The ATI Radeon X1950 Pro, codenamed RV570, has been built on the 80nm process, contains 36 pixel shader engines, 12 parallel pipelines and eight vertex engines, utilizes digital PWM, supports dongle-less CrossFire, fits in a single PCIe slot and comes with an MSRP of $199. Legit Reviews puts the X1950 Pro in the hot seat and takes it for a test drive today.
Today, Legit Reviews takes a look at Plantronics? upgrade of one of our favorite Bluetooth headsets. The Discovery 655 takes the best of the Discovery 640 and improves its functionality by incorporating a Digital Signal Processor. It weighs only 9 grams, but still provides up to 10 hours of talk time and includes a unique vibrate ring indicator. Is this a worthy upgrade? Read on to find out!
NVIDIA has just announced the GeForce Go 7950 GTX as their new flagship mobile gaming graphics solution and Legit Reviews is here to bring you the low down on what the changes are. The GeForce Go 7950 GTX features a core frequency increase of 75MHz and depending on the notebook 100MHz on the memory. Read on to see what this 45W part is all about and to take a peak at the performance numbers.
ECS goes enthusiast on us! See if they have what it takes to compete with the top dogs of the market with their ATI CrossFire XPRESS 3200 powered KA3MVP Extreme motherboard. The KA3MVP Extreme is the first board from ECS that offers unrestricted PCI Express lanes for a total of 44 PCI-E lanes! We take the ECS KA3MVP Extreme out for a test drive and give you our thoughts on it!
If you’ve maxed out your processor by overclocking and want to squeeze more out of it or are just looking to reduce core temperatures lapping the processor might be something worth looking into. Legit Reviews does some lapping and eventually removes the IHS on our Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 processor to show you what to do and not to do when it comes to messing with the IHS on your processor.
Legit Reviews has recently talked with OCZ about some of their highly anticipated Cryo-Z and V-12 cooling solutions. It seems both are still months away from shipping to retail stores, but we still got some pictures of the prototype coolers at OCZ’s offices here in the United States. If you’re interested in twelve heat pipes on a CPU cooler or phase change cooling read on!
Last week Stanford University released a beta version of its Folding@Home client that runs on ATI’s Radeon X1900 and X1950 series graphics cards and today Legit Reviews takes a look at the new client. LR covers why to fold, how to fold on your GPU and how to speed up GPU folding by running 3D clock speeds on your video card. To top it all off LR announces a contest that will give out a couple of ATI Radeon X1900 series to a couple lucky people.
The OCZ Tempest has been out for a long time, but how does it hold up to Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors? Today Legit Reviews looks at the Tempest with the E6300 processor run at 1.86GHz and 2.80Ghz to see how the tempest does at stock settings and when overclocked nearly 1GHz on the core. The Tempest is tested against Aerocool Xfire and the Intel retail box heat sink fan for this review.
The M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard just happens to be the high-end AM2 offering from Asus and utilizes the Nvidia nForce 590SLI chipset to make the magic happen. How does it compare with the other AM2 chipsets out there? Take a look and see how the chips fall as we look at this board and compare it to the VIA based Asrock AM2V890-VSTA and the ATI powered MSI K9A Platinum in this interesting motherboard article.
The Aerocool Xfire is a massive heatpipe cooling solution that can be used Intel LGA775 and AMD K8 platforms granted that the Xfire can fit. This heat sink stands at 100mm tall and 120mm wide and uses a white 120mm fan with quad white LED’s to keep the ~100 cooling fins nice and cool. Legit Reviews takes the Aerocool Xfire out for a test drive on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform and give our honest thoughts on the Xfire.
Today we cover some of the companies that Legit Reviews works with and brings you an update on what they had to show at IDF this time around. With companies presenting overclocking workshops and showing off upcoming products at their booths there was a bunch of friendly faces at the show! Legit Reviews is already looking forward for the next Intel Developer Forum!
Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Extreme series processor and Legit Reviews was on hand to take it out for a test drive. The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor operates at 2.66GHz and shows some serious processing muscle even though it’s all run on pre-production hardware. Read on and see if Intel’s quad-core processor is a Quadzilla or a bunch of hype.
Intel showed off their Intel D975XBX2 ‘Bad Axe 2′ motherboard BIOS and did some overlocking with the upcoming Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 processor here at IDF and Legit Reviews was on hand taking the exclusive shots of the presentation while it happened. If you know that Bad Axe is the code name for Intel’s enthusiast motherboard then this article is a must read.
During the opening keynote speach Intel CEO Paul Otellini discussed in some detail the company?s plan for delivering the industry?s first quad core processors for PCs and high-volume servers. The first processor, targeted at gamers and content creators, will be shipped in November and be called the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor.
IDF officially opens today, but that hasn’t stopped Legit Reviews from finding things to write about the day before the show opens. With Intel Quad-Core systems powered by Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6700’s all over the place we were able to have our cake and eat it too. We also had a chance to see the latest build of Futuremarks upcoming benchmark called Ice Storm Fighters.