We've made it to 10 episodes of the AnandTech Podcast! As promised, this week's episode is a bit more PC focused as we discuss the future of AMD. Intel's SSD DC S3700 is up for discussion, as well as the HPC space including the launch of Intel's Xeon Phi (baesd on the architecture formerly known as Larrabee). 

There's a bit of mobile discussion in the second half of the podcast, addressing TI's exit from the market and some final thoughts on the Nexus 4 from Brian.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 10
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug, Ryan Smith & Dr. Ian Cutress

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time: 2 hours 3 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Intel SSD DC S3700 and the Evolution of SSDs - 00:01
Intel's Xeon Phi - 00:16
AMD in the HPC Space - 00:41
AMD's Tough Times - 00:55
TI Exiting the Mobile SoC Business - 01:32
More on the Nexus 4 - 01:44

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 



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  • kylewat - Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - link

    I'm not sure that the value added is 'attention to detail', but rather in good enough. The added value of paying for a phone that surfs the internet, takes pictures, texts and makes calls, etc. is high. I don't have to lug around a laptop, phone, and camera anymore. If people wanted good cameras, they wouldn't have stopped carrying around the big one, or the camera manufacturers would make competitive phones.

    That hasn't happened. The software companies are designing the phones. So inherently the attention to detail on cameras isn't there. It isn't a big factor in the purchasing decision, because even if there was a small subset of buyers who cared enough, they wouldn't be enough to move the needle to support an entire phone platform, or even phone.

    There is good reason that software has been winning the battle for a long time because it has the unique ability of being able to attract the best minds, and for those that know this to be true, managing software projects is one of the hardest management skills one can find. Those that can do it, are handsomely rewarded and require very little to no capex.

    Anyway, that is my thought for now.
  • iAnders - Friday, December 28, 2012 - link

    Just listened to episode 10, very high quality discussions. Loved the bleak situation for AMD insight. Just wanted to say thanks!

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