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by Gomeler
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: EVGA Classified Super Record 2 SR-2 Motherboard Review
Replies: 2
Views: 2300

Re: EVGA Classified Super Record 2 SR-2 Motherboard Review

Vince (Kingpin) and Gautam smashed the 3DMark Vantage Performance record with 70k. That board is a beast :)

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... p?t=260648
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by Gomeler
Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review
Replies: 60
Views: 12451

Re: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review

yup... I'm going to lock this thread as all that can be said has been, the card is no longer in our possession and the author has quit. Just a closing note on this entire debacle. When I started doing this I told myself I'd stop reviewing when it was no longer fun. Having graduated from college at ...
by Gomeler
Tue Jun 15, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review
Replies: 60
Views: 12451

Re: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review

Very embarrassing for Legit Reviews and Nvidia. It looks as if LR has sold it's soul to the devil, who ever it was at LR who thought that trading their credibility with Nv was a good idea... is in for a bit of a shock! MANY other forum members are grabbing their sick buckets, and adding LR to their...
by Gomeler
Tue Jun 15, 2010 5:43 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review
Replies: 60
Views: 12451

Re: Zotac GeForce GTX 470 Video Card Review

So, before I get into each individual comment I'd like to make a few blanket statements. 1) We all know the performance of the HD 5870 vs GTX 470. This card launched a month or so back, every review site on the planet posted a review, and they all used the 197 drivers that were available at the time...
by Gomeler
Fri May 21, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL7 6GB PI Series DDR3 Memory Kit Review
Replies: 2
Views: 1530

Re: G.Skill DDR3-1600 CL7 6GB PI Series DDR3 Memory Kit Review

The more budget kits I play with the more I notice that there isn't much point to overclocking them unless you maintain the factory timings. Anytime you loosen them up you add more latency than the additional bandwidth can offset. This kit is a great example of that. Far better to use it at stock sp...
by Gomeler
Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit

ratNukit wrote:I had to cut off the sweet looking fins of two of my four G.Skill ram modules to make place for my CPU cooler :( .
Bah, that's no fun :( One of their Pi series kits?
by Gomeler
Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

Re: G.Skill ECO 4GB DDR3 1600MHz CL7 Low Voltage Memory Kit

as a GSkill RAM user myself, one would be amazed at the sight and feel of the polished aluminum heatspreaders pictures definitely do not do justice Yup :( They really are a beautiful set of sticks and my camera just doesn't capture them correctly. G.Skill has some unique heatspreaders, I dig them.
by Gomeler
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review
Replies: 29
Views: 18736

Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review

Thanks for the feedback! TigerDirect is doing a $50 rebate on Phenom II X6 processors so you can get the 1090T for $250 and the 1055T for $150 from 4/27 to 4/30, which is a great deal. As for motherboards... I have 890FX boards here, but they are honestly no different than 890GX boards other than t...
by Gomeler
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review
Replies: 29
Views: 18736

Re: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T and 1055T Six-Core Processor Review

Power consumption on these chips is surprisingly low. A shame Thuban didn't come out a year ago to compete with i7 920. AMD is looking pretty good right now, hopefully Intel delays mainstream 32nm quad/hex-core CPUs a bit more for AMD's sake :)
by Gomeler
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS 3x3 Overclocking Summit - ROG Experience Tour
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: ASUS 3x3 Overclocking Summit - ROG Experience Tour

I only really know PURE's numbers and they weren't very good compared to what we normally produce. I fought with the P55 rig for hours until one of the threads disappeared and the chip started to scale. I had CPU-Z shots around 6.5GHz but I think only a validation around 6.4GHz. Super Pi 32M was run...
by Gomeler
Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:17 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Asus X58 Rampage III Extreme Motherboard Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 3865

Re: Asus X58 Rampage III Extreme Motherboard Preview

From my understanding of the PCIe layout that PCIe x4 is split with the NEC USB3.0 and JMicron SATA6 chips through the ICH10R. So in short, yes.
by Gomeler
Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: ASUS Maximus III Extreme LGA 1156 Motherboard Review
Replies: 7
Views: 2834

Re: ASUS Maximus III Extreme LGA 1156 Motherboard Review

I had to reset the CMOS once and that was when I forgot to change the BIOS from my cascade settings(25x220, 1.65vcpu) and tried to boot on air. The board would keep trying to POST and get stuck on Check CPU. Otherwise in the last 3-4 weeks I've been playing with the board I have never had to reset t...
by Gomeler
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB Video Card Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4809

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Toxic 1GB Video Card Review

The issue you are experiencing I believe was due to the GDDR5 clockspeeds and the card switching from 2D to low 3D and back again. I remember reading about this, screen flicker with GDDR5 cards, I think the solution, as you discovered, was keeping the GDDR5 at one speed with had the penalty of highe...
by Gomeler
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GF100 DX11 Video Card Review
Replies: 58
Views: 37519

Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 GF100 DX11 Video Card Review

I've got mixed feelings on this card. The performance right now isn't where I would have expected it to be but you have to admit the HD5870 is a pretty kickass card and those 10.3 drivers surely didn't help the GTX480 in the benchmarks :) That being said I think drivers will help improve the perform...
by Gomeler
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted

Had a short exchange with Zotac and it isn't good. This card will be sold solely on mainland China, so no chance of a sale in North America and no point in attempting to review it. Oh well, on to the next toy I can find :)
by Gomeler
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Full Tower Case Review
Replies: 4
Views: 2595

Re: Cooler Master HAF 932 AMD Edition Full Tower Case Review

Royally cracks me up to see newegg paired this AMD case with Intel processors as their bundle offerings! Epic Fail! LOL :lol: I noticed that too. Someone in Sales and Marketing will probably be getting a call real soon. I bet someone in sales/marketing did this on purpose for the lulz. lulz2.jpg
by Gomeler
Fri Mar 12, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: Intel Core i7-980X Six-Core Processor Extreme Edition Review
Replies: 41
Views: 19446

Re: Intel Core i7-980X Six-Core Processor Extreme Edition Review

This is my own speculation so take it with less than a grain of salt... If Intel is touting the new 6 core CPU my guess is future CPUs on the top end will have 6 cores. Most things they implement into the EE CPUs become standard in their high end products the next cycle. Examples: Hyper Threading, ...
by Gomeler
Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Legit Reviews Review Forum
Topic: The ECS H55H-M Motherboard Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Re: The ECS H55H-M Motherboard Review

Wow, a standard ECS motherboard that can overclock more than 5%, I'm amazed. Looks liek ECS is starting to do something right for once. They've actually been not too shabby since the P45 I played with. Typically they don't hit as high of frequencies and with my snob Liquid Nitrogen or Bust attitude...
by Gomeler
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted

hark wrote:This is nice and all, but I do not see why anyone would buy this when Nvidia's DirectX 11 offering is around the corner. Not having DirectX 11 capabilities limits the cool things that can be done with the card.
Not everyone has $500 to spend on a video card :)
by Gomeler
Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: NVIDIA GeForce, Quadro and Tegra Forum
Topic: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted
Replies: 13
Views: 4446

Re: Zotac GTS 250 X2 Spotted

Rollo wrote:This would basically be a 9800GX2.
Yup but 55nm instead of 65nm and single PCB instead of dual PCB. Should be insanely cheaper too :)