Podcast #285 - Frame Rating AMD Dual Graphics with Kaveri, Linux GPU Performance, and Dogecoin Mining!

Subject: General Tech | January 30, 2014 - 02:32 PM |
Tagged: podcast, frame rating, video, amd, Kaveri, A10 7850K, dual graphics, linux, opengl, Lenovo, IBM

PC Perspective Podcast #285 - 01/30/2014

Join us this week as we discuss Frame Rating AMD Dual Graphics with Kaveri, Linux GPU Performance, and Dogecoin Mining!

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

Program length: 1:02:01
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
    1. 0:37:45 Quick Linux mention
      1. And Motorola Mobility
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week:
  4. Closing/outro

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January 30, 2014 | 02:47 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

video isnt working. crap.

January 30, 2014 | 03:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This podcast is shit. Put some effort into it for fuck sake.

January 30, 2014 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

....I don't like you very much.

January 30, 2014 | 07:13 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Screw 'em Ryan. This is the best damn podcast on the planet.

January 30, 2014 | 07:46 PM - Posted by MrRez

He's a scrub/noob/non master race card holder, pay no attention to him. Keep up the good work.

January 30, 2014 | 04:09 PM - Posted by MrBlack

Q) Is he an Anonymous DoucheBag or an Anonymous DouchetBag?

January 30, 2014 | 06:44 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

nice one

January 31, 2014 | 02:56 PM - Posted by derz

I have to disagree. I find this podcast quite educational and entertaining.

January 30, 2014 | 06:37 PM - Posted by xshankmasterx (not verified)

I enjoy your videos quite a bit. Informative and detailed. I hope you pay no attention to mindless comments. Keep up the awesome work !

January 31, 2014 | 09:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Would be great if you guys had your own tv station. I still don't mind watching it on youtube but my internet kinda sucks...

January 31, 2014 | 10:43 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

We should start a currency called Douchecoin.

January 31, 2014 | 10:53 AM - Posted by Nilbog

Joshcoin. Presented by joshtekk.com

January 31, 2014 | 12:30 PM - Posted by Nilbog

I wanted to point out some relevant DX9 games, since you asked.

Just about every Free2Play game is DX9 only. Very few support anything higher for compatibility reasons. Some F2P games worth mentioning are; War Thunder, Hawken, and PlanetSide 2. They are great games, have tons of people playing them and are DX9 only. EQ Next Landmark (which i keep hearing a lot about), will be DX9 when it launches in 2014. F2P games will continue on that path until XP is dead.

Chivalry: Medieval Warfare, and Payday 2 are just two excellent paid games that are DX9 only as well.

Let's also not forget about Skywind, which is looking amazing, will be on DX9.

As much as we all want DX9 do die off, it does not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

January 31, 2014 | 04:01 PM - Posted by capawesome9870

i just started using PFSense at the beginning of this month because of an program called Squid. Squid does High performance web proxy cache, which will hopefully save my internet bandwidth, which is 10GB full speed and everything after is slow.

hope it helps.

January 31, 2014 | 04:03 PM - Posted by capawesome9870

Borderlands 2 is DX9 only, which still has DLC coming out.

January 31, 2014 | 05:43 PM - Posted by John H (not verified)

Hey Josh/Ryan! - I think I heard during the podcast that the AMD APU only had 1/2 the bus bandwidth of the R7 250.. I don't believe that is correct. The R7 250 you used was 128-bit wide DDR3.. The AMD APU Kaveri has dual channel DDR3 support, and since each DDR3 DIMM is 64-bit.. same width as the R7 250.

The R7 250 you used had a bandwidth of 28.8GB/sec

I'm not sure why GPU-Z thought your APU was only 64-bit but it should be 128-bit. A single DDR3-2400 DIMM is good for 19.2GB/sec.. dual channel = 38.4GB/sec.. so if you populated both DIMM slots, Kaveri would have more bandwidth than the R7 250.

Hopefully your 7850 review has both slots populated so we can see what impact that has :)

Kaveri is dual channel (128-bit):

DDR3-800 = 6.4GB/sec; therefore DDR3-2400 is 19.2GB/sec:

February 2, 2014 | 09:11 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

I do like the podcasts- the only thing I think it needs is more eye-candy. Perhaps you guys can see if Scarlett Johansson can sport a couple of hours a weel to talk OS.

February 3, 2014 | 02:48 PM - Posted by BoseEinstein

After Scarlett Johansson, why don't you guys have JJ from ASUS on again, GPU's, before the next iteration of motherboards? He also is involved in a newer channel etc.... and like you, he is one of the best in the industry!

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