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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  • ESC2000 - Monday, August 12, 2013 - link

    I have a question about something you guys said while discussing the aspect ratios of the nexus 7 2013 versus the mini. Anand said the mini is better for reading/viewing webpages because it's 4:3 while the nexus is better for video with its 16:9 ratio. I get the general premise of that, especially with regard to PDFs, but doesn't the nexus 7 2013 display more text on its screen because the mini has only 34% of the pixels of the nexus? The mini has 25% or so more screen real estate but the nexus' significantly more pixels means way more text is shown on the mini (because you can see much smaller text on the nexus clearly).

    I know I'm conflating aspect ratio and number of pixels and screen real estate but I keep hearing this argument about why the mini is better and I want to nail down the truth.
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  • skiboysteve - Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - link

    Modern OSs scale up content for high DPI displays. So even though you have more pixels you might see the same amount of content as a lower resolution display... Its just much nicer looking (usually.. There are some details here...) Reply
  • rudolphna - Friday, August 16, 2013 - link

    These podcasts are great for me on roadtrips, I like to listen to them when driving. They really are great to have. Keep them coming guys! Listened to them on the way to ohio from upstate NY, and to Baltimore as well. I need more! Reply
  • F1shbone - Friday, August 30, 2013 - link

    Hey! I'm pretty new to podcasts overall and this one is my favourite thus far. You have a really nice dynamic and mutual respect between yourselves, which makes the podcast quite pleasant to listen to. And your knowledge of the things you talk about, of course. You've made yourselves one (more) fan in Finland already waiting for the next one. Great work! Reply
  • kmob - Sunday, September 01, 2013 - link

    Just wanted to thank you guys for a fantastic podcast. It's very refreshing to listen to your very knowledgeable commentaries and insights. Wish it was a bit more regular, but I certainly understand that it takes a lot of time to put this together. Reply

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