AMD Quad FX and NVIDIA’s Four Card SLI – Will it Work?

AMD Quad FX and NVIDIA’s Four Card SLI – Will it Work?

Now that the AMD Quad FX platform has been successfully benchmarked and overclocked, we can now have some fun with the system. With four x16 PCI Express slots present on the ASUS L1N64-SLI WS motherboard LR figured why not populate all of them? Read on to see how our attempt at running four card SLI went on the AMD Quad FX test system!

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Overclocking AMD’s Quad FX Platform – Hit or Miss?

Overclocking AMD’s Quad FX Platform – Hit or Miss?

Last week LR brought you launch day coverage of AMD’s Quad FX platform and today we take a closer look at overclocking this beast. With an updated BIOS and improved cooling we aim to beat our previous 200MHz overclock and get well over 3.2GHz on our test system. If you are intrested in seeing how AMD’s fastest computer platform does when it comes to overclocking this article is a must read!

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Gennum nXZEN VoIP Bluetooth Headset Review

Gennum nXZEN VoIP Bluetooth Headset Review

Today we look at Gennum’s nXZEN VoIP system that features advanced noise-cancelling Bluetooth headset with a Skype certified plug-n-play Bluetooth dongle. Does the nXZEN headset and dongle make for a perfect match for those looking for a one-stop-shop for cell phone and IP telephony? Read on and see if this wireless Bluetooth headset should be something on your holiday shopping list.

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AMD Demonstrates Barcelona – The First True, Native Quad Core Opteron

AMD Demonstrates Barcelona – The First True, Native Quad Core Opteron

AMD today demonstrated the industry?s first native quad-core x86 server processor, achieving four x86 processing cores on a single die of silicon. At the annual AMD Industry Analyst Forum, a server powered by four upcoming Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors was shown utilizing all 16 cores. Not only is this exciting news we were also able to get a picture of a naked Barcelona processor!

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AMD Quad FX System Review with FX-74 Processors

AMD Quad FX System Review with FX-74 Processors

Today AMD has launched their Quad FX platform and for the first time is able to put four cores on a dual-socket desktop motherboard. Will AMD’s long-awaited 4×4 platform have what it takes to take the performance crown from Intel’s quad-core processor? Read on and take a look to see what the new FX-70 series from AMD can do!

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ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI Motherboard Review

ASRock ConRoe945G-DVI Motherboard Review

ASRock brings an integrated graphics solution to the market in the ConRoe945G-DVI and Legit Reviews takes a look at this board with the Intel 945G chipset to see if this micro-ATX motherboard is right for you. We compare the value priced ($80 street price) ConRoe945G-DVI to the Gigabyte DS3 with the i965P Express chipset. Read on to check out the review!

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OCZ Launches Water Cooled Memory Modules – FlexXLC

OCZ Launches Water Cooled Memory Modules – FlexXLC

OCZ Technology unveiled the OCZ PC2-9200 FlexXLC memory kit this week and we have a sneak peak at this revolutionary new memory solution today here on Legit Reviews. hese new modules feature the new OCZ FlexXLC heatsink that delivers superior heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. Read on to check this new design out!

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Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte has long been known for quality motherboards with exciting features for the enthusiast market and the Gigabye GA-965P-DS3 motherboard is no exception. We look at the GA-965P-DS3 motherboard to see if Gigabyte can continue their trend of great overclocking enthusiast motherboards. Read on to find out how the Gigabyte motherboard does and if it deserves a spot in your next system.

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Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX Cooler Review

Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX Cooler Review

The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX is the long awaited update of the Big Typhoon and features upgraded mounting hardware and a variable speed fan. LR takes the latest and greatest cooler from Thermaltake and tries it out on our Core 2 Duo platform to see how it performs. The Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX made short work of the competition, but can it hang with Active TEC and Water Cooling?

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GeForce 8800 GTX Resistor Change in Pictures

GeForce 8800 GTX Resistor Change in Pictures

The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX graphics card faced a resistor change just days before the launch of the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPU. Legit Reviews followed the resistor change as we had one of the cards that had a resistor with the wrong value. If you are interested in what needed to be changed read on.

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Corsair DOMINATOR Modules Get 18K Gold Plated

Corsair DOMINATOR Modules Get 18K Gold Plated

Celebrating the company?s 1 millionth premium modules shipped in 2006, Corsair will offer 5 custom 2GB DDR2-8888 gold-plated DOMINATOR memory kits as contest prizes for the ?Why I Love Corsair? 200-word essay contest. Legit Reviews has managed to find out that these modules are 18K gold plated and even got Corsair Co-Founder Andy Paul to pose for us with the modules! Read on to see how these modules can be had for free.

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Dream Machine: Kentsfield + 8800GTX SLI + 680i SLI

Dream Machine: Kentsfield + 8800GTX SLI + 680i SLI

Too much hardware has been recently launched for Legit Reviews to benchmark in such a short period of time, so we took all the products and built one killer test machine with a price tag pushing north of $4,000. The hardware is the best money can by and this is one of the only articles on the web showing a pair of XFX GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards running in SLI.

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XFX GeForce 8800 GTX and eVGA 8800 GTS GPU’s

XFX GeForce 8800 GTX and eVGA 8800 GTS GPU’s

NVIDIA?s GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800GTS GPU’s are the industry’s first fully unified architecture-based DirectX 10 compatible GPU’s. The GeForce 8800GTX GPU consists of 128 individual stream processors clocked at 1.2GHz, which means awesome gaming performance. If you are wondering how these new GPU’s stack up against the rest read on as we compare them to more than a dozen GPU’s.

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Buffalo Firestix PC2-8500 Memory Review

Buffalo Firestix PC2-8500 Memory Review

There are many players in the computer memory industry that are trying to claw their way to the top and become a name that is synonomous with enthusiasts. Buffalo Technology is one of those companies, and though they are not “new” in the industry, they are trying to break into the enthusiast realm. Do they have what it takes to do it? Find out as we take a look at their PC2-8500 offering.

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Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor Review

Legit Reviews has already covered the Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX6700 in a number of articles, but now that the first quad-core CPU is officially launched we bring you 20 pages of information to ponder. If you want to see what the future holds when it comes to quad-core processors then this article is a must read. The Intel QX6700 quad-core processor is a monster when used with certain applications!

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