Early this year Intel showcased media creation platform demo machine that was to be known as ‘V8’. It was a system that was prepared by Intel just to show the media that consumers could go build a dual-socket platform with Intel retail products just like what AMD was doing on their QuadFX system. We have built one of these systems with a pair of Intel Xeon X5365 processors and the performance is something you have to see otherwise you wouldn’t believe it.
With Flash memory prices being more than affordable one can find 2GB USB keys for just over $20, which is a heck of a bargain compared to what a couple of years ago. The first thumb drive Legit Reviews wrote about was the $39 Trek ThumbDrive Secure 16MB back in 2003! This drive was capable of 700kB/sec read speeds, which is nothing compared to the latest drives that are pushing over 30,000kB/sec!
Last year we told you that Ultra had released two new power supplies. Today we will be looking at one of those power supplies, the Ultra X-Finity 2G power supply. The 600W Ultra X-Finity 2G supplies up to 37A on the single +12V rail, which is plenty for nearly any single GPU system. Read on to see how this power supply does in testing and to see if it’s time to upgrade!
Control your entire Home Entertainment system with just one button! Simply select an activity and your Harmony 550 remote will send the right commands so you don’t have to juggle remotes or remember a sequence of buttons. The Internet-based setup on the Harmony 550 is a breeze, making home entertainment accessible to the whole family. Read on to see if this remote will make your life easier!
It’s not everyday that one gets to go to mainland China to see how a motherboard is made, but recently Legit Reviews was able to take a peak inside two ECS Elitegroup factories in Shenzhen, China to see how a motherboard is made from the ground up. If you want to know what all it takes to make a motherboard and ship it then this article is for you!
With more and more people moving to laptops for either work or for home desktop replacement there is the ever growing need for a safe and reliable way to transport the laptop. Today we will be looking at the Swiss Gear Pegasus Laptop Backpack by Wenger, the makers of the legendary Swiss Army Knife. If you are a Laptop user that is always on the go with up to a 17″ notebook this article is for you!
Even though OCZ has recently acquired PC Power & Cooling and their line of power supplies, OCZ still has a few high end units of their own in the market. Today, we take a look at the OCZ ProXstream 1000W PSU and decide if it is good enough to be the heart of your system! Read on to find out if this 1000W power supply is right for you and your enthusiast system!
Our final day of exclusive Computex 2007 coverage uncovers some very interesting products being introduced by ASUS, Thermaltake, and VIA. We were the last reporter standing on this closing day of the conference and were privileged enough to get an inside peek on some great new products. Once again, this is a must read for hardware enthusiasts.
With the latest computer hardware being shown off at Computex 2007, it’s been a busy week in Taiwan trying to see everything that is coming out. Today we take a look at what Gigabyte, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ Technology, Super Talent and Antec are up to and talk about their latest and greatest products. This is a must read for all those that love new hardware!
This time around we have a nice mATX form factor motherboard from ASRock. While it is our experience that mATX motherboards are stripped of both features and performance, we have run the ASRock ConRoe 1333-DVI/H through the paces right next to our top performers! Take a look and see if this little budget board will surprise you!
This morning at Computex, Intel held a very small and private tech session that was aimed at showing off what a pair of their upcoming 45nm Penryn processors could do in their famed V8 test system. With a pair of 3GHz Penryn processors locked and loaded in the V8 machine, Intel set off to show the raw power of their upcoming processors. If Intel was trying to bury the hatchet firmly in AMD’s back they might have succeeded this morning.
With the latest computer hardware being shown off at Computex 2007, it’s been a busy week in Taiwan trying to see everything that is coming out. Today we take a look at what ECS, HIS, MSI, Kingston, CoolIT, Enermax and Thermalright are up to and talk about their latest and greatest products. This is a must read for all those that love new hardware!
Looking for a GPU Cooler for your nVidia GeForce 6800/7800/7900 Series graphics card? The TMG ND1 VGA Cooler from Thermaltake uses an ultra low speed 10cfm fan and cools more effectively than the original heat sink! Producing a mere 16 decibels of sound through the low speed 80mm fan, its ultra efficient triple heat pipe design makes other GPU coolers look dated. Read on to see if the TMG ND1 is better than stock cooling!
Yesterday, Corsair Memory showed off the world’s fastest production DDR3 memory rated at a blazing-fast 1,600MHz (PC3-12,800) and had a preview of the Corsair DOMINATOR memory kit running at 2,000MHz (PC3-16,000). LR just happened to be in the same building as Corsair when they sent out their press release, so we headed up to their suite here at Computex and show you the 2GHz memory kit Corsair has running!
This past week THQ Inc. released a patch adding Microsoft DirectX 10 support to PC game title Company of Heroes. This makes Company of Heroes is the first commercially available DirectX 10 Windows PC game and we have been busy benchmarking it over the last couple days to bring you some performance numbers on the latest and greatest DX10 video cards from both ATI and NVIDIA.