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NVIDIA preparing dual-GPU GF110 - flexing some green muscle

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sat, Nov 20 2010 1:22 AM CST

Hail to the king, baby! NVIDIA have been quite the busy green little bee this year, and now news is circling that a dual GF110 based GPU is on it's way.

NVIDIA preparing dual-GPU GF110 - flexing some green muscle 5 | TweakTown.com

Enter, GTX595. It's a single PCB based solution, the card looks to have 3 DVI slots - which should handle 3D Vision Surround from the single card (which is a major hurdle for NVIDIA at the moment in regards to multi-monitor tech, NVIDIA's solution requiring SLI).

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Next iPad may be made from carbon fiber

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Fri, Nov 19 2010 2:00 PM CST

I am a big fan of my iPad. I use it for reading mostly, but it's nice to know that the thing can play some cool games and surf the web when I want it to as well. A normal eReader can't do that. The iPad is mostly aluminum on the outside today, but future versions may be made from high tech carbon fiber that is generally found in high-end sports cars and racing vehicles.

Next iPad may be made from carbon fiber | TweakTown.com

A patent application has surfaced that shows Apple is considering carbon fiber for the frame of the iPad. The app is called "Reinforced Device Housing" and outlines a method that Apple would use for creating the carbon fiber housing in the form we are already familiar with. The outer shell for the iPad would be made from "layered fiber-in-matrix type material, such as CFRP."

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3DMark 11 gets a launch date and hits pre-order

Shane McGlaun | Software | Fri, Nov 19 2010 11:02 AM CST

I would bet all the readers of TweakTown are familiar with 3DMark. This benchmark has been around for a very long time and is used in our reviews of video cards and computers here and all around the web. Anytime a new version of 3DMark comes out, we all get excited and sit up to find out more. We already know most of the details of the new benchmark, but we now have the final pieces of the puzzle.

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Futuremark has now revealed that the final version of 3DMark 11 will ship on November 30, which is only a few weeks away. The real-time 3D graphics benchmark will sell for $19.95 for the Advanced Edition. Along with new screen shots showing off some of the really cool looking benchmarks, Future Mark has also posted a number of videos to YouTube that show off the new GPU tests.

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PCI Express 3.0 specification is ready!

Shane McGlaun | Mobile Devices | Fri, Nov 19 2010 10:00 AM CST

I am sure lots of the gamers and PC enthusiasts out there remember when we moved from the AGP slot over to the first PCIe slot. The performance improvement coming from an AGP video card to the PCIe cars was very impressive. Later the PCIe 2.0 slot came out with about twice the bandwidth of the original and again brought video cards that had more performance. Now there is a new specification for PCIe that is ready to be downloaded by PCI-SIG members.

PCI Express 3.0 specification is ready! | TweakTown.com

The new specification is PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible with PCIe and PCIe 2.0 devices so your old cards will work with the new spec once it starts showing up on the market. The 3.0 specification has a new 128b/130b encoding scheme and has a data transfer rate of 8GT/s. The original PCIe spec has 2.5GT/s and the PCIe 2.0 spec has 5GT/s transfer rates.

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Valve delays the release of Portal 2, sprinkles some humor on it

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, Nov 18 2010 8:10 PM CST

I'm not really meant to post gaming news, but games like Deus Ex and Portal 2 are too big to not post... so I hope you enjoy reading it here at TweakTown! Valve have delayed the hotly anticipated physics nut busting Portal 2 by 4 months, but... they've spun it into something funny.

Valve delays the release of Portal 2, sprinkles some humor on it | TweakTown.com

The news was from a press release titled "VALVE ANNOUNCES MAKING GAMES IS HARD". Now, obviously they've hit a brick wall and can't get it out any quicker, and because Portal guns don't exist in real life (yet) they can't just shoot their way out of this one.

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ASUS GTX580 sets new world records - says Hasta La Vista to previous record

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Nov 18 2010 6:23 PM CST

Thought your 3DMark score was good enough? Well, don't read on further dear reader.

ASUS are proud to announce a new world record in Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage. Featuring ASUS' innovative hardware designs and the skill of top overclocker NickShih, the combination of the ROG Rampage III Extreme motherboard, Intel's Flagship 980X processor and Voltage Tweaked GTX580 in SLI broke the 70K barrier with a score of 71,167**. This world record continues to show why ASUS is the 1 choice for overclockers and gamers those looking for the absolute best in performance.

ASUS GTX580 sets new world records - says Hasta La Vista to previous record | TweakTown.com

Using things found around the house (may or may not be true) he overclocked the ASUS GTX580's from their stock 782MHz clock speeds to a pretty insane 1099MHz using LN2 (the stuff that ripped the T1000 into little pieces in Terminator 2).

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ASUS & Intel launch expanded WePC Community

Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Thu, Nov 18 2010 5:35 PM CST

A new and expanded WePC community launched today and is open to anyone with a passion for technology, especially ASUS products with Intel Inside. Building on its mission to bridge innovation and technology with consumers' needs, the new WePC.com has more ways for fans to present their ideas, interact with community members and drive product development for two of the world's leading technology brands.

ASUS & Intel launch expanded WePC Community | TweakTown.com

As one of the first crowdsourcing communities, WePC.com empowered members to play an integral role in the PC design process of a number of cutting-edge technologies, such as intuitive touchscreen interfaces and kid-friendly netbooks. Last year at CeBIT, ASUS initiated the industry's first dual-panel concept notebooks, making intuitive control possible. The community also supported the direction for the development of future pad devices.

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Samson unveils new Expedition 40i Portable PA system with iPod dock

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Thu, Nov 18 2010 2:06 PM CST

I have a few friends that always want to go somewhere and sing karaoke. One of my hard and fast rules of life is that I don't dance and I don't sing in public. I will humiliate myself with some Rock Band at my house, but singing in front of drunken people at the local Mexican food restaurant isn't my idea of fun. If you like to sing karaoke and want a portable system that will let you belt out your favorite songs and can be used for meetings and more Samson has a new product for you.

Samson unveils new Expedition 40i Portable PA system with iPod dock | TweakTown.com

The new product is called the Expedition 40iw Portable Pa system. It has an integrated iPod dock and a wireless microphone. This is the first system to feature a wireless mic with an integrated rechargeable battery from Samson. The system can be used for karaoke, meetings, pool parties or any other task where you need to be heard by a group.

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Lift Audio launches tiny Icon earphones

Shane McGlaun | Audio, Sound & Speakers | Thu, Nov 18 2010 1:32 PM CST

I have tried out a bunch of different earphones over the years. I have grown to love the lightweight and compact ones the most. Heavy earphones tend to fall out of my ears when I am moving around a lot at the gym and it drives me crazy. The lightweight earphones are much more comfortable and stay in place with exertion much easier. A company called Lift Audio has pulled the covers off a new set of earphones that it clams is one of the smallest in the world.

Lift Audio launches tiny Icon earphones | TweakTown.com

Looking at the earphones, it's easy to see that Lift Audio is telling the truth. The tiny 6mm earphones have a case that is smaller in diameter than the ear tips on the Icon by default. The tiny 6mm drivers are encased in an aluminum alloy case that weighs only 1.6 ounces. The ear tips are made from silicone and are snug fitting. The Icon earphones ship with small, medium, and large ear tips.

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OnLive Game System up for pre-order right now

Shane McGlaun | Gaming | Thu, Nov 18 2010 1:00 PM CST

I will admit that I was excited at the prospect of OnLive when I first heard about it. Once I learned more about the system and realized that you had to pay monthly to access the OnLive network and still buy the video games, I wasn't nearly as interested in the service. I have tried OnLive and in my instance, it had some lag and the graphics weren't as good as some stand-alone games I have on my gaming PC, but it was certainly playable.

OnLive Game System up for pre-order right now | TweakTown.com

If you are a fan of OnLive, you can now pre-order the OnLive Game system that lets you hook OnLive to your TV in the living room and play some of the coolest games you can get on PCs and consoles from the comfort of your couch. The downside for gamers used to a PC is that you have to play using a gamepad that looks like the standard PS3 arrangement.

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