PC Perspective Podcast

The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.

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Last Episode : August 13, 2022 11:43am

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Podcast #689 - Ryzen 7000 RAM Speed, NVIDIA's Bad Quarter, Intel Arc Pro GPUs, Hackaday Prizes and MORE
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It's another week, and another PCPer podcast! Recorded August 10, 2022.

News is first, and while it may be mid-August of 2022, NVIDIA had a bad quarter in Q2 2023 already. Not the first thing we'd do if time travel was realized, but it takes all kinds. We also discuss reports of the AMD Ryzen 7000 DDR5 sweet spot, look at some re-purposed retro tech from the 2022 Hackaday Prize winners, and look into Gigabytes replacement for the Z690i Ultra mobo. Plus mandatory Intel Arc news (they went PRO), and the usual 'gaming quick hits' and depressing 'security corner'.

Featured this week is Kent's third installment in the 'upgrading in mid-2022' blog, with further explorations of the major and minor components he chose, and why.

00:00 Intro
01:13 Food with Josh
02:49 Ryzen 7000 DDR5 sweet spot?
06:38 NVIDIA had a bad quarter
16:57 Hackaday prize
21:12 Gigabyte's Z690i Ultra replacement
27:48 Intel Arc Pro A-Series GPUs
30:09 Hard West 2 rides out
32:51 Final Frontier Humble Bundle
33:59 Netflix gaming?
35:47 Quantum computing vs. Ivy Bridge
40:15 Critical VMWare patch
42:27 Kent's upgrade blog, part 3
59:32 Picks of the Week
1:12:52 Outro

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Podcast #688 - Intel & AMD Financials, Ryzen 7000 Date, be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX, Sonos, 0-Days + MORE!

We explore another week of tech news, including about 17 straight minutes of Intel and AMD Q2 financial analysis from Josh. If that isn't stimulating enough for you we also talk about upcoming CPU launches, a mandatory look at Intel Arc (new drivers this time), a possible Winamp scam, and the new be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX case - among other topics listed below.

00:00 Intro
00:53 Food with Josh
02:47 Intel Q2 financial results
11:29 AMD Q2 financial results
17:54 Ryzen 7000 launches this quarter
18:49 Intel Raptor Lake in October?
22:29 Intel Arc A380 re-tested at Igor's Lab
35:08 A Sonos soundbar for your PC?
38:48 Sharkoon returns with the Elite Shark CA700 case
42:15 Google says Stadia is NOT being shut down
44:11 New Winamp version in 2022 (or is this just an NFT scam?)
49:00 Buying 0-day exploits to attack Windows and Adobe Reader
50:20 be quiet! Pure Base 500 FX case review
1:03:43 Picks of the Week
1:13:18 Outro

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Published Sunday
Podcast #687 - AMD Discounts, Arc A750 Showcase, Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master, and MORE

Josh took himself out to a ballgame, so we podcasted without him. But that doesn't mean you won't see some OG PCPer faces, if you listen to at least the 24-ish minute mark. Heck, you might as well watch to 26 min, as well. Maybe even to the end.

Enjoy the Z690 build series, GPU sales, gaming updates and security sadness!

00:00 Intro
00:52 Where's Josh?
02:01 Game On AMD sale
05:38 New Radeon Software
07:49 Micron's new 232-layer NAND
10:14 CORSAIR Vengeance RGB DDR5
14:47 Tiny Core i7 system
18:24 Razer Blade Advanced
22:23 Mandatory Intel Arc news (with familiar faces)
26:27 Podcast Sponsor TextExpander
27:47 KotOR NoMORE
30:15 GTA6 non-update
31:30 CosmicStrand UEFI insecurity
36:38 Atlassian vulnerabilities
37:49 Browser 0-day
39:55 Kent explores the Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Master
1:02:43 Picks of the Week
1:11:54 Outro

Link to the Intel Intel Arc A750 Limited Edition Graphics Card Showcase used in the podcast: https://youtu.be/fsij4LgXmZw

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Published 07/30
Podcast #686 - Full Arc Lineup Leak, NVIDIA Price Drops, EPOS H3PRO Headset Review, Rig Updates + MORE!

Kent gives us a personal rig build update, we take a look at the full Intel ARC lineup as it's known now, then a review of the EPOS H3PRO Headset, there's plenty of GPU pricing discussion, with gaming quick hits and security issues!  Yeah!  

So we did it again. Recorded a podcast on a Wednesday night, it's just over an hour of tech talk (and burger of the week), so get comfortable. Josh-level comfortable.

00:00 Intro
00:47 Burger of the Week
02:00 Full Intel Arc lineup leaks, and there will be no A780
07:56 NVIDIA price drops
10:08 3090 Ti vs 6950XT GPGPU battle
13:20 A very high-end FiiO DAC/AMP
16:22 Microsoft going big into T-shirts and messaging
21:52 Kent's PC upgrade - part 1
35:01 Into the Breach Advanced Edition
36:49 Lego PC games are cheap right now
37:57 Four id Software classics currently free
40:18 Aftermarket car GPS insecurity
42:47 Digium VoIP services under attack
44:42 EPOS H3PRO Hybrid headset review
49:41 Picks of the Week
1:03:08 Outro
1:03:20 Outtake

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Published 07/22
Podcast #685 - Core i9-13900K Tested Early, Bluetooth Audio Improving, PC Sales Decline, ARC 750 GPU + MORE!

We are back at it YET AGAIN, podcasting about another week's worth of PC hardware and software news. It's the kind of content you can only find in a few thousand other places, so you really don't want to miss this one.

Note: we recorded this BEFORE the Gamers Nexus video on Arc graphics with Tom (and Ryan) from Intel was published. You can watch that here: https://youtu.be/AN8ZAf15DrM

And no, it didn't end up being "50 min and 36 sec" after all. Somehow the running time ballooned up to a whopping 50 minutes and 39 seconds between rendering and uploading. Where did the extra 3 seconds come from? ALIENS. (Probably.)

00:00 Intro
02:04 Food with Josh
04:12 Arc A750 GPU at GN (they released another video the next day)
06:12 Intel Core i9-13900K sample apparently tested
10:40 Brief digression
11:34 Bluetooth audio poised to improve soon
14:52 Corsair's new HXi Series PSUs
16:58 PC sales decline
24:03 Skyrim Together Reborn
28:33 Unity and ironSource merger
31:45 Spectre never dies
35:38 MS 365 requires Win 10 and up after this year
36:52 Picks of the Week
48:08 Outro

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Published 07/17
Podcast #684 - Arc A380 Preview, AM4 X3D Rumors, Rufus saves Win11, BeQuiet! fans + more!

Intel A380 GPU Preview, More X3D processors?, PCIe Gen 5 NVMe drives and more!  Brett wasn't here tonight, secret mission and all that.  We are fans of BeQuiet! fans, game updates and someone wants to monetize your lock screen!

00:00 Intro
00:53 Food with Josh
02:11 Into the Unknow: Ryan shows off the Gunnir Photon Intel Arc A380
07:07 Arc drivers don't "enhance" 3DMark results anymore! (If you toggle APO)
08:03 Intel 13th Gen lacks PCIe Gen5 NVMe support?
10:56 AMD possibly prepping additional X3D CPUs on AM4
13:41 Use Rufus for a better Windows 11 installation experience
16:08 Intel shipping crypto ASIC just in time
17:02 be quiet! launching many Silent Wings 4 fans
20:12 Dune: Spice Wars update
21:17 Microsoft's Activision takeover update
21:48 Thrustmaster has a HOTAS
23:13 Google at a Glance
26:06 Picks of the Week (yes, already)
34:53 Outro

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Published 07/11
Podcast #683 - GTX 1630 Launch, New Arm CPU & GPU, Unpopular Ryzen 7 5700G Review, Fractal Case POP! + more!

It may seem like the year is half over already (because it is), but things are just starting to heat up (because it's summer). And if you thought Intel's Arc A380 was hot, then get a load of NVIDIA's GTX 1630! You will barely be able to contain yourself.  But you will be able to contain your new computer gear in a Fractal case POP!

Check out the timestamps below!

00:00 Intro
01:42 Burger of the Week
03:17 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1630 launched
11:25 Arm has new CPU and GPU cores
28:09 Win11 patch fixes what the last one broke
30:44 Windows 8.1 support ends next year
31:36 Podcast sponsor TextExpander 
32:57 GEEKOM MINI IT8 mini-PC seems like a good deal (RESUME HERE)
34:55 7-Zip story
38:23 Gaming Quick Hits
43:08 Reboot your router
46:26 Hot tub exposes users!
48:46 Podcast sponsor Kolide
50:08 unpopular Ryzen 7 5700G APU mini-review
0:59:39 Kent's Fractal Pop Air and Mini Air review
1:11:21 Picks of the Week
1:20:32 Outro

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Published 07/01
Podcast #682 - Arc A380 Tested, RIP Threadripper non-Pro, USB 4, MSI RTX 3050 GAMING X, PCIe 7 + MORE!

Josh returns with food.  The off-beat tech news continues.  Come along for the ride, won't you?  Check out the topics here!

00:00 Intro
01:23 Food with Josh
02:27 Intel Arc A380 desktop card tested!
06:02 Another debate about GPU pricing...
10:33 Threadripper non-Pro is no more 
13:20 PCI-SIG Announces PCI Express 7.0 Spec
14:10 Radeon Rumors! 16384 Stream Processors coming?
17:03 USB 4 is clear as mud
22:57 AMD's AM5 introduction
25:45 Adobe blocking security apps
29:09 Using an older Cisco small biz router?  
31:46 Jeremy reviews Starship Troopers and Field of Glory II Medieval
43:15 Quick look at the MSI RTX 3050 GAMING X 8G
46:43 Picks of the Week
54:27 Outro

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Published 06/25
Podcast #681 - AMD RDNA 3 Chiplets, Zen 4 IPC, Intel 4 Process, DROP+EPOS PC38X Headset, Fallout 5 + more!

Join us as we attempt to catch up on another busy week - with discussion of AMD's move to chiplet architecture with the upcoming RDNA 3 GPUs, more from AMD's Financial Analyst Day (including Zen 4 IPC), Intel's "4" process node, the end of Internet Explorer, and so much more...

00:00 Intro
01:04 Burger of the Week
02:28 RDNA 3 Chiplets
09:04 AMD Tech and Product Updates
13:39 A Retail Intel Arc GPU??!!
16:23 Intel 4 Process Detailed
19:49 Podcast Sponsor: Linkedin Jobs
20:57 More AGESA Excitement
22:12 RIP IE
24:24 Is a cat simulator what the world needs now?
26:29 Fallout 5 is coming (eventually)
28:36 AMD Raise the Game games
30:49 Sammy cheating TV benchmarks
33:01 Apple chases Pacman
35:37 Podcast Sponsor: Kolide
37:02 Jeremy reviews DROP + EPOS PC38X headset
45:21 Picks of the Week
51:49 Outro

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Published 06/18
Podcast #680 - Apple M2, Ryzen 7000 Delidded?, Intel Arc Tested, Phanteks G360A Review

Apple M2 specs and Ryzen 7000 layout and delidded, Intel ARC tested, and our review of the Phanteks G360A.  Free games from Amazon, satellite hacking, and fun observations from the Steam hardware survey.

Recorded the night before AMD announced all the things. Oh well, there's always next week. Anyway, we made it to 680. What's next?! Oh yeah. 681. But not before we talked about the following things for an HOUR:

00:00 Intro
00:39 Burger of the Week
03:01 Apple M2
05:25 Ryzen 7000 delidded?
12:22 Intel Arc A730M tested
16:36 Samsung Odyssey Neo monitors
19:59 MS wants SSD
21:51 New Arm ISP
23:59 May Steam Survey
27:17 Prime gaming
29:07 Euro Sat Hack
30:47 Express VPN does the right thing?
31:33 Phanteks Eclipse G360A case review
44:28 Patriot Viper VP4300 PS5 SSD upgrade story
49:40 Picks of the Week
1:01:54 Outro

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Published 06/11
Podcast #679 - AMD Corrects Ryzen 7000 TDPs, Lian Li O11D MINI Case Review, GPUs at MSRP and More

AMD Ryzen 7000 TDP's on AM5, Lian Li O11D MINI Case Review, are GPUs returning to MSRP?  Old tech forever?  Amiga's and NASA ingenuity, Intel Falcon Shores XPU, Zero day vuln in Microsoft Office and DDR4 on Z690.

It's been a week, I'll tell ya. And that can only mean one thing: it's time once again for four (or five, in this case) people to attempt not to talk over one another in a virtual hangout recorded for your viewing/listening/reading (subs) pleasure!

Topics in the time stamps below.

00:00 Intro
00:38 Burger of the Week
02:11 AMD corrects themselves on Ryzen 7000 CPU power limits
05:14 Intel Falcon Shores XPU
12:11 Intel Arc desktop update! (but not really)
13:00 Broadcom buys VMWare
18:12 Another DDR4 vs DDR5 comparison
22:23 Is it finally time to buy a GPU?
28:40 Another Amiga emulator
33:14 NASA Mars rover rescue
35:24 Gaming Quick Hits
40:51 Security Corner
46:42 Lian Li O11D MINI case review
57:02 Picks of the Week
1:11:51 First hands-on with Arc!!!

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Published 06/03
Podcast #678 - Ryzen 7000 News, Framework Upgrades, Hardware Leaderboard Returns & MORE

The PCPer hardware leaderboard returns! Ryzen 7000 news, Nvidia financials, and the Framework laptop actually appears upgradable, which is nice?  There's even ARGB, so avert your eyes? 

Recorded before AMD knew what the TDP and PPT of Ryzen 7000 actually is. Topics in the list below.
Watch the JoshTekk XFX MERC 319 RX 6800 XT review here: https://youtu.be/I7EC_H-BrJ0


00:00 Intro
01:26 Food with Josh
03:15 AMD at Computex 2022
10:48 Josh presents NVIDIA Q1 23 Earnings
15:00 Ryzen 5800X vs 5800X3D (again)
20:18 Run Android apps on Win11
23:26 Ad break: TextExpander
24:49 Return of the Leaderboard
30:15 SK hynix P41 SSD finally available
33:20 New RGB cable extensions that make your build brighter than the sun
37:23 The Framework laptop 12th Gen upgrade kit
42:18 Ad break: Kolide
43:39 Hardspace: Shipbreaker
46:10 Portal ported to N64?
46:44 OGEL BATTER 64
47:18 Monero Mining Botnet for Windows AND Linux!
51:48 Twitter 2FA Hilarity
53:11 Josh did a video review!
58:21 Picks of the Week
1:08:11 Outro

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Published 05/28
Podcast #677 - AMD CPU Market Share, RX 6650 XT Performance, Adaptive Sync Certification, Bluetooth Hacks

Another podcast has been "successfully" recorded, edited, and uploaded. Topics in the list below.

AMD has a very healthy X86 market share now, not just in servers.  There have been some fast and loose claims around adaptive sync monitors so far, bluetooth hack gets more air time for remote hacking, the RX 6650 XT might get the nod for most improved "50" version, and more!

00:00 Intro
00:00 Food with Josh
04:11 AMD Claims Nearly 30% CPU Market Share
06:21 Arc vs. Larabee
10:44 VESA Adopts Adaptive Sync Claim Certification
16:30 Phison PCIe 5.0 Redriver Excitement
20:47 Geometric Future Model 8 Cowboy Case?
23:55 Radeon 6650 XT is Interesting
29:21 Podcast Sponsor: Linkedin Jobs
30:30 Gaming Quick Hits
37:44 A New Bluetooth Hack
43:30 Picks of the Week
55:10 Outro

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Published 05/20