Podcast #383 - Acer Predator X34, ASUS X99-M, AMD Q4 Earnings and more!

Subject: General Tech | January 21, 2016 - 02:34 PM |
Tagged: x99-m, X170, X150, video, Silent Base 800, Q4 2015, Predator X34, podcast, gigabyte, g-sync, freesync, earnings, be quiet, asus, amd, acer

PC Perspective Podcast #383 - 01/21/2016

Join us this week as we discuss the Acer Predator X34, ASUS X99-M, AMD Q4 Earnings and more!

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Video News

January 21, 2016 | 06:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

X341CK drops frames on Nvidia cards, this was tested by TFTCentral and can be seen in their review. Acer never fixed the issue as far I know.

Also comparing the MSRP og the G-sync one to the dropped price of the FreeSync one that has been available for quite a while is not really a fair comparison either. MSRP for the X341CK is 1.199. Only $100 less. Now the price has dropped quite a bit though, the g-sync one will eventually start dropping soon to.

January 21, 2016 | 07:14 PM - Posted by Speely


@50:00 (by YouTube timestamp), regarding BCLK overclocking - (I might have this wrong, and I don't know enough in-depth detail about CPUs to feel like I'm describing it correctly, but I'll try)

I think I remember reading that pre-Skylake CPUs (Devil's Canyon/Haswell, the Bridges, etc.) BCLK overclocking, whether K-spec or not, wasn't necessarily disabled, as much as it was practically impossible. There were apparently a whole lot of functions in the chip (edit - the PCIe clock, my mistake) that were tied to the BCLK, and clocking it up or down, even by 1 or 2 MHz in most cases, became damaging-ly unstable. (This would be why having multiplier-unlocked K chips was even needed to pacify the overclocking crowd.) With Skylake, most of those functions were untied from the BCLK, and now you can make pretty decent changes to the BCLK without making other parts of the chip freak out.

(edit) I found something about it, from a Skylake review by Kitguru back in August ( http://www.kitguru.net/components/cpu/luke-hill/intel-core-i7-6700k-i5-6... )

"One of the key differentiators when it comes to overclocking is that Intel has decoupled the CPU BCLK and the PCIe clock for Skylake. With Sandy Bridge’s 2011 introduction, Intel effectively locked down the BCLK and prevented its overclocking capacity. This gave users a very limited freedom (typical less than 8%) to adjust the BCLK, forcing reliance upon the CPU core ratios for overclocking.


Skylake’s clock decoupling allows full adjustment of the CPU BCLK without having a negative effect on other system components. There’s a full range of capabilities with 1MHz increments, which means that good ‘ol fashioned BCLK overclocking is well-and-truly back."

January 21, 2016 | 11:28 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Intel's tick tock is becoming Tick Tock Tock, or is that Tick Tick Tock, or sometimes Tick Hick Tock! But those rates of process nodes shrinks are slowing down.

"Bye Moore’s Law? Intel’s Tick-Tock-Tock to Continue with 7nm"


January 22, 2016 | 04:21 PM - Posted by onion uk (not verified)

1:23:ish ok who farted? not cool bro not cool... lol

January 22, 2016 | 07:27 PM - Posted by Shambles (not verified)

Now I may just be doing this wrong but as far as I can tell it's not possible to donate a lump sum through patreon. I went through and set my own value which according to me looks like I am setting a lump sum but when you go to put your payment method through it says that your lump sum is going to be a monthly payment. Are they really that clueless as to not allow non-recurring donations or am I just too clueless to figure out their site?

January 22, 2016 | 07:38 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Hi, in the comments of the patreon announcement article, I think Ryan answered a similar question to the effect of... currently Patreon does not allow one-off donations; however, you can set a monthly amount and then after the first payment (iirc the 1st of every month?) cancel the monthly subscription.


I'm sorry that it is not an easier process! Thank you for your support!

February 4, 2016 | 03:15 PM - Posted by Matt (not verified)

Thanks for finally adding a video RSS feed! I'm one of the people that has been asking for this forever. Please make it smaller though (perhaps having HD and SD RSS feeds?). 1 GB per episode is like 4x the size of any other show I watch and seems a bit unnecessary on my tiny phone screen. :)

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