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Leo Says Ep 32: Leo buys VEGA 64 cards cheap, discusses Waterblocks and upcoming CPU’s!

Leo is back again this week and he decides to focus on graphics cards, processors, CES and the Computex ‘catchup'. Its an action packed episode covering a lot of new hardware, waterblocks and trade events. Leo even discusses some of the hardware in his studio and what he has recently bought!

Watch via our Vimeo channel (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p60 HERE

00:21 Leo laughs at some comments on KitGuru's YouTube Channel
01:02 Industry is catching up with itself since Computex
02:10 G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4 memory
03:03 Intel i7 9700k and i5 9600k
03:55 New and old Hardware in my studio
05:13 I lost out on Battlefield 5 free code 🙁
07:21 EKWB Velocity RGB and Watercool Heatkiller IV Block
07:57 Asus ROG Strix RX Vega 64 Pair of GPU's with EKWB RGB Water Blocks and Backplates
09:14 Leo showcases a GTX1080 ti with new Alphacool block
09:58 Hoping to see 28-core Xeon W-3175X before CES
10:56 CES 2019 – what can we expect?

Related content: ASUS ROG phone coverage HERE. Storm's AKRacing review HERE

Leos notes:

I was chuckling at some of the comments below Storms review of the AKRacing Core Series EX Gaming Chair such as Blimey Leo looks different and it occurred to me that I am the face of diversity. The reason KitGuru keeps me around is to raise the average age of the team from the natural level around 24 years old to a more respectable 28. I am glad that I am doing my part. Yup, this middle aged geezer is the most diverse element of KitGuru.

The industry has been catching up with itself since Computex and we are now seeing the arrival of products such as the Asus ROG Phone and G.Skill Trident Z Royal DDR4 memory.

Core i7-9700 K and Core i5-9600K.

I have been busy clearing out some of my older PC hardware and gathering in new components such as a second RTX 2080, a pair of Asus ROG Strix Vega 64 cards that were discounted by OCUK to £410, along with more cooling hardware.

Talk about poor timing. I bought my second RTX 2080 on the 14th November and it was delivered on the 21st. Today, the 23rd, I read that Nvidia is bundling Battlefield V with purchases of RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti between 20th November and 7th January so no game code for Leo.

And what about the last few weeks of 2018 as well as CES in the second week of January?

I am hoping to see 28-core Xeon W-3175X before CES and after that we want Intel 9th Gen. CPUs in laptops along with Nvidia 20-series graphics in laptops.

The worst case scenario is Intel 9th Gen. with Nvidia 10-series or, possibly, Intel 8th Gen with Nvidia 20-series.

At CES we can be confident AMD will be crowing about their Rome EPYC and they may well talk about Zen 2 for the desktop. We dont expect any news about Next Gen APUs any time soon.

We dont expect to see 7nm Navi graphics any time soon. The fact that AMD has recently launch the warmed-over RX 590 suggests Navi may be further out than we hope. Say, Computex 2019?

While AMD has plenty going on there is unlikely to be much to see on the desktop.

KitGuru uses a variety of equipment to produce content:

As of 27th April 2018:
Panasonic GH5 Cameras
Panasonic GH4 Cameras
Panasonic G7 Cameras
Various PC builds

Final output – colour grading/titling etc:
iMac Pro 18 Core/Vega 64/128GB
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (PC)
Davinci Resolve Studio 14/15 (Mac)

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