Since we posted our launch article on the Intel Core i7-3960X we have been getting e-mails asking about detailed memory questions on the Intel X79 platform. Today, we show you how single, dual, triple and quad-channel performs on the Intel DX79SI motherboard! We also test out 1066, 1333, 1600, 1866 and 2133 MHz memory performance with a quad-channel kit to see what happens to performance at various clock speeds. This is a must read review if you are going Intel X79!
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 memory modules are designed with enthusiasts in mind. The kit we have today is an 8GB (2x4GB dual channel) 1600MHz memory kit which features 9-9-9-24 timings at only 1.5 Volts. Cerulean Blue aluminum heat spreaders help dissipate heat, and provide the aggressive look that you want in your gaming rig. This kit was designed for Intel Sandy Bridge processors and it will be interesting to see how it does!
With an integrated temperature sensor, aggressive heat spreaders, fast clock speed and decent timings, this 2x4GB DDR3 memory has a lot to offer. Crucial designed this 8GB 2000MHz DDR3 CL9 Ballistix kit with enthusiasts who need a lot of fast RAM in mind. Find how how they perform, how they overclock, and how well Crucial’s temperature sensor works in our review!
Corsair officially launched the companies first generation USB 3.0 Flash drives on May 19th, 2011 and more recently on September 9th, 2011 they announced the launch of their second generation USB 3.0 Flash drives. Legit Reviews got our hands on one of these new ‘2nd generation’ Flash Voyager 3.0 16GB drives and just had to run some performance tests on it to see how these new drives perform!
Kingston has updated their popular DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Flash drive and has called the new version Gen 2 as it is the second generation of the companies USB 3.0 drives. The new Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Gen 2 series is faster and costs less than the original version, which means that consumers get some serious bang for their buck. Read on to see how the 32GB version of this drive performs compared to one of the original drives!
Sick looks and integrated water cooling top off this special H2O edition from Kingston with their HyperX 4GB 2133MHz kit. Legit Reviews pushes the Kingston HyperX H2O 2133Mhz memory kit in our Sandy Bridge test bench to see if there is any more juice that can be squeezed out of it and we will show you how this DDR3 memory kit stacks up to some run of the mill 1600MHz memory.
Dominator means one thing in the world of computers, high end memory from Corsair that is ready to be pushed to the extreme. Legit Reviews has the Corsair CMP4GX3M2C1600C7 memory kit on our Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge test system to see how this 4GB 1600MHz C7 memory kit performs! We also see if this kit can live up to the name Dominator when we try to run it at 2133MHz!
Kingston announced the new HyperX Plug and Play (PnP) series of memory this morning that allow notebooks with second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors to scale higher than ever before. We have an in-depth review on the Kingston HyperX PnP 8GB DDR3 1866MHz SO-DIMM memory kit today that is sure to leave you shocked when you see the results on our ASUS K53E notebook.
On paper one USB Flash drive might be faster than another, but you can’t believe everything a company tells you when they are marketing a product they are trying to sell you. Since security is such a big deal to corporations these days we decided to order in some FIPS 140-2 validated drives and do some testing of our own. We didn’t want to get ‘cherry picked’ samples, so we ordered in as many drives as our $1000 self-prescribed budget would allow.
Back in December 2010 PQI announced that they were releasing an all-new SDXC Class 10 memory card that was 64GB in capacity! The PQI 64GB card breaks SDHC’s former high capacity limit of 32GB by doubling capacity up to 64GB and upgrading the Class 10 SD 2.0 interface to high speed SD 3.0 specifications with the exFAT file system. Read on to see how this card performs against some popular 32GB SDHC memory card!
When it comes to PC components bigger is almost always better. Memory definitely fits into the “more is better mantra” and Corsair has just the kit for you. Operating at a modest 1600MHz at low voltage, the 8GB Corsair Vengeance memory kit is begging to be overclocked and helping to create a faster system. Read on to see how this kit performs and what we think of it!
Looking to get every last bit of performance from your new Intel Core i7 or Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor? Not sure how much impact memory speed has on performance? Take a look at our article today and you might be surprised at how much more performance a good 2133MHz memory kit will gain you as we take the latest Kingston HyperX Genesis kit and put it to the test!
Solid-State Drives weren’t the only thing Crucial was showing of at CES 2011. Crucial has been offering their Ballistix line of memory with an LED “Tracer” version for a number of years now. Today we got a glimpse of what the future of that product will become with Ballistix Smart Tracers.
Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews are joining forces to give two of our fans a complete Crucial.com memory upgrade simply by “liking” both Crucial Memory and Legit Reviews on Facebook! One person on each of our fan pages will be selected to win. Be sure to check out the rules for this drawing and enter if you’d like a chance to win an SSD and some computer memory!