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HotHardware's Two and A Half Geeks WebcastIn this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, OCZ's Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and how not to get burned, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core Limited Edition graphics card, and details of the HotHardware Gear-Up Giveaway with MSI and NVIDIA give away...
Show Notes:
00:41 - Iyaz cries.
01:30 - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Tegra 3 Unleashed
07:53 - OCZ Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive Review 
11:17 - Amazon Kindle Fire: Insight and How Not To Get Burned
17:15 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review
20:25 - MSI and NVIDIA Gear Up With HotHardware Giveaway!


@Iyaz just go jam on one of those guitars in the background and it will make you feel better 🙂 btw I like sugarsync and also use the Microsoft Live Mesh to sync some of my files to another computer for those really important documents.

Do you guys speculate that OCZ purchased a controller company and is doing their development in house now in order to get their prices down below their competitors. Considering that they do not have to license another companies controller.

Marco = now in the secret service

The Kindle fire seems like a little bit lackluster at this point. The name reminds me of my days of playing WoW, one of my friends always used to scream kill it with fire... I feel like Amazon is just trying to kill the market with fire but got some coals instead.

Congrats again Manduh and good luck to everyone with the sweet hardware :)


"The 448 Core 560 Ti's are a great value under $299, overclocked, they beat the 570's stock clock speeds in many games.  Seen a couple go over 900Mhz, and again, making them triple Sli capable adds to it's value too. Hopefully they are not so limited and the prices drop to $250 soon, even better." 

Marco C

@Optimus - Been told that the Ti 448-Core likely won't be around by the middle of Q1. Once the bin of chips are gone, so will the card--at least that's what NVIDIA is saying today. That could change, of course. Because of the limited edition status of the card, I don't think its price will drop much in its short lifetime on the market.


Iyaz, remember to always backup 😛 lol

Very informative as always.

omegadraco: Either that or he is a robot!!! D:

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I couldn't help but think dirty thoughts from "you know it's actually not massive, it's within reach if I stand up..." LMAO

There could have been a little voice in the background saying "That's what she said" after every sentence for the next 60 seconds or so after that line. LOL

Very informative and FUN vidcast once again!!

Also, again, many many thanks for the Rok Box contest!!! I'm still shocked that I won something that awesome (and from my favourite forum to boot)!!!


Great job with the webcast guys. Iyaz, that sucks!!! Go grab a cheap external!!! It's been a good week for hardware. Transformer Prime looks amazing, and I fully expect the ics update to add all sorts of speed benefits. The fire is definitely not for me. I think you guys are correct round two will be better and I think a lot of people might get burned because of the low price point. They need to know upfront it's not the full android experience. Nvidia did a good job with the new limited edition card, good performance at an aggressive price point, can't complain about that! Thanks again for the awesome contests! The 580 will make someone very happy!

Congrats again Manduh!


So far Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac are making them. Maybe a few others too,


Another excellent vid cast with quite the variety of topics..I really like the Asus Transformer for a versatile mobile device to me it's unique and seems to be most versatile.. Sort of like to see the manufactures like OCZ with there own  own in-house firmware on  SSDs..I know Patriot has there own firmware for SSD and glad they do...What's also great is the 'straight up' &  'head up' remarks about the the OCZ review sample being set out to review sites .that the bigger 512 GB SSD samples have noticeably better performance than the smaller drives..pretty common by way SSDs go  but may not be interested  in the buck for gig performance with the smaller drives.. ..yep the Zotac nvidia card is quite the chipset ,but then again the MSI Lightening card in the giveaway along with the MSI mobos are prertty dang hot on the tech net as usual to the HH style of things 'that be a happening'....Speaking of things that be a  happening  

Congrats Again ManduHH !


"It's a matter of scale" Ha! "So many jokes".


Iyaz - there are data recovery/forensic services that can restore the data from failed/overwritten hard disks, so if you really need that stuff, there's a way.

The OCZ SSDs - What kind of situations would the writespeed on the smaller drives become an issue? Extreme crysis 2 settings?

If the 448-core 560s are limited, then people should probably buy 2 now if they're gonna get 1, or they risk not being able to upgrade to SLI later on.


Another great webcast. I was excited to get the Kindle Fire for my girlfriend but I'm thinking I should wait until the next version. Wish I could grab two ASUS Primes; love those powerhouse tablets just from the reviews alone :)