MPCTV http://www.maximumpc.com/taxonomy/term/14574/ en Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Unboxing (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/zotac_geforce_gtx_970_amp_extreme_unboxing_video <!--paging_filter--><h3>Check out Zotac's extremely fancy GeForce GTX 970</h3> <p>Tom's back again with another video, since being on camera he has become drunk with power. This time, he's showing off Zotac's shiny AMP! Extreme Editon of the GTX 970, with boosted clock speeds, big cooling, and even a carbon fiber-esque backplate. This card uses Nvidia's new "Maxwell" architecture, which improves power efficiency and performance, in addition to adding features like Voxel Global Illumination and Multi-Frame Sampled Anti-Aliasing. <a title="Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 review" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_geforce_gtx_980_review2014" target="_blank">You can read all about that in our review of the GTX 980</a>, which is the 970's big brother (as its numbering probably indicated).</p> <p><img src="/files/u160416/zotac970.jpg" alt="Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition" title="Zotac GeForce GTX 970 AMP! Extreme Edition" width="620" height="390" /></p> <p>The AMP! Extreme Edition is very fancy and cost $410 (up from the GTX 970's normal $330 asking-price) . Zotac isn't generally known for high-perfomance variants. MSI has "Lightning," ASUS has "Republic of Gamers," and Sapphire has "Vapor-X," to name a few. After checking out this card, we wonder if Zotac will get an enthusiast spotlight of its own. Check out our video for the details on this guy.</p> <p>.<iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/y3mh5pb1tnM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/zotac_geforce_gtx_970_amp_extreme_unboxing_video#comments geforce graphics GTX 970 MPCTV nvidia unboxing video Video Card zotac News Wed, 08 Oct 2014 19:26:58 +0000 Tom McNamara 28685 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer 4K G-Sync Monitor Tested with a GTX 980 (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_4k_g-sync_monitor_tested_gtx_980_video <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u160416/xb280hk.png" alt="Acer XB280HK 4K Monitor" title="Acer XB280HK 4K Monitor" width="250" height="250" style="float: right;" /></p> <h3>Acer joins the G-Sync party</h3> <p>We got Acer's XB280HK monitor in, which is the company's 28-inch 4K G-Sync unit. For now, it's the only 4K G-Sync unit that you can buy. G-Sync is a technology from Nvidia that sycronizes your monitor's refresh rate with your video card's refresh rate, which eliminates screen tearing (but it's not compatible with all GeForce cards. Here's a <a title="g sync gpus" href="http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/supported-gpus" target="_blank">list of supported G-Sync GPUs</a>). 4K resolution, at 3840x2160, is four times as many pixels as 1920x1080, so it needs a lot of horsepower to play a game. We tested the monitor <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/nvidia_geforce_gtx_980_review2014" target="_blank">on one of our GeForce GTX 980 </a>video cards running <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/batman_arkham_origins_review_2014" target="_blank">Batman: Arkham Origins</a>, a game that's optimized for Nvidia graphics. Your guide in the Youtube video is Tom McNamara, our Technical Editor.</p> <p>This monitor retails for about $800, which is the same price as <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/asus_rog_readies_swift_pg278q_monitor_nvidia_g-sync_august_release" target="_blank">the Asus ROG Swift, a 2560x1440 G-Sync panel</a>. However, the Swift can go up to a 144Hz refresh rate, while the XB280HK maxes out at 60Hz. Both monitors use a TN panel instead of IPS. IPS tends to have better image quality, but TN can have much lower latency. If you're thinking of picking one of these up, also be aware that they are DisplayPort-only. HDMI and DVI can't provide enough bandwidth. (HDMI 2.0 does, but the monitor has to have support for that built in.) These monitors come with the correct cable, and the compatible cards all have DisplayPort -- but some cards may only have "mini" DisplayPort, so you'll need an adapter in those scenarios.&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/rXHliHqUPA0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/acer_4k_g-sync_monitor_tested_gtx_980_video#comments 4K monitor g-sync GTX 980 hands-on maxwell MPCTV nvidia video XB280HK News Features Tue, 07 Oct 2014 20:38:42 +0000 Tom McNamara 28680 at http://www.maximumpc.com Maingear Epic Force Video Review http://www.maximumpc.com/maingear_epic_force_video_review_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3>See what a $12,000 gaming rig looks like</h3> <p>One of the best parts of this job is getting to play with hardware we can’t afford. For this video, Gordon walks you through Maingear’s Epic Force which is a tour de force of beautiful plumbing even Mario would be proud of. The machine, delivered to us before Intel’s epic Core i7-5960X “<a title="haswell e" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/haswell-e_review_2014" target="_blank">Haswell-E</a>” is built on an overclocked Core i7-4790K “Devil’s Canyon” chip and packs a pair of water cooled Radeon R9 295 X2 graphics cards.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yNoxJJ70se0" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>What do you think of the Maingear Epic Force PC? Let us know in the comments below.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/maingear_epic_force_video_review_2014#comments big chassis Desktop Hardware maingear epic force maximum pc MPCTV pc Review video Reviews Systems Mon, 08 Sep 2014 21:05:28 +0000 Gordon Mah Ung 28498 at http://www.maximumpc.com Civilization: Beyond Earth Direct-Feed Video http://www.maximumpc.com/civilization_beyond_earth_direct-feed_video_2014 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Maximum PC and PC Gamer compare notes</h3> <p>Intrepid Editor Tom McNamara and PC Gamer Managing Editor Cory Banks&nbsp;<a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/civilization_beyond_earth_hands-on_2014" target="_blank">descended upon Civilization: Beyond Earth recently</a>, getting our grubby hands on it ahead of its October 24th release, and our coverage was but words and pictures. We now have a full-blown video that slices together six minutes of direct-feed video, during which you will hear Tom and Cory go over their experience in a charmingly off-the-cuff manner that you are sure to enjoy and recommend frequently to your friends and neighbors.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/E6t9N3dD8-4" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/civilization_beyond_earth_direct-feed_video_2014#comments alpha centauri beyond earth Civilization Firaxis MPCTV Sid Meier turn-based strategy video Gaming News Web Exclusive Wed, 03 Sep 2014 22:21:45 +0000 Tom McNamara 28472 at http://www.maximumpc.com Falcon Northwest Tiki Z Video Walkthrough http://www.maximumpc.com/falcon_northwest_tiki_z_video_walkthrough <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u154082/tiki_z.png" alt="tiki z" title="tiki z" width="250" height="169" style="float: right;" />Nvidia’s Titan Z in a console-sized PC case</h3> <p>Small form factor PCs are sexy, especially when you’ve got sexy specs like Falcon Northwest’s Tiki Z. In the video below, Gordon walks you through the Tiki Z’s components which include Nvidia’s Titan Z. That’s right, you’ve essentially got two Titan Blacks crammed into a PC the size of a console. If that weren’t enough, it also has a 600-watt PSU, 4TB HDD, 2 SSDs in RAID 0, an overclocked Devil’s Canyon CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a Blu-ray burner.&nbsp;</p> <p>Did we mention that it looks beautiful and is custom-painted? The one drawback? This thing costs $7,500! Watch the video below for more details.</p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/gP0oGngbUjY" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> http://www.maximumpc.com/falcon_northwest_tiki_z_video_walkthrough#comments console devils canyon falcon northwest tiki z MPCTV nvidia geforce titan z sff Small Form Factor Features Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:24:07 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28430 at http://www.maximumpc.com No BS Podcast #208: Intel’s Broadwell, Comic Con, and the Samsung 840 EVO http://www.maximumpc.com/no_bs_podcast_208_intel%E2%80%99s_broadwell_comic_con_and_samsung_840_evo <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u154280/ssd.png" alt="Samsung 840 EVO" title="Samsung 840 EVO" width="300" height="207" style="float: right;" /></h3> <h3>Intel’s Broadwell, Comic Con, Samsung 840 EVO, and EA’s digital revenue, your questions, our picks, and Gordon’s rant.</h3> <p>It’s podcast time again, and this time for <a title="maxpc podcast 208" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_208_20130729.mp3" target="_blank">podcast 208</a> around we start off discussing Intel’s Broadwell CPUs, then Jimmy tells us all about his Comic-Con experience and we discuss the best vehicle for the zombie apocalypse. Julian then chats about EA’s digital revenue surpassing retail, and Josh talks about Samsung’s new 840 EVO 1TB SSD. We then handled a bunch of reader questions, and finished up with Gordon’s rant of the week about — surprise, surprise, Google Maps!&nbsp;</p> <p><a title="maximum pc no bs 203" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_208_20130729.mp3" target="_blank"><img src="/sites/future.p2technology.com/files/imce-images/rss-audiomp3.png" width="80" height="15" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337"><img src="/sites/future.p2technology.com/files/imce-images/chicklet_rss-2_0.png" alt="chicklet_rss-2.0.png" title="chicklet_rss-2.0.png" width="80" height="15" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></a>&nbsp;<a href="http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=213247824"><img src="/sites/future.p2technology.com/files/imce-images/chicklet_itunes.gif" alt="chicklet_itunes.gif" title="chicklet_itunes.gif" width="80" height="15" style="border: 0px initial initial;" /></a></p> <p><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fP14Q63IJwc" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>As always each editor shared his or her Editor Picks. Here they are in no specific order:</p> <p>Julian: High Resolution Displays</p> <p>Tom: <a title="Shadowrun Returns" href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/234650/" target="_blank">Shadowrun Returns</a></p> <p>Jimmy: <a title="Get Pocket" href="http://getpocket.com/" target="_blank">Get Pocket</a></p> <p>Josh: <a title="Borderlands 2" href="http://www.borderlands2.com/" target="_blank">Tiny Tina DLC Borderlands 2</a>, <a title="Logical Increments" href="http://www.logicalincrements.com/" target="_blank">Logical Increments</a>, <a title="Gelaskins" href="http://www.gelaskins.com/" target="_blank">Gelaskins</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>Gordon: <a title="Leatherman Surge" href="http://www.leatherman.com/product/Surge" target="_blank">Leatherman Surge</a></p> <p>Check out future episodes of the Maximum PC No BS podcast at:</p> <p>Check us out online at&nbsp;<a title="Link to maximum PC" href="http://www.maximumpc.com">www.maximumpc.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe on&nbsp;<a title="iTune maximum pc podcast" href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/maximum-pc-no-bs-podcast/id213247824">iTunes</a></p> <p>Fan us on&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC's Facebook page" href="https://www.facebook.com/maximumpc">Facebook</a></p> <p>Tweet us on&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC's twitter page" href="https://twitter.com/maximumpc">Twitter</a></p> <p>Subscribe to us on&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC's YouTube Channel" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/MaximumPCMag">Youtube</a></p> <p>Check out our&nbsp;<a title="Windows 8 Maximum PC app" href="http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/maximumpc-online/4db21697-1f67-4152-9e45-488de8ac0f0e">Windows 8 app in Microsoft's app store</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PCs RSS feed" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337">RSS feed</a></p> <p>If you have any feedback or questions feel free to:</p> <p>Email us at&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PCs podcast email" href="mailto:maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com">maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com</a></p> <p>or</p> <p>Leave us a voicemail at 877-404-1337 x1337</p> <p>Thanks for listening! We Wouldn't be here without all of your support!</p> <p>Subscribe to Maximum PC in&nbsp;<a title="Subscribe to Maximum PC" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/navsub">Print or on Google Play, itunes, Kindle, Nook and Zinio</a>.</p> <p>Thanks for listening!</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/no_bs_podcast_208_intel%E2%80%99s_broadwell_comic_con_and_samsung_840_evo#comments comic con 2013 EA Revenue maximum pc Maximum PC No BS Podcast #208 MPCTV Samsung 840 EVO No BS Podcast Thu, 01 Aug 2013 23:05:40 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 26052 at http://www.maximumpc.com Comic Con 2013: The Walking Dead Escape Zombie Run (Go Pro Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/comic_con_2013_walking_dead_escape_zombie_run_go_pro_video <!--paging_filter--><h3>See Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang try and run from zombies!</h3> <p>Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang had the chance to check out San Diego Comic Con 2013's <a title="Walking Dead Escape" href="http://www.thewalkingdeadescape.com/" target="_blank">The Walking Dead Escape</a> with a head-mounted Go Pro camera. Taking place inside Petco Park, the goal is simple: Don't get attacked by zombies!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zrZVEWk438I" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Zombies everywhere!</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">The event was extremely fun to say the least. Do you think you could survive the zombie apocalypse? Let us know how in the comments below!&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/comic_con_2013_walking_dead_escape_zombie_run_go_pro_video#comments 2013 comic con Go pro maximum pc MPCTV sdcc video walking dead escape zombie run zombies News Features Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:35:07 +0000 Jimmy Thang 25976 at http://www.maximumpc.com Comic Con 2013: Download the Walking Dead Chop Shop Car App http://www.maximumpc.com/comic_con_2013_download_walking_dead_chop_shop_car_app <!--paging_filter--><h3>Design your own kick-ass zombie-killing rig today!&nbsp;</h3> <p>Zombies are cool, but do you know what's even cooler? Killing zombies! That's why <a title="maximum pc" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/" target="_blank">Maximum PC</a>&nbsp;decided to check out the ultimate kick-ass zombie killing machine!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img src="/files/u154082/img_8504.jpg" alt="The Walking Dead Hyundai Car 2013" title="The Walking Dead Hyundai Car 2013" width="620" height="413" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Presenting the most kick-ass zombie-killing machine</em></strong></p> <p>The custom Hyundai Veloster Turbo 2013 is equipped with front-mounted spikes, side blades, and enough guns to mow down a gigantic lawn full of zombies.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xaStNV-EMtY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Click the play button for a live presentation of the vehicle at Comic Con 2013</em></strong></p> <p>If you think you can design an even badder zombie-killing machine, head on over to <a title="Walking Dead Chop Shop" href="http://walkingdeadchopshop.com/" target="_blank">http://walkingdeadchopshop.com/</a> to downlad the official Walking Dead Chop Shop app where you'll be able to personalize your own zombie-killing machine.</p> <p>Once you're done with your digital construction, the app will give you a survivability score. The best community-made cars will be entered into a contest to see which vehicle will be built into a real-life construction. Furthermore, the creator of the winning entry will be flown out to <a title="new york comic con" href="http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/" target="_blank">New York Comic Con</a>&nbsp;in October where the vehicle will be unveiled&nbsp;to meet Robert Kirkman, the creator of the Walking Dead, himself! For more information on the contest, click&nbsp;<a title="walking dead contest rules" href="http://walkingdeadchopshop.com/rules/" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nn0eCbfLsPk" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><em>Click the play button to get a quick demo of Walking Dead Chop Shop app.</em></strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;">Note: The app will be available for Android users in August. &nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/comic_con_2013_download_walking_dead_chop_shop_car_app#comments app car comic con 2013 hyundai MPCTV veloster turbo 2013 walking dead zombie News Thu, 18 Jul 2013 20:25:49 +0000 Jimmy Thang 25958 at http://www.maximumpc.com No BS Podcast #202: Intel's New Atom, Adobe Creative Cloud, Windows 8 Sales, and More! http://www.maximumpc.com/article/no_bs_podcast/no_bs_podcast_202 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Now with <span style="text-decoration: underline;">HD</span> video!</h3> <p>Now that we have a fifth microphone and a video camera, everybody's in the pool. That's 20% more Maximum PC than typical, at no additional charge! (Shipping and handling fees may apply.) You can watch us interrupt each other <a title="Official Maximum PC Youtube channel" href="http://www.youtube.com/user/MaximumPCMag" target="_blank">on our official Youtube channel</a>, which also has videos of our previous video podcasts, and an assortment of other free amusements!</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NWi58Rmioys" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>As usual, in <a title="Maximum PC No BS podcast 202" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_202_20130513.mp3" target="_blank"><strong>episode 202 of the Maximum PC No BS Podcast</strong></a>, our host and Senior Editor Josh Norem wrangled the crew, which included Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang, Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung, Editor-in-Chief Katherine Stevenson, and Associate Editor Tom McNamara. Our Superhero Intern-Man Chris Zele was busy saving puppies from a burning building. This time, we covered:</p> <p>- <a title="new intel atom" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/new_intel_atom_2013" target="_blank">Intel's completely overhauled low-power Atom CPU</a></p> <p>- <a title="Adobe cloud" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/adobe_says_goodbye_creative_suite_hello_creative_cloud2013" target="_blank">Adobe going cloud-only with its "Creative Suite" programs</a></p> <p>- <a title="Windows 8 million sales" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/windows_8_sales_reach_100_million_licenses_should_microsoft_reverse_course" target="_blank">Windows 8 passing 100 million sales</a></p> <p>- <a title="Seagate SSD" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/seagates_600_series_solid_state_drive_its_first_ssd_consumers" target="_blank">Seagate entering the retail solid-state drive market</a></p> <p>- <a title="surface 7 inch?" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsoft_reportedly_prepping_smaller_cheaper_surface_tablet2013" target="_blank">Rumors of a smaller Windows Surface tablet</a></p> <p>- And finally, Gordon whispering sweet nothings in your ear!</p> <p>If you want to catch future episodes, you can:</p> <p>Subscribe on&nbsp;<a title="iTunes" href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1160522&amp;site=maximumpc.com&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fmaximum-pc-no-bs-podcast%2Fid213247824&amp;xguid=627db7057ac7ccfd23f9a503957ff08e&amp;xcreo=0" target="_blank">iTunes</a></p> <p>Fan us on&nbsp;<a title="maximum pc facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/maximumpc" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p> <p>Tweet us on&nbsp;<a title="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/maximumpc" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p>Check out&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC windows 8 app" href="http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/maximumpc-online/4db21697-1f67-4152-9e45-488de8ac0f0e" target="_blank">our Windows 8 app</a>&nbsp;in Microsoft's app store</p> <p>Email us at&nbsp;<a title="maximum pc email" href="mailto:maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com" target="_blank">maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC feed" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337" target="_blank">RSS feed</a></p> <p>Leave us a voicemail at 877-404-1337 x1337</p> <p>Thanks for listening! We wouldn't be here without all of your support!</p> <p>-Maximum PC Staff</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/no_bs_podcast/no_bs_podcast_202#comments 202 Adobe Intel CPU maximum pc MPCTV No BS Podcast seagate ssd windows 8 News No BS Podcast Tue, 14 May 2013 03:20:24 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 25533 at http://www.maximumpc.com No BS Podcast #200: Epic Videocast Edition http://www.maximumpc.com/article/no_bs_podcast/no_bs_podcast_200_epic_videocast_edition <!--paging_filter--><p> <h3>Now with video!</h3> </p><p>Today the Maximum PC crew has crossed a huge milestone and present the&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC No BS 200" href="http://dl.maximumpc.com/maxpc_200_20130416.mp3" target="_blank">200th episode of the No BS Podcast</a>! And because you guys have asked for it, this special episode is also in video format! Yay!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/KwZKwL5pyNw" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: left;">In the epic podcast/videocast, Maximum PC Editor and podcast host Josh Norem invites Deputy Editor Gordon Mah Ung, Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang, and Associate Editor Tom McNamara to discuss a wide variety of topics that include:</p> <p>- The history of the <a title="Maximum PC No BS podcast" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/articles/no_bs_podcast" target="_blank">Maximum PC No BS podcast</a></p> <p>- Our awesome&nbsp;<a title="amd maingear pc" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimary-term%5D/win_custom-built_crysis-themed_maingear_rig_amd2013" target="_blank">AMD gaming rig giveaway</a></p> <p>- The <a title="Adam orth" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/snarky_microsoft_director_tweets_support_always-_consoles2013" target="_blank">Adam Orth always-online Xbox 720 controversy</a>&nbsp;(Update following the podcast: He is <a title="Microsoft no longer" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/microsofts_adam_orth_resigns_following_twitter_outburst2013" target="_blank">no longer with Microsoft</a>)</p> <p>- <a title="Razer Edge review" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/%5Bprimary-term%5D/razer_edge_review2013" target="_blank">Razer Edge review</a></p> <p>- Your reader questions</p> <p>- And rants from Gordon!</p> <p>Let us know what you think of the video format!</p> <p>If you want to catch future episodes, you can:</p> <p>Subscribe on&nbsp;<a title="iTunes" href="http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=92X1160522&amp;site=maximumpc.com&amp;xs=1&amp;url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fmaximum-pc-no-bs-podcast%2Fid213247824&amp;xguid=627db7057ac7ccfd23f9a503957ff08e&amp;xcreo=0" target="_blank">iTunes</a></p> <p>Fan us on&nbsp;<a title="maximum pc facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/maximumpc" target="_blank">Facebook</a></p> <p>Tweet us on&nbsp;<a title="twitter" href="https://twitter.com/maximumpc" target="_blank">Twitter</a></p> <p>Check out&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC windows 8 app" href="http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/en-US/app/maximumpc-online/4db21697-1f67-4152-9e45-488de8ac0f0e" target="_blank">our Windows 8 app</a>&nbsp;in Microsoft's app store</p> <p>Email us at&nbsp;<a title="maximum pc email" href="mailto:maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com" target="_blank">maximumpcpodcast@gmail.com</a></p> <p>Subscribe to our&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC feed" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337" target="_blank">RSS feed</a></p> <p>Leave us a voicemail at 877-404-1337 x1337</p> <p>Thanks for listening all these weeks/months/years! We truly appreciate your support!</p> <p>-Maximum PC Staff</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/no_bs_podcast/no_bs_podcast_200_epic_videocast_edition#comments # 200 adam orth crysis maingear pc episode gordon mah ung Jimmy Thang josh norem Maximum PC No BS Podcast MPCTV razer edge tom mcnamara video videocast Windows Gaming News No BS Podcast Web Exclusive Tue, 16 Apr 2013 23:30:06 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 25351 at http://www.maximumpc.com Intel's Next Unit of Computing HTPC and Raspberry Pi Compared (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/intels_next_unit_computing_htpc_and_raspberry_pi_compared_video321 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Intel and ARM go head-to-head in the small-PC arena</h3> <p>We got a review unit of Intel's tiny <strong><a title="Next Unit of Computing" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/report_intels_ivy_bridge-powered_nuc_mini_pc_cost_400" target="_blank">Next Unit of Computing</a>&nbsp;</strong><strong>(NUC)&nbsp;</strong>HTPC in the office and decided to compare it to the ever popular Raspberry Pi. While the unit is significantly larger and more expensive than the popular credit-card sized computer, the Next Unit of Computing is also much more powerful. It&nbsp;features a 17W Core i3-3217U 1.8GHz processor on a QS77 motherboard, four USB 2.0 ports, a thunderbolt port, and a HDMI port. The device supports up to 16GB of DDR3 laptop RAM and has PCI-e slots for a wireless card and m-SATA SSD.</p> <p>Check out the video below to see Gordon compare the Next Unit of Computing with the Raspberry Pi side-by-side.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/NT0Kt6n3ilM" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Not a bad deal for $400? Let us know in the comments!</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/intels_next_unit_computing_htpc_and_raspberry_pi_compared_video321#comments 400 bucks computer DIY dollars Hardware Intel HTPC MPCTV next unit of computing nuc raspberry pi small pc tiny News Features Web Exclusive Fri, 30 Nov 2012 23:24:17 +0000 Chris Zele 24600 at http://www.maximumpc.com Windows 8 Launch (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_8_launch_video813 <!--paging_filter--><h3>Experience the Windows 8 release with our launch event video.&nbsp;</h3> <p>We had the opportunity to check out the <strong>Windows 8 release</strong> event at Microsoft’s San Jose Windows store, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.&nbsp;</p> <p>In the video below, we go up close and personal with Microsoft’s newly released Surface RT tablet, get impressions from customers on the controversial new OS, and interview the store’s manager to see if the long-awaited launch lived up to the hype. &nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E5U2H-myu-U" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>To see if Windows 8 is right for you, make sure to read&nbsp;<a title="Windows 8" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_8_Review" target="_blank">our review</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>For additional images from the event, check out our Windows 8 launch gallery below.</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_8_launch_video813#comments event launch microsoft store MPCTV rt san jose silicon valley Surface tablet video Windows windows 8 release Software Features Sat, 27 Oct 2012 02:11:42 +0000 Jimmy Thang 24404 at http://www.maximumpc.com Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Hands-On (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/article/hardware/razer_blade_video <!--paging_filter--><h3>Razer Blade looks sharp and cuts deep (into your pocket book)</h3> <p>The saying, "You get what you pay for" gets tossed around a lot, but sometimes this proverb doesn't always ring true. At $2,500, the <a title="New Razer Blade" href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/razer_unsheathes_blade_2_gaming_laptop" target="_blank">new</a> 17.3" <strong>Razer Blade</strong> gaming laptop certainly is expensive, but is it worth it?&nbsp;</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none">416x234 with html5 and api support</div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><p><script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js" type="text/javascript"></script><object id="myExperience1869658577001" class="BrightcoveExperience"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="349" /> <param name="playerID" value="713149813001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj4PC2GE~,ORQYVMXgoiXTeyIHGi_-FJkRaqeMqUGX" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1869658577001" /></object></p> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><p><script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ brightcove.createExperiences(); // ]]></![cdata[></script></p> <!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Click the play button to check out our hands-on impressions of the Razer Blade laptop</strong></p> <p><strong>Specs</strong></p> <p>The Razer Blade features Intel's newly revealed Intel Core i7 3632QM Quad Core CPU, which features a base block of 2.2GHz and overclocks up to 3.2GHz with turbo boost. In terms of discrete graphics, the gaming laptop features Nvidia's GeForce GTX 660m GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. Tying the CPU and GPU together is Optimus Technology, which allows the laptop to switch between NVIDIA's discrete graphics and Intel's integrated graphics on the fly. For memory, the Razer Blade features 8GB of 1,600MHz DDR3 RAM.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="thickbox" title="Razer Blade star wars" href="/files/u154082/razer_blade_1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u154082/razer_blade_1_small.jpg" alt="razer blade" title="razer blade" width="620" height="388" /></a></p> <p>Storage side, the laptop comes with a 64GB SSD along with a 500GB 7,200rpm mechanical hard drive. This combination gave us impressive boot times, allowing the Blade to boot to Windows within 25 seconds.&nbsp;</p> <p>In terms of laptop features, the Blade supports up to three 3.0 USB ports, an HDMI port, and comes with a built-in HD webcam.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Design</strong></p> <p>Aesthetically, the Razer Blade looks a lot like a large, black MacBook. Adding some edge to the layout are green-back lit LED keys which complement the simple and elegant design well. &nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="thickbox" title="Razer Blade keyboard" href="/files/u154082/razer_blade_2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u154082/razer_blade_2_small.jpg" alt="Razer Blade keyboard" title="Razer Blade keyboard" width="620" height="427" /></a></p> <p>The chassis features a matte aluminum body that looks sleek. One problem we did encounter, however, was that the surface was a sucker for finger prints. This is a shame considering we really liked placing our hands on the quiet and responsive keyboard.&nbsp;</p> <p>For the screen, the Blade features an LED-backlit 1080p monitor. Though the monitor looks great head-on, there is a bit of that TN-monitor shimmer when you view it at off angles</p> <p>Because the 17.3 inch monitor is so massive, the laptop can be cumbersome to use in areas where table space is limited, but at only .88 inches, the Razer Blade is impressively thin. Weighing in around 6 lbs 11 oz, the laptop is by no means light, but it is lighter than similar competitors.&nbsp;</p> <p>The big feature Razer is touting with the Blade is the multi-touch LCD pad with 10 programmable keys. This will allow you to bind custom gaming commands and to open up programs with a single keystroke. In addition, Razer says it will allow owners to download pre-made settings whenever new, popular games come out. While most laptop touchpads are situated below the keyboard, Razer has opted to place it on the right to act as a gaming mouse replacement. Even though gaming with the touchpad worked better than we expected (about on par with an Xbox 360 controller for shooters), most gamers will want to plug in a USB mouse which would neglect Razer's efforts here. Furthermore, considering we have been conditioned to using touchpads below the keyboard for so long, forcing ourselves to keep our hands to the right felt extremely counterintuitive and downright frustrating at points.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Performance</span></p> <p>While we have yet to run the laptop through our complete gauntlet of benchmarks, our preliminary experiential run-through playing Counter-Stike: Global Offensive yielded very solid framerates. With all settings maxed, FRAPs recorded average framerates around the 60 frames per second mark.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="thickbox" title="Razer Blade orcs" href="/files/u154082/razer_blade_3.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u154082/razer_blade_3small.jpg" alt="Razer Blade orcs" title="Razer Blade orcs" width="687" height="480" /></a></p> <p>On the audio front, the Blade was plenty loud at full volume with no unwanted distortion. While the sound quality was adequate, audiophiles aren't going to be blown away by these fairly run-of-the-mill laptop speakers.&nbsp;</p> <p>In terms of battery life, the Razer Blade features a 60-watt hour battery. What this translated to for us was about 2 hours and 45 minutes of non-stop video footage running off the hard drive. While this should get you through the majority of movies, if you're looking to get through an extended cut of a Lord of the Rings movie, consider yourself out of luck. Luckily, Razer has created a small and light battery charger that easily allows you to use the device as a portable gaming desktop. &nbsp;</p> <p>While the laptop can get warm under load, we haven't encountered any temps that would melt our pants off.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Conclusion</strong></p> <p>We were impressed with the look, performance, and build quality of the Razer Blade, but its expensive price point makes it difficult to fully recommend. For the money, gamers can build a much stronger desktop PC AND purchase a decent gaming laptop.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a class="thickbox" title="Razer Blade back" href="/files/u154082/razer_blade_4.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u154082/razer_blade_4_small.jpg" alt="Razer Blade back" title="Razer Blade back" width="620" height="375" /></a></p> <p>For the final verdict along with more performance and benchmark comparisons, stay tuned for the full review.&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/hardware/razer_blade_video#comments hands-on impressions Hardware maximum pc maximumpc MPCTV Preview razer blade Review video videos Features Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:08:40 +0000 Jimmy Thang 24256 at http://www.maximumpc.com Acer Iconia W510 Tablet Runs Windows 8 FAST (Video) http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/acer_iconia_w510_tablet_runs_windows_8_fast_video <!--paging_filter--><p>Maximum PC had the opportunity to check out Acer's newly announced Iconia W510 <a title="Windows 8 tablet" href="http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2012/38504">Windows 8-powered tablet</a> today and boy, was the thing FAST.</p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none">416x234 with html5 and api support</div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><p><script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js" type="text/javascript"></script><object id="myExperience1867018617001" class="BrightcoveExperience"><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="349" /> <param name="playerID" value="713149813001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj4PC2GE~,ORQYVMXgoiXTeyIHGi_-FJkRaqeMqUGX" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1867018617001" /></object></p> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><p><script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[ brightcove.createExperiences(); // ]]></![cdata[></script></p> <!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p>As you can see from the video above, this ain't your uncle's Atom processor. Navigating through Windows 8's touch interface was lightning quick.</p> <p>The W510 is expected to go on sale in October when Microsoft formerly launches Windows 8. The price has not been announced, but competing designs peg it in the $650 range.&nbsp;</p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/acer_iconia_w510_tablet_runs_windows_8_fast_video#comments Acer Iconia W510 fast intel MPCTV October quick Release tablets video videos Windows windows 8 tablet News Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:05:17 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 24244 at http://www.maximumpc.com Photo (Video) Awesome #24: Gaming at 5760 x 2160! http://www.maximumpc.com/article/photo_video_awesome_24_gaming_5760_x_2160 <!--paging_filter--><p>As Amber promised in <a href="http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/photo_video_awesome_23_samsungs_six_panel_display_and_running">last week's</a> Photo Awesome, we're back with Samsungs six panel display and we've downloaded a couple killer titles to boot. Ever wonder what your favorite games look like in glorious 5670 x 2160? Check out the video below to find out.&nbsp;</p> <p> <div class="VAMS_prototype" data-vams-id="XC1a4WfCbW2M3"></div> </p> http://www.maximumpc.com/article/photo_video_awesome_24_gaming_5760_x_2160#comments Hardware MPCTV samsung Features Fri, 25 Mar 2011 23:35:37 +0000 Alan Fackler 17834 at http://www.maximumpc.com