Today we are looking at the Intel Next Unit of Computing (NUC)! This desktop PC uses uses a tiny form factor that measures just 4”×4”×2” and still managed to pack a mean punch thanks to the Third Generation Intel Core i3 ‘Ivy Bridge’ processor inside. Read on to see how this system is assembled and performs after we install Windows 8 on it! Is the NUC the future of computing?
CyberpowerPC’s Intel Z77-based models are targeted for performance enthusiasts who are looking for a more affordable solution. We got our hands on the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE, which features top-end hardware like the Intel Core i7-3770K processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 video card. Read on to see how this system was built and how it performs with the CPU overclocked to very nice 4.7GHz!
Earlier this year, AMD outlined the companies HSA (Heterogeneous Systems Architecture) plans through 2014 and talked about how AMD was fully backing the architecture. Today at the AMD Fusion Developer Summit (AFDS) it was announced that the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation was created. The goal of the HSA foundation is to provide a hardware specification that will be uniform and can utilize the same program coding.
We wanted to build an Intel Ivy Bridge powered Small Form Factor (SFF) PC that is water cooled and be able to run an NVIDIA GeForce Kepler video card, so we did it! We thought that you might be interested in what our dream mini-ITX system would be and wrote up a guide that shows you what hardware we used and how we put it together. We also include some benchmark along with power consumption and temperature testing results of the complete project!
A little more than a month ago we told you about the AMD Gaming Evolved Campaign as well as the new game title called Total War: Shogun 2. We took a look at the Shogun 2 and ran some benchmarks using DirctX 9. At the time of release Sega promised a soon to follow patch that would include DirectX 11 compatibility as well as a handful of other killer features. The patch has arrived and we have taken to the benchmarks again to see how the patch has helped or hurt the performance of Total War: Shogun 2. Read on to see what we found out.
NZXT and Legit Reviews are joining forces to give ten our fans a very nice NZXT system upgrade simply by “liking” both NZXT and Legit Reviews on Facebook and making a video response to our YouTube video! By making a video response and posting the video on each sites Facebook wall you’ll then be entered into the contest, which gives you a chance to win one of five NZXT Phantom cases or one of five NZXT Sentry LXE fan controllers!
MSI has been making quality products for years. This week during CES 2011 their flagship motherboard, the MSI Big Bang XPower X58 motherboard to the test. Overclockers were flown into compete in the MSI Operation Las Vegas Master Overclocking Arena 2011. Hosted at Pole Position Raceway in Las Vegas everyone there was having a good time. What kinds of scores were these world class overclockers turning in? Read on to find out!
In our previous Apple TV article, we un-boxed the A-TV and detailed what you would need to do to get your media files to play. Basically, once you have them in a ‘container’ that iTunes can understand (MP3, M4A) you would drop and drag them into iTunes so that they are visible to Apple TV. You have to convert non-iTunes-compatible files by using a third-party converters like Super and Handbrake to allow iTunes to catalog the media. Read on to hear Ken’s thoughts on the latest Apple TV!
Today’s toy isn’t a single system component, it is a complete system from iBUYPOWER! The iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC Phantom is a newly released system that is based on the X58 platform and has some of the latest bells and whistles! The question of the day is, how will it perform in our battery of tests? Read on to find out!
Many of our readers have been giving very positive feedback on our aggressive coverage of the 2010 Computex. To keep up with the demand of our readers, we would not be giving proper coverage without showing what many would consider the best part, the booth babes! Look on to check out the booth babes that we could locate on the show floor!
Everyone wants to see Windows 7 information and today Legit Reviews shows you how to install Windows 7 Ultimate on one of our personal home theater systems! We also show you basic setup of Windows Media Center and Media Browser. Follow through as we have over 25 pictures that will walk you through installation of the 32-bit version of Windows 7 Ultimate! This is a must read for anyone that is thinking of installing Windows 7.
GlobalFoundries announced this morning that they have completed the integration of Chartered Semiconductor and the two companies now operate as a single entity. Does this mean that GlobalFoundries is ready to deliver a knock out blow to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.’s (TSMC’s) dominance of the contract wafer manufacturing market? Read on to see what GlobalFoundries is up to!
The WinFast PxVC1100 is an MPEG-2/H.264 transcoding card developed by Leadtek and features the Toshiba high-performance stream processor SpursEngine. The WinFast PxVC1100 has four Synergistic Processing Element (SPE) cores based on the “Cell Broadband Engine”. Read on to see how this single slot PCI-Express based low profile card does on our Intel Core i7 system!
Wi-Fi access on airplanes is quickly becoming the norm and at least 150 American Airlines planes now now offer the service. The wireless service that us being used on AA flights is called Gogo Inflight Internet and it turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot! Read on to see how fast it is and if it works well.