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Download of the Day: Soluto Beta

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 12:26 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Soluto Beta.


Soluto's goal is to bring an end to the frustrations PC users encounter. Soluto developed technology that tackles this problem from two different directions:


Frustration detection: Our patent-pending low level driver technology detects when you're frustrated by your PC and tells you which application is causing it.


Power of the crowd: Soluto harnesses the power of the crowd to learn which actions really eliminate frustrations and improve user experience, and leverages this user wisdom for the benefit of all PC users. By using Soluto's software, you're putting a whole community of PC power-users at your desk to help you improve your PC experience.


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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Early look at Patriot's PBO Alpine Android 2.2 based media player

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 12:08 pm

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - One of our final stops for the day was with Patriot Memory who had a full range of SSDs and memory on display as you would expect, but one of the big products that caught our eye was the upcoming PBO Alpine media player.



This media player uses Google Android 2.2 OS for its interface system and to be honest it was kinda interesting and exciting for once to see Android mentioned outside of a tablet device for once.


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The PZBO Alpine looks to be a pretty standard media player, but with the advantage of running Android apps, so it should be quite interesting when it comes out. We were told it should go on sale late August or early September with an estimated street price of around $120.

12 Hour Deus Ex Human Revolution Demo out..aka Leaked Pre Build lol

By: Shawn Baker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 11:24 am

Ok so it's not exactly a demo and can be found as Deus Ex: Human Revolution PREBUILD READNFO-P2P. Either way someone's in some serious trouble for letting this one get out. A pre build of the highly anticipated Deus Ex Human Revolution has been leaked to the interwebz (Beats the hell out of some leaked Britney Spears single).


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Apparently there's 10 - 12 hours of Gameplay and the graphics are meant to be retail quality. If they are or not it's good news either way because it means it should look good. Plus a pre build with 12 hours of Gameplay, that would represent most games these days being played through twice.


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Of course we don't condone the illegal downloading and of course I didn't find it on one of the warez sites I frequently visit because I don't do that. So yeah.....anyway, I'm sure we'll start to hear some feedback about the game. Let's hope it's good, though, as the original Deus Ex was awesome.

PowerColor raises HD 6970 a GPU and goes all in with more

By: Shawn Baker | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 11:00 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: It's been ages since we've seen a sample from PowerColor but they've managed to seriously get the drool running out of our mouth with some offerings at Computex. First up we've got the HD 6970 X2 which brings with it two HD 6970s core onto a single PCB clocked at the default HD 6970 clocks.


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That means the core comes in at 880MHz and the 4GB of GDDR5 that's present on the PCB comes in at 5500MHz QDR. Connectivity comes in the form of a Dual-Link DVI, Single-Link DVI, HDMI and two Mini DisplayPorts.


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Thermaltake goes white with Level 10 GT and 4 x 120mm Frio GT CPU cooler

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 10:38 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - The next stop on the Computex crazy tour today out at Nangang was Thermaltake who had a big presence at the show and plenty of products on display.



We met up with Ramsom from Thermaltake who introduced us to their brand new white Level 10 GT called the Snow Edition. It's basically the same as the original Level 10 GT, but apparently due to market demand, Thermaltake take decided to offer a white version. The difference here though is that the case is not painted, it uses a coating technique called plastic injection. This essentially makes the case scratch proof and it should maintain the original color and not fade like others do. Ramsom tried to spoil the case, but without success.


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Next up in the same video above we also got a look at the completely crazy (hopefully) upcoming Frio GT CPU cooler. This absolute monster of a cooler comes with no less than four 120mm cooling fans and that's all dedicated to the CPU with up to 300 watts of cooling potential. This cooler is designed especially for the Level 10 GT and I forgot to ask if it would fit in other cases, but if it does end up going on sale (not decided yet), you'll have to check into it a little more.

G.Skill picks up speeding fine with SATA 3 Phoenix II Pro drive

By: Shawn Baker | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 10:34 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: I'm taking my normal TT categories hat off and putting on my Storage one; which is more like a paper pirate hat that I've made and drawn a skull on to look mean. With our storage man Chris and his wife on the edge of having a baby, (Congratulations BTW!) I'd thought show you what else G.Skill are showing off at Computex.


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Alongside some awesome RAM, G.Skill is showing off the new Phoneix II Pro SATA3 SSD drive powered by the Sandforce SF-2200 Controller.


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If you've been following what's going on in the SSD world, you'll of course know this is the latest Sandforce controller supporting SATA3, in the hand of G.Skill this translates to a S#&T load of speed. Up to 550 MB/s Read speed and 510 MB/s Write speed, these drives are so fast they should be illegal.


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Above you can see some benchmarks that are being displayed at Computex showing just what the drives are capable off. No doubt G.Skill will be hooking Chris up with a drive soon for review and maybe they'll remember me and my paper pirate hat. For up to the second updates on stuff make sure you check out our TweakTown Facebook page as we feed information too it during the show.

AMD lights Flare - G.Skill rescue with some 990FX RAM

By: Shawn Baker | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 10:34 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: Down on the Computex floor G.Skill are strutting their stuff showing us what the new 990FX chipset from AMD is capable of. In an ASUS Sabertooth 990FX board G.Skill has got a staggering 16GB of DDR3 running at 2133MHz DDR.


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The timings come in at 9-11-9-28 at 1.65v and as you can see from a pic of the system this is achieved with four modules making all the banks full.


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This is actually a really nice achievement, most the time we see AMD users miss out on high end RAM but like previously G.Skill have come to the rescue again with its Flare Series.


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For exactly what's going on you can see a picture of the CPU-Z information. If you're eyes are shot like mine, though, and you can't zoom in let me tell you they're using an Phenom II X6 1100T at the 3336MHz. They've lowered the multiplier to 12.5x and pushed the FSB to 266.9 MHz. Combined with a 1:4 divider on the Sabertooth 990FX they've been able to achieve 1067.6MHz or 2135MHz DDR.


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It's great to see G.Skill giving some love to the AMD platform and no doubt this will be a monster kit when we get our hands on Bulldozer. For up to the second updates on stuff make sure you check out our TweakTown Facebook page as we feed information too it during the show.

InWin Carlian iV prototype case adds great style and functionality

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 10:17 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011 - One of our first stops today on the show floor in Nangang was InWin who has a whole bunch of cases and power supplies on display, as you would expect, but the stand out for us was the Carlian iV.



It's a gamer's case that is still in the prototype stage, but already looks really impressive. It is colored with a black and white theme and the design is based off a game, which for the life of me, I cannot remember as I type here.


It's comes with USB 3.0 as you would expect from a high-end case these days and one of the big things with this full tower is that it supports large EATX motherboards and of course long video cards. On the outside everything is basically designed without the need for tools including remove fan covers, a nifty side door that allows quick access to your hard drives. On top of the case you'll see in the video above you can also gain access to the fans which can be removed and fit a large radiator.


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At this stage of the game we do not have any details on pricing or availability, but it should definitely be a chassis to look out for in the months ahead when it goes on sale.

Deal of the Day: 2TB Western Digital External Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping! 2TB Seagate Internal Hard Drive for $69.99 with FREE Shipping!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 9:03 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Newegg - 2TB Western Digital External Hard Drive for $79.99 with FREE Shipping! 2TB Seagate Internal Hard Drive for $69.99 with FREE Shipping!.


Offer: is having a storage sale until 6/1/11. You can get the Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0 external hard drive for $79.99 after coupon code with FREE shipping. There's a Seagate 2TB SATA 6.0 hard drive for $69.99 with FREE shipping. Get the 3GB Seagate Expansion external hard drive for $119.99 with FREE shipping.




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Intel's Ivy Bridge detailed, 22nm tech, ultra-thin and light laptops to come

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 1, 2011 7:37 am

COMPUTEX Taipei 2011: Tick, tock. Intel has teased the world with their Ivy Bridge-based technology, building upon their 2nd generation Intel Core technology, Ivy Bridge is expected to find its way into systems in the first half of 2012. Laptops that are powered by Ivy Bridge will bring improved power efficiency, smart visual performance, increased responsiveness and enhanced security. Ivy Bridge will also be the first high-volume chip based on Intel's 22nm manufacturing technology that uses a revolutionary 3D transistor design dubbed Tri-Gate which was announced last month.


Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney has today said that by the end of 2012, he expects 40-percent of the consumer laptop market will emcompass an emerging new breen of no-compromise computers called "Ultrabook". The new Ultrabook's will combine best-in-class performance, improved responsiveness and security all bundled into a thin, elegant form factor.


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But, like those ads on TV that promise steak knives with "and that's not all" promises, Intel isn't finished yet! In Intel's news release, Maloney goes into detail on how Intel are looking at the future. Along side the Ultrabook unveiling, Intel have said there'll be a fair amount of changes between now and then to the Core processor range that will allow Ultrabook to take off.

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