During the opening keynote speach Intel CEO Paul Otellini discussed in some detail the company?s plan for delivering the industry?s first quad core processors for PCs and high-volume servers. The first processor, targeted at gamers and content creators, will be shipped in November and be called the Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor.
IDF officially opens today, but that hasn’t stopped Legit Reviews from finding things to write about the day before the show opens. With Intel Quad-Core systems powered by Intel Core 2 Extreme processor QX6700’s all over the place we were able to have our cake and eat it too. We also had a chance to see the latest build of Futuremarks upcoming benchmark called Ice Storm Fighters.
Intel Ireland is a major source for Intel Core 2 Duo processors and Legit Reviews was able to peak inside FAB 24-2 to see Intel’s 65nm processors being produced. FAB 24-2 cost Intel $2 billion to get up and running at their Leixlip site and just began processor production in June 2006. Read along for a brief article about a place many never get a chance to see.
OCZ Technology offers gamers some serious memory bandwidth with their 2GB PC2-8800 Gold Edition memory kit as it runs at 1.1GHz. Legit Reviews gets a chance to try out this DDR2-1100 (1100MHz) kit with 5-6-6-15 timings to see how they operate on one of our test benches. The results were nothing less than impressive and give even the fastest modules on the market a run for their money.
Corsair’s DOMINATOR memory series features Dual-path Heat Xchange
(DHX) technology and has the world?s first PC2-8888 C4 (1111MHz at CAS Latency 4) speed rating on a production pair of 1 GByte modules. Today we take the XMS2 PC2-8888C4 modules out for a spin and see if they make a difference when it comes to system performance. Hold on tight because these modules reached over 1220MHz at 4-4-4-12 timings!
The GeForce 7950 GT is the latest addition to the GeForce 7 family and Legit Reviews has had the pleasure to take a look at the retail version of the card by XFX. The XFX GeForce 7950 GT 570M Extreme in unique in the sense that it comes with overclocked core and memory clocks of 570MHz and 730MHz and a passive cooling solution. Come see how the GeForce 7950 GT stacks up against the lasted cards from both ATI and NVIDIA.
When ATI launched their X1950 XTX graphics card a couple weeks ago they also announced several other cards at lower price points with one of them being the Radeon X1900 XT 256MB. The Radeon X1900 XT 256MB graphics card is identical to the Radeon X1900 XT with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, but cost less. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking in our article on the X1900XT.
All of the buzz this month has been about Microsoft Windows Vista RC1 so Legit Reviews got back to our roots and did a weekend of gaming on this new operating system. Using ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards we were able to compare 32-bit gaming performance on XP Pro and Vista RC1 using the latest and greatest drivers from both ATI and NVIDIA.
Today NVIDIA announced the GeForce 7950GT and the GeForce 7900GS, but only the 7900GS is available for purchase right away. We have the retail XFX GeForce 7900GS 480M Extreme on hand and give it the usual review and compare it to a dozen other cards that are on the market from ATI and NVIDIA to see where you should spend your hard earned dollar. This card packs a mean punch for $199! Read on to find out what we mean.
The ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard can be found for under $56 and supports the latest Intel Core 2 processors with no problems at all. It sounds too good to be true, but we have had one on the test bench and it’s no B.S. this time around. Read on and see what the budget friendly ASRock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard can do against the Intel D975XBX ‘Bad Axe’ motherboard that costs nearly five times as much!
Legit Reviews has been briefed by Corsair on the new Dominator series and today brings a number of the presentation slides to give you a better understanding of what this new high performance memory line is all about. We also get a chance to interview John Beekley and ask him some more questions to dig a little deeper. Sit back, relax and enjoy this fine read!
With the embargo lifted on performance numbers Legit Reviews can finally show you what the Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7600 is all about on our Dell XPS M1710 gaming laptop. Now that the Merom core is fully launched come take a look and see if it’s worth the upgrade as it is nothing more than a drop-in upgrade for those with Core Duo platforms!
The Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6300 costs just $193 and is rumored to have decent overclocking potential. Today we put that rumor to the test and overclock this entry level Conroe processor and see how it does. After some minor tweaks our system overclocked the E6300 like no other reaching an 800+MHz overclock with little fuss. Read on to see how the E6300 does.
Previously Legit Reviews looked at single card performance with the ATI Radeon X1950XTX with stellar results, but was still conducting our CrossFire testing. With X1950 Crossfire testing complete the outcome is different than single card testing with the GeForce 7900GTX SLI making a comeback of sorts. Read on to see what this means and which multi-GPU platform is right for you.
ATI is today launching the Radeon X1950 XTX, which is the world?s first video card using GDDR4 memory. Today Legit Reviews looks at the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX and single card performance to see what’s new and how it stacks up against 13 other graphics cards from ATI and NVIDIA. Tomorrow Legit Reviews will be bringing you the Crossfire numbers for those that want to see multi-GPU performance.