The Full Nerd ep. 195: 12th gen Alder Lake arrives, XMP 3, and M1 Max

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In this episode of The Full Nerd, Gordon Ung, Brad Chacos, Mark Hachman, and Adam Patrick Murray talk the long-awaited Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake CPU, its features as well as XMP 3.0, and break down the MacBook Pro reviews.

The Full Nerd crew kicks off this week’s podcast discussing the 12th-gen Alder Lake chip that Intel claims will rock AMD’s world. Mark and Gordon go at it over whether Alder Lake is a good price or not and then get into whether Intel’s new XMP 3.0 is cool.

With MacBook Pro reviews now public, the crew discusses the significance of Apple’s new chip and whether it matches the hype. More important is the discussion of what makes a chicken sandwich and what makes a chicken burger.

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