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  • High Speed Memory in Gaming PC, Hometheater Speakers on your Desktop


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 27:10

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    Originally recorded July 2021

    Show Notes

    Should you be using high-speed DRAM in your Gaming PC
    In this segment we dive back into Darren’s new Gaming PC build and this time started looking at ways to maximize performance.  The processor, motherboard, storage, case and cooling have all been defined leaving Darren to question his choice in memory and if going fast will increase his framerate. 

    It may not be completely clear but, memory plays a big part in overall system performance but, only to a certain degree and it depends on the workload.  In the days of DX9 and DX10 gaming the CPU and Memory subsystem was a critical component that could often carry a lackluster video card.  With the advent of DX12, RTX and other graphics acceleration technologies the CPU and Memory take a back seat.

    Strangely enough it turns out to get better framerate it might be better to look at your gaming monitor and leave that 5000Mhz+ high-speed unicorn tear memory to the professionals.

    Home Theater Speakers for your Desktop
    A reader of Hardware Asylum sent in a question asking if using an Onkyo Home Theater in a box would work when paired with the Sound Blaster AE-9 over using a set of traditional 5.1 desktop speakers from Logitech.

    This is an interesting question and deserved some discussion.  In one hand, you have speakers designed for PC usage and small enough that you can sit close to them without being overwhelmed.  On the other hand, you have a complete home theater setup including receiver and speakers that will physically connect to your PC but were never designed for usage in a small space.

    Be sure to check out the Podcast to find out our exciting conclusion to these important questions.

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    Creative Sound Blaster AE-9 Ultimate Sound Card Review
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    Episode 126 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)