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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Today at the NVIDIA corporate office we had a chance to sit down and listen to NVIDIA Chief Scientist David Kirk talk about what the GPU can do beyond just gaming. NVIDIA has spent a ton of time and a fair amount of money getting their CUDA software off the ground and they have had a strong acceptance in the community. NVIDIA also announced that they are acquiring a ray tracing company called RayScale.
The Koolance CPU-330 Waterblock provides ultra low temperatures in single and multi-core configurations. It features a universal mounting adapter and features a rugged 21k gold plated copper base with a hard anodized aluminum top cap and mounting hardware. The CPU-330 utilizes standard G1/4″ threading so it can accommodate the nozzle size of your choice. With features like this the Koolance CPU-330 is sure to deliver impressive numbers. Read on to find out if this is true!
With consumers needing more space the 32GB flash drives are a perfect solution for those that always seem to be low on mobile storage space. The shock-proof ATV series of flash drives have been around for nearly a year, but only recently has a 32GB version been available and that is what we are looking at today. Read on to see how this monster USB Flash Drive does!