In this episode Brian and I talk about BenchmarkBoost-Gate or whatever, CPU governor optimizations for mobile benchmarks, the new Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and TRIM, Chromecast and Moto X.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 24
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug

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Total Time:  2 hours 40 minutes

Outline h:mm

BenchmarkBoost - 0:00
CPU Governor Optimizations - 0:53
Nexus 7 - 1:10
Android 4.3/TRIM - 1:30
Chromecast - 1:44
Moto X - 2:04


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  • watersb - Sunday, August 4, 2013 - link

    Show title: "I Wanted a Fire!" (crazy boost) Reply
  • watersb - Monday, August 5, 2013 - link

    Also: I couldn't decide if Brian were more likely to be found face-down in a gutter outside The Buffet dive bar, or wandering around on Mt. Graham muttering to himself. But then I realized he's been traveling so much, he probably just cleans out the mini-bar in the hotel room.

    Stay away from code reviews, Brian! #cantbeunseen #ifearforyou
  • fefoEng - Monday, August 5, 2013 - link

    Amazing podcast as usual. Keep doing what you're doing, I love seeing the academic/scientific approach to product reviews that you guys do. Reply
  • neocobb - Monday, August 5, 2013 - link

    Awesome podcast. I am not an electoronics major; your podcasts make me want to know more.
    Again, Brian, you are awesome :-)
  • slayernine - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - link

    I would LOVE to read an article on SD Card reliability and longevity. Reply
  • Kenneth Qvarfordt - Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - link

    I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed listen to this episode. You guys rock! I also love the simple style. No dumb intro or anything just right at the goodies! Only problem is it was too short! I'd love for even longer pod casts. Keep up the good work! Reply
  • GokieKS - Friday, August 9, 2013 - link

    Brian's rants in this episode are fantastic. And I agreed with him on pretty much all of them. Reply
  • LucasTech - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    Excellent podcast. I heard Brian Klug on the Vector podcast with Rene Ritchie, and that lead me to this podcast. I listen to tech podcasts all the time, and this is my single favorite podcast I have ever listened to. The honesty and expertise in explanations, especially on Brian's part was simply outstanding. I will definitely be listening more in the future. Reply
  • errorr - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    So I was bored and out of podcasts and was listening to some old ones and Anand made a perfect prediction of benchmark boost gate whatever.

    On episode 15 at 1:04:58 Anand says: "Is this when they start to do app detects and wait for someone to fire up Antutu or something and, and then just go all A15s.

    Now the comment was more about the heuristics in the kernel of when the exynos 5 octa switches between A7'sand A15's.

    The chip, the maker, and the benchmark. Impressive to say the least.
  • skiboysteve - Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - link

    Wow Reply

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