The Full Nerd episode 39: Meltdown, Spectre, and astronomical graphics card prices
Making the best of bad situations
The Full Nerd
By PCWorld staff PCWorld
email@example.comThe Full Nerd crew tells you how bad of a hit performance takes from Meltdown and Spectre patches—and if you'll get them at all. Even worse: GPU prices are insane (again). Here's why and what to do about it.
In this episode of the Full Nerd, it’s doom, gloom, and trying to make the best decisions when all your options are bad. But you know, in a fun way.
After that, the gang tackles another touchy topic, the ludicrously high prices of graphics cards. It’s bleak out there. Get this: Brad even recommends that gamers in a bind might want to pick up an Xbox One S ($190 at Target) or Xbox One X ($500 at Amazon) and wait for the GPU supply crunch to blow over. Our graphics and gaming editor is recommending consoles. This is what we’ve been reduced to, folks—though we also discuss some budget-priced graphics cards you can still buy and other temporary solutions. Check out PCWorld’s guide on how to keep gaming in the coin mining era for even more info.
Finally, we open the floor and answer tech questions from the live audience. Be sure to follow PCWorld on Facebook or YouTube to watch future episodes live and pick our brains in real time!
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