NVIDIA has recently released a new chipset based on their 600-series for the Intel platform. The new 650i Ultra chipset lacks SLI support, but offers strong features and performance for a ~$100 motherboard. The NVIDIA 650i Ultra chipset supports 1333MHz FSB processors and we were able to take it to 1950MHz with ease. Read on to see how this ~$100 motherboard does compared to several other chipsets as we run it through the standard benchmarking and overclocking tests.
The GeForce 8800 Ultra takes the world’s fastest GPU and pushes it further: with a core clock of 612 MHz, a shader clock of 1500MHz and a memory clock of 1080MHz, the GeForce 8800 Ultra sets a new benchmark for 3D graphics performance. The GeForce 8800 Ultra will set you back at least $829, which makes this not only the fastest, but one of the most expensive cards out there.
The EVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 512MB video card can now be found for under $100 and features double the amount of memory that was on the original 7600 GS video cards that were launched last fall. Read on as we take a look at this budget friendly DirectX 9 PCI Express graphics card as we cover the bundle, gaming performance and overclocking on a card that doesn’t do too shabby on newer games!
When standard air-cooling just won’t cut it anymore, but you don’t want to mess around with liquid-cooling options, that leaves you with one choice to get your processor into plaid speeds — the ULTRA Chill-TEC Thermoelectric Hybrid CPU Cooler! Will the Ultra ChillTec Thermoelectric cooler be able to outperform the big boy’s of the air cooling world?
It’s no secret that EVGA is the top add-in-board partner (AIB) when it comes to NVIDIA graphics card. It’s tough not being the top dog, but being behind the industry leader doesn’t mean that you can’t nip at the heels of the guy in front of you to let him know that you are still there. XFX has recently done that and lashed out at EVGA! Read on to find out how!
Wondering what DirectX 10 means to you as a gamer and what kind of difference you can expect to see in the first few titles? We take a glance at one of the first DirectX 10 titles that will hit the market, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures! Age of Conan is the first MMO to be released with DirectX 10 technology, which is significant for those that want to use their DirectX 10 graphics cards for the first time. Read on to compare DX9 and DX10 screen shots from Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures!
Today we look at foneGEAR’s lightest Bluetooth headset for mobile devices, the Mini Blue. See just how well it performs in the real world and if this “Mighty Mouse” of Bluetooth headsets can hang with the big dogs. Read on to find out what exactly you do and don’t get for under $50 on this two inch by 3/4 inch headset that lasts four hours.
Today we get to take a look at DFI’s RD600 motherboard featuring the LANPARTY name! We have come to expect great performance and stability from other LANPARTY offerings featuring Intel and NVIDIA chipsets. Will the DFI LANPARTY UT ICFX3200-T2R/G have what it takes to live up to the LANPARTY name? Read on to find out!
With AMD slashing processor prices we figured that now was a great time to take a look at gaming performance on a pair $185 desktop processors. With enthusiasts and gamers waiting to see realistic gaming performance numbers we tested six games at various resolutions of 1024×1768, 1600×1200 and 1920×1600 to show you what’s up. This is a must read for those on a budget!
Intel has allowed for controlled benchmarking of their next generation Penryn series processors and Legit Reviews brings you the numbers on how the test drive went. The Intel Yorkfield and Wolfdale 45nm processors both operated at 3.33GHz and shows some serious processing muscle. Read on and see if Intel’s 45nm quad-core and dual-core processors are on the right path!
Based on the GeForce 8800 series GPUs, the GeForce 8600 series finally brings DirectX 10 to the masses at mainstream price points. The Geforce 8600 GTS is the successor to the 7600 GT, which was one of the best value DirectX 9 graphics cards of 2006. Read on as we compare the XFX 8600 GT and 8600 GTS to dozens of other video cards to see how they perform against other great PCIe graphics cards.
Bigfoot Networks has recently introduced the Killer K1, a new, more affordable version of its flagship gaming product, the Killer NIC. Legit Reviews takes the Killer NIC and Killer K1 out for a few frags on Windows XP and Windows Vista to see how it does. Instead of bounce of charts showing ping time LR invited a half dozen gamers over to see if they could tell a difference or not. The results might be shocking to some and this is a must read for any gamer.
Though designed as an audiophile headphone, the V-MODA Vibe was also specifically designed to be used on the go while moving: at the gym, heading to the venue, or walking down the street. Legit Reviews took the Vibe Red Roxx out for a test spin and found the Vibe to be one of the best sets of earphones that we have ever used. Read on to find out what makes the V-MODA Vibe stand out from the crowd and see if you should own a pair!
Legit Reviews brings you a look at the Aerocool Zero Degree, which is one of the more recent computer cases from Aerocool. This case is aimed at gamers and enthusiasts that are looking for great cooling. The Aerocool Zero Degree is different from most standard ATX computer cases as the motherboard actually mounts upside down. Read on to see if this case is right for you!
The Antec Nine Hundred is one very hardcore black gaming case that is well worth the look. This case is designed to be used with high end gaming hardware that produces a lot of heat, as the case has been built for maximum cooling. With a perforated front bezel, three 120mm fans and a top-mounted 200mm fan this case is unlike anything that has been available on the market in recent years. If you are trying to find a case with good airflow and cooling read on!