Hardware 21 - The Coffee Incident

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April 1, 2011 // 11:59 a.m.

Tags: #gtx-590 #hardware-podcast #intel #ocz #sandy-bridge

This week's podcast finds Harry, Paul and Clive having a good chat about what's current in the PC hardware world.

At the top of the list is Nvidia's new graphics card, the GeForce GTX 590 3GB. The card crams two whole GPUs onto a single PCB, and its performance is great. As we discuss in the podcast, though, it's really the driver support that will make it either a classic or a flash in the pan.[break]

Also discussed is the Intel Core i7-990X and the way in which the CPU market has changed; six months ago we would have recommended the 990X, but it's almost irrelevant now.

Finally, we also had a chance to comment on some of the news stories from the past couple of weeks. First up is the rumour that Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU refresh will bring PCI-E 3.0 support with it and what that means for you. We also dissect the news that OCZ has recently bought Indilinx, and what effect that’s likely to have on other SSD manufacturers.

Hardware 21 - The Coffee Incident

As always, we've also set up our weekly competition too, the lucky winner of which will walk away with a Mionix Propus 380 mousepad. This sleek mouse mat will provide the perfect tracking surface, whichever mouse you choose to use.

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. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts about the discussion in the forums.

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