The Full Nerd ep. 80: 2019 PC predictions and literally eating our words

We eat our words on the 2018 PC predictions we got wrong, and place bets on what will happen in 2019.

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Now that the gang’s picks for the best PC hardware of 2018 are out of the way, it’s time to gaze into the crystal ball. In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray make bold predictions about what to expect from the world of computing in 2019.

But first, the day of reckoning is here. We kick off the show by revisiting our PC predictions for 2018, which we made all the way back in December of last year—before real-time ray tracing, before Intel’s first-ever 8-core mainstream processor, and before SSDs got cheap again. We got a lot right! But predictions aren’t any fun without consequences. For the ones we got wrong, we literally eat the paper our words are written on. Spoiler alert: Some of us ate a lot more than the others. But fiber’s good for you, right?

With our bellies full, we turn to fresh predictions. You’d think the lingering taste of paper in our mouths would make us more conservative this time around. Nope. By the end of the show our table’s brimming with informed predictions… and a fair share of wild stabs in the dark. AMD’s Navi GPUs, Intel’s long-delayed 10nm CPUs, Nvidia’s massive 60-inch G-Sync BFGDs… it all falls prey to the Full Nerd’s scrutiny and speculation.

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