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Scaling Raven Ridge with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 191

The Tech Report Podcast returns with Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and esteemed guest David Kanter on the line. We hold a wide-ranging discussion of fairly recent happenings in the world of PC hardware revolving around results from our review of AMD's R...

A moment of Zen with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 190

The Tech Report Podcast made a guerrilla trip to San Francisco a couple weeks ago to talk about AMD's Ryzen 7 CPUs and the Zen architecture, as well as the upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs. Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman and special guest David Kanter also talk abo...

Talking Soft Machines with David Kanter: The TR Podcast 189

The Tech Report Podcast returns from a long slumber with new Editor-in-Chief Jeff Kampman in the host's seat. Jeff and special guest David Kanter discuss Soft Machines' VISC architecture and the performance targets that the company released recently. W...

Apple's A9 impresses and the Nexus strikes back: The TR Podcast 188

In this episode, we overcome some technical difficulties to chat about the performance gains Apple baked into the A9 SoC, the state of AMD in 2015, Google's latest slate of Nexus and Pixel devices, and more.

The TR Podcast 187: Opening the Zbox and a bunch of new Apples

On this episode, we talk with Jacky Huang of Zotac about the Zbox EN970 and the other nifty mini-PCs that his team builds. Then we get to the core of Apple's announcements this week—including the iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and the updated Apple T...

The TR Podcast 186: Talking Skylake architecture with David Kanter

In this episode, special guest David Kanter joins Scott to go deep on Intel's Skylake CPU and its graphics architecture. We also address some questions about the recent controversy surrounding the differences between Nvidia's and AMD's approaches to Di...

The TR Podcast 185: Honey, I shrunk the Fury

In this episode, Scott, Ben, and Jeff put AMD's Radeon R9 Nano under the magnifying glass. We also discuss Intel's support of VESA Adaptive-Sync, Cooler Master's MasterCase 5, and Galaxy Note 5 owners putting their pens in backwards, and we take questi...

The TR Podcast 184: Streaming to the Shield and overrunning VRAM

In this episode, we chat about our Nvidia Shield review, explore Logitech's MX Master and MX Anywhere 2 mice, take measure of how much RAM is enough for today's graphics cards, and answer reader questions.

The TR Podcast 183: Diving into Skylake with David Kanter

In this episode, special guest David Kanter returns to dive deep into Intel's new Skylake CPUs with Scott. We discuss the results of our review, compare the performance of the Broadwell Core i7-5775C versus the Skylake Core i7-6700K, and answer a bundl...

The TR Podcast 182: Something happened

In this episode, we talk about our non-experiences with Windows 10, tricked-out GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics cards, the freemium software plague, the wonders of Rocket League, Intel and Micron's 3D XPoint memory technology, and several new smartphones f...

The TR Podcast 181: In which we avoid talking about Skylake

We welcome a couple of fresh faces to the podcast: our new host, Luke McCready, and TR contributor Ben Funk. Scott showed off his shiny new microphone, courtesy of Monoprice. We also talked about the recent fortunes of Apple and Qualcomm, Asus' afforda...

The TR Podcast 180: Jordan says goodbye& the Radeon R9 Fury says hello

Jordan joins us one last time to sign off as the official host of the podcast. *sniff* Scott and Jeff cope by talking about the Radeon R9 Fury and Fractal Design's Define S case, and by taking the usual flurry of reader questions. author

The TR Podcast 179: Radeon R9 Fury X tested& dissected

Special guest David Kanter joins Scott and Jeff to talk about AMD's Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card. We take reader questions, recap our review of the card, and dive way deep on various aspects of the Fiji GPU. author

The TR Podcast 178: Going deep with the Radeon Fury X

Scott and Jeff take a breather from the insanity of E3 to dive deep on AMD's brand-new Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card and its Fiji GPU. We field a ton of reader questions about AMD's new hotness, talk about the PC Gaming Show at E3, and more. author

The TR Podcast 176: Project Cars, cable to the Maxx& the Tao of Chi

Introducing the disastrously overdue audio version of episode 176 of the Tech Report Podcast. This week, we talked about Project Cars and hard-core racing sims versus arcadey racers. Then we dug into Asus' new ZenFone 2, Time Warner's Maxx service, and... author

The TR Podcast 177: 17 reasons this is the best episode yet

Jordan is back and that's a good, good thing. This week, we talked about a ton of Computex news, including the release of the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, G-Sync updates, Intel's desktop Broadwell, our new headline format, and AMD's Carrizo. author

The TR Podcast 175: The Zen of chipmaking and ARM's Cortex-A72 revealed

It's a Jordan-less episode this week, but that doesn't mean it's not any good. We talked about the AMD Zen rumors, enjoyed special guest Rys talking about his excellent Semiconductors from idea to product, and we dug into ARM's new Cortex-A72 CPU archi... author

The TR Podcast 174: PCIe SSDs and FreeSync displays

There's only one Geoff to have to worry about for this episode—a return to the "old cast", if you will, of our humble podcast. Tune in for a tablety... FreeSyncy... SSDy... corny-jokey kind of night with the gang. author

The TR Podcast 173: Torquing the Titan

Tune in to hear Scott talk quadcopters and the new Damagebox. Listen to the gang discuss the merits of Leap Motion's hand tracking with VR. Marvel at Jeff K's review of EVGA's Torq mice. Swoon over Scott's review of the GeForce Titan X. Snore during Ge... author

The TR Podcast 172: An Apple on yer wrist and an Oculus on your face

It's our first episode without the venerable Cyril Kowaliski... and we're so, so, lost doing just fine! Join us for a surprising Apple Watch and MacBook conversation, a look at the Shield set-top box, "console-killer" Steam machines, and a lot more. Bo... author

The TR Podcast 171: Nvidia takes heat, Carrizo runs cool, and Fractal stays quiet

Let's start with the best part of this episode: we're releasing it on a good old-fashioned Sunday night. (Well, Monday in the AM, but who's counting?) Besides the impeccable timing, this episode is a fantastic assortment of GDC expectation, PC hardware... author

The TR Podcast 170: What the kids are putting in their PCIe slots these days

his episode has it all: PC hardware pundits complaining about Samsung and the NSA, Cyril speculating on what's next for Nvidia, in-depth discussions of quartile displays, and a look at Intel's newest NUC. There's literally no reason you shouldn't liste... author

The TR Podcast 169: Windows 10, Elon's Musk, and the gimpy GTX 970

Join us for another rousing episode of the TR Podcast. Our discussion topics include a slew of Windows 10 updates (including the Cortana assistant and Xbone streaming), Jordan's allegiance transfer from Steve Jobs to Elon Musk, Scott's investigative re... author

The TR Podcast 168: The CES Wrap 2015

We're back and kicking off the new year! Did you miss us? Well, we missed you (sort of). Join us as we go though more CES PC hardware news and discussion than should likely be allowed. From all your favorite companies—AMD, Intel, Nvidia, Asus and more—... author

The TR Podcast 167: The best of 2014& 2015, plus two freaking petabytes

This episode kicks off with the latest and greatest geek movie trailers, namely Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Terminator Genisys (really don't like how they're spelling that name). Then it's straight into listener mail before a series of news and re... author

The TR Podcast 166: Reader questions, Asus answers, and our mobile recs

It's a power-packed episode we've put together for your listening pleasure. We introduce two guests, JJ from Asus and our own Jeff Kampman, and discuss a wide variety listener questions, news and reviews—including the woes of Assassin's Creed Unity, Co... author

The TR Podcast 165: Game reqs get inflated, benchmarks get weird, and Asus nails the X99-A

Jordan is gone. Again. No idea where he went... and frankly, don't ask.Othwerwise, our fearless panelists fare just fine, not only answering a variety of live questions from our livestream but also covering a wide slew of tech news and review... author

The TR Podcast 163: Windows goes to 10 and Maxwell does DSR

Windows 10 is the headline of this week's episode... so, naturally, none of our panelists have installed the preview build yet. But don't you worry; that doesn't stop us from engaging in a rousing discussion of all things Windows! Moving on, we cover a... author

The TR Podcast 164: We get twitchy over Apples, Nexuses, and beefy games

We did something new this episode of the podcast. We opened the doors to the sausage factory and live streamed how it's all made. The results were nothing short of horrifying. If you're feeling adventurous (it is almost Halloween after all), click here... author

The TR Podcast 162: Apple's biggest and Nvidia's fastest

This is the part of the show notes where we list out all the great things you'll hear on this episode of the podcast. Here's the thing though... all that information is listed out nicely in the "Tech Discussion" bullets below. So why do you need to kee... author

The TR Podcast 161: Haswell extremes, FX redux, and Tonga devil magic

This episode is essentially review heaven; Major CPUs from Intel and AMD, a graphics card, and one-on-one chat with Asus' Raja to discuss the new Asus X99 motherboard. In case you're wondering... no, Raja doesn't have a last name, that's why he's so my... author

The TR Podcast 160: Synchronicity

We've really gone back to the drawing board on the latest episode of the TR Podcast... and I gotta tell you, what we've come back with is special. It's a straight shooting, tight-lipped eulogy of tech reporting without a trace of any of that horrible b... author

The TR Podcast 159: Kaveri returns, Shield delivers, and Brix gets game

Ok. We admit it. Things got a bit out of hand on this episode of the podcast. Uh... you'll find out what we mean when you listen. Otherwise, it's a smashing episode. Really.Want to know what's in this episode? Guess what, we have a whole list of everyt... author

The TR Podcast 158: Planet of the Shield Tablets

Jordan is back. Thank God in Heaven.Oh, we also talk about stuff, like the difference between Geoff's and Cyril's voices, how the TR BBQ went, and whether or not we're looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy (hint: Jordan is). Moving on, the panel d... author

The TR Podcast 157: BBQ fever and the Pentium overclocking prodigy

We are once again hostless this episode (no, Jordan didn’t take a nap this time) but our team soldiers on regardless. We kick open the episode talking to Mike, a.k.a. Just Brew It, the head TR Forum moderator. Scott and Mike discuss the much-anticipate... author

The TR Podcast 156: Computex, WWDC, and E3

To kick off the episode, we welcome a new TR writer, Jeffrey Kampman, to the show. Then, it's on to a deep dive into the hottest announcements from Computex. Cyril give us the lowdown on AMD's Kaveri APU, Scott talks about Cavium's 48-core ARM processo... author

The TR Podcast 155: Surface Pro 3 and a trio of gaming mice

After a long and lustrous slumber, Jordan is back to host another episode of the TR Podcast. As a result, our corny joke quotient is off the charts. After some listener mail and discussion of our upcoming TR BBQ (mark your calendars for July 19; it's g... author

The TR Podcast 154: AMD's K12, OCZ's future and the Z97 invasion begins

Jordan is AWOL for this episode, but Scott, Geoff, and Cyril carry on like the pros they are. Our panelists kick things off with exciting news about Unreal Tournament, and they introduce the first of two guests featured on this episode: Alex Mei of OCZ... author

The TR Podcast 153: 4K ascendant, CodingHorror resplendent

After two quick listener mail questions, we introduce a special guest to the TR Podcast: Jeff Atwood, author of Coding Horror and the brains behind Stack Overflow and Jeff is one of our top 10 contributors, and he's also a former TR writ... author

The TR Podcast 152: Intel's new desktop mojo, DX12, and TR does subscriptions

With Cyril reporting live from GDC in San Francisco, we kick off our program with a quick listener mail question before diving into the complete scoop on Microsoft's long-awaited DirectX 12 API. We then move on to other GDC news, including Unreal Engin... author

The TR Podcast 151: Key switch explosion, the new System Guide, and overclocked SSDs

We kick off this episode with a couple of gaming stories (Batman: Arkham Knight and Watch Dogs—exciting stuff) then move on to the pending unveiling of DirectX 12. Scott explains how AMD is giving new life to the Radeon HD 7950, and then he shares the ... author

The TR Podcast 150: From Mantel to Maxwell, and beyond

We're back after a long a depressingly long absence. Can you find it in your heart to forgive us? We really hope so...Anyway, this episode kicks off with an update on our podcast hosting—and some juicy details about our listener base. Next up: listener... author

The TR Podcast 149: Kaveri ain't just a river in India

In this episode, Scott, Geoff, and Jordan discuss the hard drive reliability insights from BackBlaze, specs for desktop-bound AMD Kabini processors, and exciting new "storage in a DIMM" technology from SanDisk. Then, after touching on a $404 4K display... author

The TR Podcast 148: Not quite live from Las Vegas

Get the scoop on the Consumer Electronics Show from our crew as Scott reports not-quite-live from Sin City itself. author

The TR Podcast 147: Amazon airlifts, 4K goes mainstream, and 290X goes wobbly

At long last, our panelists return with another glorious hour-and-a-half of vocal tech reporting. A large slew of listener mail questions kick off the show. The questions cover everything from hard drive health monitoring to Moore's law and gaming. The... author

The TR Podcast 146: Cyril gets cranked on cold medicine and talks AMD

We're back with another episode of the TR Podcast. After a slew of listener mail questions and a live reading of our "Dear Diary" contest winner's winning entry, we dive straight into Cyril's field report from AMD's APU13 event. Our coverage includes d... author

The TR Podcast 145: The mailbag and top-tier graphics

We are back (belatedly, we know) with more of the fabulous Tech Report Podcast. This show kicks off in a bit of a sour mood as Jordan shares his latest tech woes and how they've affected podcast production. Then it's on to happier things with a slew of... author

The TR Podcast 144: Flagship cards and broken backs

Be warned. This episode is long. We cover, in depth, Apple's latest and greatest tablets and notebooks. Scott expounds on his adventure with AMD's impressive (if a bit noisy) Radeon R9 290X. Nvidia's G-Sync is also of interest, as is Geoff's review of ... author

The TR Podcast 143: Steamy news from Hawaii

Prior to the recording of this episode, Scott survived Hawaii, Geoff and Cyril orchestrated a Canadian TR meetup, and Jordan moved to Manhattan. With so much adventure under our belts, we have a lively episode for you to enjoy this time. After listener... author

The TR Podcast 142: Intel intros everything at IDF and we react

Scott is back from Intel's Developer Forum and he's brought with him a wide assortment of PC stories. We cover everything from Intel's new 'Bay Trail' SOC, to new and improved NUCs, to a sneak peak at DDR4 - hidden away in a Kingston expo booth. Also o... author