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The Full Nerd ep. 58: Is it the right time to buy a GPU or CPU? We name the signed AMD t-shirt winner!

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAdam Patrick Murray, and (eventually) Alaina Yee dig deep into the hows, whys, and whens of buying new PC hardware—and specifically whether it’s the right time to buy a new graphics card or computer processor

What triggers our upgrades? How does the wider world of hardware figure into making the decision to upgrade? What do we think about buying used gear? Should you buy now? Those answers and more wait in the video above.

We also give away the 2nd-gen Threadripper “Heavy Metal tour” t-shirt signed by AMD CEO Lisa Su and computing and graphics chief Jim Anderson. Congrats to Marvin from Ohio for winning the contest! 

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The Half Nerd ep. 57.5: Why Gordon is wrong, ultimate battlestations, and behind-the-scenes at The Full Nerd!

In this special "half" episode of the Full Nerd, Alaina Yee and Adam Patrick Murray sneak into the studio to chat about why Gordon is just plain wrong about certain things, ultimate battlestations, and how we make the show.

Also, don't forget: There's still one week left on our Threadripper 2 t-shirt giveaway! We'll announce the results next week, when we're back to a full crew.

Back to this episode: You can witness all the hijinks in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 57.5 on YouTube (toss us a follow while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.

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The Full Nerd ep. 56: Intel and AMD's CPU Core Wars go nuclear, the best PC games of E3

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosHayden Dingman, and Adam Patrick Murray go deep on the escalating CPU Core Wars and what PC gamers need to know about from E3 2018. On tap:

If you missed it before, we sat down with AMD computing boss Jim Anderson to go deep on Threadripper 2’s genesis during Computex. Check it out if you haven’t had a chance yet!

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The Full Nerd ep. 55: Intel vs. AMD Core wars, no new GeForce GPUs, and more from Computex

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngMark Hachman, and Adam Patrick Murray call in from Taiwan to discuss all the glorious new PC hardware they’ve seen, fondled, and prodded at Computex 2018. Two episodes in one week! You’re going to get spoiled, friends. (In case you missed it yesterday, we aired a Full Nerd special edition interview with Jim Anderson, AMD’s senior VP of computing, with deeper details into Threadripper 2.)

There’s a lot to talk about in this one. Here’s just small sampling of what you’ll find in this hour-plus long episode:

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The Full Nerd special episode: AMD's Jim Anderson goes deep on 32-core Threadripper 2

A mere day after Intel surprised the world by announcing a 28-core processor, AMD upped the ante with Threadripper 2, headed by a 32-core, 64-thread beast of a chip. In this special episode of The Full Nerd, AMD's senior VP of computing, Jim Anderson, sat down with Gordon after the reveal to dive deeper into the specifics and design of the chip, like he did after 2nd-gen Ryzen's launch.

Anderson explains how AMD's Infinity Fabric allows Threadripper 2 to run with all four interior dies active, and that a monster chip like this was planned from the start. The chips run on the same 12nm Zen+ CPU cores as 2nd-gen Ryzen, with all the same features, but these are cherry-picked dies so that only the best of the best available chips make it into Threadripper.

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The Full Nerd ep. 54: Computex predictions, a self-cooled headset, memory that never forgets

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray gaze into their crystal balls to make Computex 2018 predictions, since the annual PC-centric trade kicks off next week—but only after talking about some new hardware that fixes age-old problems first. On tap:

Witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 54 on YouTube (toss us a follow while you’re there!) or listen to it on Soundcloud if you prefer the audio alone.

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The Full Nerd ep. 53: Razer Blade and Core X, NZXT's H500i case, and a new Nvidia GPU

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah UngBrad ChacosAlaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk some seriously sweet PC hardware released this week, and give you the skinny on a scary-sounding (but not so bad) new CPU flaw. On tap:

And yes, as discussed, Alaina’s wrapped up her gorgeous, glittering beast. Check out her final thoughts at the bottom of our over-the-top RGB PC build article

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