This week's podcast finds Harry, Paul and Clive having a good chat about what's current in the PC hardware world.
At the top of the list is Nvidia's new graphics card, the GeForce GTX 590 3GB
. The card crams two whole GPUs onto a single PCB, and its performance is great. As we discuss in the podcast, though, it's really the driver support that will make it either a classic or a flash in the pan.[break]
Also discussed is the Intel Core i7-990X
and the way in which the CPU market has changed; six months ago we would have recommended the 990X, but it's almost irrelevant now.
Finally, we also had a chance to comment on some of the news stories from the past couple of weeks. First up is the rumour that Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPU refresh will bring PCI-E 3.0 support
with it and what that means for you. We also dissect the news that OCZ has recently bought Indilinx
, and what effect that’s likely to have on other SSD manufacturers.
As always, we've also set up our weekly competition too, the lucky winner of which will walk away with a Mionix Propus 380 mousepad
. This sleek mouse mat will provide the perfect tracking surface, whichever mouse you choose to use.
As ever, the bit-tech
hardware podcast features music by Brad Sucks
, and was recorded on Shure
microphones. You can download the podcast direct, listen in-browser or subscribe through iTunes using the links below. Also, be sure to let us know your thoughts about the discussion in the forums