2.5 Geeks: Threadripper Rig, Microsoft Surfaces, Killer WiFi 6, OnePlus 7T, Trusting AI And More

On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, Brittany, and Chris chat about Marco's killer 32-core Threadripper build, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, all the Surfaces from the recent launch in NY, the hot new OnePlus 7T, which company's AI should you trust with your data, how Epic was slapped with a lawsuit for making Fortnite too addictive, hints at our killer Falcon Northwest gaming rig give-away and more... Show Notes: 03:45 - The Killer 32-Core AMD Threadripper Build You'll Love To Hate 15:48 - Microsoft Unveils Surface Neo Dual Display Foldable PC Powered...

The Killer 32-Core AMD Threadripper Build You'll Love To Hate

We recently had the chance to spend some time with the folks at Maingear HQ and built a beautiful, water-cooled AMD Rzyen 3000-based rig. That system was destined for Dave’s lab and has become his daily workhorse – in fact, that rig produced the video you’ll see below. Not long after we took that trip to Maingear though, my personal rig started acting up. I have been rocking an Ivy Bridge-based system for about 7 years now that has made it through multiple OS upgrades and served me quite well. I had been planning to build a new rig for many months, but my current rig had been...

2.5 Geeks: AMD EPYC & Sharkstooth Threadripper, Gigabyte's Navi, HP Zbook 14 & Dragonfly, ROG Phone II

On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris will be chatting about AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC processors and beastly Sharkstooth 32-core Threadripper leaks, HP's new ZBook 14u G6 and Elite Dragonfly laptops, the hot new ASUS ROG Phone II, custom Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, hints at our next killer gaming rig give-away, and more... Show Notes: 04:55 - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power 15:46 - AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Scores Design Wins In Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Faster 64-Core Beast CPU Unveiled 22:41 - AMD Threadripper 3000 Sharkstooth...

2.5 Geeks: Dell XPS 15, ASUS ROG Rapture WiFi 6, Galaxy Note 10+, Xtreme RGB SSDs & More!

On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris chat about Dell's revamped XPS 15 Ultrabook, the ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 WiFi 6 router, Samsung's big, bad Galaxy Note 10+, the Asura Genesis Xtreme NVMe SSD with RGB goodness, hints about our next killer gaming PC GIVEAWAY and more... Show Notes: 05:37 - Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear 10:33 - ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Router Review: A WiFi 6 Monster 22:21 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Power Of The Pen And Much More 34:20 - Dell XPS 15 (2019) Review: OLED Display...

2.5 Geeks Podcast 8/16/19: AMD vs Intel, Custom Radeon Navi GPUs, Ice Lake Benchmarks, EPYC & More!

On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco and Dave discuss our AMD vs Intel Architecture IPC Shootout evaluation, PowerColor's custom Radeon RX 5700 XT Red Devil Navi graphics card we have here on review, Intel 10nm Ice Lake Benchmarks, BEAST 64-core AMD EPYC processors, Toshiba's tiny BG4 SSD, GIVEAWAY hints at the end and more! Join us!  Show Notes:  03:12 - Building An AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Liquid-Cooled Performance Desktop PC With Maingear 12:27 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Vs Intel Core i9-9900K IPC Shootout: Did AMD Close The Gap? 20:57 - AMD EPYC 7002...

2.5 Geeks: AMD Ryzen 3000 Series, Radeon RX 5700, RTX 2070/60 Super, SoundBlaster AE-9 & More

in this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco and Dave chat about AMD's HOT new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards. We also dive into the performance of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 and 2060 Super cards and check out a great, new high-end SoundBlaster card from Creative Labs, the SoundBlaster AE-9... Show Notes: 04:55 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X And Ryzen 7 3700X Review: Zen 2 Impresses 19:29 - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT And RX 5700 Review: 7nm Navi Debuts 32:05 - GeForce RTX 2070 Super And RTX 2060 Super Review: Tricked-Out NVIDIA Turing 42:27 - Sound Blaster...

Did AMD Really 'Jebait' NVIDIA? Radeon VP Scott Herkelman Interview

Hot on the heels of the release of AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series processors and Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, we’ve connected with the VP and General Manager of the Radeon Business Unit, Scott Herkelman, to discuss the launch, get a few technical questions answered, and get to the bottom of the “jebaiting” story. Show Notes: 02:15 – Scott’s Role As VP and General Manager of the Radeon BU 05:54 – What Did The Hardware Review Community Miss With The Radeon RX 5700 Launch? 10:45 – Radeon Image Sharpening versus NVIDIA DLSS 13:11 – What Happens During...

2.5 Geeks: 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus, Galaxy S10e, HP Omen X Emperium 65, TheC64 & More!

In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco and Dave chat about the beefy 2TB Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus, Samsung's more cost-efficient Galaxy S10e, HP's MONSTER Omen X Emperium 65 Gaming display, TheC64 -- a full-sized Commodore 64 reboot and more! Show Notes: 05:01 - Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB Review: Burly, Speedy NVMe Storage 12:28 - Samsung Galaxy S10e Review: Every Bit A Flagship For Less 22:30 - HP Omen X Emperium 65 Review: Massive 144Hz 4K G-SYNC Gaming 28:50 - TheC64 Is A Full Size Commodore 64 Reboot For 1980s Retro Gaming 35:17 - Study Claims Google Chrome...

HP Omen X Emperium 65 Review: Massive 144Hz 4K G-SYNC Gaming

HP is hoping to offer gamers the best of both world with its Omen X Emperium 65. Although HP is careful not to call the Omen X Emperium 65 a television, per se, there's no escaping that fact that this is a massive display that would be more at home in your living room, den, or bonus room than your average computer desk. The Omen X Emperium measures a massive 65 inches diagonally, which puts it squarely in big-screen 4K HDTV territory. However, it borrows technology from the gaming world that we don't see in typical consumer-grade televisions, like NVIDIA G-SYNC and support for 144Hz refresh...

2.5 Geeks - AMD Ryzen 3000, Radeon RX 5700, WD Black, Nighthawk AX8, OP7 Pro And More

In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about AMD's Zen 2 architecture, its Ryzen 3000 series CPU and 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, the upcoming Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, WD's Black SN750 Heatsink NVMe SSD, Netgear's Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 router, the fabulous OnePlus 7 Pro and more! Show Notes: 05:15 - AMD Zen 2 Architecture Explored: What Makes Ryzen 3000 So Powerful 14:40 - AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Drops 16-Core, 32-Thread Zen 2 Bombshell On PC Gaming Market 16:17 - AMD Unveils Navi RDNA Architecture: Under The Hood Of Radeon RX 5700 28:20...

Lenovo Smart Clock Review: A Bedside Google Assistant

Humans have been dreaming up machines that take care of everyday household tasks since the Industrial Revolution. Smart home devices of various types have existed for several decades, but have become increasingly popular over the last few years as they have become more powerful, intelligent, and connected. Many consumers are now able to do everything from preheating their ovens to checking up on their home security cameras, with a simple tap on their smart device. Lenovo started to inch its way into the smart home market last year. The Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant was released...

2.5 Geeks: Intel Ice Lake & Odyssey, Ryzen 3000, Snapdragon 8cx, Pixel 3a XL

 In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about Intel's hot new 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Intel's wild and crazy Odyssey 2035 GPU concepts, AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs, and Dr. Su's other announcements from her Computex keynote address, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx benchmarks, and Google's totally affordable Pixel 3a XL Android phone! Show Notes: 08:10 - Intel 10nm Ice Lake Architecture And Project Athena Laptops To Drive Exciting New Mobile PC Experiences 28:18 - Ice Lake-U Gen11 Performance Data Shows Intel Leaving AMD's Integrated Vega Graphics Behind 36:58...

2.5 Geeks 5/23/19: Samsung And WD SSDs, OnePlus 7 Pro, Fractal Design Vision R2 RGB Case, Huawei's Woes

In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about some sweet new NVMe SSDs from Samsung and WD, the hot new OnePlus 7 Pro Android flagship, Fractal Design's Define S2 Vision RGB case, Huawei's government and supplier woes and more! Show Notes: 06:50 - Samsung 883 And 983 DCT SSD Review: Enterprise Class Storage At Consumer Prices 15:30 - WD Blue SN500 SSD Review: NVMe Performance, Dirt Cheap 22:10 - Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review: Premium DIY PC Chassis 34:40 - OnePlus 7 Pro: A Beastly SD855 Flagship With Triple Cams, 90Hz Display,...

2.5 Geeks 5/9/19: GeForce GTX 1650, Lenovo Legion Y740, LG G8, Pixel 3a XL Peek, Corsair Coolers!

In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1650, Lenovo's Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop, the LG G8 ThinQ Flagship Android Phone, a Sneak Peek at the Google Pixel 3a XL, Corsair's H100i RGB AiO Liquid Cooler and more! Show Notes: 04:24 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Review: Budget Gaming On Turing 13:41 - LG G8 ThinQ Review: An Affordable, Capable Flagship Smartphone 23:34 - Lenovo Legion Y740 Gaming Laptop Deep Dive Review With Benchmarks 34:49 - Corsair H100i RGB Platinum Liquid Cooler Review: Powerful And Customizable 41:48 - Pixel...

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