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AMD Bulldozer FX-series pricing revealed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 2:18 am

Three microprocessors in AMD's upcoming Bulldozer FX-Series have been outed from the price list of online store, Bottom Line Telecommunications. The pricing breakdown is below:

 

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What we can see here, is the AMD FX-8210 and FX-8150 CPUs are eight-core models with 8MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache. The processors clock in at 3.1 and 3.6GHz, and listed at $222 and $266 respectively. These prices are expected to drop by roughly $10 - $20 once they actually hit retail shelves. This is because AMD official prices in 1000 quantities are usually $10 - $15 lower than prices of production chips in this store, which means we can expect pricing of $185 - $200 for the FX-8120 and $230 - $245 for the FX-8150.

 

Next up we have the AMD FX-6100 which is a six-core model. It only sports 6MB of L2 cache and clocks in at 3.3GHz with up to 3.9GHz when Turbo Core is active. It also includes 8MB of L3 cache and is listed at $188 with official pricing to fall between $155 - $170.

Crysis is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in October

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 13, 2011 2:00 am

Crysis - Watered Down Edition is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 in October and will be a 'modified and enhanced' version of the single-player campaign from Crysis 1. It also includes new-and-improved Nanosuit controls, all-new lighting, all-new effects and includes full support for stereoscopic 3D. Crysis will cost 1600 Microsoft points on the Xbox 360 and US$19.99 on PlayStation 3.

 

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What do you think of Crysis coming to the consoles?

Monday Afternoon Roundup for September 12, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 5:30 pm

The latest happenings from around the web - September 12th, 2011

 

Motherboard

 

- ECS Black Series A990FXM-A @ Overclockers Club

- ECS HDC-I Fusion Mini ITX Motherboard @ PC Perspective

 

Audio/Media

 

- Patriot Box Office Core Media Player @ eTeknix

- Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A 5.1 Headset @ Kitguru

- Asus Vulcan ANC Headphones @ tbreak

- Corsair SP2200 2.1 Speaker @ Overclock3D

- MEElectronics RX11-BK In-Ear Headphones @ Tech-Review

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Download of the Day: Firefox 7.0 Beta 5

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 4:18 pm

Our Download of the Day today is Firefox 7.0 Beta 5.

 

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all.

 

User Experience. The enhancements to Firefox provide the best possible browsing experience on the Web. The new Firefox smart location bar, affectionately known as the "Awesome Bar," learns as people use it, adapting to user preferences and offering better fitting matches over time.

 

Performance. Firefox is built on top of the powerful new Gecko platform, resulting in a safer, easier to use and more personal product.

 

Security. Firefox raises the bar for security. The new malware and phishing protection helps protect from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware to keep people safe on the Web.

 

Customization. Everyone uses the Web differently, and Firefox lets users customize their browser with more than 5,000 add-ons.

 

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Quad Core 15.6" Gateway NV55S02u Laptop with 4GB Memory, and 500GB HD for $399.99 with FREE Delivery

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Laptops | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 3:26 pm

Our Deal of the Day today is the Office Depot - Quad Core 15.6" Gateway NV55S02u Laptop with 4GB Memory, and 500GB HD for $399.99 with FREE Delivery!.

 

Offer: Office Depot has an amazing price on this 1.4Ghz AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Quad-Core processor (TurboCore clocks up to 2.3Ghz) based laptop at just $399.99 after $200 instant discount. This 15.6" LED-backlit LCD TFT equipped white notebook features 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, 500GB hard drive, 8x DVD+/-RW DL, 802.11b/g/n wireless, 10/100/1000 networking, 512MB ATI Radeon 6520G graphics, HDMI out, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, and a 1 year warranty. Expires 9/17/11.

 

GATEWAY NV55S02U QUAD-CORE LAPTOP COMPUTER DEAL

 

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Battlefield 3 - Operation Guillotine footage, the excitement is beginning to be a little too much

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 2:11 pm

I just stumbled across this footage of Battlefield 3 and if the previous footage wasn't enough to clamp down on the uncontrollable wet dreams that BF3 has been causing fans (myself included) then this won't help one bit. It's almost as if DICE are trying to excite people too much - well, CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.

 

 

The above footage looks absolutely incredible and I have said this before but I will make an official statement: this game will be like Half Life 2 was to the gaming industry. A benchmark, an absolutely phenomenal looking game (not just graphics) but lighting, shadows, body movement, destruction, etc.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships 2 million copies

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 1:08 pm

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has received some great press and reviews and has the proud feeling of shipping 2 million copies since release in North America, Europe and PAL territories. Now remember, this is shipped copies, not sold copies. An impressive number nonetheless.

 

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DLC hits in October in the form of "The Missing Link" and should extend the story of my current favourite game to play.

Got case modding skills? Fractal Design are giving away a case and cash!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 5:19 am

The guys and gals at Fractal Design are giving away one of their incredible Fractal Define XL cases, and if that wasn't good enough - how about you turn it into a personal piece of art? If you could do this, tell Fractal Design your idea and if you win, you not only win a Fractal Define XL case, but $500 to spend at PC Case Gear! Xzibit himself is jealous of you being able to pimp your own ride.

 

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Enter at fractal-design.com.au

Microsoft ready to pull more of the curtain away from Windows 8

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Sep 12, 2011 3:38 am

Microsoft is preparing to show off their upcoming flagship operating system, Windows 8, at their Build developer conference in Anaheim, California next week. Microsoft have said they want an operating system that feels at home whether home means an 8-inch tablet or a powerful desktop computer connected to large-screen monitors.

 

Window President, Steven Sinofsky says "It's 'no compromise' and that's really important to us". Commitment like this is great to see, especially in a changed battlefield against companies like Google and Apple.

 

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Microsoft have signalled at much faster boot times as well as introducing Office's "ribbon" interface into the Windows desktop. Microsoft are also aiming at not just having an Intel show this time, but letting a wide range of companies come in for attention from the press and developers. With Microsoft saying at CES in January that Windows 8 will run on ARM-based processors from Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and NVIDIA as well as traditional x86-based chips from Intel and AMD.

Corsair updates Voyager and Survivor flash drives with USB 3.0

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Storage | Posted: Sep 10, 2011 10:20 am

A little later than some would have expected, but as the saying goes, better late than never. Corsair has just updated its good ole' Voyager GT, Voyager and Survivor families of Flash Drives to USB 3.0, giving a significant boost in transfer rates across the board.

 

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While the Voyager GT and Flash Survivor series stick to their traditional designs externally, the Voyager (non GT) in USB 3.0 form is more compact in stature. The Voyager GT USB 3.0 gives read and write rates of up to 135MB/sec and 83MB/sec, respectively, featuring a rubber housing to make it water resistant and coming in two capacity sizes of 32 and 64GB at respective pricing of $59 and $129.

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