Podcast #355 - AMD R9 Fury X, Sapphire Nitro R9 390, Batman: Arkham Knight and more!

Subject: General Tech | June 25, 2015 - 03:08 PM |
Tagged: podcast, video, amd, fury x, Fury, Fiji, nvidia, gtx 980ti, maxwell, gm200, batman, arkham knight, gameworks, r9 390, sapphire, nitro, Intel, Braswell, Cherry Trail, Lenovo, thinkcentre

PC Perspective Podcast #355 - 06/25/2015

Join us this week as we discuss the AMD R9 Fury X, Sapphire Nitro R9 390, Batman: Arkham Knight and more!

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June 25, 2015 | 07:37 PM - Posted by J Nev (not verified)

But but Ryan, I am desperate for your 390X review?

June 25, 2015 | 09:04 PM - Posted by JohnH (not verified)

+1 for Mail Order Monsters.. Atari 800 version I assume ? :)

June 26, 2015 | 01:04 AM - Posted by Val

Come on, circling, that's a lame excuse. Just introduce Ken already. :)

Hey Allyn, I ordered a microSD container too couple days ago! I do have six microSDs for multiple purposes. It's small, it's tough, it's spacious (technically SDXC could be up to 2TB!). Anyone thinking of an alternative backup storage, IMHO, microSDs are great for it and it can be BitLocked.

ASUS PB258Q has an IPS panel and thin bezels that most gamers are looking for now. But it actually is a professional monitor, so it still max at 60Hz and probably have ghosting while gaming. Waiting for your review, Jeremy. :P

June 26, 2015 | 02:57 AM - Posted by RooseBolton

Man I got a Philips 4065UC 40" 4k monitor a couple months ago and Josh's head is literally as big as mine watching the podcast.

I knew it was worth the dough!

June 26, 2015 | 03:57 AM - Posted by RooseBolton

Josh, neurons have myelin sheathing with periodic nodes (areas bare of myelin), allowing the electrical signal to "jump" from node to node, speeding up its transmission. But in essence, yes, the myelin makes signal propagation faster, but I'm not sure this graphene coating works the same way.

June 26, 2015 | 09:45 AM - Posted by Josh Walrath

Good question and observation.  It is interesting to see in a biological situation where there is 1) too much myelin and 2) too little or no myelin.  They didn't explain exactly how the graphene actually works, but I wonder if it essentially creates a more effective barrier for leakage?  Or does it essentially "compress" the flow of electrons so that impulses can actually move faster through the metal?  I don't know if I am expressing that very well... say water down a pipe where outward expanding pressure leaks out of the pipe vs. a metal pipe within a pipe where the inner is pushed and no energy is expended outwards.  Clear as mud?

June 26, 2015 | 09:54 AM - Posted by Snake Pliskin (not verified)

Hi!

June 26, 2015 | 09:57 AM - Posted by Snake Pliskin (not verified)

I kicked the Duke of New York's ass. I am Snake Pliskin.

June 26, 2015 | 12:40 PM - Posted by RooseBolton

There are diseases of too little myelin like Multiple Sclerosis where the main symptom is progressive weakness. I don't know of any, "too much myelin" diseases except in tumors, but that does not make the neurons faster of course (I'm a neuropathologist, BTW).

Graphene *sounds* like some kind of carbon-based insulator so a better barrier from leakage sounds possible.

Compressing the flow of electrons like when you decrease the diameter of a pipe? Would that work like fluid in a pipe, v = 1.273 q / d2, where v is the velocity and q is the flow rate (meters cubed per second) and d squared is diameter? Not so sure. Interesting technology though for sure.

June 26, 2015 | 06:51 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Probably more to do with the interface/layer between the graphene and the metal that reduces the impediment to flow of the electrons. Electrons can essentially leak through any material once the circuit size gets small enough, what with quantum tunneling and such. But electrons running into things(Being impeded/resisted by an atom's other fields) is what is causing the electron to give up some of its energy into heat/phonons, so maybe the carbon creates a zone of freer passage through its layer, or the carbon/metal interface layer, to allow the electrons to flow without being impeded as much. The water pipe analogy only goes so far, until you realize the wires are solid and that electrons will flow through the areas of the wire with the least resistance to flow, and that magnetic fields do funny things to the conductor's atoms as the electrons flow through them. It's probably some sort of field effect between the Carbon/metal/whatever at the interface layer. I wondering how the graphene is interfacing with the wire, is the carbon just wrapping the metal, or in it bonding with the metal.

June 29, 2015 | 08:02 AM - Posted by lantian (not verified)

Can I get one of those keys?

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