2.5 Geeks: Small Form Factor PC Vs Mac Studio And A Killer Giveaway Announcement

Apple's Mac Studio is here and we've pitted it against Intel's powerful Dragon Canyon NUC small form factor PC. Which one is faster? What does power consumption look like? Join us as we talk PC vs Mac, along with AMD's recent Zen 4/5 and Radeon roadmap announcements, revisiting the Ryzen 6000 powered ASUS G14 laptop, and a HUGE announcement for an AWESOME GIVEAWAY... Show Notes: 10:36 - AMD Reveals RDNA 3 Chiplets, 3D V-Cache For Zen 4 And Phoenix Point Laptop Chips 17:01 - AMD Details Zen 4 EPYC CPU And CDNA 3 GPU Roadmaps With AI Engines Fueled By Xilinx 25:05 - Ryzen 6000 And ASUS ROG Zephyrus...

2.5 Geeks: Awesome Alder Lake Gaming PCs, PAX East 2022 And More

In our latest 2.5 Geeks livestream, we have a round-table chat that explores some great new Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-based gaming PCs from Dell and Origin, Samsung's HOT new Alder Lake-powered Galaxy Book2 Pro 360, the Galaxy TabS8, as well as the sights, sounds and happenings at PAX East 2022... Show Notes: 04:55 Show Start, End Countdown 06:15 What's On Marco's Test Bench - 3090 Ti And More 08:50 What's On Dave's Test Bench - Alder Lake Mobile 09:46 What's Dave's Beer Of The Day? 10:50 Origin's Alder Lake Neuron Gaming PC And The Benefits Of Pre-Builts 18:24 Marco's Twisted Mind, Neuron Thermals...

2.5 Geeks: What's Up With Ryzen 7 5800X3D? ASUS Zephyrus M16, Galaxy Book2 And More

What was AMD thinking with its 3D V-Cache equipped Ryzen 7 5800X3D? A deep dive look at the svelte ASUS Zephyrus M16 Alder Lake-powered gaming laptop, the gorgeous Alienware 34" AW3423DW QD-OLED gaming monitor, and Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is next on the bench... Show Notes: 05:03 - Show Start 09:14 - AMD's Ryzen Spring Refresh 16:20 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 New For 2022 23:44 - Samsung Galaxy Book 2 Pro 360 29:00 - Alienware 34" AW3423DW QD-OLED 36:44 - Ryzen 7 5800X3D Discussion...

Arc Discrete GPU Chat With Intel Fellow Tom Petersen – 2.5 Geeks

Intel Graphics Innovation Fellow Tom "TAP" Petersen joined us on our most recent 2.5 Geeks live stream to discuss the company’s just-launched Arc mobile GPUs. TAP is offered up some great insights and lively discussion regarding all things Intel Arc discrete graphics, from performance and key differentiating features to the future of Arc and its market impact. Don’t miss this one! And don’t forget to like and subscribe to the channel... Show Notes: 06:26 - How Long Has Arc Been In The Works? 09:03 - TAP Looking Back On His Career 12:00 - Differentiating With Deep Link 15:03 -...

2.5 Geeks: Ryzen 6000 Zen 3+ Deep Dive With AMD's Robert Hallock

We recently had the opportunity to go live with AMD’s Director of Technical Marketing, Robert Hallock, to chat about the Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors and the intricacies of the laptop market. Our discussion, complete with some new revelations regarding the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, is posted below. If you liked this discussion, please hit YouTube and subscribe to our channel. This, and numerous additional interviews and video reviews are available there... Show Notes: 07:28 Introducing Robert Hallock 10:12 Zen3+ vs. Competitive Architectures 15:35 The Laptop Market Today 17:00 Specific Optimizations...

Join Us LIVE Wednesday For A Ryzen 6000 Chat With AMD Director Of Technical Marketing, Robert Hallock

AMD is certainly busy these days with product launches at all ends of the spectrum, and we love to see it—competition is alive and well in the tech space. That also means there is plenty to talk about. Back in January, we sat for a chat with AMD Gaming Chief Frank Azor to discuss a plethora of topics from CES (be sure to check it out if you missed it), and now AMD's Director of Technical Marketing, Robert Hallock, is carving time out of his schedule to discuss with us the Ryzen 6000 series. Also known as Rembrandt, the Ryzen 6000 series of mobile CPUs represent the culmination of AMD's latest...

2.5 Geeks: Hot Tech Announcements From February And MWC Livestream

Join us as we recap the hottest headlines, reviews and unveilings from the past couple of weeks! Intel's Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme, Ryzen 6000 mobile, the Alienware x14 with Alder Lake, the RedMagic 7 gaming phone, MWC unveilings like Qualcomm WiFi-7, Snapdragon-powered ThinkPads and more... Show Notes: 09:29 - Qualcomm Snapdragon X70 Harnesses AI Processing For Breakthrough 5G Experiences 18:07 - Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 Delivers World's First Wi-Fi 7 Solution For Up To 5.8Gbps Throughput 26:46 - Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 Powered Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Rocks Big Battery Life And Performance Gains...

2.5 Geeks: Intel Alder Lake-H Laptops With RTX 3080 Ti, GeForce RTX 3050 And More!

In this latest episode of 2.5 Geeks we're diving deep into Intel's Alder Lake-H 12th Gen Core-powered laptop launch, along with NVIDIA’s powerful new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU for the fastest gaming mobile gaming machines we've ever tested. We'll also be checking out NVIDIA's new, more affordable GeForce RTX 3050 and the performance it brings versus the competition... Show Notes: 03:46 – A Look At The Alienware x17 R2 04:17 – A Peek At The MSI GE76 Raider 07:04 – Radeon RX 6500 XT Review 07:31 – God Of War PC Performance Results 10:22 – Intel Alder Lake-H 12th...

2.5 Geeks: Exploring PCIe 5 SSDs And Next-Gen Storage With Phison

PCI Express 5 is expected to usher in new found levels of solid state (SSD) storage performance for next-generation computing platforms, and Phison is at the forefront of the SSD controller technology that will enable it. Watch our live discussion with Phison's own Chris Ramseyer for a deeper dive on all of the revelations the company made at CES 2022... Show Notes: 06:05 - Introducing Chris From Phison 09:42 - More About Phison And Its Tech 12:40 - What Is Phison All About? 14:48 - How Will PCIe 5 Affect SSDs? 18:20 - Why Does Everyone Focus On Sequentials? 20:24 - SSD Benchmarks And DirectStorage...

Ryzen And Radeon CES 2022 Deep Dive With AMD Gaming Chief Frank Azor: 2.5 Geeks

In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geeks webcast, we have a lively discussion with special guest Frank Azor regarding AMD's CES 2022 announcements. From Ryzen 6000 and 5800X3D to Radeon Super Resolution, Smart Shift Max, Smart Shift Eco, and much more... Show Notes: 06:10 - Introducing Frank Azor 07:23 - Post "CES" Keynote Comments 10:20 - The Arsenal AMD Brought To CES 17:33 - Ryzen 6000 Mobile Architecture Discussion 22:05 - Did AI Play A Role In Ryzen 6000 Design 24:03 - AMD Smart Shift Max And Smart Shift Eco 32:18 - How Smart Shift Max Handles Fan Speeds 34:57 - Will Ryzen 6000 Series Every...

Maingear CEO Patents Gaming PC Innovation That Dramatically Simplifies Cable Management

We recently became aware of Gigabyte's beautiful Aorus Project Stealth PC concept, with connectors and cable routing moved behind the motherboard deck, in what seemed to be a truly innovative gaming desktop design with better air flow and an easier build process. It appears, however, that Maingear patented the design 10 years ago and pitched a number of partner on it at the time. So, what gives? Was Maingear ripped off? And is this the new efficient and ultra-clean PC build of the future? Show Notes: 06:43 - Meeting Maingear's CEO, Wallace Santos 14:01 - Touring The Maingear Facility BITD (Link...

2.5 Geeks: Wi-Fi 6E Networking And Why You Should Care With Special Guests From Intel

Your home network is only as good as its weakest link. Let's explore new Wi-Fi 6E technology and what it enables, with some experts from Intel. Joining us this livestream are Eric McLaughlin Vice President, Client Computing Group, General Manager Wireless Solutions Group and Bob Grim, General Manager Of Killer Networking Products at Intel Corporation. Show Notes: 01:40 Introducing Eric & Bob From Intel 04:54 Eric Goes Full Italian For A Moment 07:14 Integrating Killer Networks Into Intel 09:54 How That Business Been? 12:36 How Did The Pandemic Affect The Wi-Fi Business? 15:57 “No, I Will...

2.5 Geeks: Facebook Outage, Twitch Breached - Can We Trust Anyone With Our Data?

It's been a whirlwind week and it's not even over yet! Check out our lively discussion of the many trials and tribulations of Facebook, whistleblowers, Twitch data breaches and other Tech happenings like Far Cry 6's arrival, Intel's latest ad Trolling Apple, an Alienware X15 sneak peek and much more... Show Notes: 05:10 - Facebook Whistleblower Drops Bombshell And SEC Suit 28:49 - Facebook, Instagram And WhatsApp Go Down Hard 33:31 - Was Facebook's Outage Really An Accident, A Hack Or Sabotage? 43:28 - Twitch Source Code, Passwords, Creator Payouts, And More Leaked 57:24 - Intel Trolls Diehard...

2.5 Geeks: New Microsoft Surface Devices - What's HOT And What's NOT?

During our latest 2.5 Geeks stream, we feature a quick breakdown analysis of Microsoft's newest Surface products, including the Surface Pro 8 2-in-1 convertible, Surface Duo 2 foldable Android device, the Surface Laptop Studio and more. Are they all that and a bag of DRAM? Do they check the right feature boxes? Let's discuss… Show Notes: 04:52 - Microsoft Surface Product Recap 05:26 - Microsoft Surface Pro 8 Discussion 13:05 - What The Heck Is the Surface Pro 7+? 13:36 - The All-New Surface Laptop Studio 20:33 - Are The 120Hz Displays Just A Gimmick? 23:55 - The Surface Duo 2 Foldable Android...

2.5 Geeks: Is Smartphone Innovation Dead? Samsung Vs Apple And More

The Apple iPhone 13 has arrived! Samsung is flipping out over foldable phones. Is this true innovation or are we just recycling the same ideas over and over? Let's geek out and talk about it. Check out our latest episode of 2.5 Geeks and let us know your thoughts in the comments... Show Notes: 05:00 What's Currently In The Lab? 09:26 Alleged Alder Lake-S Series Benchmarks Leak 13:55 Intel Core i5-12600K Alder Lake Benchmarked With DDR5-6400 Memory 16:15 Intel Z690 Alder Lake Chipset Specs Detailed 18:14 AMD Denies Favoring Miners Over Gamers For Radeon Cards 22:29 Samsung Galaxy Book Pro 360 Review...

2.5 Geeks: Intel ARC Graphics Q&A With Martyn Stroeve And Scott Wasson

In our latest 2.5 Geeks livestream, we have a lively discussion about all things Intel Arc Graphics -- from XeSS to the tech behind the GPU -- with Intel special guests Martyn Stroeve, Senior Director Graphics Product Marketing, and Scott Wasson, Senior Manager Graphics Tech Analysis. Show Notes: 01:30 - Introducing Martyn and Scott 03:32 - Putting Together The Intel ARC Team 07:10 - What is Intel's long-term goal with discrete GPUs? 12:47 - Additional Battlemage, Celestial and Druid GPU News 15:52 - Is XeSS somewhat of a hybrid solution vs. DLSS and FSR? 19:50 - Do game devs have to provide Intel...

Intel Arc Livestream Q&A With Special Guests Martyn Stroeve And Scott Wasson Of Intel Graphics

While AMD and NVIDIA have primarily duked it out in the enthusiast discrete graphics card market for well over a decade, Intel is looking to kick the door and join the party. Intel announced that its first-generation Alchemist graphics cards would debut in Q1 2022 with compelling performance and modern technologies like real-time ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and AI-based upscaling for games. With this in mind, we will have a Q&A session with Intel this week to dig deeper into what makes Arc tick. We'll have Martyn Stroeve, Intel Senior Director Graphics Product Marketing, and Scott Wasson,...

2.5 Geeks: Intel Arch Day 2021 Highlights, Radeon RX 6600 XT And A Special Guest!

In this latest episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks, we're live with special guest David Kanter, to chat about the many disclosures Intel Corporation made at Architecture Day 2021 and AMD's recent Radeon RX 6600 XT launch. We also quickly recap some of this week's other big news regarding mobile devices like the ASUS Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders and the Google Pixel 5a... Show Notes: 04:42 - AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT: AMD RDNA 2 For Mainstream Gamers 11:11 - Samsung Galaxy Unpacked Hands-On 11:28 - Smartphone For Snapdragon Insiders Review 11:42 - Google Pixel 5a Review 13:10 - Intel Architecture...

2.5 Geeks: AMD Ryzen 5000G And Radeon RX 6600 XT, Big Gaming PC Giveaway!

This week we'll be kicking around AMD's new Ryzen 5000G Series desktop processors and the solid value they over, along with the unveiling of AMD's Radeon RX 6600XT. We'll also be sharing details of our latest big gaming PC giveaway promotion that's happening NOW... Show Notes: 06:34 - Sony PS5 Benchmarked With Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4 SSD 11:30 - Nubia Red Magic 6R Review: Affordable, Powerful Gaming Phone 15:45 - 3dfx Claims Its Comeback Is Real With A Portfolio Of Products, Raising More Questions 18:01 - Power Users Dislike The Lack Of microSD On Today's Phones 20:45 - AMD Launches Radeon RX 6600...

Talking Intel Accelerated News And Process Tech With TechTechPotato

In this episode of Two And A Half Geeks Dr. Ian Cutress of TechTechPotato and Anandtech joins us for a lively discussion of the disclosures made during the 'Intel Accelerated' event and what it all means from chip-level transistor tech to process node naming and everything in between... Show Notes: 02:22 - Introducing Ian And His Background 06:18 - Dell XPS 17 (9710) Review 10:15 - California's Confusing Energy Legislation 18:48 - Intel Alder Lake Rumors 22:33 - Intel Accelerate Coverage 24:35 - Thoughts On Intel's New Process Node Naming 35:38 - Discussing RibbonFET and PowerVias 53:24 - Some...

2.5 Geeks: Sapphire's Awesome RX 6800 XT, Dell UltraSharp 4K Webcam Live Test, Intel PCIe Gen 4 SSD & More

In our latest 2.5 Geeks livestream, we talk about Sapphire’s excellent Nitro+ Radeon RX 6800 XT, a super-fast Intel NVMe data center SSD, Dell’s top-of-the-line, new UltraSharp 4K webcam and a bunch of other tech news. We hope you enjoy it -- and don't forget to like and subscribe to our YouTube channel! Show Notes: 01:49 - Dell Latitude 7320 Detachable Revisited: Refined And Ready 05:22 - TCL 20 Pro 5G Review: Premium Features, Midrange Pricing 08:58 - Samsung Confirms August 11 Galaxy Unpacked Event For Galaxy Z Fold 3 And Z Flip 3 12:47 - Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU Reportedly...

2.5 Geeks: Important Happenings For DIY Tech Enthusiasts, Gaming PC Giveaway Hints And More!

Biden's FTC order for right to repair, NewEgg building PCs from your personal parts wish list, the fastest SSD on the planet and pointless pixel peeping with AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution - All of this and a some hints of our next Gaming PC giveaway on this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks... Show Notes: 06:16 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 Review: Powerful Tiger Lake-H Gaming 11:12 - Doom Eternal Ray Tracing Tested: The Devil's In The Details 16:43 - Intel Optane SSD P5800X Review: The Fastest SSD Ever 23:25 - AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution And The Problem With Pixel Peeping 32:47 - President Biden...

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