The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 3by Anand Lal Shimpi on September 3, 2012 11:12 PM EST
This week on the AnandTech Podcast we discuss the latest in chip architecture disclosures (both intentional and leaked) from AMD and Intel. Steamroller, Jaguar and Valleyview are all on the table. The crew discusses recent Thunderbolt announcements as well as the big iPhone NFC issue from last week.
A quick correction to the podcast: Micron's mSATA C400 is currently only available in capacities of up to 256GB, not 512GB as I incorrectly stated. The move to 128Gbit NAND will give us 512GB mSATA drives.
The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 3
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug & Dr. Ian Cutress
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Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. Let us know what you liked, hated and want to hear more of.
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tom1l21 - Monday, September 3, 2012 - linkKeep up the great work guys, really digging these podcasts so far.
gradjoh - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkA good start and fills an important void, but so far it seems to be mostly a very long monologue by Anand. It is a shame to have three people on the podcast without any real interaction. Also, these should be much shorter, ideally less than an hour. For example you could break it up into 2 shorter episodes per week. Also, the authors should take turns introducing news items, that makes the speakers more equal, rather than Anand getting to introduce every topic and the others left to comment. It probably doesn't help that you are not all in the same room, but if you listen to the Java Posse for example, they make it work, even when they are not in the same room. In any case, I'll keep listening because it is hard to find this content anywhere else and thanks for putting this together.
dishayu - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - linkThe length is perfect, IMO. It doesn't feel rushed or streched. 1:45 is good for me, personally.
Tegeril - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - linkDisagree, the length is perfect, don't shorten it. I don't understand the drive to request shorter podcasts that always seems to sneak into early discussion about a newly created one. Just listen to half and come back to the other half later :)
GrizzledYoungMan - Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - linkYeah, I'm with you. The length is ideal, gives them time to get nerdy and dig in, which I really like.
repoman27 - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkI was initially put off when I saw the length of these podcasts, but once I started listening, I was completely hooked. It's also entertaining to now be able to associate your voices with your written articles. Strong work.
Regarding the section of the podcast where you discuss the trend of online tech journalists regurgitating unsubstantiated posts from some corner of the Internet until the whole world is convinced they are true, it is very clear that Anandtech strives to do things differently and shares an overwhelming amount of empirical data generated in-house. This is one of the primary reasons I keep coming back. However, in podcast #2 you helped to propagate the latest inaccurate story about Thunderbolt—that the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter doesn't actually contain a Thunderbolt controller.
It was interesting to hear you discuss the implications of this being true, because if it were, it complicates the Thunderbolt model considerably. It bothered me enough that I decided to find out for myself, after all, these adapters are only $29. Anyway, there is indeed a DSL2210 Port Ridge controller in the Thunderbolt connector end of the adapter. At 6x5 mm, Hardmac just didn't notice it when they did their teardown, yet conclusions based on their incomplete findings are now available on tech sites everywhere... Sort of like NFC in the next iPhone.
Here's a gallery of a teardown of the newer Apple Thunderbolt to FireWire Adapter: http://imgur.com/a/cbx9T
QuesoLoco - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkThe sound quality for this one is the best yet.
Whatever you did to get rid of the static and voice fading, keep doing that!
jibberegg - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkThanks for these podcasts guys, they really are a lot of fun to listen to. The free form style of just riffing off a few topics works really well. Looking forward to your thesis on the trouble with the tech news echo chamber in the not too distant future :)
EnzoFX - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkIn regards to the future of OEMs, maybe it can be analogous to what you see in the car industry. While most manufacturers are fully vertically integrated, there is still room for flexibility. (Which is a model consumers have accepted, since forever, so sadly, dumping your laptop instead of upgrading is more likely, as it is consumer-driven in the purest sense).
You have your high end, which would be those at the forefront of this pc device-ification. While most others are also vertically integrated, there is more grey areas. Cars often share chassis with others, they sell designs, etc. This could be where the Nexus design comes in, and others still tweak to their own designs.
Or perhaps those that don't integrate vertically will fill more of the "generic" space of manufacturers. Maybe they can fill the role of a Kia or Hyundai =P. They will be there more to undercut, for the same features?
donopj2 - Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - linkMentioning the comment about the Battery Fairy made this podcast