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.
The 1800MHz DOMINATOR CAS latency 7 memory kit was designed to be the ultimate over-clocking DDR3 solution from Corsair and Legit Reviews puts that claim to the test using the latest computer hardware to find the limits of this DDR3 memory kit. Corsair is using the latest memory ICs from Micron and have been able to pull off 7-7-7-20 timings at 1800MHz, which shows the true performance potential of DDR3 memory. Read on to see if this kit is right for you.
The ECS G33T-M2 motherboard features the Intel G33 and ICH9 integrated chipsets, which deliver great performance from a motherboard with integrated graphics. THe ECS G33T-M2 can also support Wolfdale, Yorkfield, Core 2 Quad and Core 2 Duo processors by Intel! Read on to see if this Micro-ATX motherboard is the one you’ve been looking to upgrade to!
In its second foray into the DDR3 overclocking market, Kingston’s ultra low-latency 1375MHz, CL5 product is the first production DDR3 module to achieve CL5 at PC11000 frequencies (1375MHz). Today we compare this kit to four other DDR3 memory kits from Corsair, Kingston, OCZ and Super Talent to let the performance conscious enthusiast know how the modules fair against each other. If you are moving over to a DDR3 system in the months ahead this is a must read.
The In-Win Mt Jade/BK623 Tiny tower case is a mATX slim form factor chassis that is just half the size of many desktop mATX PCs. This case is designed to work with micro ATX-sized motherboard and full height audio and video cards. The chassis uses Partition Plate cooling technology, which separates the CPU fan from the heatsink to reduce back draft. With this design no case fan is needed which means better acoustic performance. Read on to see if this case is what you need!
The ECS P35T-A motherboard is built on the recently released Intel ‘Bearlake’ P35 and ICH9DH chipsets, which provides impressive performance and better efficiency. Legit Reviews takes a look at this board to see what it offers and how it performs compared to a number of other Intel solutions that are on the market today. Is the ECS P35T-A a sub $100 monster or will it be found to be lacking features? Read on to find out!
AMD recently launched ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT, 2600 Pro and 2600 XT Video Cards and today Legit Reviews looks at their performance on DX9 games, which happens to be what the majority of gamers are still playing. With prices on the Radeon HD 2400 XT starting at $79.99 these cards are aimed at entry level and mainstream users. Read on to see how these three cards do against 30 other top leading PCIe graphics cards.
Kingston’s microSD card with an extra miniSD and full-size SD adapter is a simple and practical, crossplatform storage solution that is useful in multiple devices. The adapters transform the microSD card into either a miniSD or full-size SD card, making it extremely versatile. Read on as we take a look at the 1GB kit and see how it works!
The BlueAnt Supertooth Light is a sun-visor mounted hands free Bluetooth speakerphone that clips to any car visor in seconds. What makes this device interesting is that it can be paired with up to five devices, supports voice dial activation, redial and call reject and also has a retractable sliding microphone. Read on to see what the most powerful speakerphone on the market today is all about!
Intel just recently cut prices on processors of every make on July 22 and July 29. The price drop on the Intel Quad-Core Xeon E5335 processor was 52%, so Intel has really been slashing prices trying to get lure in customers during the back to school shopping rush. Read on to take a look at how drastic the price cuts were and when the next rounds of cuts are due!
Corsair has just launched new 450W and 550W power supplies in a brand new series of power supplies that make up the ‘VX’ family. Corsair designed these power supplies to have efficient power management and ultra-quiet design features for mainstream users. Read on as we take a look at the Corsair VX450W and put it to the test in our HTPC.
ASRock is at it again! ASRock has been known for its budget yet innovative boards and LR is taking a look at two more boards that may just fit the bill when it comes to finding a board for your budget and HTPC needs. The ASRock ConRoe1333-D667 and ConRoe1333-eSATA2 motherboards are in the hot seat this time around! Read on to see how these budget boards stack up against the competition.
Designed especially for hard core gamers and enthusiasts, PNY’s XLR8 Performance memory is said to be some of the best memory on the market today. The XLR8 series of modules come with a custom heat sink featuring cooling fins designed to provide superior heat extraction for enhanced reliability and endurance. Legit Reviews pushes these DDR2 modules with their 3-4-4 timings to 3-3-3 at 800MHz to see what they can do on our Intel Core 2 Quad test system.
Super Talent has recently launched the Exelerator family of ReadyBoost drives that use an internal 9-pin USB header on the motherboard to help improve system performance for those that have already made the leap to Windows Vista. These innovative new Flash drives plug into a standard 9-pin USB header inside the chassis and Legit Reviews has been able to take one for a test spin on a Compaq Presario with Windows Vista Basic.