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.
The GA-P35-DS3 motherboard is the latest high performance platform based on the killer combination of the new Intel P35 chipset from Intel and Gigabyte. The GA-P35-DS3 is part of the GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 2 Series of motherboards, featuring top quality electronic components which provide optimized power savings, ultra cooling and extended system durability. Read on to see how it performs compared to other leading chipsets!
The Adaptec RAID 3805 is an 8-port controller that supports SATA and SAS drives and next-generation PCIe connectivity. It features Adaptec RAID Code (ARC) with RAID levels 0, 1, 1E, 5, 5EE, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD and more! Read on to see how this MD2 low-profile RAID card does as we test it with 8 150GB Western Digital Raptor hard drives in 11 RAID configurations on Linux!
OCZ brings us face to face with the Reaper… Will you be dying to get your hands on this ram from OCZ? Find out as we take a look at the Reaper and see how it compares to other high quality memory out there. These were the first modules to be incorporate the new Reaper heatsink and are rated at 1150MHz at CL 5-5-5. Read on to see if these copper heat pipe clad memory modules are right for you.
Let the music flow—from your stereo Bluetooth enabled mobile phone—and never miss a call with the Plantronics Pulsar 260 headset. This custom designed Bluetooth Headset had been designed for the increasing number of people who want to use their mobile phone as a music player but don’t want to miss calls. Read on to see if this device is worth your hard earned money!
OCZ is well known for their high performance memory and power supplies, now they are trying their hand at video cards. OCZ claims that each and every GeForce 8800 GTX card they put out has superior overclocking headroom thanks to premium GDDR3 memory and a special screening process in which only the best video cards make it to the market. Read on to see if what OCZ says it true and to see if it can compete with other brands of cards!
With todays launch of DDR3 memory Legit Reviews takes the time to compare DDR2 to DDR3 in terms of system performance. Armed with a 2GB kit of PC3-10600 from Corsair Memory and a 2GB kit of PC3-11000 from Kingston Technology LR takes a look at performance at stock and overclocked settings for both types of memory. If you are interested in seeing how DDR2 CL4 performance against DDR3 CL6 then read on for the most detailed independent DDR2 versus DDR3 performance article to date.
Western Digital today announced it is now shipping its 250 GB WD Scorpio 2.5-inch Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives. The 250 GB Scorpio hard drive uses perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology to achieve the highest capacity available in a shipping small form factor drive. Read on as we preview one of these drives and take a look at the new features that come on one of these monster notebook hard drives made by Western Digital.
SteelPad QcK heavy is a monster among desktop cloth pads. Nothing less. It is a super-sized mouse pad made of a high quality cloth material with a specially designed non-slip rubber base which prevents the pad from sliding; no matter what surface the mouse pad is placed on. Read on to see what Legit Reviews thinks of this huge mouse pad!
It seems that high end video cards from ATI and NVIDIA keep on getting hotter. Today we break out the uber geeky infrared digital laser pyrometer to find out just how hot some of these cards get when it comes to the exhaust air and PCB area behind the core of the GPU. The results were a tad shocking and it’s obvious that these high end graphics card can easily increase the room temperature when used in a small home office or dorm room!
Later today Capcom will be releasing its Lost Planet: Extreme Condition DirectX 10 demo for the PC. The demo also contains what will be the first public DirectX 10 performance test. The test is an in-engine run-through of two levels of the game, complete with enemies, explosions and 3D meshes. Read on to see how the ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT does against the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX as we show you the numbers before the benchmark is made public!