ECS adds the affordable, yet fantastic performing 650i chipset to their arsenal with the NF650iSLIT-A motherboard. We have already described this chipset as a 680i killer, but will ECS have the same results at their attempt with this chipset? Read on and find out how the NF650iSLIT-A 650i does compared to other NVIDIA and Intel chipsets!
Used commonly in the aerospace industry, thermoelectric chips (TEC), or thermoelectric coolers, have not been integrated in the cooling of CPU due to previous humidity problems. Vigor Gaming had resolved these problems and developed the Vigor Monsoon II series of CPU cooling systems with TEC. Legit Reviews compares this TEC cooler to a leading air and water cooler in this review.
The Corsair TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF memory kit is one of the fastest memory kits available in the World and we push it to the extreme to see how it does at several popular memory timings. The kit is rated for operation at 1250MHz, but that doesn’t mean it stops there! Read on to see how far we were able to push these modules and see if they are right for you!
The CoolIT Systems RAM Fan attaches to your motherboards RAM bank by clipping onto the standard Dual In-line Memory Modules (DIMM). The blue LED fan and the angled design directs air flow across the RAM modules to reduce risk of overheating and improve the RAM’s ability to be overclocked. Read on as we take a look at the RAM Fan and try it out on some overclocked modules!
LR has found that it is possible to further improve the gaming performance on AMD 690G motherboards by overclocking the integrated graphics! By adjusting the clock speed of the ATI Radeon Xpress 1250 graphics engine for better 3D performance we were able to get a nice boost in frame rates. If you are looking into getting one of the many 690G based motherboards this is a must read!
Today marks the first product launch (AMD690) from the new and improved AMD (AMD+ATI). The AMD 690 series chipset represents the company’s first joint effort at making a chipset that brings together the combined strengths of AMD CPU and platform technology features of the ATI Radeon X1250 GPU. The AMD 690G is also the only platform on the market where you can have simultaneous independent digital outputs of DVI and HDMI! Read on to see if this platform is right for you!
There many rumors floating around about what it takes to run a pair of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX video cards in SLI. Today we put one question to rest, will the Corsair 620HX power a pair of 8800 GTX video cards paired up in SLI with an overclocked and watercooled Kentsfield? With no power supply under 750W has been SLI Certified for 8800 GTX SLI will this 620W be able to handle it?
Ever see products that are free after rebate and wonder how good they really are? We found the Ultra Products V Series 500W power supply and couldn’t pass up the deal, so we bought and put it on the test bench. How will this FREE 500W power supply handle a dual-core system running some high end graphics cards? Read on to find out how it did on graphics cards like the 7900 GS, 7900 GTX and 8800 GTX!
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor is the first 3GHz dual-core processor for the socket AM2 platform and is priced at half of what the 2.8GHz FX-62 cost when it was launched. We take a look at performance, power consumption and overclocking to give you a look at the big picture. Read on if you want to see how the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ stacks up to the competition.
ECS continues their trek of producing an enthusiast line of motherboards. Can they continue on that path with an Nvidia 680i based board? Legit Reviews finds out by taking a look at the ECS PN2 SLI2+ motherboard. Determined to push the PN2 SLI2+ to the limits we loaded it with the latest BIOS (P25) and ran it against other leading chipsets like the 975X and 650i!
The Targus Voice Recording Presenter with Laser Pointer incorporates four individual products into one small, convenient form factor. Functioning as a laser pointer, presenter, voice recorder and SD memory card reader, this compact product includes all of the features needed for a boardroom or classroom presentation. Read on as we use this device for classroom presentations and give our thoughts on this pointer!
Over the weekend Intel announced that they were able to produce an 80-core processor that is able to do trillions of calculations per second. This would make it the World’s first programmable processor to deliver Teraflops performance! How does this new research chip change the future of processors? Read on to find out what this research chip can do!
With todays introduction of GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB graphics boards, the GeForce 8 Series line-up now offers e-tail price points ranging from $599 to $299. The only difference between the 640MB and 320MB 8800 GTS is the frame buffer size and price. The current GeForce 8800 GTS has a 640MB frame buffer, while the new card’s frame buffer is half that size. Read on to see if the 8800 GTS 320M is the right card for you.
Have you ever seen a setting called Trc in your motherboard’s advanced memory settings page? Today Legit Reviews looks at this parameter and what it means to system performance. By lowering the Trc value from 35 to 15 on a kit of Corsair PC2-10000C5 modules we were able to improve performance across the board. How much you ask? Read on to find out!
Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the new and improved water block from Swiftech, the Apogee GT. Continuing the line of high performing yet extremely affordable water blocks Swiftech claims the Apogee GT is the top block for keeping your Intel Kentsfield processor cool. Intel’s latest QX6700 quad core processors are said to benefit the most from the revised structure and we find out if this is true.