AMD’s 690G/V Series Chipset Preview and Benchmarks

AMD’s 690G/V Series Chipset Preview and Benchmarks

Today marks the first product launch (AMD690) from the new and improved AMD (AMD+ATI). The AMD 690 series chipset represents the company’s first joint effort at making a chipset that brings together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology features of the ATI Radeon X1250 GPU. The AMD 690G is also the only platform on the market where you can have simultaneous independent digital outputs of DVI and HDMI! Read on to see if this platform is right for you!

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Can the Corsair 620HX Power Supply Handle 8800 GTX SLI?

Can the Corsair 620HX Power Supply Handle 8800 GTX SLI?

There many rumors floating around about what it takes to run a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX video cards in SLI. Today we put one question to rest, will the Corsair 620HX power a pair of 8800 GTX video cards paired up in SLI with an overclocked and watercooled Kentsfield? With no power supply under 750W has been SLI Certified for 8800 GTX SLI will this 620W be able to handle it?

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The Free After Rebate Ultra 500W Power Supply

The Free After Rebate Ultra 500W Power Supply

Ever see products that are free after rebate and wonder how good they really are? We found the Ultra Products V Series 500W power supply and couldn’t pass up the deal, so we bought and put it on the test bench. How will this FREE 500W power supply handle a dual-core system running some high end graphics cards? Read on to find out how it did on graphics cards like the 7900 GS, 7900 GTX and 8800 GTX!

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Processor Review

The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor is the first 3GHz dual-core processor for the socket AM2 platform and is priced at half of what the 2.8GHz FX-62 cost when it was launched. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking to give you a look at the big picture. Read on if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ stacks up to the competition.

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ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review

ECS PN2 SLI2+ (680i SLI) Motherboard Review

ECS continues their trek of producing an enthusiast line of motherboards. Can they continue on that path with an Nvidia 680i based board? Legit Reviews finds out by taking a look at the ECS PN2 SLI2+ motherboard. Determined to push the PN2 SLI2+ to the limits we loaded it with the latest BIOS (P25) and ran it against other leading chipsets like the 975X and 650i!

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Targus Voice Recording Presenter w/ Laser Pointer

Targus Voice Recording Presenter w/ Laser Pointer

The Targus Voice Recording Presenter with Laser Pointer incorporates four individual products into one small, convenient form factor. Functioning as a laser pointer, presenter, voice recorder and SD memory card reader, this compact product includes all of the features needed for a boardroom or classroom presentation. Read on as we use this device for classroom presentations and give our thoughts on this pointer!

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An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

An Overview of Intel’s Teraflops Research Chip

Over the weekend Intel announced that they were able to produce an 80-core processor that is able to do trillions of calculations per second. This would make it the World’s first programmable processor to deliver Teraflops performance! How does this new research chip change the future of processors? Read on to find out what this research chip can do!

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Video Card

XFX GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB XXX Video Card

With todays introduction of GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB graphics boards, the GeForce 8 Series line-up now offers e-tail price points ranging from $599 to $299. The only difference between the 640MB and 320MB 8800 GTS is the frame buffer size and price. The current GeForce 8800 GTS has a 640MB frame buffer, while the new card’s frame buffer is half that size. Read on to see if the 8800 GTS 320M is the right card for you.

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Adjusting the TRC Memory Setting is Important

Adjusting the TRC Memory Setting is Important

Have you ever seen a setting called Trc in your motherboard’s advanced memory settings page? Today Legit Reviews looks at this parameter and what it means to system performance. By lowering the Trc value from 35 to 15 on a kit of Corsair PC2-10000C5 modules we were able to improve performance across the board. How much you ask? Read on to find out!

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Swiftech Apogee GT CPU Water-Block Review

Swiftech Apogee GT CPU Water-Block Review

Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the new and improved water block from Swiftech, the Apogee GT. Continuing the line of high performing yet extremely affordable water blocks Swiftech claims the Apogee GT is the top block for keeping your Intel Kentsfield processor cool. Intel’s latest QX6700 quad core processors are said to benefit the most from the revised structure and we find out if this is true.

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PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Power Supply Review

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Power Supply Review

PC Power & Cooling has long been known for high-end quality power supplies that perform well and have the cost to prove it. Today we have a look at their Silencer 750 Power Supply to see if it is able to handle today’s high-end equipment. With the single 12V rail design that can handle 60A, this power supply might just have what it takes to be in your system!

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Windows ReadyBoost Put To The Test For Gaming

Windows ReadyBoost Put To The Test For Gaming

Now that LR has installed Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit we can dive deeper into the new features of Vista. The ReadyBoost feature is only found in Windows Vista and allows you to use a USB key as virtual memory in order to enhance performance. This can improve small random I/O for people who lack the expansion slots, money, and or technical expertise to add additional RAM.

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Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth DSP Headset Review

Qstik EVOQ Bluetooth DSP Headset Review

Our Forum readers have been raving about this Bluetooth headset so Legit Reviews decided to take this baby for a spin. See why we found that the EVOQ by Qstik is one of the best Bluetooth headsets on the market. Maybe it’s because Qstik has an in-house engineering team or maybe it’s the fact that this Bluetooth headset is the best that we have laid our hands on. Read on to get the low down on the EVOQ!

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How To Install Windows Vista Ultimate With RAID

How To Install Windows Vista Ultimate With RAID

Everyone wants to see Vista information and today Legit Reviews completes our installation of Windows Vista Ultimate on one of our personal machines that is running a RAID Array. Follow through as we have over 19 pictures that will walk you through installation of the 32-bit version of Vista Ultimate! This is a must read for anyone that is thinking of installing Windows Vista.

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Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel Moves Closer to 45nm Penryn Processor Production

Intel has recently demonstrated high-k + metal gate transistor breakthroughs on 45nm microprocessors and while Legit Reviews didn’t get to see it in person we have been in contact with Intel following the developments that took place this week in California. If you’re interested in Intel’s 45nm Penryn family of processors and what the future holds for Intel this is a must read!

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