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Subject: Editorial
Manufacturer: Intel

Another Strong Quarter for the Giant

This afternoon Intel released their Q4 2017 financial results. The quarter was higher in revenue than was expected by analysts. The company made $17.1B US in revenue and recorded a non-GAAP net of $1.08 a share.  On the surface it looks like Intel had another good quarter that was expected by the company and others alike. Underneath the surface these results have shown a few more interesting things about the company as well as the industry it exists in.

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We have been constantly hearing about how the PC market is weak and it will start to negatively affect those companies who's primary products go into these machines. Intel did see a 2% drop in revenue year on year from their Client Computing Group, but it certainly did not look to be a collapse. We can also speculate that part of the drop is from a much more competitive AMD and their strong performing Ryzen processors. These indications point to the PC market still being pretty stable and robust, even though it isn't growing at the rate it once had.

The Data Center Group was quite the opposite. It grew around 20% over the same timespan. Intel did not provide more detail but it seems that datacenters and cloud computing are still growing at a tremendous rate. With the proliferation of low power devices yet increased computing needs, data centers are continuing to expand and purchase the latest and greatest CPUs from Intel. So far AMD's EPYC has not been rolled out aggressively so far, but 2H 2018 should shed a lot more light on where this part of the market is going.

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PCPer Mailbag #27 - 1/19/2018

Subject: Editorial | January 19, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, Ryan is back from CES to tackle your questions:

00:30 - What is a core?
02:32 - Where are the FreeSync 2 monitors?
03:35 - Spectre/Meltdown updates for Sandy Bridge?
05:57 - What is Shrout Research?
07:12 - Day-to-day of Shrout Research?
08:13 - Insane GPU prices?
12:14 - Force miners to use Titans?
13:54 - Ryan's fallback career?
15:39 - PCPer website vs. PCPer YouTube channel?
17:58 - Livening up the Mailbag background?
18:43 - Optane SSD as standard storage drive?
20:17 - Hairstyle tips?

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PCPer Mailbag #26 - 1,141 Seconds With Josh Walrath

Subject: Editorial | January 12, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, with most of the PCPer crew in Vegas for CES, our very own Josh Walrath steps up to the plate to tackle your most pressing questions:

00:30 - Improving CPUs & Ryzen Refresh?
04:04 - Spectre/Meltdown vulnerabilities an opportunity for AMD?
06:23 - What's next for CPUs after the nanometer shrink race?
09:18 - Will Apple ditch Intel for its own Mac CPUs?
10:58 - Cheap racing wheel recommendation?
12:21 - Racing games that Josh is looking forward to?
13:25 - Why does high resolution display scaling in Windows suck?
14:37 - Why isn't Josh at CES?
15:27 - What's up with joshtekk.com?
16:06 - Josh's stance on booty shaking?

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PCPer Mailbag #25 - Pre-CES Edition!

Subject: Editorial | January 5, 2018 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag, pcper

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, we look forward to CES and all of the tech to come in 2018:

01:09 - Upgrading CPU for better gaming performance?
02:51 - GPUs with GDDR6 or HBM2 this year?
04:50 - Best time to buy a new GPU?
07:25 - NVIDIA better than AMD with OpenGL?
09:54 - Questions that haven't been asked on the Mailbag so far?
11:08 - PCPer's review process?
14:35 - PCPer office tour?
15:31 - Stagnant tech products?
18:44 - Finding PCPer at CES?
20:27 - Dell OLED monitors at CES?
20:49 - +1 for the Mailbag background!

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Quirks, Savings, and Conclusions

Welcome back to the third and final chapter in our recent cord cutting saga, in which the crew here at the PC Perspective office take a fresh look at dumping traditional cable and satellite sources for online and over-the-air content. We previously planned our cord cutting adventure with a look at the devices, software, and services that will replace our cable and satellite subscriptions, and then put that plan to action by deploying an NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Plex, and an HDTV tuner with antenna.

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Now, several weeks into this experiment, we wanted to take a step back to evaluate how the process went in practice, including a look at some of the challenges we failed to initially anticipate, projections of the increased Internet bandwidth usage that accompanies cord cutting (especially important for the many of you with home broadband usage caps), and finally a calculation of the initial and ongoing costs associated with cord cutting in order to determine if this whole process actually saves us any money.

Read on for our debriefing of PC Perspective ’s 2017 cord cutting guide!

PCPer Mailbag #24 - 12/29/2017

Subject: Editorial | December 29, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

On today's show, we say goodbye to 2017 with some unrelated questions:

00:44 - Advantages of a smaller process node?
03:08 - AMD GPUs better at cryptocurrency mining?
06:24 - Can overclocking harm your motherboard?
09:17 - Laptop CPUs die faster than desktop?
10:47 - Net Neutrality and Bitcoin?
11:59 - FP16 vs FP32 shaders?
14:14 - Where are all the HDR monitors?
16:01 - DDR4 vs. DDR5 memory?
18:32 - AMD Navi GPUs at CES?
20:38 - PCPer Mailbag setting too informal?

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PCPer Mailbag #23 - Holiday Edition?

Subject: Editorial | December 22, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag, pcper

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

We realized that this is our last Mailbag before Christmas, but we forgot to ask for holiday-themed questions. So, instead, enjoy the answers to these standard tech questions and just pretend that Ryan's actually wearing a Santa hat:

00:23 - Upgrading a Skylake PC on a budget?
02:56 - Why are 1440p displays still a thing?
05:14 - Enough PCIe lanes on Z370?
08:45 - Can an underpowered PSU damage your PC?
11:07 - Overclocking Infinity Fabric?
12:43 - Where is Intel's Bluetooth 5 wireless card?
14:04 - Windows Mixed Reality vs. Vive & Rift?
16:34 - Cache memory everywhere?
20:04 - Single Precision vs. Double Precision compute?

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PCPer Mailbag #22 - 12/15/2017

Subject: Editorial | December 15, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, Ryan Shrout, pcper mailbag, pcper

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

This week, Ryan's back from Hawaii to tackle these topics:

00:26 - Ryzen laptop reviews?
02:45 - Component order in custom water cooling loop?
04:46 - NVIDIA variable refresh rate in HDMI 2.1?
07:19 - Next-gen VR headset resolution?
09:15 - Worth it to by a 6950X now?
11:23 - Windows on ARM battery life?
14:12 - Reverse hyper-threading?
16:03 - What is deep learning?
18:47 - Best SSD for storage server cache?
20:54 - Ryan's daughter a future gamer?

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PCPer Mailbag #21 - Mr. Walrath, I Presume?

Subject: Editorial | December 8, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, pcper, Josh Walrath

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

This week, our very own Josh Walrath tackles your questions about process tech, racing wheels, and AMD:

00:31 - PCIe 4.0 for Volta?
02:10 - Intel beats AMD to HBM APU?
02:59 - What process tech gets Josh all excited?
04:25 - Significance of discrete GPU sales to AMD's bottom line?
06:09 - New products still using old process nodes?
07:50 - CPU redundancy?
10:08 - Racing wheel recommendations under $200?
12:07 - Direct drive wheels?
13:31 - Frequency and IPC improvements for Zen+?
16:06 - Josh takes over PCPer?

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PCPer Mailbag #20 - 12/1/2017

Subject: Editorial | December 1, 2017 - 09:00 AM |
Tagged: video, pcper mailbag, Allyn Malventano

It's time for the PCPer Mailbag, our weekly show where Ryan and the team answer your questions about the tech industry, the latest and greatest GPUs, the process of running a tech review website, and more!

This week, Allyn's back to tackle more storage questions:

00:28 - What is bit corruption?
08:02 - Was the Samsung 840 EVO ever fixed?
14:57 - Retirement age for hard drives?
15:50 - SSDs with only TLC NAND?
19:30 - HDDs with multiple heads?
23:03 - Upcoming Samsung NVMe SSDs?
25:55 - Allyn's storage setup?

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