We talk SSD bait-and-switch, pricing of DDR4, and more
Kingston dropped by for a quick visit to show off some new HyperX toys and we figured we’d bring them into the podcast room so you could also get a front seat in on the conversation. On episode #230 of the No BS Podcast, Jimmy and Tom are joined by Kingston’s Senior Technology Manager Mark Tekunoff, Public Relations Manager David Leong, and Reverb Communications Public Relations Director Douglass Perry. In the short half-hour podcast, we look at the company’s new HyperX Cloud headset and discuss the fairly recent “bait and switch” SSD controversy in which synchronous NAND was later swapped out with slower asynchronous NAND on retail shelves. We also talk about the future of DDR4, particularly in regards to pricing, yields, and performance.
Earlier this week, Tom, Will, and Dave had hands-on time with a load of upcoming PC titles. Unfortunately, Andy did not, so we clue him--and you--in on what games should be making a splash this year. As part of our gaming coverage, we also interview BioWare cofounder Ray Muzyka and get his thoughts on both PC gaming and how to handle software piracy.
This week, Tom, Dave, Will, Gordon, and Jeremy explain how you can play
TF2 and other games with the Maximum PC staff, delve into the future of
digital media distribution, tell you how you can win some gear from the
Maximum PC prize vault, and take a trip to the Lab. Also this week, the
never-ending rain has made Gordon particularly cantankerous, so brace
yourselves for an especially surly rant.
CES is over, and what better way to celebrate then this, the big 50th
edition of the Maximum PC Pocdast! This week, Dave, Will, Gordon, and
Jeremy discuss all the awesome stuff they saw (or heard other saw) at
the big trade show, Will's huge rig-building victory at CES, and what
the heck happened during last week's podcast! We don't even answer any
tech questions this week, it's that news-heavy of a show!