Podcast #299 - ASUS Z97-Deluxe, NCASE M1 Case, AMD's custom ARM Designs and more!

Subject: General Tech | May 8, 2014 - 11:57 AM |
Tagged: podcast, video, asus, z97, Z97-Deluxe, ncase, m1, amd, seattle, arm, nvidia, Portal, shield

PC Perspective Podcast #299 - 05/08/2014

Join us this week as we discuss ASUS Z97-Deluxe, NCASE M1 Case, AMD's custom ARM Designs and more!

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

Program length: 1:27:11
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May 8, 2014 | 03:45 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

so that custom design ARM core from AMD, is it for server only or will they make an SoC that will competes with the likes of Snapdragon, Tegra, Exynos etc?

May 8, 2014 | 09:13 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

AMD should be able to take any Custom ARMv8 ISA based server chip, and make a Mobile SKU to compete with Nvidia's Denver, will very little modification. AMD is going to make its custom ARM core HSA aware, and it will probably have hUMA, to go along with the AMD graphics. The next generation after the Apple A7, the A8 is going to be the custom ARMv8 design that AMD and Nvidia will have to compete with. The Apple SOC will probably go with the PowerVR Wizard with hardware ray tracing GPU. An Apple tablet running OSX would definitely get some improved sales for Apple, and give Intel some competition in the graphics tablet market. It's too bad that Nvidia appears to be stuck on the Android OS, to the detriment of any full linux based tablets, as the Tegra K1, running a Full linux distro could become a great low cost graphics tablet. The Apple A7 custom wide order ARMv8 SOC set the bar high for the rest of the custom ARMv8 ISA based competition, with execution resources that have more in common with an Intel core i series(See Anand's review/s), than with even the ARM holdings refrence designs, and Apple was able to get its custom ARMv8 ISA based SOC to market before anyone, much to Arm Holdings' suprise. Nvidia better Get its Denver version of the Tegra K1 to market ASAP before it loses more business. The tablet market is becoming saturated and the the competition is going to be fierce, with Intel Contra revenuing tablet SOCs to the market at a loss, just to gain market share.

May 8, 2014 | 09:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Edit: will very little

to: with very little

May 8, 2014 | 04:29 PM - Posted by YTech

Congrats to Chris_nm for the win of that beauty ASUS Z97!
Sadly, I could not attend the ROG live stream :( (no luck on second draw entry)

Will certainly watch the replay!

May 8, 2014 | 09:22 PM - Posted by Musclecar289 (not verified)

Allyn please do a review of the Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset.

May 8, 2014 | 10:49 PM - Posted by Shrappy (not verified)


May 9, 2014 | 04:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

PNY laptop memory never worked for any of my laptops, but the slack jaws at Best Buy would never have anything other on the shelves, every other decent memory had to be ordered! Had to go to Microcenter Boston/Cambridge to get a better brand of laptop memory, PNY's not that good even for the low priced market. Man I wish they woudd get a Fry's or other big box electronics store in Boston, Microcenter Boston/Cambridge is very hard to contact by phone. Best Buy closed its Boston Back bay location, and that would be a great location for a Fry's on other electronics store.

May 9, 2014 | 12:48 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Those ASUS motherboards are looking really good. Application-specific turbo profiles should be useful when dealing with particularly badly threaded stuff, like setting a very high single core turbo profile when playing SC2, then moving to a moderate all-core turbo for encoding.

May 9, 2014 | 04:30 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

You Gotta have some kinda celebration or extra long episode
for 300! that's a great achievement!

ne way see you next week!

May 9, 2014 | 04:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Get A power8 CPU and compatible motherboard and test it with AMD and Nvidia graphics.

May 10, 2014 | 01:23 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Allyn, you are missing something great you can do with those mSata to usb3 enclosures. I bought a crucial mSATA 256GB and one of these things, another brand, to have a very fast external drive. The alternative was buying an external SATA drive, but there are few to choose from, they are more expensive than the combo, and of much lower quality than the combo. Now I have a tiny, super fast, external drive. And if I ever need an op sys drive for a new rig, I can always pull out the crucial mSATA from the adapter case and stick on the mobo.

May 11, 2014 | 11:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No word on the Nvidia Titan Z delay ?

May 15, 2014 | 02:03 PM - Posted by Cptn Obvious (not verified)

You KNOW Ryan wont let anyone talk negatively about nVidia...come on now...is this your first podcast?

May 14, 2014 | 10:59 PM - Posted by Scott Baker (not verified)

Can you guys talk about the xbox one and ps4 on the next podcast? Do you think we'll ever see high end games playing at 1080P on either?

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