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The Full Nerd is PCWorld's enthusiast PC hardware podcast. Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and Alaina Yee cover everything hardware related from news to testing to tips. And be sure to join us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch and join the conversation!

The Full Nerd The Full Nerd

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    • 4.8 • 105 Ratings

The Full Nerd is PCWorld's enthusiast PC hardware podcast. Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and Alaina Yee cover everything hardware related from news to testing to tips. And be sure to join us live on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch and join the conversation!

    CES 2021 special: Intel talks Rocket Lake S news

    CES 2021 special: Intel talks Rocket Lake S news

    Brandt Guttridge, Senior Director, Desktop Products Group at Intel, talks with Gordon and Mark about the recent Rocket Lake S news announced at CES.

    Read about Rocket Lake S on PCWorld.com: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3603029/intels-ready-to-take-on-ryzen-with-rocket-lake-s-and-the-core-i9-11900k.html

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    • 30 min
    CES 2021 special: Ryzen 5000 Mobile deep dive with AMD

    CES 2021 special: Ryzen 5000 Mobile deep dive with AMD

    Robert Hallock, Director of Technical Marketing from AMD, talks with Gordon about all the Ryzen 5000 Mobile news announced at CES 2021.

    Read more about Ryzen 5000 Mobile on PCWorld.com: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3602989/amd-launches-ryzen-5000-mobile-processors-for-laptop-gaming-and-productivity.html

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 163: 2021 PC hardware predictions & eating 2020 words

    Episode 163: 2021 PC hardware predictions & eating 2020 words

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. Today's show has the gang go over their predictions from last year (and eat paper if they are wrong) as well as predict the future of PC hardware in 2021.

    *This episode is sponsored by SK hynix, the maker of fastest-in-class SSDs. Grab the Gold P31 & S31 on Amazon and give your PC a fast and reliable upgrade:
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Episode 162: Best PC hardware of 2020 | The Full Nerd Awards

    Episode 162: Best PC hardware of 2020 | The Full Nerd Awards

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. It's the end of the year, so that means it's time for us to pick the best PC hardware of 2020. Watch the gang argue their picks and if you are watching it live be sure to chime in with your own recommendations!

    *This episode is sponsored by SK hynix, the maker of fastest-in-class SSDs. Grab the Gold P31 & S31 on Amazon and give your PC a fast and reliable upgrade:
    Gold P31 PCIe SSD - https://amzn.to/2JnLkvd
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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Episode 161: RX 6900 XT review, scalping pays, Cyberpunk 2077, Q&A

    Episode 161: RX 6900 XT review, scalping pays, Cyberpunk 2077, Q&A

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In today's episode we cover the Radeon RX 6900 XT reviews, the impact of scalpers, Cyberpunk 2077 PC impressions, and of course we answer your questions!

    Read the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT review on PCWorld: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3600449/amd-radeon-rx-6900-xt-review.html

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 160: RTX 3060 Ti review and ultrawide benchmarks, Q&A

    Episode 160: RTX 3060 Ti review and ultrawide benchmarks, Q&A

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In today's episode we go over the RTX 3060 Ti review, including widescreen gaming benchmarks, and of course we answer your questions!

    Read the Nvidia RTX 3060 Ti review on PCWorld: https://www.pcworld.com/article/3599092/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3060-ti-founders-edition-review.html

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    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

999999999099999 ,

All around great

Great people with differing perspectives and interests really make for an engaging show. Very informative and interactive with the live audience as well.

Wino66878887 ,

More PC fanboy than actual tech talk

I was disappointed to hear how down on the M1 chip you guys were when it is destroying laptop competition right now. It is likely Apple’s push to ARM will have ripple effects in the whole industry and you guys just shot that down. Makes you sound more like Windows fanboys than actual tech enthusiasts.

You said M1 couldn’t win because you’re a PC podcast. Do you know PC means “personal computer” and is generally OS agnostic? If ARM wasn’t making a push right now, AWS wouldn’t be propping up new ARM clusters and windows wouldn’t be working on making windows for ARM more usable. A lot of apps running through Rosetta perform better on M1 than they do on an Intel chip! It’s really quite incredible.

And this is coming from a data scientist with a 5900x/3090 in my workstation. Apple silicon is just plain impressive.

Also, why would you buy a 5800x for a video editing workstation? 5900x is way better core/$ and only $100 more. Premier or Resolve will use those cores but 🤷🏼‍♂️

lewolfley ,

This show is the best

Great content and I love their personalities

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