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RumorTT: Intel's next-gen LGA2011 socket might be backward-compatible with LGA1366 CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 14, 2011 2:00 am

This is quite the rumor, Intel's upcoming X79 chipset may have support for both LGA1366-based CPUs as well as the new LGA2011-based chips. Documents viewed by X-bit labs have taken a look at show two X79-based "Extreme Board" motherboards, the DX79SA (Siler) and DX79TO (Thorsby) for both LGA1366 and LGA2011 microprocessors. The DX79SI is geared toward no-compromise performance enthusiasts whilst the DX79TO is aimed at users who want performance but under the inflated enthusiasts level.

 

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The DX79SI does not hold back, it has support for the LGA2011 processor with up to eight DIMMs supporting up to 64GB of memory. The motherboard also features three PCI Express 3.0 slots (!!) which will support three-way multi GPU setups, 12 SATA ports (6 x SATA 6Gbps), 4 USB3.0 ports, 14 USB2.0 ports, 8-channel audio, Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module, two GbE ports and probably a few other yet to be disclosed features.

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Acer Revo RL100, the digital hub for your living room

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 13, 2011 4:00 pm

Acer is proud to announce their new slim and stylish Acer Revo RL100, a digital hub for the den or living room which connects to a flat-screen TV and includes a dual-mode wireless touchpad/keyboard for smooth navigation from the comfort of your couch, bed or bean bag. It also has the option of including Blu-ray.

 

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Highlights from the Revo RL100 are actually quite surprising, it's the size of a game console and has the ability to lay flat or stand upright on a stand and connects to your TV via HDMI. It features the next-gen NVIDIA ION discrete graphics with support for 1080p/720p HD video playback as well as the ability for Web HD Flash acceleration. Sports an AMD Athlon II K325 processor at 1.3GHz, 750GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Plenty of storage and power for a truly cinematic experience.

 

It's also enhanced with Dolby Home Theater V3 which allows the Acer Revo RL100 to provide and immersive, crystal-clear audio experience. Also, when Acer say it's thin - they really mean thing. The Revo RL100 measures up at just 1.0 x 11.81 x 7.09 inches! Look how thin it is! The RL100 will have an MSRP of $499.00 with the Blu-ray-equipped RL100 coming in at $569.99.

Download of the Day: TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 RC2

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 13, 2011 8:48 am

Our Download of the Day today is TeamSpeak Client 3.0.0 RC2.

 

TeamSpeak is flexible, powerful, scalable software which enables people to speak with one another over the Internet. TeamSpeak consists of both client and server software. The server acts as a host to multiple client connections, capable of handling literally thousands of simultaneous users.

 

• Address book for easier management of multiple TeamSpeak servers

• Create multiple channels and sub-channels for your users

• Moderate channels for more control when hosting large group meetings

• Whisper functions so you can speak privately to inidividuals, groups of persons, or users in other channels

 

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Deal of the Day: Coupon Code for 21.5" Acer S211HL bd 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor with 3 Year Warranty for $99.98 with FREE Overnight Delivery

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 13, 2011 7:22 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Staples - Coupon Code for 21.5" Acer S211HL bd 1080p LED-backlit LCD Monitor with 3 Year Warranty for $99.98 with FREE Overnight Delivery!.

 

Offer: Use coupon code: 69882 for $30 off any Acer monitor at Staples.com, expiring 6/13/11. With this coupon, plus an instant $40 and $10 savings, you can get the 21.5" Acer S211HL bd LED-backlit LCD monitor with 1920 x 1080 resolution (Staples page shows the incorrect resolution), 12,000,000:1 dynamic contrast (1000:1 static), 250 cd/m2 brightness, 5ms response, VGA, HDCP compliant DVI, and a 3 year warranty for just $99.98 with FREE next business day delivery (unless unavailable in your local area, then ground shipping is free).

 

21.5" ACER S211HL BD ET.WS1HP.001 1080P LED-LCD MONITOR DEAL

 

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Monday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 13, 2011 6:00 am

The latest happenings from around the web - June 13th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ECS Elitegroup H67H2-I in Mini ITX @ Hardware Overclock

- Asus M4A88T-M Motherboard @ Kitguru

- Two LGA1155 Mainboards from Elitegroup Black Series: ECS P67H2-A and P67H2-A2 @ Xbit labs]

- ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Case @ Pureoverclock

 

Video/Monitor

 

- A Fresh Look At The AMD Radeon Gallium3D Performance @ Phoronix

- Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 OC Graphics Card @ eTeknix

- Truly Unique: MSI Radeon R6970 Lightning and VTX3D Radeon HD 6970 X-Edition Graphics Cards @ XBit Labs

- Samsung SyncMaster SA850: World's First Monitor on PLS Matrix @ XBit Labs

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Sandy Bridge Apple MacBook Air release imminent

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 13, 2011 12:19 am

The internet is filled with the buzz of Apple releasing an updated Sandy Bridge-based Apple MacBook Air this week in both 11.6 and 13.3-inch models. Apple has reportedly placed orders for production of 380,000 Sandy Bridge MacBook Airs. Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo told AppleInsider that roughly 55-percent of the order will be 11.6-inch Airs whilst the remaining amount the 13.3-inch based Airs.

 

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The move has been a while in the making with both the MacBook Pro and iMac ranges getting an injection of Sandy Bridge lovin', but the new MacBook Air will be the last move for Apple and the Sandy Bridge inclusion into their range.

Weekly Giveaway: AMD 990FX Bundle (ASUS M5A99X EVO, Phenom II X6 1100T BE and Corsair A70 Cooler)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 4:43 pm

We have teamed up with AMD this week to giveaway a bunch of really good prizes to celebrate the launch of the new 990FX chipset. Also joining us is ASUS and Corsair for this special bundle giveaway.

 

One really lucky winner will take home our 990FX bundle. It consists of an AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition processor, ASUS M5A99X EVO 990FX motherboard and a Corsair A70 CPU cooler.

 

Altogether the hardare comes to a combined value of almost $500 USD and will make a great base for a new gaming system build. What are you waiting for? Go!

 

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Head on over to our forum giveaway page to find out how to win one! For this weekly giveaway anyone can enter and you do not pay for the shipping charges.

Friday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 2:56 pm

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

 

Systems

 

- Foxconn AMD Fusion NT-A3500 Nettop @ Kitguru

- Shuttle staff declare that notebook market is dying @ Kitguru

 

Video/Monitor

 

- MSI N560GTX-Ti HAWK Graphic Card @ PC Perspective

- ASUS GTX 580 Matrix Platinum 1.5 GB @ Techpowerup

- Zotac GTX590 SLI 5760x1080 Nvidia Surround @ Overclock3D

- Sapphire Radeon 6770 FleX Edition @ Pureoverclock

- HIS Radeon HD6950 IceQ-X Turbo-X @ Benchmark Reviews

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Download of the Day: Pidgin 2.8.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 9:22 am

Our Download of the Day today is Pidgin 2.8.0.

 

Pidgin is a chat program which lets you log in to accounts on multiple chat networks simultaneously. This means that you can be chatting with friends on MSN, talking to a friend on Google Talk, and sitting in a Yahoo chat room all at the same time.

 

Pidgin runs on Windows, Linux, and other UNIX operating systems.

 

Pidgin is compatible with the following chat networks out of the box: AIM, ICQ, Google Talk, Jabber/XMPP, MSN Messenger, Yahoo!, Bonjour, Gadu-Gadu, IRC, Novell GroupWise Messenger, QQ, Lotus Sametime, SILC, SIMPLE, MySpaceIM, and Zephyr. It can support many more with plugins.

 

Pidgin supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications. Numerous plugins also extend Pidgin's functionality above and beyond the standard features.

 

Pidgin integrates with the system tray on Windows.

 

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Deal of the Day: 64GB Kingston SSDNow SV100S2/64GZ Internal Solid State Drive for $64 after Rebate with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 10, 2011 8:04 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Buy.com - 64GB Kingston SSDNow SV100S2/64GZ Internal Solid State Drive for $64 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: This 64GB Kingston SSDNow SV100S2/64GZ V100 Series solid state drive is just $64 after $45 mail in rebate (expiring 6/15/11), with FREE shipping. SSD drives have finally hit that magic $1 per GB price!

 

64GB KINGSTON SSDNOW V100 SV100S2/64GZ SATA/300 SSD SOLID STATE DRIVE DEAL

 

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