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G.Skill launches new Intel Sandy Bridge RAM

By: Shane McGlaun | RAM | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 10:04 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - G.Skill has announced that it will be showing off new RAM at CES 2011 that is specifically for the new Intel Sandy Bridge CPU platforms. The RAM is optimized for H67 and P67 platforms and is called RipjawsX. The new line has a number of products in it with the fastest being a 4GB kit running at 2,300MHz.

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The 2,300MHz kit has latencies of CL7-10-10-27 and is made up of dual 2GB DIMMS with red heat sinks. The RAM will also be offered in other kits ranging from 4GB to 16GB with speeds of 1333MHz up to the 2300MHz kit I just mentioned.

Some of the RAM has heat sinks with fans and the heat sinks come in red, blue, or black depending on the kit. The RAM will ship with a lifetime warranty and the top of the line 2300MHz kit has data bandwidth of 25K MB/s bandwidth. Pricing and availability are unannounced, but we should hear more when CES kicks off.

Samsung have sold 10 million Galaxy S phones

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 4:34 CST

Samsung have reached their goal of selling 10 million Galaxy S phones worldwide. They've achieved this within seven months - which for a non iOS based device is a great achievement.

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Working on Samsungs math, that's a phone sold every two seconds since it first went on sale. Insane! According to Samsung Tomorrow, 4 million were sold in North America, Europe with 2.5 million - great job Samsung!

Intel Sandy Bridge + P67 chipset roundup

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 4:12 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - Intel have officially taken Sandy Bridge chips out of the oven today with a massive lineup of reviews, overclocking results and testing being done across various tech sites.

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Intel's next-generation Core architecture dubbed Sandy Bridge is an LGA1155 socket which runs off of P67 and H67 chipsets. The new Core i5 and Core i7 chips from the Sandy Bridge architecture are promising even better performance than current Nethalem based CPU's at no extra cost.

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Download of the Day: Sandra Lite 2011c (17.30)

By: Steve Dougherty | Software | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 1:04 CST

Our Download of the Day today is Sandra Lite 2011c (17.30).

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.

It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCI-X, PCIe (PCI Express), database, USB, USB2, 1394/Firewire, and so on.

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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Go External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for $69.99

By: Steve Dougherty | Storage | Posted: Jan 3, 2011 @ 0:21 CST

Our Deal of the Day today is the Best Buy - 1TB Seagate FreeAgent Go External USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive for $69.99.

Offer: This is a great price for this portable (laptop sized, with no separate power brick) 1TB external USB 2.0 hard drive at just $69.99. Order online and pick it up at your local Best Buy to avoid the $6.99 shipping charge.

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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

MSI teasing us again ahead of CES in the form of Sandy Bridge and Fusion based products

By: Anthony Garreffa | Computer Systems | Posted: Jan 2, 2011 @ 21:37 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - MSI are pulling not just rabbits from their hats, but entire zoos of animals instead. Another tease before CES this upcoming week of some new Intel Sandy Bridge based tech as well as AMD's new Fusion based chips.

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MSI are showing off their Wind Top range, based on Intel's Sandy Bridge in 24 and 22-inch builds with AMD Brazos rocking the budget 20-inch model which is also meant to sport a Blu-ray drive.

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Weekend Roundup for January 2, 2011

By: Steve Dougherty | Roundups | Posted: Jan 2, 2011 @ 21:34 CST

The latest happenings from around the web - January 2nd, 2010

Motherboard

- Jetway HA12-LF Motherboard @ Techwarelabs

- Gigabyte H55N-USB3 mini-ITX: Big Overclocks From A Small Board @ Overclockers.com

- Gigabyte P67A-UD4 Preview @ Pureoverclock

- ASRock P55 Extreme4 LGA1156 ATX Motherboard @ Futurelooks

- Foxconn H67A-S H67 Sandy Bridge Motherboard Preview @ eTeknix

- ECS P67H2-A2 Socket 1155 Motherboard Preview @ OCIA

- Intel Sandy Bridge P67 3-Way Motherboard Preview @ Neoseeker

Video/Monitor

- MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II Video Card @ tbreak

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NVIDIA sets GeForce GTX560 launch date

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: Jan 2, 2011 @ 21:24 CST

CES 2011, Las Vegas - NVIDIA are off to a good start for 2011, the release of the mainstream successor to the GTX460 is arriving on 25th of January in the form of the GeForce GTX560.

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The card is meant to be much faster than it's predecessor and hopefully cheaper! If you're in the market for a new mainstream GPU, we'd suggest waiting a few weeks to see what this puppy can do.

AMD to have fisticuffs with Intel, bringing sexy back in the form of AMD FX!

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Dec 31, 2010 @ 21:04 CST

It seems like so long ago that AMD had the popular high end FX range. But, it was put to the side with the Phenom and Phenom II series processors as it just couldn't compete in higher end market segments, also because AMD did not want to dilute the FX identifier.

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Enter "Black Edition" which was the model with the unlocked BClk multipliers. But now AMD are bringing FX back with the new Bulldozer architecture, which gives the processor a much higher degree of inter-core integration, sharing of common components, higher instructions per clock-cycle and Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX).

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