p with ray tracing? Will consumers who invested in 4K and high refresh rate displays feel cheated by the shift to ray tracing, even though there are only a handful of supported titles scheduled for the near future?

11:46 - Would you rather see companies push to truly achieve mainstream 4K HDR 60fps performance with better textures and polygon counts instead of this new shift to ray tracing?

14:11 - I recently added a Samsung 970 EVO to my system, but I wasn’t able to install Windows on it unless I disconnected all of my other drives first. What could have caused this?

17:01 - Is anyone else unable to map a network drive in Windows 10 after upgrading to version 1803? Did Microsoft kill off HomeGroup without sufficient testing? Help!

18:48 - Why do different types of RAM work better on Intel or AMD platforms?

20:57 - Do you expect the new Intel HEDT refresh parts to hold the higher frequencies at the same power level as before? And if so will that be down to the soldered IHS or more of the actual improvement in the cores/chip? Will the “optimization” provide an IPC increase?

23:16 - Do you think Zen 2 / Ryzen 3 will bring memory controller performance into parity with their Intel counterparts?

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PCPer Mailbag #51 - Josh Measures It In Nanometers

Subject: Editorial | July 6, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, Josh is back in the hot seat:

00:59 - PCPer studio audio interfaces? Thunderbolt 3 on chipset?
03:39 - PCPer microphones?
04:54 - PCPer audio podcast vs. YouTube video sound quality?
06:03 - 144Hz HDR at 1440p?
07:33 - Running ASUS 144Hz 4K HDR monitor at 1080p?
09:25 - PCIe 4.0 availability?
11:17 - HBM2 vs. GDDR6 for next-gen GPUs?
13:07 - Ryzen APU stuttering?
14:03 - "So, when's Tom Petersen coming back?" *wink wink*
14:43 - Intel skipping 10nm for 7nm?

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PCPer Mailbag #49 - Being Josh Walrath

Subject: Editorial | June 22, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, Ryan flees the area so Josh steps in to tackle your questions:

01:09 - Thunderbolt 3 built into chipset?
03:42 - New Threadripper, same socket?
05:47 - GPU and motherboard power connector placement vs. optimal cable management?
08:08 - No AMD drivers for Windows 8?
10:46 - USB 3.1 Gen 2 front panel compatibility?
12:18 - Where are the Raven Ridge mini desktops?
14:45 - Josh doesn't know which ThinkPads are used during the podcast.
15:11 - Allyn MIA?

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PCPer Mailbag #46 - "Stimulants Needed" Edition

Subject: Editorial | June 1, 2018 - 11:50 PM |
Tagged: pcper mailbag, video, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

We're a little bit late with today's show due to a technical issue transferring bits from Wyoming. But, better late than never?

00:57 - RAM frequency vs. latency?
03:17 - Isolating two network connections on the same PC?
04:44 - NVIDIA's plans to address crypto mining insanity?
08:25 - When to plan a preemptive hardware upgrade?
11:03 - Trouble running older games on modern Windows?
12:21 - Josh & Linux?
14:32 - Solder vs. thermal paste for CPU heat spreader?
16:46 - Josh, alone in the wilderness?
18:02 - Homemade burger tips?
20:00 - Hair care?

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PCPer Mailbag #43 - Making Poor Decisions with Josh Walrath

Subject: Editorial | May 11, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, Josh is here to take you on a journey you'll never forget:

01:07 - GTX 1180?
05:09 - RX Vega performance revisited?
07:42 - Speculative execution, Meltdown, and next-gen Intel CPUs?
10:23 - PCIe lanes and disabled slots for Ryzen APUs?
11:56 - Testing for GPU/CPU bottlenecks?
14:01 - What is AVX?
16:58 - RISC-V vs. ARM/x86?
20:52 - Will disk defrag shorten my hard drive life?

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PCPer Mailbag #38 - 4/6/2018

Subject: Editorial | April 6, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, Josh survived a home invasion so that he could answer your questions:

01:38 - Battery charging strategy?
04:03 - SSD endurance for video editing?
06:38 - Monitor with both G-SYNC and FreeSync?
08:53 - CPU cache size limitation?
13:39 - Silicon brick wall?
17:30 - Feeding the racing addiction?
20:03 - Breaking and entering?

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PCPer Mailbag #36 - 3/23/2018

Subject: Editorial | March 23, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show:

00:49 - User-replaceable batteries?
04:06 - Block GPUs from crypto mining?
07:52 - Custom game resolutions?
11:26 - What makes AIB GPUs special?
15:01 - Spectre patch for Ryzen?
16:27 - Security flaw disclosure windows?
20:04 - Ryzen CPU coolers?
23:14 - Thunderbolt 3 royalty free?
24:54 - SSDs replacing RAM?
27:19 - Gamepad and flight stick reviews?
27:59 - VR graphics and upscaling?

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PCPer Mailbag #34 - It's Pronounced "Burger"

Subject: Editorial | March 9, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

Josh takes the hot seat this week, so please try to constrain yourselves:

00:37 - Ryzen APUs a target for crypto miners?
03:07 - Replacing old AT power supply with ATX?
04:24 - M.2 SSD performance: motherboard vs. PCIe adapter?
05:47 - Max length for a USB cable?
07:07 - SUPoX motherboards absent from US market?
10:11 - Global Foundries able to hit 7nm without Samsung?
14:38 - What's so super about a supa-pipe?
15:54 - Josh's best and worst burger experiences?
18:19 - Josh's question for the audience?
19:03 - Josh vs. Ryan: FIGHT!

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PCPer Mailbag #30 - Josh Walrath, So Hot Right Now

Subject: Editorial | February 9, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, we find out how much Josh you can handle:

00:47 - PCIe 4.0 availability?
03:39 - GPU driver updates improve game performance?
05:37 - Hard drive recommendation for Steam games?
08:16 - Activating Windows 10 after motherboard upgrade?
11:00 - 16-thread mobile APU?
13:55 - XPoint memory temperatures?
17:26 - Memory shortages?
21:37 - Multi-Rail vs. Single-Rail PSU?
24:12 - Mining-specific GPUs?
25:44 - The return of sane GPU prices?

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PCPer Mailbag #26 - 1,141 Seconds With Josh Walrath

Subject: Editorial | January 12, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, with most of the PCPer crew in Vegas for CES, our very own Josh Walrath steps up to the plate to tackle your most pressing questions:

00:30 - Improving CPUs & Ryzen Refresh?
04:04 - Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities an opportunity for AMD?
06:23 - What's next for CPUs after the nanometer shrink race?
09:18 - Will Apple ditch Intel for its own Mac CPUs?
10:58 - Cheap racing wheel recommendation?
12:21 - Racing games that Josh is looking forward to?
13:25 - Why does high resolution display scaling in Windows suck?
14:37 - Why isn't Josh at CES?
15:27 - What's up with joshtekk.com?
16:06 - Josh's stance on booty shaking?

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