In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray dive into new AMD processors, whatâ€™s next for Nvidia (maybe), and the PlayStation 5â€™s butt-ugly looks.
We kick things off explaining whatâ€™s new about AMDâ€™s just-revealed Ryzen XT processorsâ€”theyâ€™re very slightly faster than their namesakes, but the Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT lack bundled coolers. The gang wades into potential implications of those tweaks, and during the segment, Gordon managed to break the news that contrary to those rumors flying around, no, Zen 3 hasnâ€™t been delayed until next year. After that, Brad dissects recent rumors of Nvidiaâ€™s next-gen RTX 3080 potentially including a separate â€œtransversal coprocessorâ€� chip for ray-tracing tasks. Itâ€™s an interesting thought but bring a big olâ€™ handful of salt. Finally, we collectively dump on the PlayStation 5â€™s design and speculate how much it and Microsoftâ€™s rival Xbox Series X will cost.