Yesterday we overclocked the AMD A64 X2 4200+ processor with the help of air cooling and today we are back with water cooling. See what water cooling does in terms of overclocking and if it can help make the system stable. In this part of the article we show some gaming benchmarks and what overclocking did for performance.
The AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ “Windsor” Socket AM2 processor has become an attractive processor for those looking to get an X2 dual-core processor for roughly $185. Before last months drastic price cuts this processor ran over $330! Today Legit Reviews takes a look at the 4200+ AM2 processor, which is a CPU that doesn’t get much time in the hot seat, yet is one of the most purchased processors in AMD’s desktop arsenal.
From the gamers that brought you Zboard comes the worlds fist military grade PC gamepad. The Fang was initially developed as a tactical military training device for the U.S. Armed Forces and is now available to civilian gamers who demand only the best in high-performance precision gaming tools. Read on as Ken Brown from Legit Reviews takes the Fang for a test drive to see if it can improve his gaming skills.
Today Legit Reviews goes beyond a typical review and jumps head first into how power supplies are priced and what you need to look for when it comes to buying a top end power supply. We go over a number of issues ranging from the temperature ratings on capacitors to how the total power is figured out. Save some money by buying the right power supply the first time!
As the latest entrant into the power supply industry it’s now Corsair?s turn to sit in the hot seat as we take a look at their HX Series of modular power supplies. Legit Reviews has had the pleasure of taking their 620Watt model, the CMPSU-620HX and taking it for a test spin on our Conroe and AM2 gaming systems.
Today the famed Multi-GPU World Tour comes to St. Louis, Missouri for some uncommon benchmarking at the offices of Legit Reviews. We benchmark eight common games that do not have built-in benchmarking utilities and see how CrossFire and SLI do in games that don’t get much attention with the media. The results are interesting and a must read for any gamer considering SLI or CrossFire!
Last month in the 8-way SLI and Crossfire Power Supply Roundup we found that not every power supply makes the cut on the high end gaming systems that were used for testing. One of the power supplies that ended up in our yellow caution zone was the Ultra’s X-Connect X2 550W power supply. After talking with Ultra LR tries some new things to balance the load to see if it makes a difference.
With AMD getting ready to slash prices we figured that now was a great time to jump the gun and take a look at gaming performance on two soon to be $300 processors. With enthusiasts and gamers waiting to see realistic gaming performance numbers we tested six games at resolutions of 1280×1024 and 1600×1200 to show you what’s up.
With Intel Conroe systems coming to market and AMD’s AM2 platform already available the need for enthusiast DDR2 memory has never been greater. Today we take a look at Corsair’s PC2-6400C3 memory line, which is aimed at overclockers and gamers. The Twin2X2048-6400C3 comes with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) and tight timings of 3-4-3-9.
Prey by 3D Realms Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Genre: Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter Release Date: Jul 11, 2006 ESRB: MATURE ESRB Descriptors: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Partial Nudity, Strong Language It was a dark and stormy night… OK, so it sounds cliche but that’s the best description of the opening scene of 2K’s latest game Prey. Not …more
The long awaited Intel Conroe processor is no longer under NDA! Today we bring you the details, benchmarks, power consumption figures and overclocking results that you can’t wait to see. Come take a look at the Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel Core 2 Extreme processors and be prepared to see a new performance king!
Here at Legit Reviews we usually review computer hardware directed at the gaming/enthusiast market. A quick trip to your local Walmart’s electronics isle will put things into perspective for many as the shelves are lined with GeForce 6200TC video cards. With the bulk of America shopping at Walmart on a weekly bassis I feel it is time we stop and take a look at something everyone can buy. Today we compare integrated graphics to the ATI X300 and NVIDIA 6200TC budget graphics cards.
With the popularity of whitebook notebooks on the rise we stop at take a look at the Clevo M57U (also under the name Sager 5760) gaming noteook. With a super glossy 17″ widescreen, a GeForce 7900GTX graphics card, and the Intel Core Duo processor this notebook screams game on me! Read on as we compare it to the whitebook we built last year.
The A8R32-MVP Deluxe motherboard supports dual PCI Express x16 slots running at full speed to liberate ATI graphics cards through ATI’s CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset. To help overclockers the board comes with Q-Fan2 and Stack Cool2 to ensure quiet yet efficient cooling. With ASUS claiming that this board shows off the real potential of the ATI CrossFire Xpress 3200 chipset, Legit Reviews takes a look and finds out they might be right!
Today, we take a look a 2GB kit of PC2-6400 Low Latency memory, which is one of the most recent additions in Kingston’s HyperX series. Kingston’s KHX6400D2LLK2/2G kit consists of two low-latency DDR2 800MHz modules that operate at 4-4-4-12 memory timings. Read on to see how this kit performs our on Intel test platform.