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Your source for hardware analysis and news from the most trusted in Tech Since 1997. The Official AnandTech Podcast gets to the bottom of the latest tech without watering it down. No sensationalism, no fluff, just the truth - powered by data driven analysis.

Your source for hardware analysis and news from the most trusted in Tech Since 1997. The Official AnandTech Podcast gets to the bottom of the latest tech without watering it down. No sensationalism, no fluff, just the truth - powered by data driven analysis.
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Your source for hardware analysis and news from the most trusted in Tech Since 1997. The Official AnandTech Podcast gets to the bottom of the latest tech without watering it down. No sensationalism, no fluff, just the truth - powered by data driven analysis.






The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 48

Wrapping up Computex 2018 with discussions about AMD's Threadripper 2 with 32 cores, Intel's new limited edition Core i7-8086K, and that really odd 28-core 5 GHz demo where Intel forgot to mention it was overclocked. Also some discussion on the best of the rest of the show, including G.Skill's Royal memory, gaming smartphones, ASUS' dual screen technologies, Intel's QLC NAND, and hardware for miners.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 47

Today at Intel’s Data Center Memory Summit, the new ‘Apache Pass’ Optane memory DIMMs were announced, with capacities from 128 GB to 512 GB. This new 3D XPoint type of memory is focused on allowing persistent memory support on servers, and will be avaialble with the next generation of Xeon Scalable processors (which Intel has not announced yet). Also on the docket from Intel was some information on their high-density QLC 3D NAND solid state drives, and we have details on when they should...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 46

The recent discussions at AnandTech have been about the latest updates in desktop computing. We recently went live with our Ryzen 2000-series review of all four processors, and our subsequent follow up with regards how operating systems like Windows rely on timers of different accuracy to account for time passing. In this podcast we cover the details of both topics, and then discuss how Intel's 'Core with Radeon RX Vega' is not a true Vega chip, but is actually built on AMD's Polaris...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 45

In early February, GlobalFoundries did something completely unexpected: for the second time in ten years, they invited a few select press and analysts to visit one of their fabrication plants (‘fabs’), where they make AMD processors, IBM silicon, and ASICs from a variety of companies. We were invited to Fab 8 in upstate New York, GF’s leading edge fab, which will be the site of the company’s 7nm and EUV offerings that will propel the fastest processors over the next three-to-five years. To...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 44

It’s hard to talk about gaming in 2017 without mentioning PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Joining me on the Podcast today is Chris Dring, a veteran of games journalism, writer for almost 20 years, and an old high-school friend. This is a podcast I’ve wanted to do for a while: Chris has a unique insight into the gaming industry, having published a literal shed load of magazines covering the industry and events such as E3, as well as interviewing most of the high-profile and indie elements of...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 43

LAS VEGAS, NV – The annual CES show is biggest of AnandTech’s main six shows of the year, and with it comes a wall-to-wall meeting schedule with press events starting two days before the show is supposed to start. After clocking up the miles and calling many taxis, we managed to get an hour before flying home to discuss the headlines and highlights from the show. Key topics included the Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA keynotes, and we go through a number of prominent show announcements that might...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 42

Every so often, the technology industry goes crazy. To get three events along those lines in the same week just blows the mind. On this podcast, Ian and Ryan discuss the critical stories: Intel buying custom GPUs from AMD, Raja Koduri leaving AMD, Raja Koduri joining Intel, Intel to create custom GPUs, and Qualcomm announcing Centriq 2400. Recorded on November 10th 2017.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 41

While in San Francisco for AMD’s Zen Tech Day, I had a chance to catch up with a good friend by the name of Patrick Kennedy, who runs the tech news website ServeTheHome. We frequently battle STH here at AnandTech to be the first to break news on new server platforms, but it is a friendly rivalry where often we end up picking each other’s brains for information or to bounce ideas off of each other. To that end I managed to convince Patrick to be a guest on our podcast, to talk about the...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 40

The annual CES show is always a mélange of announcements and sneak peeks for what is to come through the year. At the show we had most of our regular editors on foot, meeting with manufacturers to find out what exactly is going on under the hood. Despite some technical hiccups trying to record the podcast on site, I was able to track down some of our editors for a short burst into their main highlights from CES and thoughts on the year ahead.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 39

Here’s the second part of AnandTech’s smartphone podcast, post the Apple event where the iPhone 7 was launched. On the Podcast are Ian, Josh and Matt (apologies for his microphone) discussing a number of other devices and reviews that were launched around the same time as the iPhone. First up is a recap of Josh’s review of the Samsung Galaxy Note7, which has since been recalled due to issues with the battery - the team discuss some of the other features of the Note7 as well. Next is a...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 38

With the launch of the iPhone today, Josh, Matt and I got together to record some of our thoughts on the launch of the latest Apple devices, as well as the new Apple Watch Series 2. There has been some discussion online regarding the new A10 Fusion SoC, and what exactly those smaller cores are (or how they are being used), as well as new modems and how the company has removed the 3.5mm audio jack.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 37

Today’s podcast covers the show known as the Intel Developer Forum, or IDF for short. IDF is an annual event focusing on new Intel technologies and product visions, showcasing what is new from small maker-like ‘Internet of Things’ devices all the way up to server platforms and everything in-between. Ian and Ryan were at the show, with plenty of meetings on tap. We found some time to put our thoughts on the announcements in a microphone.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 36

The annual smartphone extravaganza known as Mobile World Congress has come and gone. We clocked up 45.4km on foot during the week, averaging around five hours sleep and one meal a day to be able to see everyone of interest. Because so many interesting things were presented, from LG, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and others, just before we left Barcelona Andrei and I put together a podcast of details, experience and analysis of the new devices. There are plenty of talking points with each of...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 35

AnandTech Podcast #35: The summer season has been busier than usual. Microsoft released Windows 10, it’s latest operating system, as a free upgrade to current Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, promising it to be the latest and greatest from Microsoft, but also why it might be the last full release of an operating system from them. Brett’s indepth review of Windows 10’s features is now available on the AnandTech website, with a link below. Hot on the heels of Windows 10 was Intel’s launch of...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 34

AnandTech Podcast #34 - In this special edition podcast, we spoke with Dr Genevieve Bell at Intel's Developer Forum. Dr Bell is Intel's Senior Anthropologist, as well as a futurist in Intel's Corporate Strategy Office. Dr Bell's main presentation at the event revolved around the maker community, and as a result our discussion we focused on that intersection of makers and the maker community, the altruistic intentions of the designers competing with corporate interests in this space and how...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 33

AnandTech Podcast #33 - Along with CES in Vegas in January, one of the two biggest PC hardware shows in the world is held every year is Computex in Taipei, usually in the first week of June. After the show Ian and Kristian recorded a podcast about the releases at the show as well as some of the esoteric elements on display.


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 32

AnandTech Podcast #32 - Ian and Brett are talking about laptops. It's been an exciting few weeks for laptops, as we discuss some of our more detailed findings related to Core M and the problem surrounding the material construction of low powered devices and how this relates to performance. Brett is also on hand to discuss the wheelings and dealings of Microsoft's BUILD conference which he attended, including discussions regarding Windows 10 updates, Android App support, Objective C support...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 31

The AnandTech podcast is back once more, this time with Ian and Andrei recapping their time at Mobile World Congress 2015. We kick things off with a look at the flagship smartphones to come out of the show, Samsung's Galaxy S6 and HTC's One M9. We follow this up with a look at some of the photography-centric products to come out of the show, including the Lenovo Vibe Shot and Panasonic Lumix CM1. Of course no MWC would be complete without SoCs, and MWC has Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, ARM's...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 30

All the news, recorded live from CES 2015. We kick things off with Intel's just-launched Broadwell-U family of CPUs before switching sides to AMD and looking at their FreeSync adaptive-synchronization technology and forthcoming Carrizo APUs. Then it’s all about vendors, including Asus and their new ZenFones and Windows 8 Chi 2-in-1s, MSI and their latest GT80 and GS30 laptops, and Lenovo with the shockingly light Lavie laptop. Not to be outdone, Dell also has their new XPS 13 and Alienware...


The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 29

Recorded live from Computex 2014, on this episode Anand Shimpi & Ian Cutress discuss recent developments at WWDC, Computex, and in the mobile market. Anand & Ian kick things off with a discussion of LG's new G3 phone, along with side discussions on ideal phone sizes and finishes. Then on to Intel's recent Baytail tablet announcements and Rockchip partnership. This is followed with an in-depth discussion of various WWDC happenings, including iOS 8, OS X Yosemite, Apple's Metal API,...