There is no doubt about it, the GeForce 8800 GT is the fastest selling card that NVIDIA has ever produced. The GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card series fills the $199-$259 price points, but what about those that want to spend less and still have all the same features? NVIDIA didn’t forget about you guys and has just recently released the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB video card that is aimed at the $179-$199 price points. Will cutting the memory in half ruin performance or create a budget killer?
Last month, Legit Reviews benchmarked a pair of Radeon HD 3850’s on the day they were launched, but didn’t have a pair of Radeon HD 3870’s to include in the article. We have now received a pair of ATI Radeon 3870 graphics cards to test and compare to all the other cards we have on the test bench. Read on to see how the ATI Radeon HD 3870 does as a single card and in CrossFire on recent game titles like Bioshock, Crysis and Call of Duty 4!
Is your hard drive getting a little toasty? Don’t want to add another fan to your system because it’s loud or will not fit? The Ultra Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler with Heatpipes is said to dissipate heat efficiently and quietly. With passive thermal heat dissipation using fan-less operation, high-performance sintered powder heatpipes and top heatsink fins this cooler should help. Read on if to see if it is right for your build and if it even works.
A first in customizable PC peripherals, the Saitek Photo Mouse functions as a compact, mobile picture frame. Print out your favorite photograph, cut it to the right size using the template provided, position it under the Photo mouse’s transparent cover and secure it by closing the cover. Is the Saitek Photo Mouse a perfect stocking stuffer for someone in your life?
Legit Reviews has published several articles covering the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT video card series, but today we bring you our first article on a production card from the folks over at XFX. The XFX GeForce 8800 GT 512MB video card has improved cooling and higher core clock frequencies than the reference design, so things should get interesting. Read on to see how the changes impact the card.
With the holidays coming up you’re going to be looking for those little things for stocking stuffers. The DataTraveler Mini Fun Flash drive series from Kingston are fun looking and small enough to fit in nearly any stocking. The DataTraveler Mini Fun lets you carry all of your data with you, wherever you go and is available in capacities up to 4GB. Read on to see if the Mini Fun is right for you or is a possible gift idea.
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.