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Leo Says 37: Honest Reviews, The Verge VOX takedown BitWit, W3175X, ROG Dominus, AMD profits!

Leo is back after a brief hiatus and this week he has a lot of topics to discuss. He discusses the post I made a few weeks ago on honest reviews and ‘influencers’ as well as VOX Media taking on BitWit for a takedown on their ‘build a PC video’ from months ago. It failed. Leo also discusses Intel’s new W3175X £3,000 processor, the ROG Dominus motherboard, G.Skill’s new high capacity memory kits and many other topics. It’s a good video, even by LEO’s standards.

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00:11 Minor News
01:09 Intel has launched 28-core Xeon W-3175X at £3,000
02:00 Asus ROG Dominus has been priced at US$2,000
03:15 Memory companies such as G.Skill have launched hex-channel DDR4 kits from 48GB to 192GB
04:20 Laptops with Nvidia RTX graphics have gone on sale
06:10 Softbank sold it US$3.6 Billion holding in Nvidia presumably because Crypto has crashed
06:53 Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is imminent
07:48 AMD has launched Radeon VII and the world has yawned
10:36 AMD made a profit in the previous quarter! The highest since 2011
12:50 The Verge VOX Media attack Bit Wit – with takedown of video – they failed.
16:27 KitGuru Editor In Chief Allan Campbell publishes about ‘honest reviews’ and influencers

LEOS NOTES:
Minor news in recent times:
TSMC had a bad batch of wafers
Bob Swan is now CEO of Intel after seven months in the interim role.
Apple had a security problem with group calling on FaceTime
Mayhems is suing Thermaltake over its use of the word ‘Pastel’

Bigger news:
Intel has launched 28-core Xeon W-3175X at £3,000
Asus ROG Dominus has been priced at US$2,000

Memory companies such as G.Skill have launched hex-channel DDR4 kits from 48GB to 192GB

G.Skill launches hexa-channel DDR4 kits with up to 192GB running at 4GHz


Prices will likely be £2,000 to £3,000 for the highest end kits

Laptops with Nvidia RTX graphics have gone on sale
Prices are steep, typically from £2,000 to £3,500 and rising as far as £4,500
We reviewed Gigabyte Aero 15-X9 and I am working on PC Specialist Octane VI RTX

Softbank sold it US$3.6 Billion holding in Nvidia presumably because Crypto has crashed
Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is imminent

AMD has launched Radeon VII and the world has yawned
Der 8auer claims the drivers are horribly broken but is the lack of overclocking a problem or more of a feature in a data centre GPU?
And is AMD fussed, as they are still clearly holding stocks of Polaris and VEGA GPUs?

AMD made a profit in the previous quarter! The highest since 2011
Margins up from 34 percent to 38 percent
Revenues for Q1 2019 expected to dip as they continue to clear out excess GPUs remaining from the Crypto crash.

Allan’s column about ethics and bought reviews

The Verge, owned by Vox Media, tried to take down Bit Wit Kyle’s video and failed.
Kyle’s video is clearly new content rather than a basic reaction video
Their video from the Intel keynote at CES was nine minutes of clips with zero analysis
Why did they take action now when the original video went up in September 2018
Seems they have a thin skin or are poorly suited to report on technology

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