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Civilization: Beyond Earth Gaming Performance Benchmarked
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:19A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Civilization is without a doubt one of the most successful strategy games ever released and chances are you are anticipating the release of Civilization: Beyond Earth this week. Civilization: Beyond Earth reimagines the expansive franchise in a new sci-fi setting where you are part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth. This means you get to explore and colonize an alien planets to create a new civilization in space. We were able to get early access to Civilization: Beyond Earth (Build 1.0.0.574) and figured that we can do a little AMD versus NVIDIA to see who has the best video card performance in this game title. We of course will be running both cards with DirectX 11 and then the AMD cards with the Mantle API. Read on to see who comes out on top!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Haswell-E processors
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:18A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel today launched three new high-end Haswell-E processors for the brand new Intel X99 chipset based platform that was also launched today along with the new LGA 2011-v3 socket. This means that you’ll have to get a new motherboard with an LGA 2011 v3 socket, but your old LGA 2011 CPU cooler will still work as the CPU cooler mounting holes remain the same. This new platform also ushers in support for DDR4 memory! So, in addition to the new processor, chipset and socket, there is a major advancement with regards to the DRAM! Read on to see how it performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

ASUS X99-Deluxe LGA2011-v3 Motherboard
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:18A | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It’s finally here, the day we’ve been waiting for! Intel has now officially launched the latest LGA2011 platform on the new Intel X99 chipset! That’s not all though, they are also launching the Intel Core i7-5960X, Intel Core i7-5930K, and the Intel Core i7-5820K! While all that is exciting, right now I have the pleasure of showcasing the first of the Intel X99 motherboards to come across my bench, the ASUS X99-Deluxe! The ASUS X99-Deluxe is currently the lowest cost Intel X99 motherboard from ASUS at $399. Read on to see how it performs.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

PNY GeForce GTX 760 XLR8 OC Video Card Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:18A | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have the PNY GTX 760 XLR8 OC video card from PNY. This video card features a notable factory overclock, and a dual-fan cooling system. We are comparing it with an AMD Radeon R9 280, equally priced at $250. We will also put an overclocked R9 280 head to head with the PNY GTX 760 XLR8 OC.
  FULL STORY @ HARDOCP

Tt eSPORTS THERON Gaming Mouse Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:17A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
True to its name, Tt eSPORTS has backed some of the biggest professional gamers, teams, and personalities in eSports including White-Ra (Starcraft II) and Team DK (DOTA 2.) The mouse we’re looking at today has a little history going for it being released back in 2012. The Tt eSPORTS Theron is designed as a real-time strategy gaming mouse having been designed in partnership with Ball or TtApolloBall, a long-time professional Starcraft II player from Taiwan. Ball retired from pro gaming earlier in Febuary 2014.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel Broadwell Architecture Preview
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:17A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you payed close attention to the announcements coming out of Computex 2014 you’ll recall that Intel announced the Core M processor series. The Intel Core M processors are based on the 14nm Broadwell micro-architecture and will be the most power-efficient processors offered by Intel in this generation. Before the Computex announcement these processors were previously known under the code-named Broadwell-Y. The Intel Core M series have been designed to fill the gap between the Atom series and full fledged Core series that are a bit too powerful and power hungry to serve in portable 2-in-1s, ultra-thin tablets, ultrabooks and other handheld devices. Read on to find out more!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

AMD Kaveri A8-7600 and A10-7800 APU Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:17A | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD today introduced the new AMD A10-7800 and A8-7600 Accelerated Processing Units (APU) to the component channel. These processors are part of AMD’s 4th Generation of APU’s that are code named Kaveri. Kaveri is AMD’s first processor that utilizes the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) and is aimed at the system builder and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) PC market. Read on to see how the AMD A10-7800 and A8-7600 perform!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

 
Nixeus MODA Mechanical Keyboard Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:16A | Peripherals | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Founded in California of 2009, Nixeus is still a bit of a newcomer to the PC hardware industry looking to build up a bigger name in the world of monitors and peripherals. Their aggressively priced 1440p monitors which carry the same LG panels found in the iMac displays have been their mainstay for much of that time, but recently Nixeus is expanding to the PC gaming market including the Moda mechanical keyboard being reviewed here on Legit Reviews. Read on to see how this keyboard performs!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2 Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:16A | Networking | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last year we took a look at the first generation Kingston MobileLite Wireless, which is an extremely handy solution to wirelessly share content amongst your devices. Today, we will take a look at the Kingston MobileLite Wireless G2, which is quite like the first iteration, but with a few new perks and a fresh new look.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series 240GB Enterprise SSD Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:16A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel has three different Solid-State Drive (SSD) product families; Data Center, Professional and Consumer. We have looked at plenty of SSDs by Intel in the consumer family, but we seldom look at Professional and Data Center drives. The Intel SSD Professional Family is designed with a little less emphasis on performance and more concern on stability, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and lastly manageability and security/encryption features. This means that the Professional Family isn’t about having the latest cutting edge technology, but rather a reliable drive that has power efficient performance. The Intel Solid-State Drive Pro 2500 Series is the latest drive to become part of the Professional Family and Legit Reviews takes a look at the 240GB model today.
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

SanDisk Extreme PRO Series SSD Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:15A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new SanDisk Extreme Pro Series of SSDs feature the same controller as the Extreme II, albeit with updated firmware, slightly higher clock speeds and new 64Gbit 19nm MLC NAND. As such, their specifications have been bumped slightly as well as seeing a huge increase in the warranty length that’s been jacked up to 10 full years. Read on to see how the 240GB, 480GB and 960GB SSDs in the SanDisk Extreme Pro Series perform!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Anime Expo 2014 – Part 1: A Quick Live Look
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:15A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There’s lots of sassy energy bouncing off the floor at Anime Expo 2014 where the exuberance of youthful vigor attracts people and families who enjoy anime, manga, cosplaying, and Japanese culture into a single location for one long weekend. While this year’s event was my first Anime Expo, it didn’t come entirely as a surprise due to the fact that I’ve been following the past events every time photos from my friends slam into my Facebook news feed. While this is very much some random coverage for Legit Reviews which we may or may not do again, the following content is in ways a test as much as this adventure is a new....
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Crucial MX100 256GB & 512GB SSD Review
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:15A | Hard Drives/SSD | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Crucial has deemed it time to replace the popular yet aging M500 drive and have chosen to do so with the MX100 series of drives. These new drives feature the Marvell 88SS9189 controller, a minor upgrade from the 88SS9187 that was found in the M500 drive. The MX100's 88SS9189 is paired with 16nm NAND which is a change from the 20nm NAND found on the M500. Nothing we haven’t seen before, but the real story with these drives is the pricing. Read on to find out what they cost and how they perform!
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Legit Reviews’ E3 2014 Best of Show
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:14A | Tradeshows / Events | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
It's been a week since E3 2014 closed its doors for the year and the crew at Legit Reviews is just gaining their strength back. In case you missed it, we covered E3 from the very first press conference to having in-depth interviews on the floor with some of today's most popular companies. After attending so many E3 conventions, the number one question I get is, “So what was the coolest thing you saw at E3??” We decided to put this article together detailing the Best of Show from E3 2014...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:08A | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Another new quiet gaming PC build guide, this time featuring a Zotac GTX 970 in the unusual Corsair Air 240 MicroATX case. It is a journey, complete with scientific side trips to explore airflow impedance and its effects on cooling and noise.
  FULL STORY @ SILENTPCREVIEW

Home Server Build Part 3 - The Context
     Wed, Dec 24 2014 | 1:07A | Beginners Guides | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In parts one and two, we basically spec'd and built a basis for a Home Server. In reality, other than plans to use it as a Server, it is currently just a desktop PC with RAID SSD's and a lot of RAM. We have had the server up and running now for some weeks and it has performed flawlessly. The 2 tests HDD's are running quiet and cool, thanks to the 120mm case fan blowing fresh air over them and they are delivering content on demand while storing all our critical information. But now, it's really time for the context of the build.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESLAVE

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