Podcast #302 - ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor, NVIDIA and AMD's fight over GameWorks, Haswell-E Leaks and more!

Subject: General Tech | May 29, 2014 - 02:51 PM |
Tagged: video, podcast, asus, 4k, pb287q, nvidia, amd, gameworks, ubisoft, watch dogs, crucial, mx100, tegra k1, gsync

PC Perspective Podcast #302 - 05/29/2014

Join us this week as we discuss the ASUS PB287Q 4K Monitor, NVIDIA and AMD's fight over GameWorks, Haswell-E Leaks and more!

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

Program length: 1:29:01
  1. Week in Review:
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week:
    1. Allyn: For Josh - the Wenger Giant Knife
  4. Closing/outro


May 29, 2014 | 04:01 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

That Wenger Giant Knife, comes with a Death Ray, and the Spoon doubles as a microphone/transmitter?

May 29, 2014 | 06:25 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i think ryan is still not understanding the probleme with gameworks, even if the developper pay the licence for the code and have access to it, the developper is under NDA and cannot tell AMD the code for them to fix it, so in the end nvidia will fix the code for the developper for the AMD hardware without AMD being able to optimise it the way they want, but the way Nvidia or the devs want.
and if you guys dont think this is a real issue then lol, or should AMD pay for the licence for every effect at every game to be able to optimise it ?
the implementation of gameworks is retarded.

May 29, 2014 | 08:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want to call BS on the nVidia providing source thing. Forbes quoted Nvidia’s Cem Cebenoyan:

“The way that it works is we provide separate levels of licensing,” Cebenoyan explains. “We offer game developers source licensing, and it varies whether or not game developers are interested in that. Now, like any other middleware on earth, if you grant someone a source license, you grant it to them. We don’t preclude them from changing anything and making it run better on AMD.”

The "different levels" Sounds like nVidia will pay you to use the middleware, or you can pay nVidia to see the source code. Definately different than anyone who uses GameWorks being able to see the source code. Also, the different in performance of 1 ms in a 16.7 (60 FPS) frame time drops you to 56.6 FPS (17.7 ms) which is about 5.6%.

May 29, 2014 | 09:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's Vendor A's Graphics Mafia, the fix was in, and no one dared to go against the Don's NDA! There were 2 sets of driver Books, one for Vendor A, and One for the rest of the you Mooks! Hay Vinny, you somethin' 'bout any source code? Vinny: I don't Know nothin' 'bout no source code!

May 29, 2014 | 09:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

edit you somthin'
to: you know somthin'

F-ing word wrap and auto spellcheck in IE 10!!

May 29, 2014 | 09:45 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ballmer buys the LA Clippers, renames them LA Developers!
Ellison, reportedly blows the top off of his secret Volcano lair, sharks with frickin' lasers raining down everywhere!

May 30, 2014 | 02:37 AM - Posted by Areus

Something to consider for rack mount servers if the tripp lite is out of your budget:

An Ikea LACK endtable.



at $9.99 it's 1/10th the price!

May 30, 2014 | 01:09 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

That's awesome!

June 17, 2014 | 11:39 AM - Posted by Areus


May 30, 2014 | 09:32 PM - Posted by ThorAxe

Crossfire was the highest earning PC game last year raking in $957 million.

June 5, 2014 | 05:58 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm well on my way to a Hellstrom stache : )

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