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Club3D AMD HD 6950 video card launches

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 5:10 pm

Club3D has a large catalog of video cards that include offerings in the low to high range from both NVIDIA and AMD. Club3D has announced a new video card called the Radeon HD 6950 that has a unique cooling system and should perform well while staying nice and cool.

 

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The card has many of the same specs that all HD 6950 video cards offer. The GPU uses 40nm technology and has 1408 stream processors. The card has 1GB of GDDR5 RAM and a 256-bit memory interface. The core clock for the card is 800MHz and the memory is clocked at 5000MHz.

 

The 6950 supports DX11 and uses the PCI-E 2.1 interface and has a dual slot active cooling solution. The recommended PSU is at least 700W and the card has lots of connectivity. Connectivity includes two DVI ports, dual Mini DisplayPorts, and HDMI. The cooling solution has two fans and lots of heat pipes for maximum cooling.

Seagate offers new iPhone app for GoFlex TV and FreeAgent Theater +

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 4:32 pm

Seagate has been in the storage business for years and year and is one of the largest companies in the market. It started to branch out of traditional storage along ago and moved into some storage products that would not only allow you to store you digital content, but play that content back to other devices as well. Two of those storage and steaming devices are the GoFlex TV and FreeAgent Theater+ HD.

 

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Seagate has announced that it has a new app for both of the devices that will work on the iPhone. The app will allow the streaming of content from anywhere in the home using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app looks like the interface for the media players IR remote according to Seagate.

 

Using the app the media player devices can be controlled from anywhere inside the home using WiFi. The app will let the user search and navigate through the photos on the media player and the network and will operate any and all media players on the user's WiFi network. The app is a free download.

Download of the Day: Beyond Compare 3.2.4

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 7:42 am

Our Download of the Day today is Beyond Compare 3.2.4.

 

Beyond Compare 3 is the ideal tool for comparing files and folders on your Windows system. Visualize changes in your code and carefully reconcile them.

 

• Compare Files, Folders

Beyond Compare allows you to quickly and easily compare your files and folders. By using simple, powerful commands you can focus on the differences you're interested in and ignore those you're not. You can then merge the changes, synchronize your files, and generate reports for your records.

 

• Specialized Viewers

 

Beyond Compare includes built-in comparison viewers for a variety of data types. Compare .csv data or HTML tables in a Data Compare session, or images in a Picture Compare session.

 

• 3-way Merge

 

Beyond Compare's new merge view allows you to combine changes from two versions of a file into a single output. Its intelligent approach allows you to quickly accept most changes while carefully examining conflicts.

 

• Synchronize Folders

 

Beyond Compare's intuitive Folder Sync interface lets you reconcile differences in your data automatically.

 

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Guitar Hero getting the axe from Activision

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 6:40 am

Fake guitarplayers everywhere are mourning today as Activision released that they are discontinuing their popular Guitar Hero franchise after a six year run. Slipping sales are the most likely culprit, with the latest release "Warriors of Rock" setting a new low in sales for the $2 billion gaming franchise.

 

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While it may be the first game people think of when you're naming music-based video games, new competition from the likes of Rock Band and others have severely bitten into Guitar Hero's fanbase. Activision said in a statement that "due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing's Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011." Well, it's easy to make millions when you're the only game in town but when the competition comes you've got to step it up and Guitar Hero just wasn't able to do it. Reports are stating that Activision may continue to make new downloadable content available for current Guitar Hero games; although there is no timetable on how often or how long it will continue.

Thermaltake introduces three new members of their Toughpower Grand power supply lineup

By: Don Lynn | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 6:32 am

Thermaltake's Toughpower line of power supplies have been a big hit for high end PC owners. The folks at Thermaltake are looking to keep the momentum going as they release three new flavors of their Toughpower Grand line, complete with 80 Plus Gold certification for maximum efficiency.

 

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The new Toughpower Grans PSUs will be available in 850W, 1050W and 1200W Models. Dual 12V rails provide most of the juice that your PC needs and an ultra durable 3 oz PCB design provides a solid base. A flower shaped 140mm fan keeps the unit cool and the FanDelayCool feature keeps the fan running for 15 to 30 seconds after shutdown for added cooling after long gaming or benching sessions. No prices or relase dates were released at this time.

March 3rd date set for Black Ops: First Strike DLC for PS3

By: Don Lynn | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 6:21 am

Owners of PS3 consoles and PCs have been licking their chops to get their hands on the release of First Strike, the new downloadable content for Call of Duty: Black Ops since it was released for Xbox 360 owners. The folks at Sony have some news for the console side; a firm release date.

 

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Black Ops fans with a PS3 will be able to get their hands on First Strike on March 3rd, which is around the end of the 30 day window that Microsoft owns for exclusive rights for the DLC. Berlin Wall, Discovery, Stadium, and Kowloon are the four new multiplayer maps that will be included as well as Ascension to continue the Zombies saga. The expansion will cost $15. No word on an arrival date for the PC as of yet.

Deal of the Day: Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Duplex Monochrome Laser Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 6:18 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Office Depot - Brother HL-2270DW Wireless Duplex Monochrome Laser Printer for $99.99 with FREE Delivery!.

 

Offer: $99.99 with FREE shipping gets you this Brother HL-2270DW monochrome laser printer with 802.11b/g wireless printing, duplex capabilities, and up to 2400 x 600 resolution, at up to 27 pages per minute. Good until 2/12/11.

 

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Adobe Flash Player 10.2 promises more effeciency and multimonitor support

By: Don Lynn | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 6:15 am

Flash Player 10.2 has hit the scene, and those who are expecting just a few bug fixes need to take a second look. Adobe's thrown in a couple extra useful goodies for us.

 

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Not only does the new Flash Player play very nicely with AMD Fusion, but efficiency has been increased with the inclusion of Stage Video which according to Adobe "can effortlessly play beautiful 1080p HD video with just 1-15% CPU usage on a common Mac or Windows computer." Websites have to integrate Stage Video for it to work, but the speedup of delivery that it provides should help those that have stuttering issues.

 

The other major addition is the ability to watch a Flash video in all its fullscreen glory on a second monitor while working on the first for those with multimonitor setups. This will be a boon for multitaskers, or maybe even those who just want a fun video playing while they work on something else. This will definitely become a new test for your focus.

Thursday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 5:24 am

The latest happenings from around the web - February 10th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- HP EliteBook 8740w @ TechReviewSource

- Aria Dominator 560Ti System Gaming PC @ Overclock3D

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HIS HD6970 Turbo Edition @ Kitguru

- ASUS HD 6970 DirectCU II Graphics Card @ Hardware Heaven

- EVGA Geforce GTX 560Ti SuperClocked DirectX 11 Video Card @ HiTechLegion

 

Cases/Modding/PSU

 

- OCZ 750W Fatal1ty Series Power Supply @ Techwarelabs

- PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 500 W Power Supply @ Hardware Secrets

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Come Get Some... Duke Nukem Forever previews!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 10, 2011 2:49 am

2K hosted an awesome Duke Nukem Forever press event at a high end strip club in Las Vegas this past Monday. 2K flew in editors from outlets around the world to get some hands dirty with some Duke Nukem Forever goodness.

 

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Because of this, there are now a huge amount of sites showing off previews, thoughts and impressions on the famously overdue, close-to-vaporware Duke Nukem Forever. Some of them seem impressed, some not. Some say the graphics and levels seem dated but the game is "fun". Check out the below links to see for yourself. I do ask 2K, where was my invite! :(

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