PCPer Mailbag #25 - Pre-CES Edition!

Subject: Editorial | January 5, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag, pcper

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 look forward to CES and all of the tech to come in 2018:

01:09 - Upgrading CPU for better gaming performance?
02:51 - GPUs with GDDR6 or HBM2 this year?
04:50 - Best time to buy a new GPU?
07:25 - NVIDIA better than AMD with OpenGL?
09:54 - Questions that haven't been asked on the Mailbag so far?
11:08 - PCPer's review process?
14:35 - PCPer office tour?
15:31 - Stagnant tech products?
18:44 - Finding PCPer at CES?
20:27 - Dell OLED monitors at CES?
20:49 - +1 for the Mailbag background!

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January 5, 2018 | 09:09 AM - Posted by Anonymously Anonymous (not verified)

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"Hey Ken, come over here and pull my finger for a surprise"

January 5, 2018 | 11:34 AM - Posted by UseGamingFocusedGraphicsAPIs (not verified)

AMD's OpenGL drivers are tuned for CAD/CAM and professional graphics and not gaming so why do gamers expect AMD's OpenGL drivers to perform better on games when OpenGL on AMD's closed sourced OpenGL Driver stack will not be tuned for gaming workloads. If You use windows then DX##/DX12 is the API or even Vulkan on Windows for gaming if you are using win 7/8.1.

For Linux there is Mesa and RADV/Vulkan that are maintained more for gaming focused workloads. AMD has just open sourced its In-House Vulkan implementation but that AMD OpenGL is not Open Sourced and is for professional graphics/workstation usage.

January 5, 2018 | 11:44 AM - Posted by Anonymous3 (not verified)

Can you try to hammer display OEMs about HDMI 2.1 and support for variable refresh?

January 8, 2018 | 04:53 PM - Posted by dragosmp (not verified)

Do you have any plans to test a few entry level gaming notebooks? With the arrival of Mobile Ryzen and the MX150 it looks like 1080p mobile gaming has become possible on a laptop that doesn't weigh a ton and has decent battery life. To top it all, prices seem to start at 750 for base configs like Acer's Swift 3, which is lower than ever for an entry level gaming laptop.

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