Last year I was able to post up the first pictures of the Intel D975XBX2 ‘Bad Axe 2’ motherboard in action and this year I was able to do the same with the Intel DX38BT ‘BoneTrail’ motherboard. The biggest change in the “Performance” section of the BIOS is no doubt the introduction of “Reference Voltage Override”. Read on to see if the Intel DX38BT is worth waiting for!
With Intel showing off demo systems with X38 and P35 Express chipsets all the buzz about system memory was around DDR3 memory modules. With no less than 14 brands of DDR3 memory being shown off on the show floor it’s clear that DDR3 has been picked up by all the major players and is ready for mainstream use. Read on as we show you what was in the booths at IDF!
Intel had no less than four fully configured ‘SkullTrail’ test systems on display during the Intel Developer Forum and while there was a gag order on the performance numbers, Intel allowed Legit Reviews to take all the pictures we wanted of the test systems and the motherboard itself. Read on to see what the future of V8 computing means for gamers and enthusiasts.
The Dell M1710 notebook always got warm while gaming, but now that Intel has released the Core 2 Extreme Mobile Processor X7800 Processor and has embraced overclocking things have gotten a bit too hot. With processors ‘throttling’ while overclocked, something needed to be done, so Intel and Embarco teamed up to produce a docking station that is like a small air conditioner.
Every year at the Intel Developer Forum, the folks from AMD have a limo sitting just outside the show floor to let select press members escape from the dog and pony show to come see what AMD is up to. It seems this tradition has ended as AMD responded to the Intel keynote by Intel CEO Paul Ottelini this morning via a YouTube video.
IDF officially opens today, and Legit Reviews has spotted some Intel X38 Express and 45nm quad-core Yorkfield overclocking that was too good to pass up. Intel has overclocked a 3GHz 45nm Yorkfield processor to over 3.8GHz with nothing more than air cooling, which is a good sign for gamers and enthusiasts that have been waiting on the 45nm processors to arrive.
The P35 chipset has been out for awhile now, and proven itself to be a great enthusiast chipset. Today Legit Reviews takes the opportunity to look at a slew of these boards to see who rises to the top. Included are boards from Abit, Asus, ECS, Foxconn and Gigabyte, which makes for a very interesting read if you are looking to purchase a P35 motherboard!
The ultimate in mobility, sound, and comfort might have been found with V-MODA’s Vibe Duo headphones. The Vibe Duo has DUAL compatibility and works with both the Apple iPhone and all iPods, while featuring a sleek ‘hands-free’ microphone and amazing high-definition sound. If you have an iPod and iPhone and are looking for a headset, the V-MODA Vibe Duo might be for you.
With built in hardware encryption, a waterproof case and a host of security oriented features, the IronKey USB Flash Drive features the latest in hardware encryption technology. The encryption keys used to protect your data are generated by a FIPS 140-2 compliant True Random Number Generator on the IronKey Cryptochip, which means this is hardware encryption! Read on to see if the IronKey is tough enough to protect your private data!
As we know, the Intel V8 Platform features some serious processing power. In an effort to put such power to good use, we utilized the V8 system to test various Folding@Home configurations to determine which setup yields the most points per day! Read on to find out just how many PPD the V8 can get and which of our folding configurations came out on top!
NVIDIA recently released Forceware 163.44 beta that offer improved support for the game BioShock and we take a look at them to see if performance really improved since previous drivers. Using the full retail version of BioShock we benchmark the game using FRAPS on Forceware 158.18, 162.22 and 163.44 drivers on an XFX GeForce 8800 Ultra graphics card and found that these drivers offer significant frame rate increases!
Today we review the Voyager 520 Bluetooth Headset, Plantronics’ newest headset serving as their Voyager-line flagship product. Read how Plantronics created a product in the Voyager series that produces innovative user interface and an all-around great performing Bluetooth headset. Is the Voyager 520 ready to serve you in your car, at the airport, or on the job? Read on to find out!
How secure is your data on your flash drive? If worrying about data security keeps you up at night, Corsair has just the thing to put your mind at ease and it is called the Padlock. How did the padlock perform and how secure is it? We put it to the test and compared it to a number of other popular USB drives on the market today to see just how fast this secure drive is.
Since the AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6400+ Black Edition is said to be the last speed improvement on the Athlon series we take a look at five years worth of Athlon processors to see how far performance has come using the latest benchmark utilities. Read on as LR starts with the Athlon XP 1800+ and five other Athlon processors to see how the processors fair.
Are you looking for a new case with a great looking paint job that looks custom but is actually off the shelf? Then the new Ferrari inspired F430 from In Win Development Inc. may be for you. The In Win F430 is accented with silver mesh and streamlined ventilation on side panel that has brilliant, mirror-like sheen to it thanks to automotive paint. Read on to see what LR thinks of the In Win F430 as we use one to build a system in.