Podcast #438 - Vulkan, Logitech G213, Ryzen Preorders, and more!

Subject: Editorial | February 23, 2017 - 12:16 PM |
Tagged: podcast, vulkan, ryzen, qualcomm, Qt, mesh, g213, eero, corsair, bulldog

PC Perspective Podcast #438 - 02/23/17

Join us for Vulkan one year later, Logitech G213 Keyboard, eero home mesh networking, Ryzen Pre Orders, and more!

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

Program length: 0:58:01

Podcast topics of discussion:
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week
    1. Allyn: SS64.com - Nifty programmer's reference for scripting, web, db
    2. Ken: Dell refurbished XPS 13
  4. Closing/outro


Video News

February 23, 2017 | 01:39 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

I'm curious if the on-die M.2 will help latency for SSDs in any measurable way..

February 23, 2017 | 01:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Not one mention of the fact that Nvidia is launching the 1080Ti next week? I mean it's not a big secret. Nvidia has even launched a countdown site with Ti in bold in the wording.

February 23, 2017 | 03:30 PM - Posted by Master Chen (not verified)

Enjoy your butthurt.

February 23, 2017 | 05:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Will this be woodscrew free at launch?

February 24, 2017 | 12:33 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Spell checker guys. lol

Jermey Hellstrom ?

February 24, 2017 | 02:37 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I kind of wonder if Ryzen was delayed because of chipsets. If so, then they could be launching with massive volume. I am not going to pre-order it. I am going to wait for full benchmarks, at least. The low price actually has me worried. I expected around 500 for the top end.

February 24, 2017 | 02:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does the x370 support any kind of raid for the m.2 slots?

February 24, 2017 | 03:53 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

You should be able to do software RAID. I dont think you can raid them in hardware, at least not yet on either x370 or z270...

February 25, 2017 | 10:57 AM - Posted by brokkr (not verified)

There were some errors in the comments about dual M.2 slots made in the episode.

The Asus PRIME X370-PRO (https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-X370-PRO/specifications/) does not have two M.2 slots. In fact none of ASUS X370s do.

The few double slot mobos I have found are on MSIs and ASRock. Unlike on the Z270 two M.2 slots are for some reason the exception rather than the rule. When they do have them, the second M.2 is either SATA only or PCIe 2.0 rather than 3.0.

I am not sure but I do think that has some implications for RAID. The MSI X370 gaming pro carbon (https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/X370-GAMING-PRO-CARBON.html#productSpeci...) seems to only support RAID on SATA devices, not PCIe devices.

February 25, 2017 | 11:02 AM - Posted by brokkr (not verified)

The manual for the ASUS PRIME Z270-A claims:

"Supports PCIE RAID configurations via onboard M.2 storages."


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