Podcast #406 - AMD RX 480 Review, Huawei MateBook, Steam Summer Sale, GTX 1060 and more!

Subject: General Tech | June 30, 2016 - 10:35 AM |
Tagged: video, summer sale, steam, RX 490, rx 480, radeon, Polaris, podcast, matebook, Huawei, gtx 1060, amd

PC Perspective Podcast #406 - 06/30/2016

Join us this week as we discuss our AMD RX 480 review, the new Huawei MateBook, GTX 1060 and RX 490 leaks and more!

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This episode of the PC Perspective Podcast is sponsored by Lenovo!

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

Program length: 1:28:40
  1. Week in Review:
      1. Power Concerns?
  2. News items of interest:
  3. Hardware/Software Picks of the Week
  4. Closing/outro

June 30, 2016 | 11:24 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

In the podcast you say that the 4gb and 8gb versions of the RX480 are the same and the only difference is the BIOS. However, during the AMD AMA on reddit today AMDRobert said this was incorrect here's the link to the question he replied to.

https://www.reddit.com/r/pcmasterrace/comments/4qfy9d/i_work_at_amd_the_....

June 30, 2016 | 11:43 AM - Posted by nwgat (not verified)

review samples can be re flashed to 4 or 8GB, well for reviewing..

June 30, 2016 | 04:59 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I know that already. In the podcast they talked about the bios given to reviewers by amd leaking and people likely reflashing 4gb cards to 8gb cards re enabling a disabled 4gbs, but that's not going possible because the 4gb cards will only have 4gb of physical memory according to the comment.

June 30, 2016 | 12:53 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

When will the AM4 based Motherboards and Bristol Ridge APU/CPU based systems be ready for review? Will PCPer be doing any Budget AM4/BR APU/CPU gaming system builds/benchmarking with RX 480/RX 470 Polaris graphics? I'm very intrested in seeing some AM4/BR based systems with Dual RX 480s, or RX 470s graphics cards for gaming/rendering uses.

June 30, 2016 | 01:06 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh look a Decoder Ring in the cereal box!

"AMD Radeon RX 400 series naming scheme explained"

http://videocardz.com/61721/amd-radeon-rx-400-series-naming-scheme-expla...

July 2, 2016 | 02:53 PM - Posted by Bobby Wya

I excitingly went to investigate Jeremy's pick... But the damn game is being developed in Unity 5. Hopefully they'll fix this - but till then I can't give them more than 1 USD... Basically just so I could comment about this dumb choice. People are just blindly backing the game - thinking it'll be developed with a real game engine...

What a totally bizarre and sucky design decision.

Disappointed!! :-(

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