The old 65nm Conroe dual-core processor that we have all come to know and love has been replaced by a new 45nm Wolfdale dual-core processor! Read on as Legit Reviews takes a look at the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, which is the flagship 45nm dual-core processor that uses the Wolfdale core. Clocked at 3.16GHz the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 is fast right out of the box, but it overclocks like a champ and performs faster than any dual-core CPU that we have ever tested.
Ever since we received our Apple iPhone for Christmas, we have been looking have been looking for the perfect case accessory to protect our new mobile baby. With the large screen and thin design of the iPhone, you don’t want to just put it in your pocket or throw it in your backpack. In 2008, we have seen a slew of new products for Apple’s market-leading mobile device. Today, we take a quick look at the Vaja i-Volution SP, a high-end, $80 luxury case for the Apple iPhone.
The NVIDIA GeForce 9 series of graphics cards has finally arrived! Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce 9600 GT video card and while it may not be as anticipated as previous generations, it still marks a significant turning point. Usually, a new series is kicked off by the fastest card in the bunch, but this time around NVIDIA is launching the GeForce series at the heart of the discrete graphics market, the $169-189 price range.
For most consumers, upgrading you system is an every 3-4 year ordeal. Most people do not have the typical enthusiast mentality that says “UPGRADE” every time something can give you a .005% increase in frame rates. The question for every upgrade has to be, “Is it worth it?” AMD tried to make it worth it with the Spider platform. Did they make the case that an upgrade is in the works for you?
Designed to fit securely in the ear in order to improve comfort and enhance sound, the Altec Lansing UHP336 ear phones feature vented armature speakers for incredibly accurate, high-fidelity sound reproduction. Legit Reviews takes a pair of the Altec Lansing UHP336 ear phones and figures out how they stack up compared to the V-Moda Vibe and Maximo iM-490S ear phones, which we recently reviewed. Read on to see which is right for you!
When it comes mixing and matching different types of graphics card and running them in either SLI or CrossFire mode you are bound to have a number of problems. You will not find too many people advising in trying this, but the video card companies are working hard at making this work. Today, we are looking at ATI’s budget friendly Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 graphics cards to seeing how they work together in CrossFire.
The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX is the fastest USB Flash drive that Kingston has to offer with a read speed of 30MB/s and write speed of 20MB/sec. Legit Reviews takes a look at the first HyperX based USB Flash drive from Kingston and compares it to several other brands to see how it does in performance tests on a notebook computer. Read on to see how it does!
New to us here at Legit Reviews is an Austrian company by the name of Noctua. They have sent us their new CPU cooler the NH-U12P to have a look at. The CPU cooler has psycho-acoustic optimizations and premium-grade SSO-bearing, the NF-P12 achieves exceptional quietness and long-term stability. If you are looking for a premium air cooler with high performance and silence, read on to see how the NH-U12P does on the test bench.
AMD’s QuadFX platform might be dead, but that hasn’t stopped Intel from bringing the Skulltrail platform to market. Skulltrail consists of the Intel D5400XS motherboard that supports a pair of LGA771 based Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors. These 3.2GHz, 45nm, quad-core processors have 1600MHz bus speeds and when paired together make a platform with eight cores and offer a total of 25.6GB/s of bandwidth. This is one serious system!
The time has come for Futuremark to finally show something official from the next 3DMark – 3DMark Vantage. Futuremark released the first three screen shots from 3DMark Vantage this morning and of course Legit Reviews has them for you to see. Read on to see what the upcoming version of Futuremark will look like!
The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 video card (known internally as the R680) was first seen by the world right here on Legit Reviews a few months ago and was again spotted at CES 2008, where the the retail card was seen. Everyone knew that the launch was close, but today is the day that the card is officially announced. The ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 is a single-board with multiple-GPUs on it, which is why the card is so interesting.
NVIDIA has launched their new flagship video processor for mobile computers, the GeForce 8800M GTX and 8800M GTX. NVIDIA wants to power your DX10 notebook and took a huge leap forward in technology by introducing this new hardware architecture. Already, Dell, Alienware, and Sager are offering the new 8800M in one of their many notebook configurations.
The iSkin revo is designed to keep your Apple iPhone safe and also reduces the growth of microbes since the silicone has an embedded anti-microbial agent. Produced with the finest grade materials, the revo covers all vulnerable surfaces, ports and controls giving you the peace of mind you expect from an iSkin protector. The revo also helps to protect against shock and surface damage caused by accidental drops.
It’s hard to believe that two months have passed since the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 and the Radeon HD 3850 video cards, but it has been that long. ATI has been busy the past couple months getting the Radeon HD 3400 and 3600 series out the door and today is the day! Read on to see how these $49-$99 Radeon HD graphics cards do when we put them to the test!
Diamond released ATI Radeon HD 3870 and Radeon HD 3850 graphics cards back in November when they originally came out, but they were based off the ATI reference design and were the same as everyone else’s. Diamond went back to the drawing board and came up with an Radeon HD 3850 that would be unique to them and be directed at overclockers and enthusiasts. Read on to check out the Diamond Radeon HD 3850 512MB Ruby Edition Video Card!