The OCZ Tempest has been out for a long time, but how does it hold up to Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors? Today Legit Reviews looks at the Tempest with the E6300 processor run at 1.86GHz and 2.80Ghz to see how the tempest does at stock settings and when overclocked nearly 1GHz on the core. The Tempest is tested against Aerocool Xfire and the Intel retail box heat sink fan for this review.
The M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard just happens to be the high-end AM2 offering from Asus and utilizes the Nvidia nForce 590SLI chipset to make the magic happen. How does it compare with the other AM2 chipsets out there? Take a look and see how the chips fall as we look at this board and compare it to the VIA based Asrock AM2V890-VSTA and the ATI powered MSI K9A Platinum in this interesting motherboard article.
The Aerocool Xfire is a massive heatpipe cooling solution that can be used Intel LGA775 and AMD K8 platforms granted that the Xfire can fit. This heat sink stands at 100mm tall and 120mm wide and uses a white 120mm fan with quad white LED’s to keep the ~100 cooling fins nice and cool. Legit Reviews takes the Aerocool Xfire out for a test drive on our Intel Core 2 Duo test platform and give our honest thoughts on the Xfire.
Today we cover some of the companies that Legit Reviews works with and brings you an update on what they had to show at IDF this time around. With companies presenting overclocking workshops and showing off upcoming products at their booths there was a bunch of friendly faces at the show! Legit Reviews is already looking forward for the next Intel Developer Forum!
Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Extreme series processor and Legit Reviews was on hand to take it out for a test drive. The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor operates at 2.66GHz and shows some serious processing muscle even though it’s all run on pre-production hardware. Read on and see if Intel’s quad-core processor is a Quadzilla or a bunch of hype.
Intel showed off their Intel D975XBX2 ‘Bad Axe 2’ motherboard BIOS and did some overlocking with the upcoming Intel Core 2 Quad QX6700 processor here at IDF and Legit Reviews was on hand taking the exclusive shots of the presentation while it happened. If you know that Bad Axe is the code name for Intel’s enthusiast motherboard then this article is a must read.
During the opening keynote speach Intel CEO Paul Otellini discussed in some detail the company?s plan for delivering the industry?s first quad core processors for PCs and high-volume servers. The first processor, targeted at gamers and content creators, will be shipped in November and be called the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor.
IDF officially opens today, but that hasn’t stopped Legit Reviews from finding things to write about the day before the show opens. With Intel Quad-Core systems powered by Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6700’s all over the place we were able to have our cake and eat it too. We also had a chance to see the latest build of Futuremarks upcoming benchmark called Ice Storm Fighters.
Intel Ireland is a major source for Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Legit Reviews was able to peak inside FAB 24-2 to see Intel’s 65nm processors being produced. FAB 24-2 cost Intel $2 billion to get up and running at their Leixlip site and just began processor production in June 2006. Read along for a brief article about a place many never get a chance to see.
OCZ Technology offers gamers some serious memory bandwidth with their 2GB PC2-8800 Gold Edition memory kit as it runs at 1.1GHz. Legit Reviews gets a chance to try out this DDR2-1100 (1100MHz) kit with 5-6-6-15 timings to see how they operate on one of our test benches. The results were nothing less than impressive and give even the fastest modules on the market a run for their money.
Corsair’s DOMINATOR memory series features Dual-path Heat Xchange
(DHX) technology and has the world?s first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on a production pair of 1 GByte modules. Today we take the XMS2 PC2-8888C4 modules out for a spin and see if they make a difference when it comes to system performance. Hold on tight because these modules reached over 1220MHz at 4-4-4-12 timings!
The GeForce 7950 GT is the latest addition to the GeForce 7 family and Legit Reviews has had the pleasure to take a look at the retail version of the card by XFX. The XFX GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme in unique in the sense that it comes with overclocked core and memory clocks of 570MHz and 730MHz and a passive cooling solution. Come see how the GeForce 7950 GT stacks up against the lasted cards from both ATI and NVIDIA.
When ATI launched their X1950 XTX graphics card a couple weeks ago they also announced several other cards at lower price points with one of them being the Radeon X1900 XT 256MB. The Radeon X1900 XT 256MB graphics card is identical to the Radeon X1900 XT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, but cost less. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking in our article on the X1900XT.
All of the buzz this month has been about Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 so Legit Reviews got back to our roots and did a weekend of gaming on this new operating system. Using ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards we were able to compare 32-bit gaming performance on XP Pro and Vista RC1 using the latest and greatest drivers from both ATI and NVIDIA.
Today NVIDIA announced the GeForce 7950GT and the GeForce 7900GS, but only the 7900GS is available for purchase right away. We have the retail XFX GeForce 7900GS 480M Extreme on hand and give it the usual review and compare it to a dozen other cards that are on the market from ATI and NVIDIA to see where you should spend your hard earned dollar. This card packs a mean punch for $199! Read on to find out what we mean.