National Fruitcake Day Shortbread

Reservations for 6

  1. techPowerUp!: AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 mod
  2. DigiTimes: More details of Asus 12″ Eee Pad revealed
  3. Tech analyst latest to plead guilty in insider case
  4. Apple iPad: Secrets from the insider trading case
  5. Analyst says Nvidia stock headed to $20
  6. Obama: Apple’s Steve Jobs is living the American dream

National Fruitcake Day

  1. PCMag: How stressful is data loss?

Hardware news

  1. VR-Zone: Intel Sandy Bridge laptop goes on sale: hp Pavilion dv6-4103TX
  2. C|Net reports Dell drops ultrathin Adamo 13 to $899
  3. TC Magazine: Gigabyte preps the Q2005 dual-core netbook and

    ECS bundling Norton Internet Security trial with its motherboards, only in India

  4. VR-Zone reports Biostar releases USB 3.0 motherboards
  5. TC Magazine reports PowerColor intros custom-cooled Radeon HD 6900 series cards
  6. Win a Razer Nostromo keypad from t-break
  7. Dealzon’s deals: 15% off coupon for 14″ Lenovo ThinkPad T410, $50 coupon

    for 24″ Samsung LED, $301 off 40″ Toshiba 1080p TV, and $65 off Logitech

    G35 headset


  1. Beware: Google Nexus S plus Android 2.3.1 update can equal wiped phone
  2. PCMag reports Sprint rolls out BlackBerry 6 update
  3. VR-Zone: Sony PSP Phone to retail in April 2011?
  4. Apple hikes 1Q11 iPhone shipment target to 20 – 21 million units, say sources

Software and gaming

  1. Computerworld: Microsoft to wind down Windows 7 Family Pack sales by year’s end
  2. TC Magazine: GPU-Z 0.5.0 released, has improved Radeon HD 6900 support

    and Fraps updated to version 3.2.6, more bugs fixed

  3. OCC’s 3DMark 11 performance review
  4. Big Download’s interview with the new president of the PC Gaming Alliance
  5. Ars Technica on raising a healthy gamer: 7 tips for parents

    and Marvel Pinball review

  6. Steam continues its holiday sale (current deals expire at noon CST tomorrow)


  1. HotHardware reviews Asus EeeBox PC EB1501P
  2. t-break reviews 11″ MacBook Air
  3. techPowerUp’s Foxconn P67A-S Intel P67 preview
  4. Expreview’s hands-on with Zotac H67ITX U3 WiFi motherboard
  5. OCIA reviews Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3
  6. ThinkComputers reviews Asus M4A88TD-M/USB3
  7. TechSpot reviews AMD Radeon HD 6950
  8. Benchmark Reviews on Gigabyte GeForce GTX 480 Super Over Clock
  9. Expreview: Galaxy GeForce GTX HOF pictured
  10. Futurelooks reviews 23″ NEC MultiSync EX231W LCD monitor
  11. Madshrimps review Swiftpoint mouse
  12. PC Perspective reviews Danger Den Black Series Tower 21 case
  13. TR alum Dustin Sklavos reviews SilverStone GD04 HTPC case: Cool, not quiet
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    • PetMiceRnice
    • 9 years ago

    Good to see a new pinball game out. Unfortunately, I know that most retailers will carry little to no stock of it. I remember when Pinball Hall of Fame – The Gottlieb Collection came out for the original Xbox and I had it on order for a solid 6 weeks before it came in for me.

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


      • green
      • 9 years ago

      well he woulda either dumbed down the speak for tv (given even the lady in the clip was essentially asking “what does nvidia do?”), or he’s just a lackey that gets notes passed to him

      either way nvidia may “possibly” get a stock price boost
      part of that will come IF people start picking up on gpu instances:
      §[<<]§ given amazon moved on it, other cloud computer service providers (ccsp's?) may follow which would mean shipping in bulk and with high margin products the other part being tegra2 based products coming out: §[<<]§ we'll being seeing phones, and no doubt tablets, touted at ces when we'll mass shipping product though is a different question (i'd say we're looking at pretty terrible battery life as well) as for graphics cards, my recommendations are amd

    • dpaus
    • 9 years ago


    • SomeOtherGeek
    • 9 years ago

    AMD Radeon HD 6950 to HD 6970 mod

    So, AMD is not short in ripping people off?

      • GTX1924
      • 9 years ago

      Funny how no one complains that AMD ripped off those people who bought a 6970…

      • ew
      • 9 years ago

      Intel and Nvidia do the same things. They just usually make it impossible to undo.

      • Deanjo
      • 9 years ago

      I wouldn’t doubt some GPU’s are in the same position as AMD’s CPU’s. Some are binned parts for the 6870’s, some are parts that didn’t quite meet the spec. As always with these things, YMMV and I wouldn’t guarantee everyone would be able to achieve a “free” upgrade.

      • can-a-tuna
      • 9 years ago

      Giving access to higher performing PC part with the price of lower part. What a ripoff!!

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        Nobody was freaking out complaining about amd ripping of people when you could unlock cpu’s. now it’s working on GPU’s and suddenly their dicks? make up your mind. the rampant back and forth hating is getting stupid.

          • GTX1924
          • 9 years ago

          There is no rampant back and forth hating. But just imagine what those guys who bought 6970’s must be saying??!!?! They paid much more for the same card that they could have got for way less….HAD THEY KNOWN….



          THATS THE ISSUE!!!!

          (damn fanbois cant piece that together without being slapped in the face)

            • entropy13
            • 9 years ago

            Not exactly a like-for-like though. Considering that:
            1: 6950’s vRAM is slightly “rated” lower than the 6970’s (1250 MHz v. 1500 MHz)
            2: 6950’s 2×6-pin has less of a headroom for OC’ing than the 6970’s 1×6-pin and 1×8-pin

            It would only be a rip-off if they were EXACTLY THE SAME FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT THE SHADERS BEING DISABLED.

            Troll fail, GTX1924. Please try (and fail) again next time.

            • sweatshopking
            • 9 years ago

            No, sorry there is rampant back and forth. WHAT ABOUT THE GUYS WHO BOUGHT A QUAD CORE PHENOM?!!??! OMG!??!?! F that. You pay the price for the part you want. If i want a 6970, and am willing to pay retail, purchase it, and it does what’s advertised, how can I complain?

    • esterhasz
    • 9 years ago

    NV stock going to $20. Hmm. If HP announces a Web OS based tablet that doesn’t suck with Tegra 2 in it at CES or a little later, there may at least be some quick cash to be made…

    • MadManOriginal
    • 9 years ago


    Enjoying the blizzard people?

      • lilbuddhaman
      • 9 years ago

      no sir. 6950 to 6970 mod looks legit. Another thorn in my side for buying a 6870

      • dpaus
      • 9 years ago

      You only got first post because SSK has no power – an unfair advantage to you!

        • sweatshopking
        • 9 years ago

        LOL! you’re right! just came back on!


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