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NVIDIA GTX 570 video card reviews flood in

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 8:00 pm

Today marks the launch of the NVIDIA GTX 570 video card. We posted up our own review of the Gainward GTX 570 Goes Like Hell version of the card already for you to peruse via the links below. Naturally with video cards, some of the GTX 570 cards will be different spec and clock speed wise depending o n what the card partner opted to sell.


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In the case of our review card, the GTX 570 is clocked at 800MHz on the GPU, 1000MHz on the memory and 1600 MHz on the shader. If you are shopping for cards and comparing numbers today, you will want to keep in mind that clock speeds will vary as you compare. You can hit up some of the reviews her eon TweakTown and around the web after the jump.

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Sharkoon unveils new QuickPort dock with Backup Function

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 7:02 pm

Sharkoon reminds me a lot of Brando with all sorts of USB offerings. Rather than weird USB gadgets, Sharkoon tends to concentrate on making some really cool docking station that connect to your Pc via USB and allow you to use your old desktop and laptop hard drives as external storage. The docking stations are a great way to be able to use your old HDDs without having to buy up a bunch of external enclosures.


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Sharkoon has announced a redesign of its QuickPort HDD docking station called the SATA QuickPort XT. The redesign offers the dock for the first time with black or white colors and you can get the thing in USB 3.0 as well. The drive also gains a cool backup feature that can backup your machine with the touch of a button.

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Team Group launches new F108 flash drive in time for Christmas

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Storage | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 6:06 pm

Team Group is one of those companies that are always making up some sort of new and crazy flash drives that are aimed at people that collect storage devices or want something a bit outside of the norm. The latest entry for the company is called the F108 and it is aimed at the user that might want to give a festive looking drive as a geeky Christmas present.




The F108 has a shiny red metallic finish that is decorated with white snowflakes and a Christmas tree. The F108 comes in five different storage capacities including 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. The drives offer nice performance for USB 2.0 offerings. The 2GB and 4GB version has a 15MB/s max read and 5MB/s max write speed.

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AMD Phenom II X6 1100T CPU reviews land

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 5:22 pm

If you are a fan of AMD CPUs, today is a good day for you. The new high-end CPU from AMD launched today and all the reviews have landed. The CPU is called the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T and the thing is a beast. The new processor is a 6-core unit that has the same TDP as the previous high-end part of 125W. However, the new 1100T processor has a 100MHz faster clock speed at 3.3GHz with Turbo Frequency of up to 3.7GHz.




If you are the sort of geek that likes to buy the CPU being replaced at a lower price, the former king X6 1090T is still being sold at about £200 (about $315). The price of the new processor is about £225 (about $354). The new 1100T is multiplier unlocked as all of the AMD Black Edition parts have historically been.

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Hulu looks for hosts for its first show

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:20 pm

Hulu is a favorite destination for me and hoards of other people that like to watch older shows that are no longer on TV and those that like to catch up on shows they missed. Hulu and other sites online are helping to change the way that people watch content today with some skipping cable or satellite altogether and going online for all of their favorite shows.


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Hulu has helped already to change the way that we watch TV shows and the website is set to change things again with the casting call going out looking for actors for its own entertainment show. The show will be a short five-minute recap show that airs Monday through Friday only on The show will have two hosts and is going to be a Daily Show meets Weekend update meets Sports Center type of program according to Hulu.

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Aussie Only Weekly Giveaway: Win one of two NAVIGON 70 Plus GPS units!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 3:17 pm

We have teamed up with NAVIGON this week to giveaway two NAVIGON 70 Plus GPS units to two of our lucky Australian Edition readers.


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NAVIGON 70 Plus: the navigation device for virtually hands-free navigation from the award winners NAVIGON


Do you place value on greater comfort in navigation? Do you want to be able to concentrate on the traffic more? Then Motion Sensor is what you need! With our NAVIGON 70 Plus, you can interact with the device without touching it. Thanks to our new Motion Sensor, all you have to do is move your hand towards the device and the NAVIGON MyBest POI display and Options menu will be revealed in the display. After a short while, the menu items will be hidden again and you will only be shown the information you need for navigation. Motion Sensor allows you to drive more safely in traffic with an eye on the road ahead. The NAVIGON 70 Plus offers significantly better orientation and a larger visible section of the map, thanks to its large 5" display, so you can get to your destination as safely and relaxed as possible. CONTINUED...

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 2:54 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - December 7th, 2010




- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Processor @ eTeknix

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Processor @ Vortez UK

- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T BE Hex-Core Processor @ ExtremeOverclocking




- LG W2340 23" Monitor @ RBMods

- Zotac GeForce GTX 580 @ Ultimate Hardware

- Zotac GTX 570 @ tbreak

- 3DMark 11 Overview @ HiTechLegion




- ASUS O!Play HD2 HD Media Player @ Legit Reviews

- Corsair HS1 Headset @ Hardware Secrets

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3DMark 11 Test Demos for your viewing pleasure

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 2:00 pm

3DMark 11 is go!


Futuremark were kind enough to send over six videos before the launch which showcase the different tests in the new 3D benchmark.


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We have uploaded them to our YouTube channel and embedded them below for your viewing pleasure:



3DMark 11 Graphics Test 1



View the rest here.

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Win a copy of 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition!

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Software | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 1:33 pm

Futuremark are about to take the covers off their latest version of 3DMark in under one hour.


It's technically still under NDA, so we cannot talk about it too much at this stage. We will have a preview of it online real soon though, so stay tuned for that!


UPDATE: here is our preview!


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Futuremark were kind enough to give us two 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition copies to giveaway to our readers. If you want to win a copy, all you have to do is reply to the comments of this news post. Click the "Post a Comment" button or just scroll down a little depending on where you are viewing.


We will contact the winners in a couple hours with your Advanced Edition license key. Good luck!

Lsdmeasap at it again - breaks 3000MHz Memory Speed with Mushkin & GIGABYTE

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: RAM | Posted: Dec 7, 2010 10:50 am

Our lovely and friendly GIGABYTE Tech Support forum admin Lsdmeasap has been at it again and has managed to achieve something pretty special.


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Using a set of Mushkin Radioactive DDR3-2000 3 x 2GB memory modules and a GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD6 motherboard, he has been able to push the RAM well above spec and hit the mighty 3000MHz DDR zone. Actually, the exact speed he was able to reach was 3025.80MHz at timings of a pretty decent 9-12-9-31 considering the extreme memory speed.


Using a RAM cooling block that is usually designed for water cooling, Lsdmeasap instead used some dry ice and sent the memory down to a chilly minus 41 degrees Celsius. You can see the results and all the pictures over at this forum thread. Nice work again Lsdmeasap!

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