When LR first looked at various DDR3 memory modules back in July they were running 1333MHz and had timings that ranged from 7-7-7-20 to 9-9-9-24, which didn’t sound too impressive to enthusiasts. We were recently testing some new memory kits from Corsair Memory and was able to reach 4-4-4-12 timings at 1333MHz and even higher! The days of saying DDR3 can’t do tight timings are long gone.
OCZ recently unveiled the Vendetta CPU cooler as their leading-edge yet affordable cooling solution. Using a distinctive, highly efficient heat pipe and fin design developed by Xigmatek, combined with a low-noise fan, the Vendetta is built to tackle heat on today’s enthusiast system builds. The Vendetta’s three copper heat pipes actually make direct contact with the processor! Read on to see how the OCZ Vendetta CPU Cooler does!
It’s been two months since Crucial launched launched their first Crucial Ballistix DDR3 memory modules and while they were months behind other DDR3 manufacturers their 1600MHz kit has been a success. Legit Reviews has their latest 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 memory kit on the test bench and compares it other 2GB 1600MHz kits from Corsair and OCZ. Read on to see how the kit does!
The Maximo iM-490S iMetal earphones are acoustically engineered and tuned to provide optimal audio quality for your MP3 player. Featuring high fidelity 9mm neodymium drivers and a gold plated 3.5mm stereo plug these earphones produce powerful sound while providing a comfortable listening experience. Are the Maximo iM-490S iMetal earphones right for you? Read on to find out if these earphones are the last pair you will ever buy thanks to the standard lifetime warranty.
The Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 motherboard is the latest high performance platform based on Intel X38 Express chipset. This motherboard has support for the latest multi-core processors up to FSB 1600MHz, including the upcoming 45nm processors that are due out soon. How will this stack up against our line-up of other great boards? Read on and find out!
The Antec NoteBook Cooler S is something that everyone with a notebook needs if they suffer from ‘hot hands’ as the notebook gets hot during long periods of use. We’ll take a look at this travel sized notebook cooler and see if it measures up to its competitors. Antec has a solid reputation in the computer accessory business, how will they fare? Read the article and see if the Notebook Cooler S kills the heat or ends up killing your laptop’s battery while you work.
AMD has finally released their first quad-core desktop processor! It is part of AMD’s new performance desktop platform that has become to be known as Spider. The AMD Spider platform consists of the AMD Phenom processor, an ATI Radeon HD 3800 series graphics card and an AMD 7-Series chipset. Read on as we take a look at the 2.6Ghz Phenom 9900 processor!
The Intel Core 2 Extreme Processor QX9770 was just unveiled minutes ago and even though it will not be out till next year, Legit Reviews has the performance numbers today. The QX9770 is the first Intel processor to ship with a 1600MHz Front Side Bus and it also has a 200MHz increase in clock frequency over the QX9650. This is one processor you don’t want to miss out on as 1600MHz FSB processors will be all the rage next year!
Today we will take a close look at Aliph’s Jawbone Bluetooth Headset, a set that has been called one of the best overall headsets on the market. This is Aliph’s second generation Jawbone and it might be a perfect holiday gift for a close friend or loved one. Designed by the renowned Yves Behar, Jawbone takes mobile style to new heights! Read on to see if this Bluetooth Headset is right for you as it does reduce all background noise.
Did you wake up this morning with a strange feeling? Now that AMD has released the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series to the praise of many critics and review sites the marketing wars between ATI and NVIDIA can once again begin! AMD has shown off their upcoming R680 core for the first time and we bring you the very first pictures of the Radeon HD 3870 X2! Check this out!
The ATI Radeon HD 3800 graphics card series is the much anticipated new line of graphics cards by AMD. The ATI Radeon HD 38XX series are the first graphics cards in the world to support DirectX 10.1 capabilities and plug-and-play ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU upgradeability. Read on as we test a pair of Radeon HD 3850 graphics cards!
There have been so many leaks before the launch of the Radeon HD 3800 series that it comes at no suprise that NVIDIA is counter attacking just the day before the launch. It seems that NVIDIA will be releasing a 256MB version of the GeForce 8800 GT later this month and it will be priced between $179-$199 if all goes as planned. Read on to see what this new card will offer.
Last week we brought you a preview of the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT and today we bring you the numbers as we have a card in our hands. After putting the GeForce 8800 GT through eight benchmarks and power consumption testing the results are clear. The GeForce 8800 GT graphics card is priced right and performs better than more expensive graphics cards. Read on as we compare it to six leading graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA.
Relatively new to the cooling industry ZEROtherm has started to get noticed more and more. Today we get a chance to look at there newest offering to the cooling world, the NV120 Nirvana. The Nirvana NV120 boasts an efficient 8-line, heat-pipe design, an innovative honeycomb structure for optimized airflow and a manual fan speed controller you can place anywhere and a 120mm cooling fan. Read on to see if the ZEROtherm NV120 Nirvana CPU is right for your system.
Gigabyte has long been known as a major player in the motherboard market. They have a great name among enthusiasts, and their solid build and performance are a good reason why. Today, we look at an AMD based mATX form factor GA-MA69GM-S2H board from Gigabyte to see is they can pack their usually large punch into a smaller board. With the AMD 690G chipset this shouldn’t be a problem! Read on to find out how this board does!