Hardware 15 - Who ate all the pies?

Posted on 2nd Nov 2010 at 11:52 by Podcast with 11 comments

Yes, we've finally found time to record a new hardware podcast. Once you're over the shock you'll be able to hear the dulcet tones of Clive, Paul, Alex and James discussing the current goings on in the world of PC hardware.

We start by taking a look at the launch of ATI's Radeon HD 6870 1GB and HD 6850 1GB, discussing where they fit into the market and why we've chosen to call them ATI cards instead of AMD cards. Clive also spells out why ATI seems to have broken its naming convention with the two cards.

We then turn our attention to the current state of the CPU market discussing everything from the current generation of chips to their replacements and beyond. James also lets us in on some of the interesting things he saw at IDF a few weeks ago including some juicy rumours about Intel's forthcoming LGA2011 socket.

We've also got our normal guess the hardware competition, where you could win some of the assorted 'stuff' we've got hanging around in our labs.

Finally, we do our best to answer some of the questions you sent in during the podcast on topics ranging from mince pies to multi-GPU set-ups.

As ever the bit-tech hardware podcast features music by Brad Sucks and was recorded on Shure microphones. You can download the podcast direct, listen in-browser or subscribe through iTunes using the links below - be sure to let us know your thoughts in the forums.


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l3v1ck 2nd November 2010, 15:27 Quote
I was beginning to think you'd forgotten ;)
Zyaphear 2nd November 2010, 17:23 Quote
Disappointed there was no random animal noise at the end after a minute and a half of silence.
Instagib 2nd November 2010, 18:45 Quote
Quad channel RAM?!! No Intel, NO! I can't afford that!
(but i want it now.)
j_jay4 2nd November 2010, 19:01 Quote
I think my nagging had something to do with this podcast coming out so soon
nemo 2nd November 2010, 22:44 Quote
First "Duke Nukem Forever", now 'Hardware Podcast 15' ; whatever next ?
CardJoe 2nd November 2010, 23:07 Quote
Originally Posted by Zyaphear
Disappointed there was no random animal noise at the end after a minute and a half of silence.

That's my signature! Glad somebody noticed!
kosch 3rd November 2010, 13:25 Quote
Listened to this last night in the car on the way home from work. I really enjoyed it :)

Pieling is now my new favourite quote!
runadumb 3rd November 2010, 19:28 Quote
Ah bugger now i'm confused. I was planning on getting a 3 screen setup and pretty much came to the conclusion that 2 GFX cards would be that dream is shattered.
I have been dragging my heels because I wasn't sure about going 3D or not with the displays and now you are saying 2 GPUs suck, so that makes matters even worse.
What cards (and games) have you tried a 3 screen setup with?
Wouldn't a 2nd card be needed for more intense games?
Is there any info you are privy too regarding awesome new monitors that are just around the corner?
Should this comment actually be an email?
Would you delete said email before you finish reading it? Can I have 3 free monitors please?
Siwini 4th November 2010, 03:18 Quote
You know I was actually thinking south that today. Right man we got triple channel, but it be so cool to get it in quad.. Anyway, I felt this coming for some time now. Its like my instinct, but thank you for confirming that.
Siwini 4th November 2010, 03:24 Quote
I ment to say about not south, using my phone swype keyboard. It misspell words sometimes
wuyanxu 4th November 2010, 15:40 Quote
i thought it's read as "ray-de-on" instead of "ra-de-on"
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