The nForce 680i LT SLI motherboard brings the performance of the 680i SLI motherboard to a lower price point by removing a few components and limiting some of the features that are found in the BIOS. With many of the luxury features that are used on the 680i SLI have been removed, how will performance be impacted? Read on to see how this sub $200 motherboard does!
Not many publications have the ability to show performance of a dozen video cards over several generations of GPU’s, but that is exactly what Legit Reviews has been able to do. We’ve taken a handfull of our ‘retired’ graphics cards out of the closet to get some updated benchmarking numbers. Armed with the above 24 ATI graphics cards we bring you some benchmark numbers that show how they all stack up!
For years the CeBIT trade show has set the stage for unveiling exciting, futuristic technology and this year is no different. OCZ Technology has demonstrated the NIA (Neural Impulse Actuator) which is an innovative input device that takes is the next step towards a full integration of central and peripheral nerve activity into controlling personal computers. Read on to see if this device might be something that will change the way you use your PC.
Today, Legit Reviews looks at a DDR2 1000MHz CL4 memory kit from CellShock, which is a relative unknown company here in the US market. MSC GmbH is the parent company of CellShock and have been around since 1982, so they are not a new company per say. How will a kit of their CellShock DDR2 1000 memory modules do they measure up to a well known, established brand name? We will see!
The OCZ Vindicator CPU cooler is sold as an enthusiast grade thermal solution that provides superior cooling thanks to six copper heat pipes that rapidly transfer heat away from your CPU up to the dense high-stacked fin array where the heat is quickly and efficiently dissipated. Does the Vindicator live up to it’s name or does it fall short? Read on to see how the OCZ Vindicator does on an Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 as we compare it to four other CPU coolers.
The CoolIT Eliminator CPU Cooler uses multiple TECs (also called peltiers) to chill the coolers liquid coolant. This eliminates the need for a radiator and increases thermal capacity and provides for faster heat absorption at the source. Will the Eliminator be able to cool better CPU’s better than traditional air and water coolers? Read on to see how this interesting cooler performs!
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.