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The Full Nerd ep. 147: 2nd annual PC Hardware Hall of Fame selections

The Full Nerd ep. 147: 2nd annual PC Hardware Hall of Fame selections

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we induct three more worthy products in our PC Hardware Hall of Fame. Each of us brings three nominees, then we whittle it down to the winners.

08/06/2020

The Full Nerd special episode: Sapphire's Ed Crisler talks GPU development, PC gaming, and nostalgia

The Full Nerd special episode: Sapphire's Ed Crisler talks GPU development, PC gaming, and nostalgia

In this wide-ranging special edition of The Full Nerd, we're joined by Sapphire Technology gaming evangelist Ed Crisler to talk about graphics card development, PC gaming, old-school computing, and a whole lot more.

07/29/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 146: AMD Ryzen 4000 G, Nvidia 12-pin power rumors, and Q&A

The Full Nerd ep. 146: AMD Ryzen 4000 G, Nvidia 12-pin power rumors, and Q&A

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon digs into the details of AMD's new Ryzen 4000 G-series APUs with Radeon inside, while Brad pours cold water on rumors of Nvidia graphics cards with new 12-pin power connectors.

07/23/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 145: Threadripper Pro and the best games we've played this year

The Full Nerd ep. 145: Threadripper Pro and the best games we've played this year

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we discuss AMD's loaded new Threadripper 3 Pro chips, the best games of 2020 so far, and the best games yet to come.

07/17/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 144: Ryzen 3000 XT reviews, Gordon buys Windows 10 cheap, and a food fight

The Full Nerd ep. 144: Ryzen 3000 XT reviews, Gordon buys Windows 10 cheap, and a food fight

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang discusses the "underwhelming" reviews of AMD's new Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs and why the Windows 10 Pro for $40 deal swayed Gordon into buying four copies.

07/08/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 143: Macs ditch Intel, GeForce RTX 2080 Super laptops, Batmen ranked

The Full Nerd ep. 143: Macs ditch Intel, GeForce RTX 2080 Super laptops, Batmen ranked

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang digs into the implications of Apple Macs ditching Intel for Arm chips, how thermal design affects GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q performance, and answers your questions

06/26/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 142: AMD Ryzen XT CPUs, Nvidia RTX coprocessor rumors, PS5 design

The Full Nerd ep. 142: AMD Ryzen XT CPUs, Nvidia RTX coprocessor rumors, PS5 design

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang digs into what's new in AMD's (slightly) faster Ryzen XT processors, rumors of a "transversal coprocessor" in next-gen Nvidia graphics cards, and the PlayStation 5's...controversial design.

06/17/2020

The Full Nerd: AMD's chief gaming architect talks Ryzen 4000 laptops, SmartShift, and PC innovation

The Full Nerd: AMD's chief gaming architect talks Ryzen 4000 laptops, SmartShift, and PC innovation

In this special episode of The Full Nerd, we're joined by AMD chief gaming architect Frank Azor to discuss the 'free performance' of SmartShift, the 'AMD Advantage' in gaming laptops, PC innovation, and a lot more.

05/26/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 140: Intel Core i9-10900K reviewed, AMD's AM4 motherboard reversal

The Full Nerd ep. 140: Intel Core i9-10900K reviewed, AMD's AM4 motherboard reversal

In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon discusses his review of the 10-core, 5.3GHz Intel Core i9-10900K, then the gang covers AMD's change of heart around Ryzen's AM4 motherboard compatibility.

05/21/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 139: Nvidia's next-gen Ampere GPU, AM4 controversy, RIP upgradable laptops

The Full Nerd ep. 139: Nvidia's next-gen Ampere GPU, AM4 controversy, RIP upgradable laptops

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we explain what PC gamers need to know about Nvidia's next-gen Ampere GPU architecture, then wallow in the disappointment of failed AM4 motherboard and laptop component upgrades.

05/18/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 138: Nvidia Ampere and AMD Zen 3 rumors, Radeon RX 5600 XT speeds

The Full Nerd ep. 138: Nvidia Ampere and AMD Zen 3 rumors, Radeon RX 5600 XT speeds

In this episode of The Full Nerd, the gang wades into Nvidia Ampere and AMD Ryzen "Zen 3" rumors, the sounds the warning about Radeon RX 5600 XT speeds—again.

05/07/2020

$3K PC build challenge: The parts and peripherals we'd splurge on

$3K PC build challenge: The parts and peripherals we'd splurge on

The Full Nerd gang challenges each other to build the best $3,000 PC possible, with wonderfully varied results.

05/01/2020

$750 PC build challenge: Watch us debate how we'd spend our money

$750 PC build challenge: Watch us debate how we'd spend our money

How would we spec out a fresh $750 PC build? The Full Nerd gang takes on the challenge, with some remarkable similarities—and eye-opening differences.

04/28/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 136: AMD B550 motherboards, exploring the vintage PC gear in Gordon's garage

The Full Nerd ep. 136: AMD B550 motherboards, exploring the vintage PC gear in Gordon's garage

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we discuss AMD's new B550 motherboards and $99 Ryzen 3 processors before going on a walk down memory lane.

04/22/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 135: Intel Comet Lake H and Ghost Canyon NUC reviews, ray traced Minecraft

The Full Nerd ep. 135: Intel Comet Lake H and Ghost Canyon NUC reviews, ray traced Minecraft

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we review Intel's new "Comet Lake H" 10th-gen Core processors for gaming laptops and its radical Ghost Canyon NUC, and explain what you need to know about the ray tracing coming to Minecraft later...

04/16/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 134: Next-gen Intel CPU leaks extravaganza

The Full Nerd ep. 134: Next-gen Intel CPU leaks extravaganza

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we discuss leaks and rumors about Intel's next-gen desktop and laptop CPUs, then spend a long time answering your questions.

04/09/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 133: Intel's Comet Lake H and Nvidia's RTX Super GPUs blitz gaming laptops

The Full Nerd ep. 133: Intel's Comet Lake H and Nvidia's RTX Super GPUs blitz gaming laptops

In this episode of The Full Nerd, special guest Mark Hachman joins the gang to discuss the Intel 10th-gen Core H-series CPUs and Nvidia's GeForce RTX Super GPUs launching inside over 100 gaming laptops.

04/03/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 132: AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile arrives, and it's amazing

The Full Nerd ep. 132: AMD's Ryzen 4000 mobile arrives, and it's amazing

Join Gordon, Brad, Alaina and Adam as they discuss AMD's first victory over Intel in laptops with the Ryzen 4000 CPUs

03/31/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 131: Nvidia DLSS 2.0, what Half-Life: Alyx means for VR, Intel Rocket Lake-S leak

The Full Nerd ep. 131: Nvidia DLSS 2.0, what Half-Life: Alyx means for VR, Intel Rocket Lake-S leak

In this episode of The Full Nerd, there's finally a new Half-Life game! We dive into the latest gaming news—and some juicy Intel Rocket Lake-S rumors.

03/27/2020

The Full Nerd ep. 128: Next-gen Radeon RDNA2 details revealed, inside the future of power supplies

The Full Nerd ep. 128: Next-gen Radeon RDNA2 details revealed, inside the future of power supplies

In this episode of The Full Nerd, we dive into the future of graphics cards with RDNA2 and Ampere, and the future of power supplies with Intel's new ATX12VO spec.

03/10/2020

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