PC Perspective Podcast #537 - Division 2 GPU Testing, Google Stadia, and the End of [H]ardOCP

Subject: General Tech | March 21, 2019 - 12:05 PM |
Tagged: podcast, The Division 2, stadia, razer, ray tracing, Oculus, Intel, hardocp, game streaming, DirectX 12, Basilisk

PC Perspective Podcast #537 - 3/20/2019

Join us this week as we review the new NVIDIA GTX 1660 and a high-end case from Corsair, discuss NVIDIA's Mellanox acquisition, get excited over Halo for PC, and more!

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Show Topics
00:00:22 - Intro
00:02:10 - Review: Razer Basilisk Essential Gaming Mouse
00:05:49 - Review: The Division 2 Performance Preview
00:18:34 - News: Real-Time Ray Tracing for Pascal
00:29:19 - News: Google Stadia
00:46:19 - News: GameWorks RTX & Unreal/Unity DXR Support
00:48:54 - News: Crytek Neon Noir Ray Tracing Demo
00:50:48 - News: Variable Rate Shading for DirectX 12
00:54:06 - News: NVIDIA T4 GPUs for the Server Room
01:00:10 - News: NVIDIA Creator Ready Drivers
01:04:29 - News: Oculus Rift S
01:08:39 - News: AMD Immune to SPOILER
01:18:13 - News: Windows 7 DX12 Support in Adrenalin Drivers
01:22:32 - News: Kyle Bennett Joins Intel
01:34:28 - Picks of the Week
01:44:58 - Outro

Picks of the Week
Jim: Cheap Threadripper
Jeremy: RogueTech Mod for BattleTech
Josh: Intel 660p SSD
Sebastian: OCAT 1.4

Today's Podcast Hosts
Sebastian Peak
Josh Walrath
Jeremy Hellstrom
Jim Tanous

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March 22, 2019 | 01:05 AM - Posted by AnotherOneBitesThePayAndBenifitsPackage (not verified)

Kyle Bennett Joins Intel and everyone has a price but maybe Kyle will enjoy rubbing it in Nvidia's face even though AMD will also have to be in his crosshairs.

Intel sure is hiring up a large share of the Technology Press and it must be because they took the offer from Intel knowimg that the Technology Reporting/Review businss is not the business it was and the money is drying up to some degree. Look at the big media interests that got Toms and Anandtech, and maybe it became too difficult for Kyle. Anyone that's not young anymore can not help but to think about Retirment Packages and other benefits including less actual hours spent at the bench when one should be getting some sleep.

Those company positions have less required hours than one has to spend when they are managing their own business. If you own a business then you are never really on vacation. [H]ardOCP is going to be in mothballs and the choices of websites for hardware reviews is getting smaller. I'm beginning to notice even GN/others doing more and more YouTube content for patrons before that content makes its way onto the actual website for GN/Others. So the business model across the entire industry is changing along with the big media interests buying up more of the online websites from the websites' owners/operators.

The Internet is starting to become more like Cable with each passing year and who knows what it will be like in a few yearts time as the rate of change appears to be accelerating!

March 23, 2019 | 02:23 PM - Posted by MoreDeskminiAM4sReviewed (not verified)

Hardware Unboxed(1) is reviewing the ASRock DeskMini A300 for Raven Ridge/AM4 processors, Bristol Ridge/AM4 also but that's not very good compared to the Zen/Vega on Raven Ridge. I do hope that they retest once the 3000 serices Zen+/Vega APUs are RTM.

(1)

"The Smallest Ryzen Yet! $150 Asrock Mini Gaming PC

Hardware Unboxed"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUfpSOmC8jk

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