2.5 Geeks: New GeForces And Radeons, Fresh Consoles, Windows 11 And Hot Tech News

In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geeks webcast, we chat about the new AMD Radeon Pro W6800, yesterday’s launch of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, and a bunch of the hottest topics from our news feed this past week, including Windows 11 and some interesting game consoles. You can watch it right here, but don't forget to hit our YouTube channel to like and subscribe as well... Show Notes: 04:07 - Playdate Portable Gaming Console Hits Preorder Crank Up In July For $179 09:16 - Atari VCS Game Console Finally Launches June 15 With Eye-Popping Price Tag 13:01 - Windows 11 Is Coming, So What New...

2.5 Geeks: Computex 2021 - We've Got A LOT To Talk About!

In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we'll be digging in to the many happenings of Computex 2021, from the AMD Radeon RX 6000M announcement, to the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR), the 3D V-Cache demonstration, Zen 4, and Intel Xe-HPG tease and more... Show Notes: 04:52 - AMD Confirms RDNA 2-Infused Samsung Mobile Chip Coming This Year With Ray Tracing 07:28 - AMD's RDNA 2 Architecture Powers 10 TFLOP Gaming PC Inside Tesla Model S, Model X 10:40 - AMD Radeon RX 6800M Rips Benchmarks In Powerful All-AMD ASUS Gaming Laptop 24:37 - AMD Talks Zen 4, Demos...

2.5 Geeks - Crypto And Gaming GPUs: Let's Solve This Problem, Plus A Special Guest

In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we invite Andy from eTeknix to join us for a lively discussion about crypto-mining and GPUs, limited or unlimited hash rate products, shortages, and how the industry should best solve this problem?! Show Notes: 01:52 - HotHardware Destiny 2 Talon Gaming PC Giveaway With Falcon Northwest, AMD And Bungie! 02:57 - Introducing Andy from eTeknix 03:39 - Intel Core i9-11980HK Preview: 8-Core Tiger Lake-H Unleashed 07:23 - Intel Optane Memory H20 Review: Performance Where It Matters 12:31 - Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G 5G SoC Packs Potent Performance Punch For...

2.5 Geeks: How Many CPU Cores Do You Need For Gaming? And A KILLER PC Giveaway!

On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris run down some of this past week's interesting tech news and discuss our in-house research results regarding how many CPU cores you need for a great gaming experience. We'll also give details on our latest AMAZING gaming PC GIVEAWAY in collaboration with Falcon Northwest, AMD and Bungie... Show Notes: 01:30 - Happy Birthday to Dave! 06:02 - Intel 11th Gen Core H45 Tiger Lake-H CPUs Launch To Push Laptop Performance Envelope 13:51 - Sony's PlayStation 5 Refresh Reportedly On Track With 6nm AMD Ryzen SoC 17:41 - Data Breach...

EVGA XR1 Review: Full-Featured High Quality Stream Capture

HDMI capture cards, or HDMI capture devices, are extremely valuable tools with a wide variety of uses. As the description implies, these devices allow virtually any HDMI feed to be routed through them to be captured by a computer. The HDMI inputs on capture devices can be used with game consoles, video cameras, or even another computer -- just about any HDMI video source. This signal can then be encoded on the fly for a livestream, recorded for preservation, or both simultaneously. Most capture cards also allow for an HDMI output which passes a signal through the device, directly to a display with...

2.5 Geeks: What The Heck Is NVIDIA Up To?

In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, the guys recap some of last week’s happenings and discussing all of the recent NVIDIA news. From the rumored GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, to dedicated Crypto mining cards, to hash rate limiters and Grace CPUs, NVIDIA has a lot going on... Show Notes: 02:47 -- What's in our the lab 08:56 -- New Spectre Chip Security Vulnerability Found 15:52 -- Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Review 27:51 -- HP ZBook Fury 15 G7 33:44 -- What's NVIDIA Up To? GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 48:07 -- Hash Rate Limited Products And Crypto-Mining 56:25 -- No Chia Jokes Please 57:12...

2.5 Geeks: Why Is AMD Kicking So Much Tail?

In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be discussing AMD's current success, its stellar earnings and how the company is kicking so much tail versus its competitors... Show Notes: 06:55 - Samsung Galaxy Book Pro, Pro 360 Laptops On The Prowl With Tiger Lake And AMOLED Displays 07:56 - Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey Gaming Laptop Combines Tiger Lake-H And GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 09:57 - Falcon Northwest Talon Review: Killer Bird Of Prey Gaming PC 13:18 - Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Review: Eclipsing Surface Pro 18:16 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: A Mighty Zen 3 Gaming Laptop 25:10...

Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Review: Eclipsing Surface Pro

The detachable hybrid 2-in-1 laptop category may sound somewhat exotic, but these convertible tablet PCs aren't exactly a new thing. Hybrid devices with keyboard docks -- either first-party or made by other manufacturers -- are available that run Android, iPad OS, and of course Windows 10. Perhaps the most well-known detachable hybrids are from Microsoft's long-running Surface Pro family, including the x86-powered Surface Pro 7 and Arm64-equipped Surface Pro X. Dell is now throwing its latest entrant into this arena with the new Latitude 7320 Detachable.  At a quick glance, the Latitude 7320...

2.5 Geeks Livestream: AMD's Frank Azor On Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 And Much More!

In this special episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we have a morning cup of joe with our buddy Frank Azor from AMD. And we'll be talking about some exciting new stuff that was just incorporated in the latest Radeon Software Adrenalin suite... Show Notes: 0:00 - Introduction 01:00 - Frank Azor, Chief Architect Gaming Solutions 03:00 - AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 Overview 10:30 - Testing AMD's Game Streaming To Twitch 15:40 - Dynamic QoS To Optimizing Steaming And AMD Link 21:20 - What happned to AMD Fluid Motion? 25:44 - Balancing Improvements With New Features 28:04 - Where...

2.5 Geeks: NVIDIA Grace & GTC, Red Devil Ultimate Radeon, ThinkPad X1 Nano And More!

In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, the guys kick around the sights and sounds of NVIDIA GTC 2021 including what NVIDIA's Grace CPU really means for data centers, we'll also be looking at an uber powerful new Radeon RX 6900 XT from PowerColor, Lenovo's sweet and petite ThinkPad X1 Nano, and lots of leaks and rumors from this past week in Tech... Show Notes: 08:27 - ASUS AGESA 1.2.0.2 Motherboard BIOS Updates Land To Fix Ryzen USB Connectivity Woes 10:30 - AMD Ryzen 5000G Zen 3 Desktop CPUs With Radeon Graphics Launch But OEMs Call First Dibs 11:57 - Leaked AMD Roadmap Forecasts...

2.5 Geeks: Intel Ice Lake Xeons, Rocket Lake-S, Threadripper Pro Beast And More!

In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Chris will be digging into Intel's Rocket Lake-S 11th Gen Core CPUs and 3rd Gen Ice Lake-SP Xeons, along with a beastly Lenovo AMD Threadripper Pro powered workstation, a tricked out Colorful GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, the just-announced Radeon RX 6800 XT in Midnight Black and more... Show Notes: 06:30 - Support Louis Rossman & Right To Repair! This Is IMPORTANT! 09:16 - HP Spectre X360 13 (2021) Review: Gem-Cut Beauty Of A Laptop 11:40 - Colorful iGame GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Vulcan OC-V Review: Tricked-Out 17:09 - AMD Launches...

2.5 Geeks: Radeon RX 6700 XT Benched, ASUS ROG Phone 5 Reviewed

In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Chris and Dave step through the performance and value proposition of AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT, explore the ASUS ROG Phone 5 beastly gaming phone, tease the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, catch a few yuks over Intel's new anti-Apple Mac ads and run down the top headlines from this past week is computing tech... Show Notes: 09:03 - Samsung SSD 980 Review: Affordable NVMe PC Storage 14:03 - Behold The Sweet Rock Pi X Powered Serene Screen Aquarium And How To Build One 20:07 - Intel Reveals 11th Gen Core Rocket Lake-S CPUs With...

Zoom Like A Pro With This Video Conference Home Studio Optimization Guide

Whether you're streaming, video podcasting, or working from home to join meetings on Zoom or Microsoft Teams, visual fidelity is important. Video calls are hard to handle when we can't understand each other and body language is important. Streams on Twitch or  YouTube video with poor quality are an easy pass, as well. We've previously talked about improving audio quality with some simple-to-use USB microphones, so now it's time to improve your video production value as well. Be Sure To Check Our Best USB Microphones For Audio Fidelity As Well Camera Setups That Look Great We've been setting...

2.5 Geeks: Radeon RX 6700 XT Revealed, Intel SSD 670p Review And More

In our latest episode of HotHardware’s 2.5 Geeks, we discuss the just-announced AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT and how it will impact PC gamers and the GPU market when it goes on sale in a couple of weeks, we’ll talk about a new family of SSDs from Intel with some interesting performance characteristics that target mainstream users, and run down some of the hottest topics from the news in the last week... Show Notes: 02:14 - Biden’s $37B Chip Stimulus Executive Order Could Help GPU And Console Shortages 09:04 - Intel DG2 Desktop Gaming GPU Rumored Specs Include Up To 512 EUs And 16GB VRAM...

2.5 Geeks: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Review, Apple M1 Macs Eating Their SSDs And More

In this episode of the HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks livestream, Dave, Marco and Chris will be running down our review of NVIDIA's newest GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, we'll dig deeper into the odd behavior of Apple M1 Macs seemingly eating their soldered SSDs alive, and we'll hit some of the recent big headlines in too... Show Notes: 07:14 - Legendary 3dfx Voodoo 5 6000 Gets Modern Revamp In Amazing Reverse Engineering Effort 09:32 - Surge In Carjackings Has A Chicago Politician Calling For A Grand Theft Auto Game Ban 13:31 - AMD Investigates USB Flakiness With PCIe 4 And...

2.5 Geeks LIVE: Samsung SSD 980 Pro, Galaxy S21, Building A Personal Cloud, Intel Alder Lake

In this episode of HotHardware''s Two And A Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Chris will be kicking around Samsung's fast SSD 980 Pro 2TB PCIe 4 SSD, the Galaxy S21 flagship phone, how to build a personal cloud with a Terra Master NAS, Intel's next gen Alder Lake processor architecture and more... Show Notes: 03:14 - Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB Review: Flagship PCIe 4 NVMe Storage 17:18 - Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Review: Packed With Features And Value 29:10 - How To Build Your Own 56 Terabyte Personal Cloud (NAS) 36:40 - Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs Rumored For Fall Unveil With Another Big IPC Performance...

2.5 Geeks: Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition, Fast ADATA SSDs, Intel Xe HPG GPU Lives And More

In this episode of 2.5 Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave will be looking at Dell's new XPS Desktop Special Edition PC with GeForce RTX 30 muscle, Fast PCIe 4 SSDs from ADATA, Intel's Xe HPG discrete gaming GPU that's now up and running in the lab, and discuss Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S motherboard compatibility... Apologies For The Audio Sync Issues!  Show Notes: 06:40 - Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition 8940 Review: A Sleek Gaming Rig 18:29 - ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 And S50 Lite Review: PCIe 4 Speed Or Value 27:29 - Intel's Next-Gen XE HPG Gaming GPU Teased Running 3DMark Mesh Shader Test 39:15...

2.5 Geeks: Deciphering RTX 30 Laptops, Alienware m15 R4, Ryzen 5000 Optimization And More

In this episode of Two And A Half Geeks we'll discuss the dizzying array of GeForce RTX 30 laptop GPU SKUs, how to sift through them, and our experience with the new Alienware m15 R4 with GeForce RTX 3070. We'll also share key Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU performance optimization tips and discuss AMD's new Ryzen 5000 Mobile CPU platforms as well... Show Notes: 06:34 - AMD Ryzen 5000 Mobile Explored: The Future Of Zen 3 Laptops 17:47 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop Performance: What To Expect 27:31 - Alienware m15 R4 Review: A GeForce RTX 30 Series Invasion 33:12 - NVIDIA's Dizzying Array Of GeForce...

2.5 Geeks: Talking Premium And Gaming Laptops With Intel And MSI

On this episode of 2.5 Geeks we have special guests Fredrik Hamberger, Intel's General Manager of Premium and Enthusiast Laptop Platforms and Derek Chen, MSI's Global Sales and Marketing Director, joining us to talk about their collaboration to bring new exciting machines to market, like the Intel Tiger Lake powered MSI Prestige 14. Join us as we dig into the nitty-gritty of premium laptop design and development... Support HotHardware -- Like & Subscribe Show Notes: 06:25 - MSI Prestige 14 EVO Review: Great Performance And Value 39:30 - Intel Takes Fight To AMD With Bevy Of New Mobile And Desktop...

2.5 Geeks: Epic Games Launcher Bug, MSI GeForce RTX 3080, Yoga i7, Cyberpunk 2077, Giveaways & More!

In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks we'll be talking about that piggish little Epic Games Launcher that was just patched, MSI's BEASTLY custom GeForce RTX 3080 SUPRIM X, Lenovo's sweet and economical Yoga 7i laptop with Tiger Lake, Cyberpunk 2077 multithreading fixes and CPU/GPU performance, and details of TWO active GIVEAWAYS we have going on right now... Show Notes: 05:43 - Nokia 8 V 5G UW Review: Too Little, Too Late 06:30 - Realme 7 5G Review: A Great 5G Phone That’s Also Affordable 07:44 - Epic Games Launcher For Windows Caught Spiking Ryzen CPU Temps, Phoning Home Even When Idle...

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X Zen 3 Brain Transplant Yields Huge Performance Gains

There was little question, when we took a deep dive look at AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X in our launch day review, we came away thoroughly impressed. Not only did AMD deliver on its promise of a significant performance lift in many areas, versus its previous gen Ryzen 3000 series, but we also realized better power consumption characteristics for even better performance-per-watt results than we expected. But let's take a step back. You might recall that a little over a year ago, we trucked on down to scenic Kenilworth New Jersey to meet with our buds at Maingear for a very special all-AMD...

2.5 Geeks: Radeon RX 6900 XT, GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, Snapdragon 888, Apple M1 And More

In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks the guys will be discussing AMD's new beastly Radeon RX 6900 XT, NVIDIA's cost-efficient and snappy GeForce RTX 3060 TI, Qualcomm's exciting new Snapdragon 888 processor for smartphones and Apple's potent M1 Arm core processors for a new generation of Macs... Please Remember To Like & Subscribe To HotHardware On YouTube Show Notes: 07:26 - LG Wing Review: A Solid 5G Phone With A Wild Twist 10:12 - Build A Great Gaming PC With HotHardware's 2020 DIY System Guide 12:35 - Qualcomm Claims Big Snapdragon 888 Performance And Feature Gains For Next-Gen...

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