In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray geek out over a monstrous new class of desktop processor and the future of graphics cards…which could arrive in less than a week!
Yes, Nvidia formally unveiled its Turing GPU and Quadro RTX hardware this week, and they provide a glimpse of what PC gamers can expect in the next generation of GeForce graphics cards. We won’t need to wait long, it seems. Not-so-cryptic secrets in a recent Nvidia video strongly hint that the GeForce RTX 2080 will launch next week at Gamescom. You read that right: RTX not GTX. R is for raytracing! We dig into the specs revealed so far.
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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
After weeks of unboxings and exclusive interviews with AMD’s computing chief, the beastly 32-core Threadripper 2990WX ($1799 on Amazon) has finally hit the streets. And as Gordon puts it, “For those of us who actually do push pixels around for a living, this new 32-core Ryzen Threadripper is Thor’s hammer falling right into your hands with a crackle of lightning and thunder.” But do you need it? Find out as we discuss the findings from Gordon’s Threadripper 2990WX review.
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