ATI Radeon HD 4850 Versus NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

ATI Radeon HD 4850 Versus NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

The battle between ATI and NVIDIA reached a tense moment today when ATI removed the gag order on the ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card by more than a week. NVIDIA was trying to spoil the launch of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 by launching an ultra secret graphics card called the GeForce 9800 GTX+! Read on as we benchmark the Radeon HD 4850 versus the GeForce 9800 GTX+!

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Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile Wireless Speaker System

Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile Wireless Speaker System

Have you ever wanted to play music from your stereo Bluetooth (A2DP)-enabled phone? If you have then take a look at the Logitech Pure-Fi Mobile wireless speaker! Thanks to stereo Bluetooth you can enjoy music from up to 33 feet away from your phone or you could use it as a wireless speakerphone. The Logitech Pure-Fi comes with everything you need to get things working and comes backed by a 2-year limited hardware warranty. Read on to see if Bluetooth music streaming is right for you!

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Cards by EVGA and PNY

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Graphics Cards by EVGA and PNY

Built with over 1.4 billion transistors, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 280 and 260 GPUs are the largest and most complex GPUs ever created. Featuring 240 shader processors, 80 texture processors, and 1 GB of frame buffer, the GeForce GTX 280 better be enough to make you get all hot and sweaty. Read on as we look at the only water cooled GeForce GTX 280’s on the market!

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Kingston 2GB 800MHz HyperX FB-DIMM Memory Kit Review

Kingston 2GB 800MHz HyperX FB-DIMM Memory Kit Review

Last month, Kingston Technology announced the release of a high-performance, low-latency 800MHz DDR2 fully-buffered dual-inline memory modules (FB-DIMMs). Kingston uses a single U-shaped heat pipe to cool the FB-DIMMs’ Advanced Memory Buffer (AMB). To help transfer the heat away from the heat pipe they then employed a set of nine cooling fins dissipate the intense heat from the AMB. Read on to see how the kit performs!

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Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Review – NoiseAssassin Technology

Aliph Jawbone Bluetooth Headset Review – NoiseAssassin Technology

Are you looking for the perfect Bluetooth headset to go along with that new phone? The new Jawbone by Aliph is designed to look and feel like an accessory along the lines of jewelry and eyewear, but at the same time it offers best in class noise elimination and a battery that supports four hours of talk time. NoiseAssassin Technology was originally developed by Aliph for DARPA and the U.S. military, so you know it will be good for clear communication!

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Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler Review

Noctua NH-C12P CPU Cooler Review

The Austrian company Noctua has sent us their newest cooler the NH-C12P. This time around the folks at Noctua made the cooler smaller, lighter, and squeezed in 2 more heat pipes for a total of 6. Noctua has been shaking up the CPU cooling market with their silent yet efficient coolers all year. Join us as we put the NH-C12P CPU cooler through the paces and see if it can dethrone its predecessor from the top of our performance charts.

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Thermolab Micro and Nano Silencer CPU Coolers

Thermolab Micro and Nano Silencer CPU Coolers

ThermoLab recently introduced the Micro and Nano Silencer PCT (Power Clamping Technology) CPU coolers aimed at those of want to lower noise levels. ‘Power Clamping Technology’ is a new technology developed by ThermoLab that helps the heat sink cooling fins make better contact with the heat pipes. Does the technology work? Read on as we look at the ThermoLab Micro Silencer PCT and Nano Silencer PCT on a system running an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor!

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PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Review

PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT Video Card Review

For roughly $150 the GeForce 9600 GT is one of the best price versus performance graphics cards on the street today. The card are looking at today is the PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT and it features 512MB of GDDR3 frame buffer memory with a 650 MHz core clock. The PNY Verto GeForce 9600 GT is ready for PCI Express 2.0 motherboards and supports NVIDIA SLI technology. Read on as we compare it to an equally priced ATI Radeon HD 3870 512MB graphics card to see how it fairs.

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Super Talent MasterDrive MX 60GB SATA-II SSD Review

Super Talent MasterDrive MX 60GB SATA-II SSD Review

With the prices of Solid State Drives (SSDs) dropping rapidly, how does this new entry level SSD stack up? These drives consume up to 85% less power than a typical spinning hard disk drive so users can enjoy an extended battery life and less heat build-up. MasterDrive MX SSDs use MLC NAND Flash to offer the best possible price/performance value to mobile enthusiasts. Read on to see how it performs!

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Centaur Technologies Tour – Making The Via Nano CPU

Centaur Technologies Tour – Making The Via Nano CPU

Last week VIA Technologies announced the new VIA Nano processor family based on the VIA Isaiah Architecture. Legit Reviews was visiting Centaur Technology, the company behind the VIA Nano. The crew over at Centaur gave us a tour and showed us how they make low-cost x86 compatible microprocessors. We also talk about the VIA Nano and show off some benchmark numbers. The Intel Atom better watch out!

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NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced – Ready To Battle x86 CPUs?

NVIDIA Tegra 650 Processor Announced – Ready To Battle x86 CPUs?

NVIDIA has just introduced the Tegra family of processors, the world’s first
single-chip computer capable of the rich high definition and internet
experiences we’ve come to expect from our PCs, but on small pocket type
devices. NVIDIA Tegra is a tiny computer-on-a-chip, smaller than a US dime, designed from the ground up to enable the “visual PC experience” on a new generation of mobile computing devices while consuming the smallest amount of power.

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Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset Review

Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth Headset Review

The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth earpiece is your essential conversation piece, blending an elegantly simple VFrame design with crisp sound quality and lightweight, couture comfort. The effortless set up, AudioIQ noise control technology and carrying case with rechargeable battery let you stay in touch and in style while you’re in motion. Is the five hours of talk time and AudioIQ noise control technology enough to impress our staff? Read on to find out!

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ZEROtherm Zen FZ120 CPU Cooler – Performance For Just $39

ZEROtherm Zen FZ120 CPU Cooler – Performance For Just $39

Our friends at ZEROtherm have sent us their newest CPU cooler to look at, the Zen FZ120 CPU cooler. At just $39.99 the FZ120 was designed to meet and exceed competitor price vs. performance. Can ZEROtherm make an award winning cooling solution that does not send you racing to break the piggy bank? That is what we set off to figure out and the results are impressive! What did you expect from a heat sink with a 120mm fan and eight heat pipes!

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Hypersonic Avenger AG2 Notebook Review

Hypersonic Avenger AG2 Notebook Review

Geared toward the enthusiast who wants their go-anywhere notebook to be powerful, the Hypersonic Avenger AG2 Notebook series feature unparalleled performance in a sleek, colorful, and compact 12-inch size for superb mobility. The AG2 can be configured with next generation 45nm Intel Penryn processors, up to 4GB DDR2-667 memory, and a 320GB hard drive (or Solid State Drive) for maximum storage. Read on to see what we think of this new notebook!

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Folding@Home Finally Coming For NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

Folding@Home Finally Coming For NVIDIA GeForce Video Cards

It has been over a year since ATI got into the Folding@home project and it seems that the time is right for NVIDIA to join in! Mr. Vijay Pande himself was in San Jose today and we managed to catch up with him while he was giving the presentation on behalf of Stanford University on how folding is going to work on NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards. This is a must read if you are interested in distributed computing.

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