Podcast #435 - Qualcomm aptX, FSP Twin 500w PSU, Micro 5100 Enteprise SSDs, AMD Fiscal Results, ASUS Tinker Board, ZeniMax

Subject: Editorial | February 2, 2017 - 10:34 AM |
Tagged: podcast, zenimax, UHD Blu-Ray, toshiba, tinker board, Reundant PSU, qualcomm, micron, Laser Networking, fsp, enterprise ssd, DirectX, delidding, asus, aptX, amd

PC Perspective Podcast #435 - 02/02/17

Join us this week as we discuss Qualcomm aptX, FSP Reundant PSUs, Micron Enterprise SSDs, 5G LTE, AMD Fiscal Year, ZeniMax lawsuit, and more!

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Hosts: Allyn Malventano, Ken Addison, Josh Walrath, Jermey Hellstrom, Sebastian Peak

Program length: 1:46:22

Podcast topics of discussion:
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week
  4. Closing/outro
 

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February 2, 2017 | 12:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You hear that HP(1)! When the Raven Ridge APUs arrive I want a ProBook with windows 7 Pro options! There are lots of sales in offering Ryzen APUs in laptops with windows 7 Pro factory installed(under a windows 10 Pro "downgrade" option). Also make sure that your HP ProBook windows 7 Pro build supports Vulkan so there can be better GPU compute support as the spread-sheet software begins to add some better OpenCL/Vulkan compute features to accelerate things on the GPU.

(1)

"AMD Readies Ryzen Platform Drivers for Windows 7"

https://www.techpowerup.com/230291/amd-readies-ryzen-platform-drivers-fo...

February 3, 2017 | 10:57 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Beware of motherboard makers branding gaming motherboards as workstation grade and then not offering any ECC memory capabilities and such! Just labeling a consumer based motherboard "Workstation" does not make it so! Workstation motherboards support workstation/server grade CPU SKUs.

Real workstation motherboards have more PCIe lanes and support registered/buffered ECC DRAM.

February 6, 2017 | 06:54 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Some bad timings ahead for Atoms!

"Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/06/cisco_intel_decline_to_link_prod...