The Hardware Asylum Podcast

All Podcast Episodes

  • The Evolution of the Graphics Adaptor from the Software Side

    Published: Saturday, July 10, 2021 - Podcast The Evolution of the Graphics Adaptor from the Software Side

    In this continuation episode the duo discusses the evolution of the graphics API that dictated the growth in the GPU market and defined how games were not only developed but consumed by enthusiasts. As a PC gamer we don’t talk about the dark days of the Xbox 360 and the void called “Games for Windows” but, it is a defining moment in game development that changed PC hardware forever.

  • Picking a Processor and Challenges of Playing old Games on Modern Hardware

    Published: Thursday, June 24, 2021 - Podcast Picking a Processor and Challenges of Playing old Games on Modern Hardware

    In this episode we go shopping for a processor and compare specifications to determine the best option for our build. We later look at the issues of playing old games on modern hardware when the required interfaces and drivers are missing and cause the game to run slower and with less detail.

  • The Evolution of the Graphics Adaptor

    Published: Friday, June 11, 2021 - Podcast The Evolution of the Graphics Adaptor

    In this episode we talk about the evolution of the graphics adapter from the humble beginnings with CGA and ISA to the modern power house of 4k and PCI Express

  • Retro PC Adventure at RE-PC in Seattle

    Published: Monday, May 24, 2021 - Podcast Retro PC Adventure at RE-PC in Seattle

    With the advent of disposable computers the second-hand market for computer hardware has almost completely dried up though every once in awhile someone will pull a nice gem from an estate sale basement or if you are lucky you can find something at the local thrift shop. That is unless you are in the Seattle area and visit a store called Re-Pc. This is an electronics recycler who repurpose, repair and re-sell old electronics instead of sending everything off for scrap

  • NVIDIA, Global Chip Shortages and What This Company is Doing to Solve the Problem

    Published: Saturday, May 8, 2021 - Podcast NVIDIA, Global Chip Shortages and What This Company is Doing to Solve the Problem

    In this episode we discuss the effects of the mysterious disappearance of the RTX 3000 Series and the reason behind why NVIDIA cards are so good at what they do. The global shortage and huge asymmetrical demand have sparked the company to finally segment their retail products in hopes of giving gamers a chance to enjoy the other thing RTX cards can do, Game.

  • The Death of Frys Electronics and the End of an Era

    Published: Sunday, April 11, 2021 - Podcast The Death of Frys Electronics and the End of an Era

    In February of 2021 Frys Electronics closed their doors, they claim it was due to complications associated with “The Situation” which put additional stress on a business model that has been failing since the early 2000’s. In this episode we discuss some reasons behind why this has happened and what impact the new normal will have on retail shopping centers going forward.