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Broken Silicon

One brother is an Engineer, and the other is a Scientist. Both are hilarious and discuss the latest news, rumors, and developments going on in the Computer Hardware and PC Gaming Space. Broken Silicon is Brought to you by the Youtube Channel: Moore's Law Is Dead, and its creator Tom. Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRPdsCVuH53rcbTcEkuY4uQ Patreon That Makes this Possible: https://www.patreon.com/MooresLawIsDead Music by SAHARA, who were awesome enough to give written permission to use their music. Please visit their excellent Alternative Rock Music at https://soundcloud.com/saharasuck

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Recent Episodes of Broken Silicon


259. US Gov't Buying AMD, RDNA 4 w/ FSR 4, Nvidia RTX 5080 Export | Defense Engineer

259. US Gov't Buying AMD, RDNA 4 w/ FSR 4, Nvidia RTX 5080 Export | Defense Engineer

We discuss how AMD is taking US Gov't Market Share from Intel, Nvidia AI, and Future Warfare. [SPON: Shop Micro Center’s Top Deals for May: https://micro.center/e0a595 ] [SPON: Get the latest Tech News & Buying Guides at MC News: https://micro.center/pnow ] [SPON: $23 Win11 Pro w/ "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 0:00 Defense Leaks in Gaming Forums 5:56 The State of FSR, and what FSR 4.0 needs to Achieve 12:17 AMD Marketing is Adrift… 19:56 RTX 5080 Pricing & Nvidia’s Market Dominance 35:27 RDNA 4, PS5 Pro PSSR...

Episode 28 May 2024 2h, 9m and 44s


258. 256C Zen 6 CONFIRMED, AMD Zen 5 Strix AI Naming, XBOX Meltdown, Nvidia RTX 5080

258. 256C Zen 6 CONFIRMED, AMD Zen 5 Strix AI Naming, XBOX Meltdown, Nvidia RTX 5080

We release NEW AMD “AI 9 100” whispers, and discuss the latest gaming hardware news! [SPON: Get the BEST DEALS NOW during FlexiSpot’s Brand Day: https://bit.ly/47N6adS ] [SPON: $23 Win11 Pro w/ "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 0:00 Wendy's a Long Girl & Tom's Studio is Cleaner (Intro Banter) 5:15 Nvidia Poised to Launch RTX 5080 early…for China… 15:50 Dell Roadmap leak confirms MLID’s Intel Leaks 27:20 Apple introduces M4 32:11 Is AMD about to copy Intel’s Ultra Stupid naming convention? 47:59 Zen 6 Core Counts Confirmed 53:32 AMD Sound Wave l...

Episode 21 May 2024 1h, 45m and 52s


257. Nvidia buying Intel, RTX 5000 Pricing, AMD Zen 5 Strix, TSMC 2nm | Daniel Nenni

257. Nvidia buying Intel, RTX 5000 Pricing, AMD Zen 5 Strix, TSMC 2nm | Daniel Nenni

The founder of SemiWiki.com joins to discus the future of Nvidia, Intel, AMD, and TSMC! [SPON: Support MLID and get 66% OFF DopaFast here: https://dopafast.onelink.me/lT91/MLID ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] 0:00 Daniel Nenni Introduction, Semiconductor News is Mainstream 5:51 Why did Nvidia move Blackwell to 4nm? Is AMD skipping 3nm? 13:34 Intel Arrow Lake on TSMC 3nm - A mistake? 22:39 Will Intel become “Foundry First”? 29:41 Intel’s Financial Situation – Can they Survive Zen 5? 46:08 Could Nvid...

Episode 14 May 2024 1h, 47m and 15s


256. RTX 5060 8GB, RTX 5070 12GB, MSI backs Nvidia, AMD Zen 5 Strix, Intel Baseline

256. RTX 5060 8GB, RTX 5070 12GB, MSI backs Nvidia, AMD Zen 5 Strix, Intel Baseline

We discuss leaked Blackwell VRAM capacity, Zen 5 Strix Halo, and Intel’s Situation. [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] 0:00 Tom's back from Vegas & Dan has a Truffle Pig 7:14 RTX 5090, 5080, 5070 Ti, 5060 Laptop Configurations Leaked 20:13 RTX 5060 8GB – Impossible to recommend 8GB in 2025? 30:18 MSI backs Nvidia - An outlier, or a new trend? 40:41 Intel Baseline Bios nerfs the i9-14900K, Intel Reliability called into Question 51:35 Intel & AMD Report Q1 Earnings - Can Intel afford a war with Zen 5? 59:29 Zen 5...

Episode 7 May 2024 1h, 51m and 51s


255. AMD Zen 5 Strix Halo LP Leak, Hawk Point, PS6 Handheld, Switch 2 | The Phawx

255. AMD Zen 5 Strix Halo LP Leak, Hawk Point, PS6 Handheld, Switch 2 | The Phawx

We leak NEW Zen 5 Strix details, discuss Intel Lunar Lake, and talk about the future of x86 handhelds. [SPON: Get EaseUS VoiceWave Pro FREE w/ I44EG-VB1T5-YZQNZ-YLNF1-8HZD7: https://bit.ly/3RYFSP0 (First 100 Users ONLY!)] [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 0:00 The Phawx Introduction, Gen Z Computer Literacy 14:05 What caused the x86 Handheld Boom? Does the Switch deserve more credit? 20:17 Minimum Specs for AAA Gaming, APU Design Discussion 35:55 AMD Strix Halo Design & Configuration Di...

Episode 30 April 2024 2h, 24m and 58s


254. Intel 14th Gen Mass Failures Leak, AMD Zen 7, Nvidia RTX 5090 & 5080, TSMC 2nm

254. Intel 14th Gen Mass Failures Leak, AMD Zen 7, Nvidia RTX 5090 & 5080, TSMC 2nm

We leak details about Intel’s depreciating reliability, discuss TSMC 2nm expansion, and talk about Zen 6. [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 0:00 Lewis Black & Podcast Habits (Intro Banter) 4:34 HDMI 2.1, Cost of Game Pass (Corrections) 7:14 Chips Act gives Billions to TSMC & SAMSUNG - Intel losing favor? 14:08 Intel Introduces Gaudi 3 AI Accelerator 27:20 Intel Reliability Called into Question 35:51 AMD Zen 6 Updates, Early Zen 7 Leak 43:25 Will Zen 6 increase core counts and launch on AM5? 50:52 Nvidia RTX 5090 & 5080 Poised for Launch 2H 2024 58:26 Sony...

Episode 23 April 2024 1h, 21m and 39s


253. AMD Zen 5 / 6, Nvidia Blackwell, Taiwan Earthquake, TSMC vs Intel | Asianometry

253. AMD Zen 5 / 6, Nvidia Blackwell, Taiwan Earthquake, TSMC vs Intel | Asianometry

Jon from Asianometry joins to discuss Taiwan’s Earthquake, and the future of semiconductors. [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] 0:00 How did the Earthquake in Taiwan affect Jon? 7:27 Would a new World War benefit Intel? 14:45 Will China invade Taiwan? What weaknesses does TSMC have? 25:05 Is AMD's "underdog mindset" holding back their future? 39:17 Why wouldn't AMD "go for the kill" with a Zen 5 R9 9960X3D? 44:56 Zen 6, Future TSMC nodes, AMD Packaging 50:22 (Lack of) Governmental Funding for Inte...

Episode 16 April 2024 1h, 54m and 22s


252. AMD's Zen 5 Price War, Snapdragon X Elite, XBOX Capitulation, Intel Lunar Lake

252. AMD's Zen 5 Price War, Snapdragon X Elite, XBOX Capitulation, Intel Lunar Lake

We dissect the latest Zen 5 rumors, analyze Snapdragon X Elite performance, and discuss Windows AI. [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] 00:00 Mustached Tom Scratched his Eye, Fly Over States (Intro Banter) 6:13 Why PS3's CELL did (and didn't) Make Sense (Corrections) 10:27 Intel Foundries' Horrific Losses, Taiwan Earthquake 16:15 AMD could Win a Price War in 2024 23:57 Qualcomm Snapdragon X Elite runs BG3 at 30 FPS (Please Clap) 32:57 Zen 5 IPC & Release Date Re-Leaked 44:37 Igor’s Lab leaks Lunar Lake Pictures 56:09 Micr...

Episode 9 April 2024 1h, 48m and 25s


251. XBOX Sentiment at GDC, AMD RDNA 4, Nvidia Blackwell, PS5 Pro | Veteran Game Dev

251. XBOX Sentiment at GDC, AMD RDNA 4, Nvidia Blackwell, PS5 Pro | Veteran Game Dev

A Veteran of Game Developer joins to discuss upcoming releases & Consoles weaknesses! 0:00 Who is our guest? What games has he worked on? 12:48 How has Game Development changed since the 1990s? 16:35 N64 vs PS1 vs PC 23:44 Failures - CELL Processor, XBOX Kinect 30:11 Is "secret sauce" optimization dead due to Multiplatform 36:07 Could better hardware have made XBOX beat the PS5? 44:32 XBOX & PS5 Weaknesses 49:29 PS5 Pro Thoughts 1:03:08 AMD RDNA 4 vs Nvidia Blackwell Significance 1:14:20 GDC Dev Buzz – Layoffs & AI Tools 1:19:33 Are devs optimistic about XBOX at GDC? 1:23:57 Death of Saint’s Row, AAA Economics, Bethesda’s Engine 1:42:25 Helldivers 2 Success - What are the wrong lesson...

Episode 2 April 2024 1h, 55m and 53s


250. AMD Zen 5 Specs Confirmed, Intel Arrow Lake, FSR 3.1, PS5 Pro, Nvidia Blackwell

250. AMD Zen 5 Specs Confirmed, Intel Arrow Lake, FSR 3.1, PS5 Pro, Nvidia Blackwell

We discuss upcoming Nvidia GPU Architectures, Zen 5 Clock Speeds, and PlayStation 5 Pro! [SPON: Get 10% off Tasty Vite Ramen with code BROKENSILICON: https://bit.ly/3wKx6v1 ] [SPON: Use "brokensilicon“ at CDKeyOffer to get Win 11 Pro for $23: https://www.cdkeyoffer.com/cko/Moore11 ] 0:00 Weather, Dolly Parton, and Episode 250! (Intro Banter) 6:05 Nvidia Blackwell Announced at GTC 16:54 AI Power Consumption vs Crypto Mining 21:30 Nvidia Vera Rubin Launches quickly after Blackwell! 31:08 PS5 Pro Confirmed, PlayStation Spectral Super Resolution Leaked 44:09 AMD Announces FSR 3.1 53:27 Intel i9-14900KS Reviewed & Released 1:01:13 24 Core Arrow Lake Pictured, Launching End of 2024 1:12:52 Tiny Corp. AMD Drama, 7900 GRE Unlocked, MSI Claw (Wrap-Up) 1:19:04 Ze...

Episode 26 March 2024 1h, 39m and 26s

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