The GeForce 9600 GT has been on the market for some time now and prices seem to keep dropping. The ASUS EN9600GT series feature a 10% core clock frequency boost and improved cooling for those looking to push the limits of their graphics. The ASUS EN9600GT Series uses the Glaciator Fansink, which reduces temperatures and is ultra quiet with operating levels of only 25dB. If your budget doesn’t allow you to get a $229 GeForce 9800 GTX+ then check out this card as it’s $100 less at $129 after rebate.
Ever since we published the article on the NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ graphics cards last week Legit Reviews has been getting a ton of e-mail complaining about NVIDIA’s paper launch spoiler and the fact that the drivers we used for are not fair. We talk with Futuremark and NVIDIA about the cheating claims and try to figure out if anything is being done that shouldn’t be.
Last week, AMD was forced to release the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics cards early since some retailers had already started selling the card to the public before it was launched. This week AMD has released the the Radeon HD 4870, which is priced at $299. This is the big brother to the Radeon HD 4850 and features higher clock speeds and newer cutting edge technology like GDDR5 memory ICs for improved memory bandwidth.
The ASUS P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP @n is an Intel X48 chipset-based motherboard that combines performance with great energy efficiency. It supports DDR3 2000MHz dual-channel memory architecture and Dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 lanes for ATI CrossFire graphics performance card users. If you are looking for a motherboard that features cutting edge features and uses the tried and true Intel X48 Express chipset then look no further.
Today we look at the newest CPU cooler from Asus, the Lion Square. Named for the Sword Lion legend and designed with quad core CPU’s in mind this seems to be a slick heat sink. The bold and unique design features eight heat pipes that originate from the copper base all the way to the top where they are covered by neat looking nuts. The very top of the cooler has a cover that mimics the shape of a shield. It looks great, but how will it perform? Read on to find out!
How well does the GeForce 9800 GTX+ overclock? We set off to answer that question today by finding the limit of our card and running a number of benchmarks to see just how well it does. Our original review showed that the GeForce 9800 GTX+ was 10.4% faster than the Radeon HD 4850, so any gains should be money in the bank. Read on to see how NVIDIA’s first 55nm GPU overclocks on the GeForce 9800 GTX+ video card!
The scheduled release for ATI’s upcoming RV770 parts, the Radeon HD 4850 and Radeon HD 4870, was scheduled for next week, but it seems that it got bumped up to today. Some European e-tailer has started to sell cards and AMD/ATI had no choice other than to remove our gag order on the video cards we already have. Read on to check out our preview and see what NVIDIA did to spoil it – GeForce 9800 GTX+!!!
The battle between ATI and NVIDIA reached a tense moment today when ATI removed the gag order on the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card by more than a week. NVIDIA was trying to spoil the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 by launching an ultra secret graphics card called the GeForce 9800 GTX+! Read on as we benchmark the Radeon HD 4850 versus the GeForce 9800 GTX+!
Have you ever wanted to play music from your stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)-enabled phone? If you have then take a look at the Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile wireless speaker! Thanks to stereo Bluetooth you can enjoy music from up to 33 feet away from your phone or you could use it as a wireless speakerphone. The Logitech Pure-Fi comes with everything you need to get things working and comes backed by a 2-year limited hardware warranty. Read on to see if Bluetooth music streaming is right for you!
Built with over 1.4 billion transistors, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 280 and 260 GPUs are the largest and most complex GPUs ever created. Featuring 240 shader processors, 80 texture processors, and 1 GB of frame buffer, the GeForce GTX 280 better be enough to make you get all hot and sweaty. Read on as we look at the only water cooled GeForce GTX 280’s on the market!
Last month, Kingston Technology announced the release of a high-performance, low-latency 800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered dual-inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs). Kingston uses a single U-shaped heat pipe to cool the FB-DIMMs’ Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB). To help transfer the heat away from the heat pipe they then employed a set of nine cooling fins dissipate the intense heat from the AMB. Read on to see how the kit performs!
Are you looking for the perfect Bluetooth headset to go along with that new phone? The new Jawbone by Aliph is designed to look and feel like an accessory along the lines of jewelry and eyewear, but at the same time it offers best in class noise elimination and a battery that supports four hours of talk time. NoiseAssassin Technology was originally developed by Aliph for DARPA and the U.S. military, so you know it will be good for clear communication!
The Austrian company Noctua has sent us their newest cooler the NH-C12P. This time around the folks at Noctua made the cooler smaller, lighter, and squeezed in 2 more heat pipes for a total of 6. Noctua has been shaking up the CPU cooling market with their silent yet efficient coolers all year. Join us as we put the NH-C12P CPU cooler through the paces and see if it can dethrone its predecessor from the top of our performance charts.
ThermoLab recently introduced the Micro and Nano Silencer PCT (Power Clamping Technology) CPU coolers aimed at those of want to lower noise levels. ‘Power Clamping Technology’ is a new technology developed by ThermoLab that helps the heat sink cooling fins make better contact with the heat pipes. Does the technology work? Read on as we look at the ThermoLab Micro Silencer PCT and Nano Silencer PCT on a system running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor!
For roughly $150 the GeForce 9600 GT is one of the best price versus performance graphics cards on the street today. The card are looking at today is the PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT and it features 512MB of GDDR3 frame buffer memory with a 650 MHz core clock. The PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT is ready for PCI Express 2.0 motherboards and supports NVIDIA SLI technology. Read on as we compare it to an equally priced ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB graphics card to see how it fairs.