Podcast #201 - GTX 690 review, ASUS G75V Ivy Bridge Notebook review, a Vertex 4 update and more!

Subject: Editorial | May 10, 2012 - 03:56 PM |
Tagged: Vertex 4, podcast, nvidia, Ivy Bridge, Intel, gtx690, g75v, amd, 690

PC Perspective Podcast #201 - 05/10/2012

Join us this week as we talk about our GTX 690 review, ASUS G75V Ivy Bridge Notebook review, a Vertex 4 update and more!

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

Program length: 1:04:25

Program Schedule:

  1. Introduction
  2. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  3. http://pcper.com/podcast
  4. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper
  5. Win a Netgear R6300 802.11ac router!!
  6. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review - Dual GK104 Kepler Greatness
  7. ASUS G75V Review: Gaming Goes Ivy
  8. Greater than 20 Percent of Malware Articles Miss the Point
  9. Trinity Improvements Include Updated Piledriver Cores and VLIW4 GPUs
  10. More Leaks Emerge on NVIDIA’s Kepler Based GTX 670 GPU
  11. Ready for Diablo III? Not with Catalyst 12.4 you're not.
  12. Corsair Launches Air Series of High Airflow and High Static Pressure Fans
  13. Steam Allows Remote Installation of Games
  14. OCZ Updates Vertex 4 Enthusiasts to 1.4 Release Candidate Firmware
  15. Windows Media Center To Be A Pro Only Feature In Windows 8
  16. Good news from TSMC for NVIDIA and you
  17. Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
    1. Ryan: ASUS N66U Dual-band Router
    2. Jeremy: Wave your hands like an idiot for free
    3. Josh: Not exactly mine, but good.
    4. Allyn: pqi U819V 3cm USB3 
  18. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  19. http://pcper.com/podcast   
  20. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper
  21. Closing

May 10, 2012 | 04:38 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

I can haz video? lol just kidding! :)

May 10, 2012 | 07:17 PM - Posted by johnnythegeek

Hey Ryan,

The 690 is a great card and I plan on getting one. I just hope that there is some kind of cool looking plate or shroud to add to the bottom of it. I asked this in a video question a while back on TWICH where they should put something there for me to look at instead of the same old PCB like every other card.

May 10, 2012 | 11:12 PM - Posted by Spacey (not verified)

The AC-130 is a gunship, not "armored cargo". :)

May 11, 2012 | 03:54 PM - Posted by Goofus Maximus (not verified)

Is it just me, or is Josh looking sick as a dawg? I think he should be lying in bed, going through tissues and eating chicken soup...

May 12, 2012 | 10:31 AM - Posted by Josh Walrath

I'm feeling much better now...

May 13, 2012 | 10:06 AM - Posted by Moogle Stiltzkin

I'm watching the podcast :} now.

i didn't see any mention in the podcast whether the 690 gtx solved the micro stuttering issue .... i feel this is an important question that ought to be included for all multi gpu setups :X

in your podcast you mentioned chromium being used for the 690 .... but that is air cooling based on a jet fighter cooling system. how does this compare to a highend water cooling graphics card water block setup ?


Okay water cooling was mentioned. what caught my interest was something about the 690 water cooling and back plate. didn't really get what you meant by that :X plz explain.

and there is another thing to consider. availability. there are many comments online about nvidia's lack of being able to supply enough to meet demand ....


you did talk about this in the podcast so i appreciate that :} kudos...

i want some comments regarding the amd tahiti 7970 vs nvidia kepler 680 in regards to image quality. There is some online discussions claiming the kepler has WORSE IQ compared to their older cards. And that the Ati has better IQ compared to Nvidia. FPS benchmarks is important to know when using ultra settings, but let us not forget the IQ analysis which to me and others is also equally important.

i already commented on your malware article

PS: i would appreciate name plates being used for podcasters as i am unfamiliar with the staff :X

May 13, 2012 | 07:00 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

I think they do have lower-third names displayed at certain points of the 'cast :)

The backplate: they meant the part of the card that holds the display connectors and the vents for the air cooling to exhaust out the back. Even if you replaced the stock cooler, the backplate (where it is screwed into the chassis) stays the same so it will always take up two PCI slots in the case even though it's not two electrical PCI-E slots.

May 13, 2012 | 11:43 PM - Posted by Moogle Stiltzkin

oh i get it.

My pc wc rig has the 680 card with a ek en nickle+acetal water block.


It looks thinner after replacing the stock fan cooler, but like you said, the rear panel still occupies 2 slots :X

May 14, 2012 | 12:35 AM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yep, on the inside it is one slot but on the PCI backplane, it's two.

May 14, 2012 | 04:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Tnx for the time stamps again.

I really love your Podcast's, but often i don't have time to watch it all, or am not interested in some parts.

I hear there is podcast software you can make a time stamp by pushing a button, every time you change the subject.

And if you make time stamps, why not make a link to certain time stamp if you making time stamps anyway, it would not be that hard.

24:52[>] Intel Releases 910 Series Enterprise PCIe SSD

This would be even better, as YouTube lets you start on a certain time.

As time stamps like 24:52 is easily calculated back to seconds
(24min x 60 = 1440s) + 52s = 1492s
So you just ad {a href="http:// ... #t=XXXXs"}[>]{/a} to every line, and only change the seconds.

And, ware the [>] in my example could be replaced by a nice play icon.

Or have you guys just given up on the hole time stamp concept????

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