Podcast #269 - Frame Rating on Eyefinity, News from IDF, and rumors about new AMD GPUs

Subject: General Tech | September 19, 2013 - 02:26 PM |
Tagged: video, surround, podcast, nvidia, Intel, idf, haswell, frame rating, eyefinity, baytrail, amd, 4250U

PC Perspective Podcast #269 - 09/19/2013

Join us this week as we discuss Frame Rating on Eyefinity, News from IDF, and rumors about new AMD GPUs

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Hosts: Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath, Allyn Malventano, and Morry Teitelman

Program length: 1:35:35
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week:
    1. Jeremy: Um, sure why not - ADATA DashDrive Durable
    2. Allyn: Connected Data Transporter 2.0 (yes it exists)
  4. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  5. Closing/outro


September 19, 2013 | 04:50 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

the feed is causing errors in doggcatcher. xml parser/invalid token.

September 20, 2013 | 10:12 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Take a look at the first line of the rss file.

12<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

What is with the leading "12"? I copied the file, deleted the "12", saved it to another page, and it works fine now.

September 20, 2013 | 02:44 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Just a typo, sorry about that!

September 20, 2013 | 04:17 AM - Posted by JohnGR (not verified)

From someone who is full AMD about cpu choices and just favoring AMD in the gpu ones - NOT saying "NO" to Nvidia, I am full Nvidia this period, just preferring AMD - I would like to thank you for your efforts to educate us about frame rating. You are doing the right thing in the right way.
Hope AMD does not forget customers with older cards (HD6000 and older).

September 20, 2013 | 05:40 AM - Posted by Mark Strong

As an enthusiast it baffles me why anyone would choose to attack the personal character of someone who works very hard to bring the DIY community valid information. I for one would like to offer my support as a member of the community to Mr. Shrout who from what I've seen has done nothing but aid the development of better and honest reviews of the tech we all love. Keep up the great work sir and try not to listen to the forum trolls on reddit.

September 20, 2013 | 06:22 AM - Posted by Ryan D. (not verified)

I would also like to give my gratitude to Mr. Shrout and team for their outstanding analysis on GPU benchmarking. You have my full support man. I joined here shortly after you done the article on frame rating beginning of the year and left a couple other sites who still don't understand this method and are too biased towards a brand/company.

Keep it up and you won't lose reader/viewers, it's the opposite actually. You gained more, I'm proof of that and so do most of my PC Gaming friends now :)

September 20, 2013 | 06:23 AM - Posted by gloomfrost

I had no idea the drama going on behind the scene. Like Josh said if i am going to spend and additional 300 bucks on a second GPU i really want to know what i can expect from all the players. Keep them honest guys, your GPU reviews are honestly the only ones i read anymore because you can verify real world performance. Keep it up gang!

September 20, 2013 | 10:43 AM - Posted by JIHADJOE (not verified)

It'll be super awesome if AMD's new GPU is at 780/Titan level, but I'd probably hang on to my money to see Nvidia's response, if only for the inevitable price cut.

September 20, 2013 | 12:36 PM - Posted by IndoAssassin (not verified)

Hey just wanted to let you guys know that I have only ever bought AMD CPU's and GPU's and I am glad that you are doing the work to make people aware of these issues. Keep it up man you have my support.

Also just wanted to add this is the internet. Anonymous people say stupid crap all the time. Just look at the console wars. The NVidia vs ATI wars have been going on just as long, and to tell you the truth I have always felt are much more childish than the console wars. Considering the avg age group involved in PC Gaming vs Console gaming.

September 20, 2013 | 06:23 PM - Posted by Onion uk (not verified)

i want it noted that ryan is clear ly BIOS.... lol
and im going to JOSHTECH.COM , on that Josh is also BIOS
because he has moved those AMD FX Boxes from the background
and now has some asus stuff? Deffo BIOS!


PS Trolls ! this is sarcasm !

September 22, 2013 | 08:11 AM - Posted by Republic (not verified)

Ryan and company,

Your long time listeners and readers know that you have journalistic integrity. We are silent voices though because we have screaming kids, jobs, and ain't nobody got time for internet communities.

In the vernacular of your accusers (at least in my mind: "Haters gonna hate." Pay them no mind.

Keep up the good work!


A grizzled old IT guy

September 22, 2013 | 11:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I`m going NVIDIA...It`s how the game is played.

September 22, 2013 | 11:20 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD needs to shut up and fix their crap.

September 22, 2013 | 11:48 PM - Posted by ChangWang

Hey Ryan and crew,

Just listened to the podcast. I experienced the stepped tear on the left and right screen in Eyefinity with a single 7970Ghz Edition and 3x 1080p monitors in landscape mode. I did some reading around and some suggested trying different cables. Needless to say, it didn't help, it only moved the step to a different position on the screen. It was really annoying, especially because you could see it on the fraking desktop, not just in game. If you get a sec, try it out. I'm curious if you get the same results.

Oh, and I was using a Gigabyte 7970 Ghz Windforce edition. The monitors are 3x Asus PE278Q's connected via DVI-D and 2x display port cables.

In the end, I wound up spending twice as much as I intended and sprung for a GTX 780.

September 23, 2013 | 11:04 AM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Do you have images or screenshots of what you were seeing with a single card?  That is a very interesting thing...

September 23, 2013 | 10:57 PM - Posted by ChangWang

Ugh, I just checked. Looks like I didn't capture any :-(

September 23, 2013 | 01:33 PM - Posted by ChangWang

I *might* have a few screenshots, I'll have to check when I get home.

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