255 episodes

The Full Nerd is PCWorld's enthusiast PC hardware podcast. Each week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and Alaina Yee cover everything hardware related from news to reviews to tips. We also answer questions from the live audience or submitted to our Discord. Join us live on the PCWorld YouTube channel every Tuesday at 10:30 am PT and interact with us in real time!

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    • 4.8 • 131 Ratings

The Full Nerd is PCWorld's enthusiast PC hardware podcast. Each week Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Adam Patrick Murray, and Alaina Yee cover everything hardware related from news to reviews to tips. We also answer questions from the live audience or submitted to our Discord. Join us live on the PCWorld YouTube channel every Tuesday at 10:30 am PT and interact with us in real time!

    Episode 224: RIP PCWorld's YouTube Channel, AV1 + Arc Testing, Q&A

    Episode 224: RIP PCWorld's YouTube Channel, AV1 + Arc Testing, Q&A

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this episode the gang is joined by the Stream Professor himself EposVox to cover what happened to PCWorld's YouTube channel (spoilers: it was deleted), in-depth AV1 testing on an Intel Arc A380, and of course we answer your questions live!

    AV1 encoding deep-dive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctbTTRoqZsM

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld
    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Special Edition: Intel Talks Arc Launch & Performance

    Special Edition: Intel Talks Arc Launch & Performance

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this special episode Tom Petersen and Ryan Shrout from Intel are here in the studio to talk about Arc desktop GPUs, from performance expectations to launch timelines.

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld

    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 223: Arc A380/A750 Performance Testing, Is Jayz2Cents wrong? Q&A

    Episode 223: Arc A380/A750 Performance Testing, Is Jayz2Cents wrong? Q&A

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this episode the gang covers the first Intel Arc A380 and A750 testing results, JayzTwoCents  video about graphics card buying advice, and of course we answer your questions live!

    A380 review from Gamers Nexus : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La-dcK4h4ZU
    A750 performance from Intel Graphics : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uctDN9uYcXI
    GPU buying advice video from JayzTwoCents : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p79H_XOwpZo

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld

    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Build/Upgrade Now Or Wait? Is PC Gaming Damaged? Q&A | The Full Nerd ep. 222

    Build/Upgrade Now Or Wait? Is PC Gaming Damaged? Q&A | The Full Nerd ep. 222

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this episode the gang covers the age old question about building or upgrading a PC now or waiting for new parts, whether PC gaming can bounce back from these horrible past two years, and of course we answer your questions live!

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld

    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    • 2 hr 4 min
    Episode 221: Rumor Round-up w/ Moore's Law Is Dead: Ryzen 7000, 13th-Gen, RTX 40-Series

    Episode 221: Rumor Round-up w/ Moore's Law Is Dead: Ryzen 7000, 13th-Gen, RTX 40-Series

    Join The Full Nerd gang as they talk about the latest PC hardware topics. In this episode the gang is joined by Moore's Law Is Dead to cover all of the major rumors surrounding upcoming launches from AMD, Intel, and Nvidia and provide some thoughts on building now or waiting. And of course we answer your questions live!

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld

    Check out the audio version of the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, Pocket Casts and more so you can listen on the go and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss the latest live episode!

    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Episode 220: PC Hardware Hall Of Fame - 2022 Inductees

    Episode 220: PC Hardware Hall Of Fame - 2022 Inductees

    Join The Full Nerd gang for our 4th annual PC Hardware Hall of Fame episode where we discuss the best PC hardware of all time and which parts should be inducted. Will Sandy Bridge finally get in? What about the floppy disk? Still too soon for GTX 1080 Ti or Polaris? Come find out!
    *This episode is sponsored by SK hynix, the maker of fastest-in-class SSDs. Grab the Platinum P41 on Amazon and give your PC a fast and reliable upgrade: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QVD9V7R?maas=maas_adg_56A29C0EB148670E4DC608A95FA99778_afap_abs&ref_=aa_maas&tag=maas

    Buy The Full Nerd merch: https://crowdmade.com/collections/pcworld
    Join the PC related discussions and ask us questions on Discord: https://discord.gg/SGPRSy7
    Follow the crew on Twitter: @GordonUng @BradChacos @MorphingBall @KeithPlaysPC @AdamPMurray

    Follow PCWorld for all things PC!
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    TWITTER: https://www.twitter.com/pcworld

    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

arcrendition ,

Great

Funny and informative. I just wish they did it twice a week!!

Kasekopf ,

More Gordon please!

This is a great podcast about current tech events. They typically focus on 3 or 4 big events from the week, but sometimes wonder into less "newsy" topics, and that is when they are at their best. Gordon is the star of the show and the man deserves the spotlight. Look forward to this each week.

Freemy64 ,

Great podcast!

I just wanted to take a moment to note that the Full Nerd is both consistently educational and entertaining. As someone who is interested in computers but who had not been deeply engaged on the topic for sometime, their discussion has vastly increase my knowledge. Moreover (For Gordon and anyone from the publishing side), their evident knowledge on the subject has led me to use pcworld.com as my first stop for information on considering my own PC purchases and upgrades. Thanks so much!

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