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Samsung booth at Computex, Chromebox is here!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 11:11 pm

Computex 2012 - When I spotted the Samsung booth in Nangang yesterday, I ran up and had a look at their wares. Their latest Series 3 Chromebook was on display where I could see it in person and take a few shots. It's quite a bit smaller in person than what I thought it would be, which is great.




One thing I did notice on the card for it was a bit where it said "zero maintenance", and it lists no blue screens or maintenance, taking a stab at the BSODs that Windows-based users get. It also lists that theres no anti-virus needed, and that there's no data crash/lose worries thanks to its cloud-based service.



Inno3D GEFORCE GTX 690 and i-Chill-based GPUs get caught on camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 10:03 pm

Computex 2012 - We walked past the Inno3D stand today, but turned back around and ran up to the i-Chill-based cards as soon as I spotted them. Next to them was Inno3D's GEFORCE GTX 690, which is the first GTX 690 I've seen in person.




I thought about grabbing it and making a run for it, but I wouldn't make it far in this temperature in Taipei without breaking down in tears. On with it, shall we? Sitting next to the GTX 690 was Inno3D's i-Chill GTX 560 Ti HerculeZ as well as the i-Chill GTX 680 HerculeZ.




Both cards look gorgeous, the GTX 680 being my personal preference just because its a 680 for the speed. A GTX 690 i-Chill would be nice.



Nintendo WiiU hands on!

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 6:42 pm

Nintendo is really pushing the whole WiiU thing at this E3. Their massive booth is almost entirely dedicated to the WiiU with many different demo stations demoing many different games. They had an interesting way of getting people to try out all 5 different "attractions" in Nintendoland: They gave a pin after you played the attraction hands-on.




I've spent a good hour with the WiiU now and can give you some idea of how it is. The tablet controller works much better than I previously thought it would. Players really only need to watch the tablet controller's screen in most instances. The TV provides a different view for those watching the game.


Since the tablet can display a completely different screen than the TV, it allows some forms of competitive play that would not be possible without it. For instance, in Luigi's Ghost Mansion, the player with the tablet plays as the ghost, and the rest of the players use a regular Wii controller to walk around hunting the ghost. You can see the obvious issues if everyone were watching the same screen.


I asked one of the demo people to hold up the tablet for a picture and they asked that the actual console be present in the picture of the tablet controller, but they didn't specify that it had to take up a large portion of the picture.



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Xbox 360, PS3 gun remote, requires no sensor bar

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 4:35 pm

Some Australians have developed a gun controller that is compatible with the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC and doesn't rely on a sensor bar. The device keeps all of the buttons present on the Xbox/PS3 controller, just in a somewhat different layout. The right half of the controller moves to the back as the gun grip, and the left half moves to the front as a foregrip.




The only button, or rather stick, missing is the one typical for looking. Instead, that motion is done by physically moving the gun around. It comes with a bit of a learning curve (trust me, I tried!), but I believe it could make shooters easier in the long run. It definitely makes them more fun to watch.


A few of the buttons' placements seems a bit odd, but I'm sure with a little getting used to, that feeling would go away. Pricing in the US is said to $149 when it launches.

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GALAXY's GEFORCE GTX 680 SOC spotted, white PCB looks oh-so-nice

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 4:08 pm

Computex 2012 - Walking around the halls of Nangang today and we came across a very nice sight, GALAXY's GEFORCE GTX 680 SOC 2GB video card with a very beautiful white PCB. The card isn't special outside of this, with just 2GB of RAM, 3 x mini-HDMI ports, and a single DisplayPort 1.2 port.




GALAXY's SOC card comes with 3 fans, it's great to see this in person. Few more pictures below!







A tease from the SAPPHIRE room at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 2:58 pm

Computex 2012 - I'm sitting here in the famous house of our reviewer Shane Baxtor (who is one of the best guys you'll ever meet btw) and I look to my left, I look to my right, heck, I can walk into his kitchen and there's SAPPHIRE gear everywhere. More exciting is seeing some gear in person, at Nangang today we checked out SAPPHIRE's huge demos where multi-monitors and GPUs were being shown off.




I'll keep the details low on this, and just let this post make itself with pictures - check out the 5-screen portrait mode setup. This is something I want to crank at home. There's also a 6-screen portrait setup, and wait for it... a 12-screen setup. Yes, that's 12, as in 2 more than 10 and 11 more than 1. 12 screens in portait, I put my finger to my wrist to make sure blood was stil pumping through my veins and I had not died and gone to heaven. SAPPHIRE, I bow to you.




Another thing that caught our eye was SAPPHIRE's HD 7770 Ultimate, which is a passively-cooled GPU. Yes, no fans so this thing is completely, 100-percent silent. Apart from the screams of joy you'll do when you're using this thing.



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Ozone Gaming's booth gets the eye over, Ozone Blade gets caught on camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 1:53 pm

Computex 2012 - Ozone Gaming's booth at Computex was a great spot to check out, where they had a bunch of wares to show off. One of the things that caught my eye was their Ozone BLADE. BLADE is a membrane keyboard with a bunch of multimedia-based buttons and a very nice design.




As you can see in the above image, it has two grooves where your thumbs would sit on the space bar. The keyboard felt great to type on and would be great on your desk to game on. Filling the specs out of BLADE we find it is a backlit keyboard with adjustable brightness levels, 4 multimedia keys and macro functions so you can customize the keyboard to your specific needs.




Something else that we spotted was Ozone Gaming's gaming backpack, standing out from the crowd it has an external audio port, removable disk sleeve and lockable zippers... yes, lockable! It also has the usual black and red style from Ozone Gaming, and would look good on your back with your gaming gear inside.

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Corsair shows off new stuff in Computex 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 12:47 pm

Computex 2012 - From our guest blogger and competition winner Roshan!


Corsair has refreshed their newer lineups and showcased them this Computex 2012.




Starting off with USB 3.0 drives, Some of Corsair's newer flash drives that are displayed along with Voyager, Voyager GT and Survivor are Survivor Stealth (32GB & 64GB) and Voyager slider (8GB, 16GB, 32GB & 64GB).






Along with 800D and the Vengeance C70 PC case, Corsair displayed the "Steel Silver" version of Corsair 600T mid tower case, but still featuring the USB port routing cable rather than featuring the USB 3.0 header.

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AMD shows off wicked five screen Dirt Showdown gaming PC at Computex, you want it!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 12:46 pm

Computex 2012 - We've already seen quite a few multi-screen gaming PCs at Computex buy so far AMD takes the cake for the most impressive setup which we've seen.



At the booth in the Computex Nangang hall they had a system setup running Dirt Showdown on an AMD system running a single Radeon HD 7970 video card. We didn't get the details on the rest of the system. Hit the play button on the video above to see why you want one for your home.




We were a bit disappointed when one of the AMD managers on duty wouldn't allow us to place a TweakTown Computex Recommended sticker on the system. If anyone from AMD is reading, you may want to speak to whomever that manager was because you guys missed out. Nevertheless, a rather cool demo for sure!

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Short interview with Nick Shih about his new ASRock Z77 OC Formula motherboard

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 6, 2012 12:23 pm

Computex 2012 - Walking around the Computex Nangang halls today we ran into Nick Shih from ASRock which is a good thing considering he and ASRock just announced their newest product, the Z77 OC Formula.



We gave you a quick preview of the Z77 OC Formula a couple of days ago, but it's best to let Nick give us a personal introduction as well as some details on some of the 2D world records they've already broken.




Watch the video above to learn more about this new extreme overclocking motherboard from ASRock. Think 7GHz Ivy Bridge and G.Skill RAM running at 3000MHz and MSI's Lightning video card running at insane speeds. Tasty!



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