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by Apoptosis
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Core i7-7700k versus AMD Ryzen 1700X 14 Game CPU Showdown
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Intel Core i7-7700k versus AMD Ryzen 1700X 14 Game CPU Showdown

Legit Reviews took a quick look at the new AMD Ryzen Balanced plan a couple weeks ago, and we did see a performance increase in a couple of games. We decided to expand the testing to fourteen games and 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme putting the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X against the Intel Core i7-7700k. Read on ...
by Apoptosis
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-optane-mem
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-optane

Nah, Intel knows and have heard all the complaints. Let's face it... Every review site has praised SSDs for years... I can't remember the last time I reviewed a normal hard drive besides a specialized one for the NAS market. No one that reads LR is buying a hard drive for a primary drive these days....
by Apoptosis
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-optane-mem
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Intel Optane Memory Review – 32GB Module With 3D Xpoint Tested Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-optane-mem

If you building a PC on a budget this year you’ll likely find yourself deciding between a high capacity Hard Disk Drive (HDD) or a smaller, albeit faster SATA III Solid-State Drive (SSD). This is where Intel Optane Memory Modules are expected to fit into the market as it combines Intel 3D XPoint Tec...
by Apoptosis
Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review
Replies: 0
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Sapphire NITRO+ Radeon RX 580 Limited Edition Video Card Review

The AMD Radeon RX 500 series was released this week and the new Polaris based graphics card series consists of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550. These cards are mostly all based on the Polaris architecture found on the RX 400 series as they use the same cores. AMD tinkered under the hood...
by Apoptosis
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset Review
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Views: 105

Tt eSPORTS CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 Gaming Headset Review

Thermaltake began making gaming peripherals in 2010 through the brand Tt eSPORTS to appeal to the growing PC gaming market. Along with Tt eSPORTS’ lineup are a number of keyboards, headsets, controllers, gaming chairs, etc. Tt eSPORTS recently released the CRONOS Riing RGB 7.1 gaming headset and tha...
by Apoptosis
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card Review
Replies: 1
Views: 423

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card Review

When the Samsung 128GB Pro+ Class 10 microSDXC memory card came out in March 2016 it had wicked fast sequential speeds of 95 MB/s Read and 90 MB/s Write with an MSRP of $129.99. Over the past year the price on that card designed to be used by prosumers in action cameras, DSLRs, high-end smartphones,...
by Apoptosis
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Optane Memory Arrives With Crazy Low Queue Depth Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Intel Optane Memory Arrives With Crazy Low Queue Depth Performance

Intel Optane technology is something that we’ve been talking about and waiting on for years to reach the client market and it appears that we are finally just weeks away from that important milestone! Intel Optane technology is a unique combination of 3D XPoint memory media, Intel Memory and Storage...
by Apoptosis
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI
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Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI

Thermal performance is important to PC gamers and enthusiasts, so we wanted to take a look at VRM thermal performance on some of the AMD X370 motherboards that we have in our possession for testing. Those boards would be the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero, GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 and the MSI X370 XPO...
by Apoptosis
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen - Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 198

AMD Ryzen - Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance

After finishing up our DDR4 memory scaling article on an AMD Ryzen processor with an AMD X370 chipset powered board we were left wondering if memory performance and scaling was similar on different AMX X370 motherboards from different manufacturers. We gathered up the MSI X370 XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM...
by Apoptosis
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review
Replies: 0
Views: 169

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

Even though various companies successfully produce headsets, we’ve found that even the best manufacturers often struggle to make a well-balanced headset for the PC gaming market. With the Arctis 7 that we are looking at today, SteelSeries brings along some very handy gamer-centric features, a very u...
by Apoptosis
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: CPU Bottleneck? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Tested on AMD and Intel
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Views: 280

CPU Bottleneck? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Tested on AMD and Intel

Last week, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card. This is the fastest desktop consumer graphics card in the world and we were torn on how we wanted to test it. We are in the middle of updating out GPU test bench and are fighting a few hardware gremlins and we thought...
by Apoptosis
Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: One Motherboard Maker Explains Why AMD AM4 Boards Are Missing
Replies: 0
Views: 150

One Motherboard Maker Explains Why AMD AM4 Boards Are Missing

If you’ve looked at building an AMD Ryzen 7 system you’ll find that the processors are pretty easy to find, but good luck finding a motherboard. Most of the AMD motherboards based on the X370 and B350 chipsets are out of stock and back-ordered. It doesn’t matter what brand you are looking for as ASU...
by Apoptosis
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: A Look at NVIDIA Turf Effects in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands
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A Look at NVIDIA Turf Effects in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

On March 7, 2017 Ubisoft released the latest Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon game title, Ghost Recon Wildlands ($59.99 for PC). The game was developed by Ubisoft Paris and while it is the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series, it is the first to be set in an open world environment. The g...
by Apoptosis
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD AM4 Platforms For Ryzen @ Legit Reviews
Replies: 1
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DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD AM4 Platforms For Ryzen @ Legit Reviews

AMD Ryzen processors are here and the number of people buying AMD platforms has spiked as a result. Those that are running out to buy Ryzen 7 series processor will need to also purchase the new AMD AM4 platforms using the B350 or X370 chipset with possibly a dual-channel DDR4 memory kit. Picking out...
by Apoptosis
Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?

You going to handle the editing side? :)
by Apoptosis
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?

It's just because the images are larger than the width of the site. That means when I upload them to Wordpress a 3rd party utility needs to resize them down and the new smaller image it creates is sometimes blurry due to the compression. The original image is one I saved from Microsoft Excel and put...
by Apoptosis
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?
Replies: 5
Views: 636

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Overclocking – Best Ryzen Processor?

On Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) launched their Ryzen 7 processor series and we looked at all three processors in our launch article. Over the past several days we’ve been able to spend more time with the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 and we’ve found ourselves really starting to like the Ry...
by Apoptosis
Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review
Replies: 3
Views: 466

Re: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

It seems there is not much room for overclocking, as AMD pushed their new CPU's pretty much to the limit, so this should also be considered, as intels are good OC'ers. Yup, why I left the Intel Core i7-7700K in there at 5.1GHz. I just put up an article with Ryzen 7 at 4.0 GHz on all cores - http://...
by Apoptosis
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review
Replies: 3
Views: 466

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 Processor Review

Today marks AMD’s grand re-entry to the high-end processor market after abandoning it years ago when they found that they were no longer competitive in that market. AMD exiting the high performance desktop computing market was a shock to many and it left Intel Corporation with no competition. With I...

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